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New Inter-Disciplinary Program at Stanford Looks at Car From All Angles

April 8, 2011 | 2:36 pm

New Inter-Disciplinary Program at Stanford Looks at Car From All Angles

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Cars and academia may seem like an unlikely pairing. But a new program at Stanford will study the automobile from a wide range of perspectives, including design, sociology, history, and engineering. Clifford Nass, director of Stanford’s new Revs program says, “There is probably no technology that is more important and less studied than the automobile.” […]

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March 28, 2011 | 8:34 pm

Stanford 83, Gonzaga 60 — Cardinal to Final Four

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Did someone say “formidable Gonzaga“? Apparently, Stanford didn’t buy into that and buried the Zags 83-60. Now the Cardinal goes on to Indianapolis for the Final Four. A couple of impressive stats: Gonzaga was the highest-scoring team in NCAA Division I this year, averaging 86 points a game. Stanford’s defense smothered that scoring machine. Gonzaga […]

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Morning Splash: San Bruno; Warrior Owner’s Story; Something Stinks in S.F.

February 28, 2011 | 8:22 am

Morning Splash: San Bruno; Warrior Owner’s Story; Something Stinks in S.F.

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San Bruno blast: Federal hearings could affect laws (San Francisco Chronicle) Federal investigators will convene an extraordinary, three-day public hearing this week on the deadly natural gas blast in San Bruno – an inquiry that could affect pipeline safety laws in California and around the nation. The fact-finding hearing, which starts Tuesday in Washington, D.C., […]

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January 21, 2011 | 2:04 pm

Sources for Courses: Free Online Classes at UC Berkeley and Stanford

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A college education is one of the most expensive investments you’ll ever make. Yet it’s not always easy to get a feel for just what the actual course work is like before you send in that first tuition check. And with the price of each unit skyrocketing every year and deeper state higher education cuts […]

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January 7, 2011 | 3:50 pm

49ers Hire Stanford’s Jim Harbaugh

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Harbaugh on 49ers: The perfect competitive opportunity (San Jose Mercury News) Live blog of 49ers press conference (Chronicle Niner Insider blog) Peyton Manning Advised Andrew Luck To Return To Stanford (Huffington Post)

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January 6, 2011 | 11:49 am

Andrew Luck to Stay at Stanford

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The announcement from the university includes this quote from Luck: “I am committed to earning my degree in architectural design from Stanford University and am on track to accomplish this at the completion of the spring quarter of 2012″, said Luck. Architectural design. If he stays healthy, he’s going to be able to design himself […]

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January 3, 2011 | 5:26 pm

Stanford Beats Virginia Tech 40-12 in Orange Bowl

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Stanford captures Orange Bowl with 40-12 thumping of Virginia Tech (San Jose Mercury News) San Jose Mercury News: 2011 Orange Bowl section Play by play (SF Chronicle) ESPN video and comments Video: Stanford lineman makes costly mistake (Huffington Post)

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Stanford Women End Historic 90-Game Win Streak by UConn

December 30, 2010 | 8:13 pm

Stanford Women End Historic 90-Game Win Streak by UConn

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The Stanford women’s basketball team has ended the UConn Huskies’ historic 90-game win streak, while extending their own formidable run of consecutive wins at home to 52. The final score was 71-59. Read about the game at the Hartford Courant and the New York Times. Discuss live at ESPN Real-time tweets from Google Stanford’s Ogwumike […]

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December 20, 2010 | 4:19 pm

Stanford Docs Slapped on Pharma Talks; ProPublica’s Database of Doctor Payments

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ProPublica published a pair of articles last night in their ongoing investigation into pharmaceutical company payments to doctors who give promotional talks on the firms’ behalf. One of the articles called out certain members of Stanford’s medical school faculty, including the vice chairman of Stanford’s department of medicine, as breaking the Stanford Industry Interactions Policy […]

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Stanford patent suit heads to U.S. Supreme Court

November 1, 2010 | 1:56 pm

Stanford patent suit heads to U.S. Supreme Court

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Patents can make a lot of money for their holders, but they can also make money for colleges and universities. Institutions like Stanford University run an office of “technology transfer” or “technology licensing,” encouraging students and faculty to innovate on-campus and let the university handle patent matters. Now, a case involving who rightfully controls patents from federally-funded […]

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