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Oct. 30, 2012

ArcGIS Stanford Map of 2008 Precinct Winners with satellite image basemap.

Election Atlas maps votes, polling place by polling place

A new interactive atlas from Stanford's Spatial Social Science Lab looks at the 2008 presidential election on the level of individual precincts. The exhaustive study reveals how deep-rooted geographic trends still affect party affiliation.

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Alan Alda wants public to share his passion for science

Alan Alda is in a long-term, committed relationship with science, and he wants everyone to join him. Last week, the award-winning actor and writer captivated a crowd at SLAC with tips for scientists on how to capture the affections of the public.

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Scholar decodes near-death experience from Bible to lab

Through an interdisciplinary study of literature, film and neuroscience, Laura Wittman, an associate professor of French and Italian, traces the evolution of near-death experiences in modern culture.

Campus Announcements

  • Hurricane Sandy: University officials kept tabs on Hurricane Sandy as it bore down on the East Coast Monday. Students in the Stanford in Washington Program were reported safe in their residence. The Office of Undergraduate Admission extended the deadline for Restrictive Early Action for those affected by the storm. For more information, read the full announcement.
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