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Get a taste (or a feast) of curated intellectual content from Stanford+Connects events and the Stanford community at large. Browse our constantly updated top picks of Stanford-related articles, videos, photos and podcasts, all summarized and tagged to make it easy for you to hone in on whatever interests you most.

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  • Professor Tina Seelig, PhD ‘85, shares the ups and downs of teaching an online course on creativity to a rather diverse group: over 41,000 students, ranging in age from 18 to 80 and hailing from over 150 countries.

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  • The demise of the book has been forecasted despite the fact that 75% of Americans have read at least one book in the last year, with 23% reading it digitally. Professor Elaine Treharne offers compelling research into what 62,000 years of the history of text technologies has brought us and how we know that the book in all its forms will continue to survive.  

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  • Richard Shaw, dean of admission and financial aid at Stanford, walks us through 50 years of Stanford admissions. An admit rate that has dropped from 56% to less than 6% brings us the class of 2017, hailing from 75 countries and all 50 states, distributed across all incomes and ethnicities.

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  • “Global hunger problems are not all in very remote places that you might never have been to before—they’re right here. One out of five kids live in households that have real food problems.” Professor Rosamond Naylor shows us the personal side of food and nutrition security issues. The problem, she tells us, is not food production, but rather the food supply chain: more and more grains are getting tied up in the ethanol market and never making it down to the people who need them.

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