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02/23/2017 at 18:30. Facebook
In his “What Matters to Me and Why” talk, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne encouraged students to pursue their academic passions in ways that can ultimately serve the greater good. “Whether it’s advancing knowledge or whether it’s in immediate service of helping people – all of those can be meaningful. The common point is that it’s work that’s advancing the good of society in many, many...
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President Tessier-Lavigne outlines what is important | Stanford News
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02/22/2017 at 17:12. Facebook
Unable to figure out what was causing her symptoms, doctors gave Nicole Stafford, '17, a simple treatment option: “Don’t swim anymore.” She didn't take it.

A Reason To Smile
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02/21/2017 at 18:37. Facebook
Stanford engineers and neurosurgeons have developed an experimental brain-controlled prosthesis that allows people with paralysis to compose and send text messages merely by thinking about moving their hands. [ Link ]
The economic inequalities that are baked into the justice system put an unfair burden on poor people that is difficult to recover from, says Salil Dudani, '15, in his TEDxStanford talk.

How jails extort the poor
Join Denise Pope and Dan Schwartz on "School's In," Stanford's new show on SiriusXM Radio, as they explain how the latest research and classroom trends affect how your kids learn, both in and out of school. The hour-long show debuts Feb. 18 at 8 a.m. PT on SiriusXM channel 121, with a repeat airing on Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. PT. The episodes will also be available at: [ Link ]
The U.S. water infrastructure was designed for a climate that existed 50 or 100 years ago, Noah Diffenbaugh says.

Q&A with Stanford experts puts Oroville Dam breach in context | Stanford News
Curious about driverless cars and gene editing? Tune in to Russ Altman's new show on Sirius XM, "The Future of Everything." The hour-long show debuts Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. PT on SiriusXM channel 121, with a repeat airing on Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. PT. The episodes will also be available at: [ Link ]
“Changed landscapes aren’t necessarily trashed landscapes” — they can and should be used to help in nature conservation, says Anthony Barnosky, executive director of the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.

Stanford researchers among those discussing the future of conservation | Stanford News
"Just one person waking up cranky" can create a spark of negativity that flares into a broad episode of bad online behavior, Jure Leskovec says.

Stanford research shows that anyone can become an Internet troll | Stanford News
“We want to go out there and do innovative work and apply it in a way that no one has ever done before.” - Lucy Shapiro, a professor of developmental biology, who is among 19 Stanford researchers who has received funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub.

Stanford faculty named in first cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub investigators | Stanford News
"What you have is a battery made with some of the cheapest and most abundant materials you can find on Earth. And it actually has good performance."

Stanford engineers create a low-cost battery for storing renewable energy | Stanford News
“Do something outside yourself. Something to repair tears in your community. Something to make life a little better for people less fortunate than you. That’s what I think a meaningful life is – living not for oneself, but for one’s community.” - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, shares her definition of a meaningful life in the annual Rathbun...
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"Deciding to dive into computer science and AI in graduate school was difficult. As an immigrant, I felt an intense personal responsibility to take care of my family, including my parents, who were then immigrants in survival mode. Pursuing graduate studies meant delaying the start of my working career, with unclear prospects after finishing graduate school. Ultimately, no one can give you...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, visits Memorial Church tonight to share her vision for a meaningful life. The sold-out lecture will be webcast live at 7:00 pm.

Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life featuring Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Rathbun Visiting Fellow 2017, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, shares her vision for a meaning life while in...

Congratulations to coach Tara VanDerveer, who notched her 1,000th win tonight with a 58-42 victory over USC. #GoStanford

One Woman, One Thousand
Tara VanDerveer, poised to become just the third coach in NCAA basketball history to reach 1,000 wins, has always made it a priority for her players to do things "the right way,” says Chiney Ogwumike, ’14.

On brink of history, VanDerveer puts players, peers first
“Stories – narratives – are very powerful. I love literature for what it can teach us, what it makes us feel and how we use it to communicate with each other." – Paula Moya, Professor of English #MeetOurFaculty
How should journalists cover Trump? Janine Zacharia, Jay Hamilton, Ted Glasser and Phil Taubman discuss press freedom, “fake news,” and media ethics and economics in the context of the new administration. Join the conversation.
Today is Persis Drell's first day as provost. Hear what she has in mind for the future of the university. [ Link ]