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Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Photo: Reuters: Russian prisoner with tuberculosis takes his medicine. The problem of prisoners and ex-convicts transmitting diseases is especially severe in the countries of the former Soviet Union, where TB rates are among the world's highest.

Researchers show a better way to curb TB in prisons

Genetic testing is the best and most cost-effective way to screen prisoners for tuberculosis and drug-resistant strains of the disease, according to a Stanford study. And using the test on prisoners in the former Soviet Union will curtail the spread of the disease, the authors say.

Photo: Juana Alicia speaks at an event which introduced her murals to the campus.  Inauguration of four new beautiful murals by world- renowned artist Juana Alicia at El Centro Chicano, Old Union, Stanford University.

With mural artist, students celebrate their identities

Earlier this month, Stanford inaugurated its newest campus mural, The Spiral Word: El Codex Estánfor, at El Centro Chicano. The mural was designed and created by Berkeley-based international muralist Juana Alicia.

Photo: Wikimedia

Mao-era Chinese typewriter anticipated predictive text

For most Americans, predictive text is something smartphones do. But in China, predictive text has been around since Mao was in power more than 50 years ago, when typists reorganized the typewriter's characters into ready-made clusters of commonly used words.

Campus Announcements

  • Faculty & Staff Concert sells out: Tickets for the special concert for faculty and staff scheduled for Jan. 15 at Bing Concert Hall sold out in a matter of hours yesterday. There are still single tickets available for the public events in Stanford Live’s 2013 Season. Faculty and staff receive a 20 percent discount on all performances. Visit the Stanford Live website for more information.
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