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Monday, April 20, 2020

science & technology

Rethinking the humble mask

COVID-19 has prompted Stanford engineers to rethink the humble face mask to counteract the side effects of oxygen deficiency.

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Two named Truman Scholars

Nik Marda and Leya Elias have received Truman Scholarships, which provide support for graduate school in preparation for careers in public service.

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science & technology

SLAC joins the COVID-19 fight

SLAC has re-opened some facilities for essential research on the atomic structure of the virus and how it interacts with potential treatments and vaccines.


social sciences

Neutral voting by mail

Both parties are concerned that mandated vote-by-mail might be disadvantageous in November. Which party should be concerned? Neither, says a study.

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The Dish

Six Stanford affiliates have been awarded PAUL AND DAISY SOROS FELLOWSHIPS for New Americans, which help immigrants and the children of immigrants pursue graduate degrees.

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  • Marguerite passenger limits: As of today, Monday, April 20, passenger limits will be implemented on Marguerite buses to protect the health and well-being of riders and drivers, follow social distancing guidelines and avoid overcrowding.  Learn more.
  • COVID-19 volunteering: Many members of the Stanford community are volunteering to help our communities during the COVID-19 crisis. Do you need additional volunteers? Share details about your volunteer effort to be posted on the volunteer page of the Cardinal at Work website to help others get involved and spread the kindness. Learn more.
  • Non-supervisor sexual harassment prevention training: Beginning this week, regular staff, non-supervisory employees who did not complete sexual harassment prevention training during last fall's early adopter program will be automatically assigned to the training and receive a STARS assignment email. State law mandates training in sexual and gender-based harassment and abusive conduct for non-supervisory employees every two years. The online training educates university community members about illegal forms of discrimination, sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in our community, reporting obligations, campus resources, how to assist survivors and how to be a positive "upstander." For more, visit the Sexual Harassment Policy Office website.

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