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SALONER APPOINTED DEAN

Garth Saloner, MA '81, MS '82, PhD '82, an economist who has been a member of the Stanford faculty since 1990, has been named dean of the Graduate School of Business, effective September 1.

Saloner, a rare two-time winner of the school's Distinguished Teaching Award, succeeds Robert Joss, MBA '67, PhD '70, who announced last September he was stepping down after 10 years in the post.

ONE-STOP WORLD

Stanford's Global Gateway website (global.stanford.edu) debuted in May, a portal to the University's myriad international activities. A search by issue or country, or a click on any of nine regions on the site's world map, yields links to relevant Stanford research projects, faculty members, blogs and courses, with still more connections to global library materials, travel information, events and more.

UNIVERSITY ISSUES BONDS

Stanford announced in April the completed sale of $1 billion in taxable notes. The University issued $350 million in five-year bonds at 3.625 percent, $250 million in seven-year bonds at 4.25 percent and $400 million in 10-year bonds at 4.75 percent.

Proceeds from the sale of the bonds, rated AAA, ensure the University adequate liquidity and will be used as needed for general purposes.

RED-HOT: IPHONE LECTURES

Free videos of lectures from Stanford's spring course on creating applications for Apple's iPhone generated a million downloads from iTunes U in the first seven weeks of availability—the fastest any course reached that milestone, Apple told the Stanford Report. The iTunes U site, part of Apple's iTunes store, is devoted to educational content; iPhone Application Programming is offered on campus by the computer science department.

NEWS ON NARCOLEPSY

Research by Emmanuel Mignot, director of Stanford's Center for Narcolepsy, and colleagues has identified narcolepsy as an autoimmune disease. The finding offers hope for better treatment of the sleep disorder affecting one in 2,000 people and could lead to advancements with diseases including multiple sclerosis and juvenile diabetes.

The researchers' work, published online in May in Nature Genetics, focuses on a specific variation of a gene belonging to T cells and present in narcolepsy cases, whose manifestations include cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle power).

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