USP recommendations on sub- jects such as breadth require-ments — which were debatedover multiple Senate meetings.Under the C-USP recommen-dation, the Program in Writingand Rhetoric (PWR) would beexpanded to include “oral, visualand digital communication,” asrecommended by the Study of Undergraduate Education atStanford (SUES) report. The C-USP recommendation also addedan explicit stipulation that classesfulfilling writing requirements betaught by tenure-line faculty oracademic staff.“We included that to assurethe quality of the classes, whenand if they’re offered by depart-ments,” Goldstein said.“There is the overarchinggoal of integrating the programmore fully into the departmentallife of the University,” added As-sociate Professor of EnglishNicholas Jenkins. “It’s very im-portant that the program reflectthe full academic spectrum of the University.”Susan McConnell, professor of biology and co-chair of the SUEScommittee, framed the increasedbreadth in the writing require-ment as a reflection of ongoingtrends in communications.“[In recent years] the means of communication have proliferat-ed,” McConnell said. “What wehoped was that students wouldn’tbe prevented from exploring theforms of communication that willbe most helpful for them in theirprofessional development.”The amended requirementspassed the Senate by unanimousvoice vote, bringing to an end a se-ries of reforms of Stanford’s un-dergraduate education originat-ing with the SUES report.“We’ve concluded the role of the Senate in putting in place anew vision for undergraduate ed-ucation at Stanford,” said Rose-mary Knight Ph.D. ’85, professorof geophysics and Senate chair,thanking SUES and C-USP com-mittee members for their efforts.“The next few years are going tobe really exciting.”The Senate then heard the an-nual budget report, delivered byVice Provost for Budget and Aux-iliaries Management Tim WarnerMBA ’77.“Our financial position is verystrong,” Warner said. “We’re run-ning surpluses. . . . Some of themoves we made a few years ago tocut budgets and reset the Univer-sity financially are really startingto pay off.”Warner emphasized the role of the strategic direction of the 2012-13 budget, which focuses on en-suring faculty salary competitive-ness, strengthening budgetarysupport for undergraduate finan-cial aid and otherwise respondingto University spending priorities.He acknowledged, however,that critical revenue sources —such as health care services, feder-al research funding and invest-ment income — may come underpressure in the year ahead.Warner predicted a total rev-enue sum of $4.4 billion duringthe upcoming academic year, up 4percent from the 2011-12 fiscalyear. The projected Universitysurplus of approximately $220million remains unchanged fromthis year.According to Warner, studentincome will serve as a significantcontributor to increased revenue,with the figure set to rise by 3.4percent from this year even as theUniversity continues to increasethe amount of financial aid of-fered to both undergraduate andgraduate students.From 2007 to 2012, Universityexpenditure on financial aid in-creased from $66 million to $127million, with that figure projectedto rise to $152 million by 2017.Nevertheless, Warner saidStanford has seen a largely robustrecovery from the recession, not-ing a 3.6 percent annual growthrate in total revenues from 2007to 2012, despite falling levels of federal research and financial aidfunding. University reserves havegrown by 6.8 percent per yearover the same period, while Stan-ford’s endowment has nearly re-turned to pre-recession levels.“We’re not back to where wewere before the recession, butwe’re close,” Warner said. “We doneed to turn attention to some of those revenue sources that maybe under pressure.”Warner also noted that the2012-13 budget includes signifi-cant capital expenditure, with aprojected outlay of $529.5 millioncontributing to a three-year Capi-tal Plan that will require approxi-mately $2.1 billion in total expen-ditures for completion.The largest segment of capitalexpenditure, totaling $134.2 mil-lion, will be allocated to the Stan-ford Energy Systems Innovation(SESI), a renovation of Stanford’scentral energy facility.The Faculty Senate will hearreports on the Emeriti Counciland the School of Medicine at itsfinal meeting of the year on June14.
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Hamilton said.This year, the TSF PartnershipProgram Award was presented toRaagapella, Colleges AgainstCancer, Stanford Triathlon andStanford Taiko. The Deans’Award was given to the Solar CarProject, Ram’s Head, StanfordOutdoor Outreach Program andthe Stanford Concert Network.The Lyons Award was given toSteven Crane ’11, James EstrellaIII ’14, Anna Doty ’12, Erica Fer-nandez ’12, Sarah Hennessy ’12,Katie Jaxheimer ’12, StephenTrusheim ’13 and Marc Shaub, agraduate student in computer sci-ence. The Sterling Award wasgiven to Jack Trotter ’12. The Out-standing Achievement Awardwas given to Tenzin Seldon ‘12and Michael Tubbs ’12. AssociateDirector of African and AfricanAmerican Studies Cheryl Brownand Artist-in-Residence at theDrama Department CherrieMoraga both received the ASSUTeacher of the Year award.Remound Wright ’15 attendedthe gala to support friends.“The gala was great,” Wrightsaid. “It was nice seeing the per-formances, and honoring and see-ing people who do amazing thingshere at Stanford.”Organizers said the event wasdesigned to inspire students totake advantage of the opportuni-ties around them.“Students can benefit becauseit enlightens them to things thatthey may not know about that aregoing on around campus,” Wrightsaid. “They may discover some-thing that they themselves wantto do, and wouldn’t have known if they hadn’t attended. Plus, it’s justgood to show support to fellowstudents.”
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pneumonia incidence researchproject under the purview of Inter-active Research and Development.She is currently pursuing hermaster’s degree in internationalrelations at the University of Karachi while teaching Pakistanstudies at L’ecole for AdvancedStudies in Karachi, the city whereshe grew up.Lai earned a bachelor’s withhonors in human biology fromStanford in 2011. She thenworked with the Burma BorderProject in Mae Sot, a Thai bordertown. Lai is currently helping apsychiatrist and the director of social services at a torture treat-ment center write a book aboutglobal mental health on the Thai-land-Burma border.
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Researchers uselaser to gain imageof lysozymes
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Researchers at the SLAC Na-tional Accelerator Laboratory re-cently used the Linac CoherentLight Source (LCLS) laser to visu-alize crystallized biomoleculessuch as lysozymes, which are smallproteins found in egg whites.In the past, scientists have usedX-rays to analyze the structure of biological molecules by observinghow a molecule scatters X-raybeams. With the help of the LCLS,SLAC led an international team of researchers to use an imagingtechnique called serial femtosec-ond crystallography, which gathersan image by the emission of ultra-short, ultrabright X-ray laser puls-es lasting one femtosecond (10-15seconds), to obtain a high-resolu-tion image of the molecule inquestion.The advantage of this high-res-olution technique is that scientistscan now use smaller crystals thanin X-ray refraction analysis andcan gain different insight into mo-lecular dynamics, according to aSLAC press release.Researchers said they usedlysozyme as their first researchsample because it is easily crystal-lized. However, the team plans touse the same technique to imagemore-complex proteins in the fu-ture.This was the first study to usethe Coherent X-Ray Imaging(CXI) instrument at SLAC. TheCXI device is a type of molecularcamera that can image biologicalsamples to a point of damage be-yond which other molecular cam-eras cannot produce images.The results of the experimentwere published in Science.The international team includ-ed researchers from Max PlanckInstitutes, DESY, Arizona StateUniversity, Cornell University,SUNY Oswego, The Johns Hop-kins University Applied PhysicsLaboratory, the Nikhef NationalInstitute for Subatomic Physics,the European Synchrotron Radia-tion Facility, the University of Gothenburg, the University of Hamburg, the University of Lübeck and Uppsala University.
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Granick to lead CivilLiberties Initiativeat Law School
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Jennifer Stisa Granick will leadthe new Civil Liberties Initiative atthe Center for Internet and Socie-ty (CIS), the Stanford Law Schoolannounced Wednesday in a pressrelease. The center will focus onanalyzing the intersection be-tween online technology and civilliberty, with emphasis on the studyof cyber security, national security,government surveillance and freespeech.Granick was a founding execu-tive director of CIS, serving from2001 to 2007, and lectured in cyberlaw and computer crime law at theStanford Law School. She thenserved as the civil liberties directorat the non-profit digital advocacyand legal organization ElectronicFrontier Foundation from 2007 to2012.She returns to Stanford afterworking as an attorney with theboutique Internet law firm, Zwill-Gen PLLC.“We are thrilled to have herback as the center enters a newstage of growth in this constantlyevolving arena,” Stanford LawSchool Dean Larry Kramer said.Granick’s areas of expertise in-clude computer crime and securi-ty, electronic surveillance, privacy,data protection, copyright andtechnology regulation under theDigital Millenium Copyright Act,according to the press release.She earned her bachelor’s de-gree from the New College of Florida and her law degree fromthe University of California, Hast-ings College of the Law. In addi-tion to publishing law review arti-cles, Granick has been a columnistfor Wired Magazine.
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