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Department of Energy Cites Stanford University for Worker Safety and Health Violations

by U.S. Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Stanford University (Stanford) for four violations of the Department's worker safety and health regulations.  Worker safety is a priority for the Department, and its enforcement program supports this priority by holding contractors accountable for meeting regulatory requirements and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

Brief Fire at Stanford University's SLAC Lab Wednesday Night Posed No Threat, Officials Say

by Stanford University
Following a thorough damage assessment, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory had restored power to the linear accelerator. All safety systems and fire suppression systems have been restored. SLAC will start up accelerator operation and resume operations at both LCLS and FACET, according to the lab's website. The fire had shut down the lab as of late Thursday, June 28, but there were no injuries and no danger to the community, the university said in a statement.

X-rays Resurrect 200-year-Old Opera

by Thomas Sumner - Stanford University News Office
At first glance the beautifully bound 1797 Luigi Cherubini opera Médée looks like an impeccably preserved relic of opera's golden age. However, flip to the final pages of the aria "Du trouble affreux qui me dévore" ("The terrible disorder that consumes me") and you see the problem: Thick smudges of carbon completely black out the closing lines.