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Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Your brain is older than you think, new research says

Researchers have found a genetic link between the human brain and a sea-dwelling worm. The finding suggests that biologists need to cast a wider net to capture the entire evolutionary picture.

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Study shows challenges for first-generation students

New research by Hazel Rose Markus suggests that students who are the first in their families to go to college may be at an academic disadvantage at schools that emphasize independence.

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Exotic electrons may lead to new materials, devices

Stanford and SLAC researchers have created the first-ever system of "designer electrons"—exotic variants of ordinary electrons with properties that may lead to new types of materials and devices.

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Knight Management Center achieves LEED Platinum

The Knight Management Center, the new, eight-building Graduate School of Business campus, has achieved the LEED Platinum rating for environmental sustainability from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Campus Announcements

  • Need help with elder care?: The WorkLife Office contracts with Avenidas Senior Center in Palo Alto to provide resources and referrals, as well as a Caregiver Support Group, to Stanford affiliates. For Stanford employees, Avenidas offers a discount on consultation with a social worker and tickets to conferences for caregiving and housing. Call 723-2660 for more information.

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Former U.S. Sen. RUSS FEINGOLD is visiting PHILOSOPHY TALK live tonight in Cubberley Auditorium, and you are invited to join in the fun...

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