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Facelift for Stanford's Memorial Auditorium; Cantor Arts Center Gets New Roof
BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN/ STANFORD NEWS Crews are erecting scaffolding around three sides of Memorial Auditorium this month in preparation for a facelift of the 1938 building, including restoring its stucco, repairing its wooden windows and installing new copper gutters.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Hemet High: Drive-through barbecue next week
Hemet High activity director Al Fernandes hopes a line of cars shows up for an April 25 drive-through barbecue, but not in the numbers that crowded streets near the school when he sold a surplus of student-raised Super Chickens nearly 25 years ago.
Using video surveillance to measure peoples' hand washing habits
Use of video surveillance to better understand essential hygiene behavior has been pioneered by researchers.
San Jose Mercury News
Travel: VeggieHotels for meat-free stays; Palm Springs Follies closing
Traveling vegetarians can have it tough when it comes to scoping out far-flung hotels and other lodgings whose kitchens are not meat-and-fish-centric.
Los Altos Hills, 1 BR/1 BA
Furnished room in large home in Los Altos Hills located close to the Village of Los Altos, the VA, Stanford Business Park, and Foothill college.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Diagnosing Rodin's Grotesque Hands
Scanning Rodin's "Left Hand of Eustache de St. Pierre" French sculptor Auguste Rodin would frequently find his models out in the streets of Paris, drawn to hands and bodies gnarled by the often grueling nature of 19th century life and labor.
Brain nerve cells found to aid nerve growth
Farm workers cut grape vines last month near Shafter, Kern County. Photo: Brian Van Der Brug, McClatchy-Tribune News Service Activating nerve cells in the brain appears to trigger the formation of another type of cell that is responsible for building the insulating sheaths that make neural communication possible, according to Stanford scientists.
Drought hormones measured
Stanford, CA-Floods and droughts are increasingly in the news, and climate experts say their frequency will only go up in the future.
Diverse gene pool critical for tigers' survival, say Stanford scholars
New research by Stanford scholars shows that increasing genetic diversity among the 3,000 or so tigers left on the planet is the key to their survival as a species.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Gene variant puts women at higher risk of Alzheimer's than it does men, study finds
Michael Greicius and his team have found that women who carry a copy of a gene variant called ApoE4 have a substantially greater risk of developing Alzheimer's.
Gene panel effectively screens dozens of genes for cancer-associated mutations, study finds
James Ford led a study that shows how multiple-gene panels can be a quick, low-cost screening method to look for a few gene variants known to be associated with specific cancers.
research: Watching the hand washers
A new study used video to observe hand washing behavior to gain insights that could improve design, monitoring and evaluation of hygiene campaigns.
Are Iran and Israel Trading Places?
Are Iran and Israel Trading Places? - STANFORD, Calif. - Although the Israeli and Iranian governments have been virtually at war with each other for decades, the two countries have much in common.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Stanford bioengineer creates $5 chemistry set
Stanford, California - When Manu Prakash was young he had a thing about flames. He's not encouraging all kids to follow his fiery lead - he did burn one hand pretty badly - but he thinks kids should explore more when it comes to learning about science.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Tech Advisor on Realism, Possible Elon Musk Cameo
"We wanted to be sure that if a fan would freeze-frame the screen that anything they would see on there would be accurate," Jonathan Dotan tells THR.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
RIVERSIDE: UCR boast a top chef
Robert Grider, senior operations manager for UC Riverside s Lothian Residential Restaurants, recently won a gold medal for cooking and was named the Southern California Chefs and Cooks Association s Chef of the Year.
Bonny Zanardi: What's happening in the arts community
Three large sculptures by BJ Stevenson have been purchased and installed at Coastside Senior Housing at 925 Main St. in Half Moon Bay.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
FidelityVoice: How To Conquer Your Fears And Plan For A Happy Retirement
Over the course of recent decades, we've seen a seismic shift in the nature of retirement.
Tickets now available for Peninsula Volunteers Authors Salon Luncheon on May 4 in Menlo Park
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. 23rd annual Authors Salon Luncheon returns to the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The line up of authors include New York Times bestselling historical novelist, Margaret George, author of Elizabeth I ; Ron Hansen, author of The Assassination of Jesse ... (more)
San Mateo Daily Journal
Redwood City moves Public Works, makes new appointments
Redwood City is returning Public Works to a stand-alone department and making new appointments as part of restructuring to better keep pace with its fast growth and development, City Manager Bob Bell announced Wednesday.