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Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

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Stanford Engineering’s new online classes hugely popular

Hundreds of thousands of people from around the world are participating in the School of Engineering's first set of free online computer science courses. Registrants are from as far away as Ghana, Peru, Russia and New Zealand.

Photo Credit: Sandra Cohen-Rose and Colin Rose / Creative Commons

Gastric-bypass has impact on patients' family members

Family members of patients who have undergone surgery for weight loss also may shed several pounds, eat healthier and exercise more, according to a new study. The findings were published Oct. 17 in the Archives of Surgery.

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City heat small contributor to global warming, study says

Researchers have found that heat emanating from cities – called the "urban heat island" effect – is not a significant contributor to global warming and that painting all the roofs in urban areas white would increase global warming.

Campus Announcements

  • Welch Road: One lane/one way: Beginning today, Oct. 19, Welch Road will become a one-way, one-lane road going West from Quarry Road to Pasteur Drive. This change will be in effect for two years. It is part of the Medical Center Renewal Project, which includes expanding Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, building a new Stanford Hospital, modernizing Hoover Pavilion and replacing School of Medicine laboratories. For details, visit the renewal project website.
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