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Monday, October 29, 2018

science & technology 

Teaching robots to learn

In the basement of the Gates Computer Science Building, researchers are using smartphones and browsers to speed up teaching robots basic skills .

Researchers with robot arms

campus life

Power of the pause

The Contemplation by Design Summit, which opens Tuesday, gives members of the Stanford community a chance to pause, relax and replenish.

Windhover contemplation center

business

Big data's edge

Juliane Begenau, assistant professor of finance, argues that data and computing power is giving big companies a growth edge over small businesses.

Juliane Begenau

Open Enrollment is Oct. 22 - Nov. 9. Carillon Concert

Announcements

  • Standing in solidarity: Hundreds of members of the Stanford community, of all faiths and backgrounds, joined a vigil on White Plaza on Sunday afternoon in remembrance of the lives lost in the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The open-microphone vigil was organized by the Jewish Student Association. Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell addressed the shootings and other acts of hatred in a post on Notes from the Quad, writing, “We stand in solidarity with those who feel under attack today." Read the post.
  • Open Enrollment fairs: Open Enrollment fairs give faculty and staff a chance to learn more about health plan options. A fair will be held today, Oct. 29, at Tresidder Memorial Union's Oak Lounge from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; at the Li Ka Shing Building on Wednesday, Oct. 31; and at Porter Drive's Pacific Ocean Room on Nov. 6. Learn more at Cardinal at Work

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