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Thursday, March 8, 2012

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Stanford Humanities Center celebrates new publications

Publications of every size and shape blanketed the Levinthal Hall tables during the Stanford Humanities Center's 19th Annual Celebration of Publications. Some 77 publications were feted.

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SLAC X-rays reveal how soil bacteria defy chemical rules

Researchers at SLAC have used powerful X-rays to help decipher how certain natural antibiotics defy chemical rules — the mechanism has baffled organic chemists for decades.


Senate reviews freshman-year requirements, faculty conflict of interest and outside activities policies

The Faculty Senate today discusses proposed changes to freshman-year requirements as outlined in the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford and revisions to faculty conflict of interest and outside activities policies. Judy Goldstein, chair of the Academic Council's Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policy, and Ann Arvin, dean of research, will speak.

Campus Announcements

  • Power: Why a Good Argument Is Never Enough: The GSB's Deborah Gruenfeld, the Moghadam Family Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, will be the next speaker in the Stanford Executive Breakfast Briefings on March 14. She will draw on acting and psychology to explain how nonverbal behaviors affect status, power and the ability to move flexibly among different hierarchical roles. Visit the website.
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It's like your mom said when you were a kid growing up: "TURN OFF THAT LIGHT!"

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