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May 8, 2012

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Campaign advances medicine's new era

President John Hennessy Monday announced the launch of a campaign to transform health care at a local, national and global level. The $1 billion Campaign for Stanford Medicine will make investments in medical research and teaching, build a new Stanford hospital and accelerate the translation of new medical knowledge into leading-edge, coordinated patient care.

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Humanities PhDs pitch talents to high-tech execs

On Thursday, seven PhD candidates will tell a tech panel about their humanities doctoral dissertations and why their abilities are valuable in Silicon Valley. The event is designed to help close the gap between the academic humanities world and the high-tech universe.

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Training day: Scholars watch troops prepare for combat

A group of historians, doctors and political scientists got a taste of modern warfare during a visit to Fort Irwin’s National Training Center. The trip was organized by Karl Eikenberry, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, who is currently on campus at the Freeman Spogli Institute.

Campus Announcements

  • Award-winning teachers on teaching: On Thursday, May 10, Robert Siegel, professor of microbiology and immunology, will give a talk titled "Adventures in the Edusphere: Reflections on a Career in Academia." On May 17, Daphne Koller, professor of computer science, will discuss "The Online Revolution: High-Quality Education for the 100%." The talks, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), are held in the Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, from noon – 1 p.m. Visit the CTL website for more details.
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