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Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

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Researchers discover key link in a deadly staph bacteria

A new study from Stanford's Department of Chemistry reveals that the cell wall structure of Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium responsible for a broad range of diseases, depends on growth stage and nutrient availability.

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Bestselling author shares secrets of his writing process

English professor and bestselling author Adam Johnson says the personal characteristics seen as flaws during his early years  —  daydreamer, liar, rubbernecker, exaggerator —  made for a successful career as a storyteller.

 Yi Cui, associate professor of materials science and engineering. Photo: Steve Castillo

Better materials mean better batteries, solar panels, more

To meet Yi Cui, associate professor of materials science and engineering, is to be immediately struck by two things: the extraordinary breadth of his interests and his drive to design new materials that could change our world.

Campus Announcements

  • GIS Day Open House: From 1 to 5 p.m. today, Nov. 14, Stanford Libraries will host its annual “GIS Day” open house at the Mitchell Earth Sciences Building’s Hartley Conference Center. The event will feature an interactive showcase of research using Geographic Information Systems and other geospatial technologies. For more information visit the Libraries' website.
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Q&A with MICHAEL TUBBS, newly minted member-elect of the Stockton City Council  . . .

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