Stanford University (Stanford; officially Leland Stanford Junior University, colloquially the Farm) is a private research university in Stanford, California, adjacent to Palo Alto and between San Jose and San Francisco. Stanford's undergraduate program is the most selective in America. Due to its academic strength, wealth, and proximity to Silicon Valley it is often cited as one of the world's most prestigious universities.

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  • Economist Sendhil Mullainathan spoke at the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development (https://globalpoverty.stanford.edu) about the potential for machine learning technology to inform poverty alleviation policies. Citing examples that ranged from using cell phone data to predict evolving poverty maps and rain fall to algorithms that could inform incarceration policies, Mullainathan examin...

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  • Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and also serves as the Assistant Director of the Fellowship in Anesthesia Research & Medicine (FARM) at Stanford University. In this video, she discusses the Stanford Fellowship in Anesthesia Research and Medicine (or Stanford FARM Scholars). The goal of the fellowship is to recruit applicants w...

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  • Among the holiday festivities at Stanford this year was The Wise Women, a play performed by students, faculty, and staff at Memorial Church. Other activities included Hanukkah lighting ceremonies at White Plaza and Stanford Hospital, a Yalda celebration hosted by Stanford's Persian Student Association, and a holiday event presented by BeWell, Stanford's health and wellness program. Dance of the S...

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  • Like many people, Meredith Fields was introduced to art as a toddler. That was when she began drawing and working with watercolor – and she never stopped.“Back when I was in school, I was always known as the ‘artistic kid’ and it really wasn't until I got into college that I decided to even try science,” said Fields, a graduate student in chemical engineering at Stanford, who added papercut art to...

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  • Parag Mallick’s love for magic started with simple toys, the kind you can buy at a convenience store. He then picked up juggling in college, which he calls “a gateway drug to the circus arts.” Through lessons at the legendary Magic Castle during graduate school in Los Angeles, Mallick developed his skills as professional performer. Mallick is an associate professor of radiology at the Stanford Uni...

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  • Pamela Davis Kivelson, experimental artist and lecturer in Stanford’s Design Program, has long been interested in the intersection of science, music, art and improvisation. Her latest foray into the busy intersection is a participatory performance piece inspired by LIGO (Laser Interferometric Gravitational-wave Observatory) called Drawing with Gravitational Waves, which Kivelson created with class...

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  • As the economy booms in the San Francisco Bay Area, home prices and rents are soaring. While many are enjoying the new prosperity that has come primarily from the tech industry's expansion in the area, others are not so fortunate. Left particularly vulnerable are those already living on the edge, the working poor, the elderly, and disabled populations which have difficulty keeping up with the rapi...

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  • Martha Farah's work on the ethical, legal and social impact of neuroscience (aka neuroethics) has focused on cognitive enhancement by normal individuals, including the question of whether drugs and devices believed to enhance normal cognition actually do so, and on nonclinical uses of brain imaging. Her other main interest is in the effects of early socioeconomic deprivation on brain development.

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  • Maiken Nedergaard is Professor of Glial Cell Biology at the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Dean’s Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Translational Neuromedicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. Her multiple interests range from basic research on neuron-glia interactions to their role in aging, small vessel disease, seizu...

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