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Stanford Report

Sept. 10, 2012

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University announces 16 online courses for fall

Sixteen courses, ranging from cryptography to science writing, technology entrepreneurship, finance and cultivating creativity, will highlight Stanford's free online offerings this fall. The courses are open to anyone with a computer, anywhere.

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Your brain on Jane Austen: Researchers are taking notes

The inside of an MRI machine might not seem like the best place to cozy up and concentrate on a good novel, but a team of researchers are asking readers to do just that in a study of the relationship between reading, attention and distraction.

Appointed in May 2011, Maina Kiai is the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. Photo credit: United Nations/Jean-Marc Ferre

Using new technologies to monitor human rights

Teaming up with the Brookings Institution and Google, Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law hosted a workshop to brainstorm how to pair human rights monitors with technology.

Campus Announcements

  • Breakfast Briefing on Wednesday, Sept. 12: By exploring examples from Harley-Davidson, where she built an $80 million operation, as well as insights from ZipCar, Apple, Procter & Gamble and others, Lara Lee, CIO/COO of Continuum, will talk about how customer-centric innovation works across an organization to deliver operational value and drive sustainable growth. The session begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the Faculty Club. For more information, visit the Breakfast Briefings website.
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What AWARD-WINNING STANFORD SCHOLAR is sharing 1 million pesos for a manuscript on Mexico's banking system?

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