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Meredith Monk’s ‘Cellular Songs’ combines biological fascination with musical performance

Meredith Monk, an artist and composer, and members of the Vocal Ensemble will perform Monk’s new work “Cellular Songs,” this upcoming Saturday at Bing Concert Hall as part of Stanford Live, the university’s performing arts producer. The piece combines images, movement, film and music and was inspired by Monk’s fascination with the cell as a source of life.

Stanford alum advocates for solar energy in seminar on new book

In a Monday afternoon presentation on his new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet,” Varun Sivaram ’11 stressed current constraints on solar power and three types of innovation — financial innovation, technological innovation and systemic innovation — that he believes are key to sustaining solar energy’s rise to dominance.

Laboratory for Cell and Gene Medicine opens in Palo Alto

Stanford’s Laboratory for Cell and Gene Medicine (LCGM), the university’s first manufacturing facility specifically designed to adhere to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) current good manufacturing practices (CGMPs), opened this month in Palo Alto.

This recent partnership between the Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health is dedicated towards developing biological products for phase-1 and phase-2 clinical trials.