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5 hrs ago | StreetsBlog.org

Dance Performance Celebrates Temporarily Car-Free Lombard Street

This week, cars once again took over SF's crooked block of Lombard Street, following the last of a series of weekend trials that banned most cars from the street and opened it up to people instead.

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13 hrs ago | Patch.com

Stanford Names New Dean for Religious Life

The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, has been named dean for religious life at Stanford University, Provost John Etchemendy announced today.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

17 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Study: For poor teens, better schools equal less risky behavior

Low-income teenagers are significantly less likely to engage in certain risky health behaviors, such as gang membership and binge drinking, when they attend high-performing schools, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, UC Los Angeles, Drugs

Sat Jul 19, 2014

SFGate

Is California dreaming of a 6-way split-up?

The mind-boggling idea of splitting up California into a half dozen competing empires is now more than just fantasy - it's real politics.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Sacramento, CA

Daily Kos

Black Kos, Week In Review

Throughout his life, Hyman Y. Chase was a man of great intellectual stature who liked to remind mere mortals, in a booming voice, that he had a PhD from Leland J. Stanford University.

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Related Topix: Howard University, African-American, University of Chicago, Prison, University of Texas at Austin

Customer Interaction Solutions

Regents Appoint Med Center Development Board of Directors

OMAHA, Neb., July 18 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: The University of Nebraska Board of Regents today approved the appointment of seven individuals to oversee development projects near the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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Related Topix: University of Nebraska Medical Center

ABA Banking Journal

Not time, literally, but sense of time, says survey

There's no denying that financial literacy can make a difference in how well an individual navigates personal finance.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Conflicts of interest pervasive on California stem cell board

Alan Trounson in 2006. His recent move from the California stem cell agency to Stem Cell Inc. is once again raising questions about conflicts of interest on the state board.

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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Newark, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA

NOLA.com

Marigny intersection where cyclist was killed was the scene of a nearly identical wreck in 2005

A Faubourg Marigny intersection where a cyclist was run over by a truck Thursday was the site of a nearly identical crash in 2005.

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Related Topix: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Georgetown University

National Geographic

Why Are Scientists Building an "Ocean" in the Middle of a Desert?

They hope the scaled-down version of the Gulf of California will open doors to exciting new science and outreach opportunities.

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Related Topix: Tucson, AZ, University of Arizona

BroadwayWorld.com

Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Hosts Guest Teachers, Including Unity Phelan, Today

Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Program will be hosting several guest teachers this year, including New York City Ballet dancer Unity Phelan .

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Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Barnard College

CNN

Opinion: Border crisis is unfair, but no surprise

Editor's note: Tim Kane is a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and has twice served as a senior economist on the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Texas, Illegal Immigration, Opinion

Silicon Alley Insider

4 Lessons Every Business Leader Can Learn From Legendary Marine General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis

Retired Marine General James Mattis has some advice for men and women looking to inspire and motivate employees in the corporate world: Lead by example.

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Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University

Science

Tell the Negative Committee to Shut Up

When I started out in Stanford University's biology doctoral program, I didn't feel ready.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog

iPhone Addition as Alternative to Expensive Ophthalmology Equipment

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed two inexpensive adapters that enable a smartphone to capture high-quality images of the front and back of the eye.

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New Media Journal

2014: Obama's America

Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Cal State Fresno, Hillsdale College, Europe, World News, Germany, Immigration Reform

NYPress.com

Raking It In and Still Priced Out

Ask a successful New Yorkers about her first apartment in Manhattan, and you'll usually hear comedic horror stories of 5th floor walk-ups, the lingering smells from the downstairs Thai restaurant, and a lack of storage space.

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Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Tribeca (New York, NY), Chelsea (New York, NY), Lower East Side (New York, NY), Brooklyn, NY

US Food and Drug Administration

FDA Voice Blog: A Curriculum for Medical Device Progress

Horace, the greatest Roman poet of antiquity, spoke of the need to "seek for truth in the groves of Academe" - and in the last four years, my colleagues in FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health and I took his advice.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia, Howard University, University of Pennsylvania

Detroit Free Press

Feedback: Charter schools get results for Michigan's students

Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes found that students attending charter schools in Michigan gain an additional two months of learning in reading and math compared to district school students.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Detroit, MI

Computing.co.uk

NSA data collection ineffective against terrorism and dangerous for democracy, say mathematicians

Two American mathematicians have spoken of their concern that the mass data collection undertaken by the NSA with the aim of 'preventing terrorism' is both ineffective in achieving the stated goal and dangerous for democracy.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Science, University of Minnesota

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