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Stanford Report

Sept. 4, 2012

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Researchers create tiny, wireless cardiac device

A team of Stanford engineers led by Ada Poon, left, has demonstrated the feasibility of a super-small, implantable cardiac device that gets its power from radio waves transmitted from a small power device on the surface of the body.

Photo: Health Improvement Program Class with Shaolin Monks

What's behind the surge in popularity of fitness classes?

Enrollment in Health Improvement Program (HIP) fitness classes has increased by more than 50 percent since 2010. BeWell@Stanford asked Jerrie Thurman, fitness program manager for HIP, about the dramatic increase.

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Historian offers insights into Ayn Rand's new popularity

Ayn Rand has never fallen out of fashion, especially with readers drawn to her themes of self-reliance. But this summer, the novelist-philosopher is being talked about like never before. Historian Jennifer Burns, left, spoke to Stanford magazine about Rand's appeal.

Campus Announcements

  • Child Care Subsidy Grant: The deadline for the 2013 Child Care Subsidy Grant (CCSG) application Period "B" is Sept. 21. Apply in application period "B" if you were hired or added an eligible child to your family between Aug. 1 and Sept. 21, 2012. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to faculty and staff with children under age 10 to assist with the cost of eligible child care. Grants are based on adjusted gross family income and the number of children. For a CCSG brochure, guidelines or a 2013 application, visit the University Human Resources' WorkLife website.
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