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Keith Devlin says simulation is key to math education

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A massively multiplayer online game requiring players to employ mathematical concepts could revolutionize the teaching of mathematics at the middle school level, says Stanford mathematician Keith Devlin. Devlin spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting last week. Stanford Report eNews will be covering the talks given by Stanford professors there over the next week.

International visitors get inside look at teacher education

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Teacher educators from Chile, Hong Kong, India and Norway are convening on campus today for a weeklong institute designed to share the principles and practices of successful teacher education programs designed at Stanford. Among the speakers is Education Dean Deborah Stipek.

Journalist Mark Danner is this year's Tanner Lecturer

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Mark Danner, a journalist and academic who has written extensively about American foreign policy, torture and human rights violations, will deliver this year's Tanner Lectures on Human Values on April 14 and 15.

Friends and family mourn Yichao Wang, who died Friday

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Yichao Wang, the visiting graduate researcher who suffered brain damage in a Feb. 3 collision between his bike and a car, died on Friday, Feb. 19. Wang's family is preparing to return with him to China and needs support for their journey and expenses. See Friday's Stanford Report article to learn more.

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  • Gores, Dinkelspiel, Cuthbertson: Nominations are now open for the 2009-10 Gores, Dinkelspiel and Cuthbertson Awards. Recipients of these awards are honored for high achievement in teaching, advising, professional activities and other services to the university. Learn more about how to nominate someone deserving of recognition.
  • What Matters to Deborah Golder: Deborah Golder, associate vice provost and dean of residential education, will deliver the next "What Matters to Me and Why" talk on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in the CIRCLE Common Room on the third floor of Old Union.
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Our nominee for the person with the best commute is STEPHEN STEDMAN, senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and resident fellow at Crothers.

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