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Scientists ID protein that keeps stem cells poised for action

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Embryonic stem cells must balance the ability to quickly become more specialized cell types with the cellular chaos that could occur should they act too early. Researchers at the School of Medicine, led by Joanna Wysocka, have identified a critical component of this delicate balancing act.

Augsburger, former VP of business and finance, dies

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Robert R. Augsburger, former vice president of business and finance at Stanford and the first executive director of The Peninsula Open Space Trust, died on Dec. 31, at his home in Portola Valley. He was 83. Augsburger also was active with the Stanford Historical Society.

2009: The year in review

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Even amid the challenges of the economic downturn, faculty and staff continued to pursue and support cutting-edge research and make their mark in public service; students excelled in the classroom and on the playing field and dynamic programs, including a visit from Yoko Ono, drew crowds.

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  • CASBS residential fellowships: The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford is inviting applications for the 2011-2012 academic year. The application period begins Jan. 12 and ends March 3.
  • Faculty Senate meeting canceled: The Faculty Senate meeting scheduled for Jan. 7 has been canceled. The next senate meeting will be Jan. 21.
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Anita Laughlin, wife of Professor ROBERT LAUGHLIN, 1998 Nobel laureate in physics, has written a book on how the prize changed her family’s life . . .

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