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Unusual earthquake gave Japanese tsunami extra punch

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The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March were generated on a fault that didn't rupture in the usual fashion, according to researchers at Stanford and the University of Tokyo. The rupture initially shot westward, then slowed in that direction while the fault began rupturing rapidly eastward.

Student Affairs offices assess, showcase work at poster fair

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At the Assessment and Evaluation Poster Fair last week, Student Affairs staff shared the findings of 46 research projects designed to help them evaluate the effectiveness of the division's programs and policies. The goal of the annual fair is to help build a "culture of assessment" within the division.

Scientists gain better understanding of Milky Way galaxy

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New research by SLAC and Stanford astrophysicists shows our home galaxy belongs to a rare subset among the billions that populate the cosmos. One of the most extensive studies of its kind, the work also lends support to the "Cold Dark Matter" theory of galaxy formation.

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  • STAN presentations on Stanford's YouTube channel: A campus conference held Saturday, May 21, showcased talks and performances by some of the university's top faculty, students and alumni. Two presentations from the conference, called STAN — Science, Technology, Art and Nature —  are now on Stanford's YouTube channel. Watch Associate Professor of Computer Science Andrew Ng's presentation titled "The Future of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence," or see student bluegrass band Nimbleweed perform.
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