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Friday, October 16, 2020

What's a virus, anyway?

A virus called SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the globe. But what are viruses? And how do these tiny infectious particles, which straddle the line between life and non-life, multiply and spread to become global pandemics? Watch the video.


History of American militias

Stanford Law Professor Gregory Ablavsky discusses the history of militias in the U.S. and their legality, as well as the differences between militias formed during the American Revolution and those today. 


Power of resiliency, adaptability

Stanford engineer Sarah Heilshorn's experience of navigating the unfamiliar and intimidating inspires her to encourage underserved students and create a more inclusive work environment in her lab.

The Dish

Three Stanford education professors – BRIGID BARRON, ANNE COLBY and WILLIAM DAMON – helped shape a new global education initiative that Pope Francis introduced this week. The task brought them to Vatican City earlier this year for a research symposium that included an audience with the pope himself.

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  • Cancer & COVID-19 Community Town Hall: Join the Stanford Cancer Institute and Community Outreach & Engagement on Thursday, Oct. 29, for a town hall designed for the local and regional community to provide education about the impact of COVID-19 and cancer. Learn more.

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