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Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

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John Mitchell named vice provost for online learning

Computer scientist John Mitchell has been appointed vice provost for online learning by President Hennessy. The new Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning reflects Stanford's commitment to exploring technology's teaching potential.

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Map collection portrays California as an island

A new Stanford Libraries' acquisition of 800 maps illustrates how California was portrayed as an island for more than a century. Cartographers consider the error the greatest snafu ever.

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Early use of stents better than medical therapy alone

A new study by researchers, including cardiologist William Fearon, shows that patients with stable coronary artery disease who have at least one narrowed blood vessel that compromises flow to the heart could benefit from early stenting.


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  • September events: Check out the newest edition of Stanford for You, the monthly events newsletter. Among September's upcoming events: parenting sessions, musical performances and lots of Cardinal sports. Visit the website to see the latest issue. Better yet, sign up for a free subscription.
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Washington Monthly says Stanford ranks high among schools nationwide for its contributions to the PUBLIC GOOD. Read how . . .

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