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Edward Harris, former chair of medicine, dies at 73

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Edward D. “Ted” Harris Jr., chair emeritus of medicine at the School of Medicine who significantly advanced the understanding and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, died May 21 at his son’s residence in Thetford Hill, Vt. The cause of death was adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer.

Educator promotes Mideast peace through technology

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PhD candidate Elizabeth Buckner is running a project to collect stories from Palestinian and Israeli children and turn them into audio slideshows that can be distributed in the region's schools on mobile devices. The small contraptions also play video games aimed at boosting a user's critical thinking.

Readers assess Stanford Report transformation to email

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Stanford Report's transformation from a weekly newspaper to a daily email appears to have been successful. According to a recent readership survey, 72 percent of respondents who receive the publication open it "every" or "most" days. Forty percent say they open it every day.

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  • Stanford Breakfast Briefings: "Driving Innovation: How to Capture Knowledge at the Core" is the topic of the next Stanford Breakfast Briefing scheduled for Wednesday, June 9 at 7:30 a.m. at the Stanford Faculty Club. Phil McKinney, vice president and CTO at Hewlett-Packard Personal Systems Group, will give the presentation. To register, visit the Breakfast Briefings website.
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Graduate students ANKIT GUPTA and AKSHAY KOTHARI take iPad app to users in five weeks  . . .

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