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Tyler Brown

A Stanford state of mind

“Innovation” is a quintessential Stanford buzzword -- after all, it’s the alma mater of countless entrepreneurs over the years. The research generated by its intellectual ferment has been one of the largest driving forces for the Bay Area’s high-tech industry. Not to downplay its significance, establishing a comparable environment is no easy task, and the word serves as a beacon for those who dream of similar academic and economic successes.

The Daily brief: September 9, 2011

Deported immigrants may have misunderstood 'stipulated removals,' says SLS study... An Arillaga-funded fitness center rises at SLAC... Medical School instructor on studying elephants in Namibia... Stanford news from around the Web for September 9, 2011.

The Daily brief: September 8, 2011

Stanford Hospital records breach confirmed... Potential new material shows unusual combination of superconducting and magnetic properties... Proposal to legalize marijuana goes to Palo Alto City Council... GSB professor Jeffrey Pfeffer on truth... Stanford news from around the Web for September 8, 2011.

The Daily brief: September 7, 2011

School of Engineering undergrad program is top 10, says U.S. News... Computer science team releases tool to uncover online activity on PC's... School of Medicine Dean's Medal to be awarded Sept. 10... HP awards research grant to mechanical engineering professor... Stanford news from around the Web for September 7, 2011.

The Daily brief: September 5, 2011

Stanford Hospitals plans out-of-state clinical collaboration... Study shows topography of autistic brain... Biology prof. Virgina Walbot on corn versatility and growth... Stanford news from around the Web for September 5, 2011.

The Daily brief: August 18, 2011

High-speed rail could overlap Caltrain tracks, says study... Over 58,000 sign up for the widely available online course “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence”… SLAC staff scientist wins Spicer award… Parasite tricks rats into being sexually attracted to cat urine, suggests study… Stanford news from around the Web for August 18, 2011.

The Daily brief: July 28, 2011

Possible matchup between Sharapova and Williams at BotW… Med School’s Freidenrich Center breaks ground… Research team develops ‘flexible’ nanowires… Physics prof. Helen Quinn on science education… Stanford news from around the Web for July 28, 2011.

The Daily brief: July 18, 2011

‘War ethics’ the theme for this year’s Three Books… Palo Alto Art Center kicks off renovation… Binge drinking in female teens harms girls more than guys… The rise of the JediBot… Stanford news from around the Web for July 18, 2011.

The Daily brief: July 14, 2011

A more practical law education… “Do Not Track” feature in Web browsers doesn’t guarantee your browsing data stays private… PG&E to start testing Palo Alto gas lines… School of Education Dean Deborah Stipek on high school… Stanford news from around the Web for July 14, 2011.

The Daily brief: July 7, 2011

Sociology prof elected ASA president… Emotion regulation ‘at the dentist’s office’… Water management study… School of Medicine prof on judging pain… Stanford news from around the Web for July 7, 2011.

The Daily brief: June 30, 2011

Stanford Lively Arts awarded $500,000 grant… U.S. Dept. of Education launches tuition rankings list… Warming could alter wine landscape, study says… Stanford grads show startup spirit… Carragee on potential bias in papers on Medtronic device… Stanford news from around the Web for June 30, 2011.

The Daily brief: June 23, 2011

Women’s Cancer Center opens Monday… Alum’s startup to introduce “light-field” camera… Hoover fellow pushes dispensary legalization in Palo Alto… Two SLAC scientists each awarded $2.5 million grants… Stanford news from around the Web for June 23, 2011.

The Daily brief: June 21, 2011

Hospital delays expansion after complaints… Board of Trustees approves University budget, construction projects… Palo Alto approves city budget… Alum elected to Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board… Jaramillo on “green energy” and price law... Stanford news from around the Web for June 21, 2011.

The Daily brief: June 16, 2011

School of Medicine professor wins genetics prize… Voting on Stanford Athletics Fans Choice Awards opens soon… SLAC scientists find ordered structure in amorphous metals… Donald Emmerson on Vietnam and China’s territory conflict… Stanford news from around the Web for June 16, 2011.

Experts debate path to ‘food security’

Peter Timmer, visiting professor at the Freeman Spogli Program on Food Security and the Environment, and Michigan State University professor Thom Jayne debated how to promote “food security” in developing countries on Thursday. The lecture was the fourth session in a series presented by the program that brings experts in food economics to speak at Stanford.

Contractor to manage GovCo eating clubs

The University is soliciting contractors to take control over the management of Governor’s Corner Dining Society, also known as the Suites eating clubs. According to Suites eating club chief executive Morgan Priestley, Student Organized Services (SOS), which also manages Row chefs and trains some self-op staff, will receive the contract.

Small fire occurs on Kappa Sig balcony

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) responded to a one-alarm call at Kappa Sigma at about four p.m. Thursday after a plasma TV box full of combustible packing material caught fire on a balcony

Milroy discusses PRL fire aftermath

The model shop at Stanford’s Product Realization Lab (PRL) is expected to be operational May 18 following last month’s fire, according to PRL co-director Craig Milroy. The Apr. 23 blaze caused the Stanford Fire Marshal to briefly close the model shop, and led to machinery damage and an almost month-long repair process before classes can resume work there.

Row houses can no longer spend social dues on alcohol

Social dues collected by Row houses can’t be spent on alcohol anymore, according to a Residential Education (ResEd) policy that goes into effect spring quarter. The change comes as ResEd increases its oversight of Row finances and revises some unpopular policies put in place fall quarter.

Roche Supreme Court case to test Bayh-Dole Act

The fight between Stanford and biotechnology firm Roche Holdings AG is heating up as the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear the patent dispute. The lawsuit could upset current interpretations of the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, which defines the ownership of patents that arise from research at federally funded institutions.
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