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Alice Dai

Stanford Taiko tours Japan over the summer

All 21 members of Stanford Taiko embarked to Japan this summer on a study tour to explore taiko in its traditional Japanese form. The group breathed all things taiko in this two-week journey, participating in symposiums, visiting taiko museums and training under famous performers and their apprentices.

Stanford device onboard New Horizons captures data on Pluto

After nine years in flight, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto on Tuesday, July 14, carrying with it Stanford-developed equipment. The landmark mission profiled Pluto and its moons and gathered data about their temperature and pressure conditions using a highly efficient radio occultation signal processing system created by Stanford scientists.

Henry E. Riggs, Stanford professor emeritus, dies at 80

On Wednesday, June 10 Stanford professor emeritus Henry “Hank” Riggs ’57 passed away in his home in Palo Alto at the age of 80. As former Stanford Vice President of Development, former Harvey Mudd College president and founding president of the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (KGI), Riggs led an influential career propelled by a passion for teaching.
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