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Zoe Leavitt

To get real, get offline

Based on his study of problematic Internet use in America, the largest study of its kind so far, Aboujaoude found that the anonymity of the Internet and the distance it creates between actions and their effects have the potential to exacerbate people’s worst tendencies in the real world. In other words, that user whose video you slammed may not show up at your door with a baseball bat and demand revenge any time soon, but the impression that your rudeness has no consequences could stay with you forever.

PG&E pipelines still under question

Stanford officials have been in contact with PG&E representatives since the utility company named four sections of pipeline running along Junipero Serra on its list of top 100 sections for maintenance last September.

Blitzer, Bohrman explore why ‘war on terror’ dropped out of headlines

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer and CNN senior producer David Bohrman ‘76 spoke to Stanford students and community members in the fifth annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture in Dinkelspiel Auditorium on Sunday night. Entitled “The War on Terror: From the Headlines to the Back Pages,” the talk focused on the progression in America’s focus from terrorism to the Iraq war to the economy over the past 10 years.

Google buys alums’ site

Stanford alumni Ben Eidelson ’08 M.A. ’08 and Jason Prado ’08 sold their company last week to Google for an estimated six million dollars.

Zebrafish lend clues to why humans need sleep

According to a recent study led by researchers in the Stanford School of Medicine, zebrafish suggest that, rather than paging through your slides just a few more times as the clock ticks onward, or endlessly rehearsing your speech into the night, it might be wisest to get a few good hours of shut-eye before your test or presentation.

Cannabis Conversation

On Nov. 2, California might just become the envy of Bob Marley fans across the country. Proposition 19, a measure that proposes legalization of marijuana possession for adults 21 and over, has blazed up more emotional reactions than iPod lighter apps at a Palo Alto High School dance.

Tibet’s prime minister-in-exile visits Stanford

The “Free Tibet” bumper stickers may have faded since the 1990s, but for Samdhong Rinpoche, Buddhist scholar and Tibet’s prime minister-in-exile, the issue remains as clear as ever. He and Rebiya Kadeer, leader of the Uighur minority movement in China, spoke in Stanford’s Cubberley Auditorium on Friday about the problems their societies face under Chinese…

Baby talk

It’s been a roller coaster ride for Hattie and her family over the past several years, ever since Susie Wise agreed to let the small French documentary film “Bebés” feature their child.

Rhode: We can legislate against beauty bias

Rhode, director of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, former president of the Association of American Law Schools and author of 20 books, drew on her professional and personal experience to discuss what she views as the area of least improvement in contemporary women’s lives.

An alternative lifestyle

It’s dinnertime at Columbae, and the students have come together to sling tofu, ladle rice and drizzle fondue onto plates, Tupperware lids and a rapidly degenerating succession of flat, food-holding items. But it’s not the cutlery that matters at Columbae–it’s the community.

A Walk on the Wild Side

Walk the Farm, now in its fourth year, takes a select group of undergraduates, biologists, professors and others on a 21-mile walk around the perimeter of Stanford land.

Saving Grace

“We now face the largest institutional crisis in centuries, possibly in church history,” read a National Catholic Reporter editorial from March 26, 2010...

TB testing lab built in N. Korea

A team of Stanford medical professors and researchers are now shedding light on a nearly unprecedented month-long trip to North Korea in November to help develop the first drug-resistant tuberculosis diagnostic lab in Pyongyang, the nation’s capital.

New Master’s of Law targets international students

Stanford Law School is putting the finishing touches on a new Master's of Law (LLM) degree program in International Economic Law, Business and Policy (IELBP), set to roll out this fall. The program, one of three LLM programs offered by Stanford, would accept 12 to 15 students who have already received their primary law degrees internationally.

Deputy Secretary “knows your food”

Speaking in Annenberg Auditorium last night, Merrigan laid out the main goals of the USDA’s new “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” initiative, which aims to create agricultural opportunities, support nutritional eating and foster connection between consumers and food providers...

Water conservation plan unveiled

Amid torrents of rain and a thoroughly drenched campus, esteemed emeritus professor of history David Kennedy and law school professor and Woods Institute Director Barton Thompson ironically explained a new water conservation initiative, in an event jointly sponsored by the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Woods Institute for the Environment.
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