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Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States.

Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University) is a private research university in Stanford, California. Its motto is "Die Luft der Freiheit weht", meaning "the air of freedom is blowing". Stanford is known for its academic strength, wealth, and proximity to Silicon Valley.

It 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. Leland Stanford, a former Governor of California and U.S. Senator, made his fortune as a railroad tycoon. 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. After WWII, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would later be known as Silicon Valley.

The university is organized around three traditional schools consisting of 40 academic departments at the undergraduate and graduate level and four professional schools that focus on graduate programs in Law, Medicine, Education and Business. Stanford's undergraduate program is one of the top three most selective in the United States. As of March 2018, 81 Nobel laureates, 27 Turing Award laureates, and 7 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with Stanford as students, alumni, faculty or staff. In addition, Stanford University is particularly noted for its entrepreneurship and is one of the most successful universities in attracting funding for start-ups.

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Jaap Suermondt

Advisor

Aman Kumar

Advisor

Anthony Tran

Investor

Ayako Hiwasa

Advisor

Blas L. Pérez Henríquez

Founder

Brian Rowen

Board member

Brian Speir

Advisor

Casey Miller

Founder

Daisy Bermudez

Founder

Danise Olague

Founder

Fei-Fei Li

Advisor

ji hoon jang

Advisor

John Duhring

Advisor

Justin Klein

Advisor

Kristin McDonnell

Advisor

Laura Petree

Founder

Lynne Gregg

Advisor

Maja Zecevic, PhD, MPH

Advisor

Pulkit Jaiswal

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Roman Reed

Investor

sandy muju

Advisor

Sebastian Cardenas

Founder

Vincent van Haaff

Advisor

Vlad Omete

Advisor

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Rob Reich, Mehran Sahami and Jeremy M. Weinstein
September 10, 2021
Time
Big Tech's focus on optimization and increasing efficiency is not inherently a good thing. What values should we pursue instead?
Kellen Browning and Erin Griffith
September 8, 2021
www.nytimes.com
As the pandemic drags on, more people are beginning and leaving new jobs without once seeing their colleagues face-to-face, leading to an easy-come, easy-go attitude toward workplaces.
Kellen Browning and Erin Griffith
September 8, 2021
www.nytimes.com
As the pandemic drags on, more people are beginning and leaving new jobs without once seeing their colleagues face-to-face, leading to an easy-come, easy-go attitude toward workplaces.
FinSMEs
September 3, 2021
FinSMEs
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Kyle LaHucik
September 1, 2021
FierceBiotech
Researchers at Stanford University say they have created a mini version of the CRISPR-Cas system that could be easier to deliver into cells for gene therapies. The mini gene-editing system comes after CRISPR pioneer Intellia revealed first-in-human gene editing data in June.
By Daniel Thomas
August 30, 2021
BBC News
The former boss of blood testing company Theranos is accused of fraud and could face years in jail.
Kari Paul
August 29, 2021
the Guardian
Once the world's youngest female self-made billionaire, the former head of Theranos is facing fraud charges and possible jail time
Edited by Gadgets 360 Newsdesk
August 27, 2021
NDTV Gadgets 360
A group of Stanford University researchers has developed rechargeable batteries that can store charge six times that of the lithium-ion batteries available at present. With the help of this new technology, users would have to recharge mobile devices only once a week and an electric vehicle would be able to cover six times more distance on a single recharge.
Science X staff
August 26, 2021
phys.org
Determining the 3-D shapes of biological molecules is one of the hardest problems in modern biology and medical discovery. Companies and research institutions often spend millions of dollars to determine a molecular structure--and even such massive efforts are frequently unsuccessful.
Erin McCormick in San Francisco
August 24, 2021
the Guardian
Stanford University research estimates that smoky California air may have resulted in as many as 7,000 preterm births
Science X staff
August 24, 2021
phys.org
In addition to antibodies and white blood cells, the immune system deploys peptides to fight viruses and other pathogens. Synthetic peptides could reinforce this defense but don't last long in the body, so researchers are developing stable peptide mimics. Today, scientists report success in using mimics known as peptoids to treat animals with herpes virus infections. These small synthetic molecules could one day cure or prevent many kinds of infections, including COVID-19.
FinSMEs
August 22, 2021
FinSMEs
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Daisuke Wakabayashi
August 20, 2021
www.nytimes.com
A couple are heading to court to decide who is entitled to a fortune, started in the earliest days of Google, that includes valuable California real estate and stock holdings.
Kristen French
August 19, 2021
phys.org
On Aug. 9, the U.N. released a dire climate report, the first since 2018, that warned of accelerated warming of the planet and splashed code red alert headlines across the world. To bring the Earth back from the brink will demand powerful collective action, the authors of the report wrote. But while the urgency of the message is growing in the public sphere, scientists, journalists, artists and creators have still so far struggled to communicate it effectively to large numbers of global citizens. Some of them are now pinning their hopes on virtual reality (VR) to get the message across. In fact, a substantial body of research from the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab has shown that using virtual reality to change human behavior works. But how does it work, and what kinds of VR experiences can most effectively reach the largest numbers of people and have the most impact? Where can these VR experiences be delivered to people? Is VR just a communication tool or can it be something more?
Joanna Glasner
August 13, 2021
Crunchbase News
We take a look at which American universities graduated the highest number of recently funded female startup founders. The top three schools on the list may not come as a huge surprise, as they're the same universities that tend to be popular with funded startup founders overall.
Glennda Chui
August 12, 2021
phys.org
The single-stranded genetic material RNA is best known for guiding the assembly of proteins in our cells and carrying the genetic code for viruses like SARS-CoV-2 and HIV. But 40 years ago, scientists discovered another hidden talent: It can catalyze chemical reactions in the cell, including snipping and joining RNA strands. This gave new momentum to the idea that RNA was the driving force behind the evolution of large molecules that ultimately led to life.
Maddie Stone
August 11, 2021
MIT Technology Review
Demand for lithium, cobalt, graphite, and other battery materials is soaring. AI may help dig them up.
FinSMEs
August 9, 2021
FinSMEs
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USA TODAY
August 5, 2021
USA TODAY
Apple plans to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse, which child protection groups applauded, but also drew surveillance concerns.
Glennda Chui
August 5, 2021
phys.org
Virtually all chemical and fuel production relies on catalysts, which accelerate chemical reactions without being consumed in the process. Most of these reactions take place in huge reactor vessels and may require high temperatures and pressures.
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