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1. Stanford scientists observe brain activity in real time

A Stanford Bio-X team of scientists invented tools for watching mice brain nerves send signals in real time. The technique will make it easier to study brain functions and help develop therapies for brain diseases.

2. Stanford researcher: First-time college students benefit from discussing differences

A Stanford scholar found that talking about social class helped first-generation college students reduce the social-class achievement gap by as much as 63 percent.

3. Stanford Live posts 2014-15 season performances

The upcoming Stanford Live season promises an eclectic lineup of more than 60 events, from the world premiere of "The Demo" to a campus-wide examination of Haydn.

4. Stanford Profiles provides window into university's scholarly community

Stanford created the new website to support faculty and to facilitate their research activities by extending to other schools, institutes and administrative units on campus the Community Academic Profiles system that has been available to School of Medicine faculty since 2004.

5. Stanford research shows benefits of crystallization

Stanford scientists help create a novel way to do time-lapse studies of crystallization that will lead to more flexible and effective electronic displays, circuits and pharmaceutical drugs.

6. Stanford inaugurates new academic arts program in Washington, D.C.

During winter quarter, the Bing Stanford in Washington Program offered its first quarter dedicated to the arts, including full-time internships. 

7. Tour outlines shared challenges to San Francisquito Creek watershed

Stanford faculty and staff recently participated in an educational tour of the San Francisquito Creek that emphasized the complexity of shared challenges created by human intervention in the historic waterway and suggested the need for coordinated solutions.

8. A facelift for Memorial Auditorium, new roof for Cantor Arts Center

Both buildings will remain open to the public during the restoration projects.

9. Stanford researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife

Protecting wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050 will require a holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes such as farmland, say Stanford researchers.  

10. At Stanford, President Hennessy focuses campus attention on sustainability progress

Sustainability progress – both academic and operational – was the focus of President John Hennessy's annual address to the Academic Council on Thursday. The president also praised improvements in undergraduate education and recognized faculty excellence as he outlined university advancements over the past academic year.