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Monday, March 5, 2012

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Researchers bring history to life in high school classes

The goal of "Reading Like a Historian," a curriculum designed at Stanford, is to improve literacy skills, foster a love of learning and of history, and increase critical thinking and reading comprehension. And it seems to work.

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In sub-Saharan Africa, short walk to water saves lives

In the fight against child mortality in the developing world, simple things make a big difference. A study by Stanford researchers shows that decreasing the amount of time families walk for clean water can help save children's lives.

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Triathlete looks to next race after doctors save his leg

After Clifford Barnes' legs were run over in a bike accident in 2010, a persistent infection threatened him with the possibility of amputation. But doctors at Stanford Hospital devised a plan to save his leg, and now Barnes is back in training.

Campus Announcements

  • Why Did I Eat That - Again? Do you feel like you're powerless in the presence of certain foods? The Health Improvement Progam has a workshop for that. It takes place Wednesday, March 7, at 12:15 p.m. at the Center for Clinical Science Research. Registration is $25; STAP/EA funds are eligible. For details, visit the Event Calendar listing.

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British political strategist STEVE HILTON takes a leave from Downing Street, heads for Encina Hall, Hoover Tower . . .

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