Stanford University
01/19/2017 at 18:47. Facebook
"I grew up in Mexico, and it was very challenging leaving my home to attend college in the United States, but I was lucky to be able to explore what I wanted to do. That’s one of the reasons that I stayed in the United States. This country lets you pursue things that are luxuries in other places. Along the way, I’ve learned that the personal and cultural history you bring to the medical...
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Stanford University
01/18/2017 at 21:06. Facebook
“Anything worth designing is worth designing beautifully. There’s an art to shaping our world in a way that’s both useful and human. We can’t simply ‘smush’ disciplines together and hope things work out – and design is how we fit all the elements together in the right place and order to create something new." – Ge Wang, Assistant Professor of Music #MeetOurFaculty [ Link ]
Stanford University
01/18/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Wearable gadgets gave geneticist Michael Snyder an early warning that he was getting sick before he felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.

Testing wearable sensors as 'check engine' light for health
Stanford University
01/17/2017 at 19:54. Facebook
A Stanford School of Medicine study has revealed a plausible mechanism for the well-known correlation between caffeine consumption and longevity.

Caffeine may counter age-related inflammation
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute has catalogued more than 40,000 documents related to the late civil rights leader’s work and legacy.

Stanford celebrates a life and legacy of inspiration | Stanford News
The historic Old Chem building reopened to students this week as the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning. Students filed in early for “Introduction to Statistical Methods,” the first lecture held in the building in decades.
Students in Scott Sagan’s Sophomore College course, “The Face of Battle,” are assigned historical figures and asked to perform first-person speeches at predetermined points in the field, where a character may have made a crucial decision, or fought, or died.

Dropped into History – Stanford Magazine
Harry Elam's new roles will involve guiding the strategic future of the arts programs at Stanford, and developing new education programs and initiatives to benefit the entire Stanford community.

Harry Elam appointed vice president for the arts and senior vice provost for education at Stanford University | Stanford News
Inspired by a simple toy, Stanford bioengineers have developed a paper centrifuge that could enable simple blood tests for diseases such as malaria for a cost of just 20 cents. [ Link ]
2016 was a big year on the Farm. Catch up on what you might have missed.

Year in review | Stanford News
Looking to make change in 2017? Take the initiative to explore, and don't assume there’s one optimal version of your life, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans tell The New York Times. "There are lots of you. There are lots of right answers."

The Best Time to Retune Your Career? It’s Probably Right Now
Congrats to Stanford Football for defeating UNC 25-23 in a nail-biter at the 2016 Hyundai Sun Bowl. #GoStanford

Sunny Finish for Card
Sidney Drell conducted fundamental research in particle physics and was a passionate supporter of nuclear arms control. The longtime Stanford professor, and former deputy director of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, died yesterday at age 90.

Sidney Drell, theoretical physicist and national security expert at Stanford, dies at 90 | Stanford News
Stanford women's volleyball beat Texas to earn its seventh NCAA championship!

Championship Finish
"Anyone can get into computer science at any age." Girls Teaching Girls to Code is a student-led organization that introduces high school girls to the foundational elements of computer science with a goal of closing the gender gap in the technology industry.
At the end of each quarter, more than 100 students from the Product Realization Lab display their work during the "Meet the Makers" showcase at the
Methane’s warming potential is about 28 times greater than carbon dioxide’s on a 100-year horizon. Reducing emissions of the greenhouse gas, especially from agriculture, “presents the best opportunity to slow climate change quickly,” Rob Jackson says.

Methane from food production could be wildcard in combating climate change, Stanford scientist says | Stanford News
It took two overtime periods and a dramatic shootout, but Stanford Men's Soccer beat Wake Forest today to repeat as national champions.

Back to Back Champs!
Only half the children born in the 1980s grew up to earn more than their parents did, Raj Chetty, of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), has found.

American Dream collapsing for young adults, study says, as odds plunge that children will earn more than their parents