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1. Stanford's 'Live Context' series explores art and its ideas

Leveraging the university’s deep intellectual and artistic resources, "Live Context" is inspired by the conviction that the more you know about a work of art's historical and contemporary resonance the richer your experience.

2. Stanford scientists use ocean waves to monitor oil and gas fields

New technique exploits naturally occurring seismic waves to probe seafloor at less expense, and with fewer ill effects on marine life caused by air guns in use today.

3. Tax reform could reduce wealth inequality gap, Stanford scholar says

Stanford Law Professor Joseph Bankman discusses eight tax policies aimed at reducing inequality among the wealthiest Americans and the rest of society. 

4. Stanford bioengineers develop tool for reprogramming genetic code

By selectively manipulating how DNA issues biological commands, Stanford bioengineers have developed a tool that could prove useful in future gene therapies.

5. Super Bowl ads not profitable for competing brands, Stanford scholar says

A Stanford study finds that Super Bowl television commercials for beer and soda may generate sales, but when two major brands of the same type run competing ads, the sales benefits disappear.

6. The Blue Shield and Sutter Health impasse and what it means to Stanford employees

The recent contract renewal negotiations between Blue Shield and Sutter Health have many employees feeling uneasy. How did it get to this point, and what does it really mean?

7. Foreign correspondent Richard Engel will be Stanford's 2015 Commencement speaker

Engel, a veteran war correspondent and Stanford alumnus who has covered international events for nearly two decades, will deliver the 124th Commencement address. Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, will be the Baccalaureate speaker.

8. Stanford scholar explores Arabic obsession with language

Comparative literature professor Alexander Key finds that the Arab world had a head start on the West when it comes to understanding how language works.

9. Concussions – an issue for male and female athletes alike, Stanford professor says

William Maloney, professor of orthopaedic surgery, told the Faculty Senate on Thursday that while concussions are a problem in football, they also are a big concern in other sports, including soccer, water polo and club sports, involving both male and female players. University Architect David Lenox gave a report on new buildings on campus and those under construction.

10. Campus looks to expand housing options for faculty, staff

Stanford has recently entered into an agreement to lease a 167-unit apartment complex currently under construction near the border of Los Altos, Palo Alto and Mountain View, to help make additional rental housing available for faculty and staff.