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Dr. Sarah Ramirez to speak at SUNY graduation

There are certain words which people hope to hear when a Commencement speaker is described.


Related Topix: Pixley, CA, Columbia University

Thu Apr 24, 2014


Vanila Singh uses odd tactics in Silicon Valley House race

Vanila Singh poses for a portrait on Thursday, January 23, 2014 in Fremont, Calif.


Related Topix: US News, Fremont, CA, Pete Sessions, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Inside Bay Area

Expert in thrill-kill trial testifies sleep deprivation drove San Jose teen to falsely confess

Billed by a defense lawyer as the "world's leading sleep expert," a retired Stanford doctor tried Thursday to persuade a jury that a murder confession made by a 15-year-old boy was invalid because the young man was sleep-deprived.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Startups, Stanford University


Linguist's guilty plea looks imminent

A former Navy contract linguist accused of taking classified documents without permission looks set to plead guilty, but to charges vastly reduced in number and seriousness from the ones he was previously facing.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Startups, Stanford University, Prison

UB Reporter

Sustainability Dashboard

The answer, according to the new UB Sustainability Dashboard , is Fargo. But that could change if students in Spaulding turn off unused lights, power down their laptops at night and find other ways to use less electricity.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy

Science, Industry and Business

Taking a walk may lead to more creativity than sitting, study finds

When the task at hand requires some imagination, taking a walk may lead to more creative thinking than sitting, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.


Related Topix: Santa Clara University, Psychology, Science

The Times of Israel

Israeli-born academic makes Times 100 list

Anat Admati, who is a professor of finance and economics at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, made the prestigious roll call for offering new ideas on how to understand and structure banking systems.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Stanford, CA

Palo Alto Weekly

Pioneering portraits

This image, taken sometime between 1865 and 1866, shows the Yosemite formation known as Pompompasos, or The Three Brothers.


Related Topix: Yosemite Valley, CA, Stanford, CA, Photography, Arts, Sacramento, CA

CBS Local

3 Minor Earthquakes Strike Near Stanford Overnight

The first quake was reported two miles southwest of Stanford University at a magnitude of 1.6. That tremor struck at 11:37 p.m. and was centered two miles underground.


Related Topix: Stanford, CA, Startups, Stanford University

Poet W.S. DiPiero to present reading

The free event, which will include a book-signing, is part of the 20132014 Lamont Poetry Series on campus.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Smoking Gun

DOCUMENT: Billionaire's Kin Targeted In Naked Photos Extortion

APRIL 23--The wife and daughter of a billionaire Silicon Valley titan were the victims of an extortion plot allegedly hatched by the younger woman's former boyfriend, a Stanford University graduate who threatened to distribute naked photos of his ex unless he received hush money payments, The Smoking Gun has learned.


Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Palo Alto Weekly

Parents, doctors urge board to stock EpiPens in schools

Palo Alto parent Amy Kacher displays two different EpiPen kits, which enable untrained people to administer the drug Epinephrine in cases of severe allergic reaction.


Related Topix: Epinephrine (generic), Epipen, Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, Diamond Bar, CA, Santa Clara County, CA


Admit Weekend opens Thursday for students invited to Class of 2018

Prospective freshmen and their families attending Admit Weekend, which begins Thursday, will start the day at the Arrillaga Alumni Center.


Related Topix: Stanford, CA

Bellingham Herald

Thousands more eligible for clemency under new rules

Under the new guidelines, inmates that were sentenced under laws that have since changed, have served at least 10 years of their sentence and are nonviolent may be re-examined by the Justice Department and suggested to the president for clemency.


Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Medical Daily

Attractive People Feel Powerful, In Higher Social Standing: Why...

A study found that people who feel like a million bucks tend to act like they have it, as if they belong in a higher social class.



Seeking Small-Cap Moats: Exponent

One of the best parts about researching small-cap stocks is coming across a fantastic niche business that most investors have yet to hear about.


Joseph Badal Releases 'Ultimate Betrayal'

"Filled with unexpected twists, unconventional allies and a master-mind villain who makes hired killers look like kindergarten teachers.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, US Military, US Army, Temple University, University of New Mexico

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Reason Magazine

Promise and Peril in Tech Approaches To Stopping Child Sex Trafficking

Legislators try every year to address trafficking. Seventy-six bills and resolutions on human trafficking have been introduced in the 113th Congress so far.


Related Topix: Social Software, Family, Kids, US Politics, US News


Lytro unveils a more sophisticated 'light-field' camera

In 2011, Lytro Inc dazzled the consumer gadget world when it introduced a pocket flashlight-sized gizmo that could take "living" pictures - images that could be refocused after the shutter clicked.


Related Topix: Photography, Arts, CPU, Science / Technology


FDA discourages use of morcellators in removal of uterine fibroids

The US Food and Drug Administration has suggested that surgeons refrain from using tissue-grinding tools to remove uteruses or uterine growths because they increase the risk of spreading undetected cancer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Food and Drug Administration, Palo Alto, CA, Sarcoma, Health, Oncology