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Geophysicist offers insight into the Virginia earthquake

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The magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck central Virginia on Tuesday was a rare event for the East Coast, but not a surprising one, according to Mark Zoback, a professor of geophysics. "This is an area where small earthquakes had occurred in the past and were well-documented," he said.

Apple executive, foundation head join Board of Trustees

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The Board of Trustees has elected Ronald Bruce Johnson, a senior vice president at Apple Inc., and Victoria "Vicky" Browne Rogers, president of The Rose Hills Foundation, to five-year terms that begin Oct. 10. Each earned an undergraduate degree at Stanford and has been active as a volunteer.

Is fatigue compromising your job performance?

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No matter how often experts warn us of the dangers of sleep deprivation, we as a society continually fail to make sleep a priority. In a discussion on the School of Medicine's Scope blog, Associate Professor Steven Howard discusses how fatigue negatively affects performance.

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