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Horrigan: Stanford, Yale grad calls out Mizzou grad as an elitist -

From Rockhurst, Hawley went west to Stanford University (current total cost of attendance: $64,000 a year) and then east to Yale Law School ($85,294). So if you want your kid to be a populist hero like Hawley, you'll have to invest something like $568 ...

Tenacious new gun researchers are determined to break cycle of mass shootings - Washington Post

Yifan Zhang was finishing her PhD in biostatistics at Harvard five years ago when news broke of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. As a graduate student from China, specializing in highly technical design of clinical drug trials, she had little ...

This Tiny "Alien" Skeleton Is A Mummified Human, Solving A 15-Year Mystery - BuzzFeed News

The research was published in the journal Genome Research, and led by Garry P. Nolan, the Rachford and Carlota A. Harris Professor in the department of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Nolan also conducted the 2013 ...

Tel Aviv University to Research 'Digital Living' With Stanford University, UC-Berkeley - Algemeiner

Tel Aviv University (TAU) announced the launch of a collaborative initiative with the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University last week, which will focus on multidisciplinary research in medical and information technology. A five ...

Researchers Solve the Mystery of the Atacama 'Alien' Mummy - Smithsonian

The study began in 2012 when Garry P. Nolan, an immunologist at Stanford University and lead researcher on the project, heard of the U.F.O. documentary, “Sirius,” which featured the tiny form as possible evidence of aliens. At the time, the film was ...

No, This Tiny Mummy Isn't an Alien - History

That scientists was Garry Nolan, an immunologist at Stanford University and co-author of the recent paper about Ata's bone disorder. Nolan found that Ata had mutations in seven genes related to human growth. But her skull shape and rapid development in ...

This Stanford Computer Science Genius Aims To Crack The Code Of Learning And Leadership - Forbes

"It's not that a white male can't lead. I've done it," says John Hennessy, the 65-year-old president emeritus of Stanford University, long-time Google board member and new non-executive chair of its parent company, Alphabet. "It's that we all benefit ...

Little things lead to big triple jump for Liberty star, Stanford signee Keyshawn King - Anderson Independent Mail

Little things lead to big triple jump for Liberty star, Stanford signee Keyshawn King. Lake Morris, Anderson Independent Mail Published 8:00 a.m. ET March 23, 2018 | Updated 11:08 a.m. ET March 23, 2018. CLOSE. Liberty triple jumper Keyshawn King has ...

This tiny skeleton found in Chile might look like an alien's, but genetics studies are uncovering the tragic, true story - The Boston Globe

Her features attracted UFO hunters and extraterrestrial investigators, who suspected her bones might represent something remarkable. Ata is indeed remarkable. And she is human, according to the story told by her genes, which was published Thursday in ...

Americans take more pain pills — but not because they're in more pain - Washington Post

Americans consume prescription opioids at a greater rate than any other population in the world, according to research data. Could this outsized level of prescribing be a rational, appropriate response to an unusually high level of pain in the U.S ...

Atacama 'alien' skeleton's identity revealed by genetic testing - Inhabitat

In 2013, Stanford University professor of microbiology and immunology Garry Nolan conducted a genetic test that confirmed Ata's humanity. However, the reasons behind Ata's appearance remained a mystery. In a study published in Genome Research, Nolan ...

ESA/JRC International Summer School on GNSS 2018 Slated for July - Inside GNSS

The ESA/JRC International Summer School on GNSS is hosted this year by Austria from July 16-27, 2018 in Loipersdorf, Austria. It is in cooperation with Stanford University in the United States, the Institut Supérieur de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace ...

For Decades, People Thought a Mummy Found in Chile's Atacama Desert Was an Alien - Remezcla (blog)

Ata, who had large eye sockets and 10 ribs instead of 12, likely had a bone disorder never identified before. The research began in 2012 after Garry P. Nolan – an immunologist at Stanford University – learned that Sirius was in production. The ...

How Social Media Can Reveal Overlooked Drug Reactions - WSHU

But soon after, two more of her patients at Stanford on the same drug reported that they'd also stopped sweating. "Anytime something hits three, I think, OK, I gotta look into this a little bit more," she says. But she hadn't seen any reports before of ...

Scientists unravel mystery of Chilean 'alien mummy' - CTV News

An ancient non-human primate? A team of scientists from Stanford University and at UC San Francisco says they now have the answers – at least most of them. The mummy was discovered more than 10 years ago and dubbed “Ata,” after the Atacama Desert of ...

Hidden medical text read for the first time in a thousand years - Phys.Org

Conservators at Stanford University Libraries removed the pages from the leather-bound cover of the book of hymns, and mounted each leaf in an individually fitted, archival mat. The individual mats were placed in an aluminum frame to secure …more. An ...

Israel's Rambam Hospital, Stanford University Medicine Co-Host Symposium on Medical Tech -

A joint symposium by Israel's Rambam Health Care Campus and Stanford University Medicine was held earlier this week on the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, California, with the aim of exploring best practices and the latest developments in clinical ...

President accepts renaming committee recommendations - Stanford University News

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne has accepted the recommendations of the committee he appointed to consider renaming of Stanford buildings and sites. Facebook · Twitter · Email. By Kate Chesley. President Marc Tessier-Lavigne has accepted the ...

'Brain stethoscope' turns brain waves into sound - Futurity: Research News

... several years, neurologists have been working with a specialist in computer music to develop the brain stethoscope—not a stethoscope per se, but rather an algorithm that translates the brain's electrical activity into sounds. “This technology will ...

Stanford students play leading role in first US performances of Elfman's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra - Stanford University News

In anticipation of Stanford Symphony Orchestra's March 10 and 11 performances of his concerto at Bing Concert Hall, Elfman spent two days fine-tuning the orchestration of his score – stronger brass here, softer strings there. “It's been really cool ...

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California, adjacent to Palo Alto and between San Jose and San Francisco. Its 8,180-acre campus is one of the largest in the United States. Stanford also has land and facilities elsewhere.

Stanford University
Leland Stanford Junior University
Stanford University seal 2003.svg
Motto Die Luft der Freiheit weht
Motto in English
The wind of freedom blows
Type Private
Established 1891 (1891)
Endowment $22.2 billion (2015)
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Provost John Etchemendy
Academic staff
Administrative staff
11,128 excluding SHC
Students 15,877
Undergraduates 6,980
Postgraduates 8,897
Location Stanford, California, U.S.
Campus Suburban, 8,180 acres (12.8 sq mi; 33.1 km)
Newspaper The Stanford Daily
Colors Cardinal and white
Athletics NCAA Division I (FBS) Pac-12
Nickname Cardinal
Mascot Cardinal (official), Stanford Tree (unofficial, mascot of LSJUMB)
Stanford wordmark (2012).svg
Stanford is located in the US
Location in the United States
Stanford is located in California
Location in California

Stanford University, officially Leland Stanford Junior University, is a private research university in Stanford, California, adjacent to Palo Alto and between San Jose and San Francisco. Its 8,180-acre (12.8 sq mi; 33.1 km) campus is one of the largest in the United States. Stanford also has land and facilities elsewhere.

The university was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford was a former Governor of California and U.S. Senator; he made his fortune as a railroad tycoon. The school admitted its first students 125 years ago on October 1, 1891, as a coeducational and non-denominational institution.

Stanford University struggled financially after Leland Stanford's death in 1893 and again after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Following World War II, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would later be known as Silicon Valley. The rise of Silicon Valley helped Stanford become one of the world's most prestigious universities. The university is also one of the top fundraising institutions in the country, becoming the first school to raise more than a billion dollars in a year.

There are three academic schools that have both undergraduate and graduate students and another four professional schools. Students compete in 36 varsity sports, and the university is one of two private institutions in the Division I FBS Pac-12 Conference. It has gained 111 NCAA team championships, the second-most for a university, 483 individual championships, the most in Division I, and has won the NACDA Directors' Cup, recognizing the university with the best overall athletic team achievement, for 22 consecutive years, beginning in 1994–1995.

Stanford faculty and alumni have founded a large number of companies that produce more than $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, equivalent to the 10th-largest economy in the world. It is the alma mater of 30 living billionaires, 17 astronauts, and 20 Turing Award laureates. It is also one of the leading producers of members of the United States Congress. Sixty Nobel laureates and seven Fields Medalists have been affiliated with Stanford as students, alumni, faculty or staff.