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At Convocation, Stanford President John Hennessy told incoming students to "experiment, but be safe, and do not hesitate to ask for a little guidance along the way." President Hennessy was one of several speakers who welcomed new students and their families to Stanford during the 124th Opening Convocation Ceremony on Tuesday.
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Single family residence. Short walking/ biking distance to Stanford campus and California Street for Sunday Farmer's Market, shopping, dining and entertainment options.
Stanford Associate Professor Jennifer Eberhardt seeks to improve relations between police and their communities. Photo: John D. And Catherine T. MacArth A Stanford social scientist who studies biases that creep into the thinking of people who don't realize they are prejudiced - and uses the information to help police avoid racial profiling - is among 21 winners of this year's lucrative MacArthur grants, to be announced Wednesday.
Newly released emails that show top officials with the Public Utilities Commission working closely with PG&E executives on the choice of a judge to hear a critical rate-hike case sparked calls from critics Tuesday to scrap the proceeding and start over. A judge to PG&E's liking, John Wong, was eventually assigned the case by a PUC official, after company executives appealed directly to PUC President Michael Peevey.
More details have emerged about how two major U.S. hospitals will be taking advantage of the patient-monitoring capabilities afforded by Apple's HealthKit health data platform. Apple first mentioned several hospitals' use of HealthKit-connected health apps when it announced iOS 8 at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
Through a unique experience at San Francisco Zoo, Stanford students learn how to apply principles of animal behavior to design environmental enrichments that benefit both the animals and the complex mission of a zoo. Most days, Floyd the giraffe can be found lingering by the rocks near the female enclosure in a remote corner of his paddock at the San Francisco Zoo .
Dan Jurafsky has turned menu-reading into more than a hobby. Sure, there are those of us who delight in finding malapropisms and typos or swoon over the verbose language used to describe a single entree, but Jurafsky is a Stanford linguistics professor - so he's fascinated with the etymology of food and menu terms.
Psychologist Gregory Walton says that feeling like you're part of a team can spur you to take on challenges. When people are treated as partners working together with others - even when physically apart - their motivation increases, according to new Stanford research.
At Stanford, it's time to say "welcome to your new home" to 1,681 freshmen and 29 transfer students, who will be moving into their campus residences Tuesday with the help of hundreds of volunteers wearing Cardinal red T-shirts. All 50 states - and 57 countries - are represented in the freshman class.
Stanford and Duke will use the new health platform to track blood-sugar levels, blood pressure, weight, and other health measurements. Apple's HealthKit, which enables health-related apps to share data with doctors, will be used in medical trials at two universities, according to a new report.
Sep 6, 2014; Stanford, CA, USA; Fans of the USC Trojans celebrate after the Trojans defeated the Stanford Cardinal 13-10 at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Cody Kessler finished the first quarter with 73 yards and a touchdown, while Javorius Allen and Justin Davis were shut down for a total of eight yards rushing in the opening period.
Stanford police are seeking information about an assault that happened on Friday, Aug. 29, at approximately 9:11 p.m. An unidentified male struck a female in the face with an unknown object - possibly a baton or flashlight. At the time of the attack, the victim was walking westbound on the path adjacent to Campus Drive and was just east of the intersection of Campus Drive and Palm Drive.
The Stanford Department of Public Safety is asking that witnesses or those with information about an assault that took place on campus Friday, Aug. 29, contact the department. During the assault, at approximately 9:11 p.m., an unidentified male struck a female in the face with an unknown object -- possibly a baton or flashlight.
A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp. The environmental costs - and benefits - from "fracking," which requires blasting huge amounts of water, sand and chemicals deep into underground rock formations, are the subject of new research that synthesizes 165 academic studies and government databases.
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