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Stanford Report

May 7, 2012

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Dedicated undergrads bring Stanford Powwow to life

More than four-dozen Stanford students have been working since September to produce the annual celebration of Native American culture, which will be held Mother's Day Weekend, May 11-13, in the Eucalyptus Grove.

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Inside a mathematical proof lies literature, scholar says

With diagrams, symbolism, metaphor and elements of surprise, a good proof reads like a good story. Classics Professor Reviel Netz says some of the greatest mathematicians were also some of classical history's most poetic storytellers.

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Solomon Islanders' blond hair rooted in single gene

The common occurrence of blond hair among the dark-skinned indigenous people of the Solomon Islands is due to a homegrown genetic variant distinct from the gene that leads to blond hair in Europeans, researchers have found.

Campus Announcements

  • Cardinal Walk is Friday: On Friday, May 11, Provost and Acting President John Etchemendy and department supervisors will lead members of the Stanford community on the Sixth Annual Cardinal Walk, a journey of 1.5 miles on our scenic campus. BeWell encourages you to take a break in your workday and join in at a new location for the walk, Pac-12 Plaza, at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit the BeWell website.
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JOHN MORGRIDGE, former Cisco CEO, to give GSB graduation address . . .

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