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Stanford Report

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Retinal prosthesis may help some people who are blind

Using tiny solar-panel-like cells placed underneath the retina, Medical School scientists have devised a system that may someday restore sight for people suffering from certain degenerative eye diseases.

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Eavan Boland defines what it means to be a 'woman poet'

Through poetry and prose, Eavan Boland – Stanford professor, director of the Creative Writing Program and acclaimed poet – shares how being a woman, wife and mother influences her work.

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Photovoltaic consortium makes $7.5 million in grants

The Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium, led by Stanford and Cal, has announced its first research grants aimed at making utility-scale solar power cost-competitive by the end of the decade.

Campus Announcements

  • New community leave bank: The current issue of the Stanford Employee Insider contains information about a new community leave bank that will allow employees to donate accrued vacation leave to a central leave bank to help colleagues during times of need. Read more about the program.
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ALAN HARVEY says to look for more bite-sized e-originals from the Stanford University Press . . .

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