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Oct. 8, 2012

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Roundtable panelists discuss frontiers of neuroscience

The human brain is the most complex computer on the planet. It can learn any language at an early age and find creative ways to rewire its connections to recover from injury. At Saturday's Roundtable, experts discussed how neuroscience in the 21st century will affect us all.

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Campus remembers founders with art-filled celebration

Sunday's Founders' Celebration commemorated the day Stanford opened its doors – Oct. 1, 1891 – and the legacy of Jane and Leland Stanford. Actor and author Caryn Huberman Yocowitz, in black at left, performed as Jane at the event.

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Med School scientist teaches online science-writing class

Stanford epidemiologist Kristin Sainani has been teaching a writing course to thousands of scientists and would-be scientists who find cell structure easier to master than sentence structure. The online course uses the Coursera platform.

Campus Announcements

  • Save the Dates: Representatives from Stanford Benefits, Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF, Vanguard, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield and Health Equity, as well as BeWell@Stanford and the Health Improvement Program (HIP), will be available to answer your questions at the 2012 Benefits Fairs taking place at several locations the week of Oct. 22. You'll also have an opportunity to get a flu shot. Visit the University Human Resources website for details.
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Ethnic community centers induct new members into the 18th Annual MULTICULTURAL ALUMNI HALL OF FAME . . .

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