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Conservation didn't hurt Silicon Valley development

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Developers in the San Francisco Bay Area have often blamed land conservation initiatives for limiting the region's housing supply and driving up real estate prices. But researchers, including Bill Lane Center for the American West Executive Director Jon Christensen, suggest they are wrong.

New technique reveals behavior of protein molecule

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Scrutinizing a single molecule for more than a few milliseconds used to require inhibiting its normal behavior. But Stanford chemists W.E. Moerner, left, and Randall Goldsmith developed a new technique to observe a single molecule for more than a second without altering its behavior.

SIEPR's new Gunn Building to be dedicated March 11

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The John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building, located at the corner of Galvez Street and Memorial Way, will be dedicated in a private ceremony on March 11. The new building will house the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Occupants are scheduled to move in March 19.

March 4 Faculty Senate minutes available online [PDF]

The minutes of the Faculty Senate meeting of March 4 are available online. At that meeting, the senate created a committee to study the future role of ROTC at Stanford, heard a presentation from Arthur Bienenstock about federal research issues and heard a report on the 2008-09 work of the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policy.

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  • Synchronized swimming comes to town: Stanford is hosting the U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships March 11-13 at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Cardinal seeks its seventh national title. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students, youth and seniors on Thursday and Friday, and $12 for adults and $8 for students, youth and seniors on Saturday.
the dish

Students attending MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST on Monday were served eggs, tater tots and bacon by some enthusiastic — but tired — administrators and faculty members as part of an annual Dead Week tradition.


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