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Sept. 21, 2012

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Scholars seek documents on Chinese who built railroads

With help from the public, a Stanford-led project will give a voice to the Chinese migrants whose labor on the U.S. Transcontinental Railroad helped shape the physical and social landscape of the American West.

Photo of Cheetas: Credit: Courtesy of the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Preserve

How the cheetah got its stripes: A genetic tale

Feral cats in Northern California have enabled researchers at Stanford Medical School, the National Cancer Institute and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Ala., to unlock the biological secret behind a rare striped cheetah found in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Dance all day? Arts boot camp engages students, staff

Last April, 240 Stanford students willingly filled out applications to shorten the length of their summer vacation. The reason? Arts Intensive – the opportunity to spend two-and-a-half weeks with a select group of fellow students immersed in an arts seminar before the start of fall quarter.

Campus Announcements

  • Fall HIP classes begin Monday, Sept. 24: It's not too late to check out the Health Improvement Program offerings for fall. In addition to taking one of the many fitness classes, you also can learn to de-clutter your space, stop smoking or master the art of forgiveness. Remember that the fitness class BeWell discount shows only if you have completed your 2012 SHALA prior to registering. For more information, visit the HIP program website.
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Two Stanford-led research teams receive Collaborative Innovation Awards from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Each of the awards comes with $6 million . . .

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