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Scholars focus on social networks to curb disease spread

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James Holland Jones, left, and Marcel Salathé have developed a mathematical model to identify social networks and predict how they'll interact during a disease outbreak. The anthropologist and biologist believe understanding social networks could be key to heading off an epidemic.

Bill Gates to speak April 19 about making a difference

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Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and chairman of Microsoft Corporation, will talk about the need to improve healthcare, bolster education and fight poverty around the world during a talk at Stanford on April 19. Gates will deliver the 2010 Payne Distinguished Lecture.

Can we read thoughts, and are there ones we shouldn't?

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Krishna Shenoy, associate professor in electrical engineering, takes on this question in "Ask the Expert" from the School of Engineering. Shenoy, who conducts basic and applied research on neural prosthetic systems, says that, yes, in a limited way we can read some thoughts.

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  • César Chávez Commemoration: El Centro Chicano celebrates the 17th Annual César Chávez Commemoration tonight, April 9, at 8 p.m. in the Old Union Clubhouse Ballroom. Come see La Esquinita, USA, a one-man show by Ruben C. González. The event is free and open to the public. Call 725-9735 for more information.
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