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Record numbers expected on campus for Admit Weekend

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At Stanford, known for its acronyms, prospective freshmen are affectionately dubbed "ProFros." A record number of ProFros in this case, those admitted to the Class of 2014 and their families are expected to arrive today for Admit Weekend.

Stanford's solar observer sees the sun in high definition

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Stanford's Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI), which was launched into space in February aboard the most advanced solar-observing satellite ever designed, is up and running. For at least five years, HMI will send back high-definition images of the sun that will help forecast solar activity.

SLAC symposium honors theoretical physicist Helen Quinn

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Last Friday more than 150 colleagues and supporters gathered to celebrate the contributions of SLAC Professor Emerita Helen Quinn. The symposium honored her more than four decades as a particle physics theorist by exploring the four areas in which she has made a significant impact.

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  • Free parallel programming course available online: Through a new course posted online for free, the Stanford School of Engineering and NVIDIA Corp. will give a big boost to programmers who want to take advantage of the substantial processing power of the graphics processing units used in today's consumer and professional graphics cards.
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