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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Social Sciences

Measuring society's well-being

Researchers have built an algorithm that can provide, in principle, a real-time indication of society's well-being by analyzing social media posts.

Measuring well-being


Chitra Dinakar has died at 54

Chitra Dinakar founded Stanford’s first allergy, asthma and immunodeficiency clinic for adult patients. She has died at 54.

Chitra Dinakar

Health & Medicine

Potential autism biomarker

Cerebrospinal fluid levels of a hormone called vasopressin were lower in babies who went on to develop autism than in those who did not. 

Sleeping baby

Teaching & students

Helping with COVID-19 in Peru

First-year student Marcelo Peña teamed up with researchers in his home country of Peru to develop a unique ventilator for treating patients with COVID-19.

Marcelo Pena

The Dish

Cardinal football stars COLBY PARKINSONCASEY TOOHILL AND CAMERON SCARLETT will have a chance to compete for a National Football League roster after the annual draft this weekend.

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  • COVID-19 conversation: Join President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Provost Persis Drell and School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor on Wednesday, April 29, at noon for a conversation with the Stanford community. They will discuss the work of Stanford Medicine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, provide an update on the university’s planning and answer questions from the community. Learn more.
  • Open forum: An external review committee reviewing the university’s support, prevention, response and investigation of sexual harassment and sexual violence services will hold a Zoom-based feedback forum on Tuesday, April 28, for faculty, staff and postdocs from noon to 1:15 p.m. The purpose of the forum is to give community members an opportunity to provide feedback about these services. There is also a community feedback form where Stanford community members can provide input to reviewers anonymously. Register here.

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