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  1. Q&A: Ayasdi CEO Gurjeet Singh uses 'big math' to tame big dataRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Contra Costa Times

    Gurjeet Singh is chief executive officer and co-founder of a company that reflects an emerging trend in Silicon Valley -- the intersection of computer science and mathematics to tackle real world problems. A native of India, he earned his Ph.D. in computational mathematics from Stanford University's Computational and Mathematical Engineering Institute, which prides itself on doing "Big Math."

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  2. Stanford women defeat UC Davis 71-59Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Contra Costa Times

    Stanford tumbled out of the top 10 to 16th in the national rankings Monday, and did little to prove the pollsters wrong in an uninspiring 71-59 victory over UC Davis at Maples Pavilion. If not for senior Bonnie Samuelson's career-high 30 points the Cardinal easily could have suffered its third consecutive defeat in front of 3,375 fans.

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  3. Stanford "lizard brains" create gecko-like paws that allow humans to scale glass wallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Contra Costa Times

    It doesn't mean experiments taking place at Stanford's Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab are any less science-y just because they sometimes resemble scenes from a "Spider-Man" or "Mission: Impossible" movie. "You see those movies as a kid and think, 'If I could do that, it would be great,' " says the lab's Elliot Hawkes.

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  4. Stanford fraternity loses housing privileges following sexual harassment probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | Contra Costa Times

    Stanford University has suspended the on-campus housing privileges of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity for the next two academic years as a result of a sexual harassment investigation. The investigation found that members of a campus sorority who attended a function at the fraternity in May were subjected to "graphic sexual content" and "offensive commentary regarding domestic physical abuse of women," according to a statement issued by the university.

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  5. Report: Steelhead in San Francisquito Creek would recover with dam's removalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | Contra Costa Times

    Federally threatened steelhead trout could return to the creeks upstream of Stanford University's Searsville Dam within weeks if the structure is taken down, according to a new report from a biologist and proponent of the dam's removal. Matt Stoecker based his assessment primarily on the widespread presence of rainbow trout, a close cousin of the oceangoing steelhead, in Corte Madera Creek and its tributaries.

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  6. Stanford's Shaw discounts home-field edgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Contra Costa Times

    Coach David Shaw doesn't venture into the world of social media often, but he hears things. And what he's hearing lately from his players is a source of concern.

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  7. How we met: Their love defied lung cancer and other oddsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Inside Bay Area

    She was in the last stages of terminal lung cancer. In between trips to Stanford University, where Penny was part of a clinical trial, they enjoyed the decorations Don had put up at his home in Santa Rosa and a trip to Kohl's, where Penny, an avid shopper, picked up presents for her adult sons.

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  8. Stanford men recover to beat Loyola MarymountRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Contra Costa Times

    Chasson Randle scored a season-high 31 points, and Stanford used a late 8-0 burst to pull away for a 67-58 victory over a Loyola Marymount team that led by as many as 12 points in the first half in front of a tiny crowd at Maples Pavilion. After nine lead changes in the second half, Randle made two free throws with 7:51 left to give Stanford a 49-48 lead and trigger the decisive run.

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  9. Player pianos are Stanford's latest history projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Inside Bay Area

    Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano, which brought recorded music into living rooms long before there were cassettes, compact discs or iPods. Stanford researchers have launched an ambitious effort to restore and study instruments known as reproducing pianos that recorded major composers performing their own work in the early 20th century.

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  10. Entrepreneur Sean Parker pledges $24 million for creation of allergy research center at StanfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Inside Bay Area

    Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker announced Tuesday that he will donate $24 million over the next two years to the Stanford University School of Medicine to establish an allergy research center. To be named the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research, the facility will be the first of its kind in the world, according to a Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health news release.

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  11. Stanford women rout Santa ClaraRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Contra Costa Times

    Santa Clara got a taste of reality Sunday night in an 82-43 thumping against No. 7 Stanford at Maples Pavilion.

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  12. Santa Clara 76, Washington State 67: Backcourt duo of Jared...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Contra Costa Times

    Santa Clara's high-scoring backcourt led the way as the Broncos earned their first victory against a Pac-12 Conference opponent since 2006 with a 76-67 win over Washington State on Saturday night. Sophomore Jared Brownridge scored 25 points and senior Brandon Clark had 17 in the victory before 1,172 fans.

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  13. Local sports digest: Bay Area bid submitted for 2018 Rugby World Cup SevensRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Contra Costa Times

    The Bay Area has submitted a bid to play host to the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, a three-day event that would be held at AT&T Park and the Earthquakes' new Avaya Stadium. The American bid is led by the Giants, the Earthquakes and the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee, a group that tries to attract international events locally.

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  14. Stanford sends acceptance letters to 743 early applicantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Inside Bay Area

    One of the nation's most selective universities has sent acceptances to 743 lucky early-admission applicants, about 10 percent of those who applied to Stanford University. More than three-quarters of those admitted have a high school grade-point average of 4.0 or higher, the university said, and "have demonstrated excellence in fields ranging from the arts and humanities to Earth sciences, engineering and science."

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  15. Jahi McMath: One year since Oakland girl's brain death after surgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Contra Costa Times

    A year ago, 13-year-old Jahi McMath underwent a tonsillectomy and tissue removal at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland to treat sleep apnea. The girl suffered massive bleeding, had a heart attack and was declared brain dead Dec. 12. Her family battled to keep her on a ventilator and to have breathing and feeding tubes surgically inserted.

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  16. Stanford Cardinal headed to home bowl gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | Inside Bay Area

    The Cardinal will face a Big Ten opponent on Dec. 30 in the first bowl game at the 49ers' new home in Santa Clara. Stanford's path was cleared Sunday morning when Arizona held onto a spot in the top-10 of the final college football rankings.

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  17. Stanford professor honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Inside Bay Area

    Sheri Sheppard of Stanford University has been named one of four national professors of the year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Sheppard, a professor of mechanical engineering, was named outstanding doctoral and research universities professor of the year.

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  18. Camron-Stanford House's new exhibit shinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Contra Costa Times

    On Nov. 16, the Camron-Stanford House Museum opened its new exhibition, "Spreading Their Wings -- Victorian Women & the Ebell Society." Museum members celebrated at a gala champagne preview and reception on Nov. 14. Staged in the historic house's newly renovated lower level space, the exhibit and the catalog published with the show full of little known information on a group of Victorian-era women from Oakland and Piedmont.

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  19. Harbaugh-RaidersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Contra Costa Times

    We have pretty much established that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will not soon be appearing with team owner Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke on a warm and fuzzy Christmas special entitled "Who's Got It Better Than Us?" This perception has been validated by events of recent days. This includes the Thanksgiving night loss to Seattle, the subsequent York apology tweet, the leaks from somewhere inside the 49ers building about Harbaugh being traded to the Raiders or Jets in the offseason.

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  20. Purdy: Jim Harbaugh-49ers marriage, and how it went wrongRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Inside Bay Area

    We have pretty much established that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will not soon be appearing with team owner Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke on a warm and fuzzy Christmas special entitled "Home For The Holidays Unknown To Mankind." This perception has been validated by events of recent days.

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