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News Release

January 9, 2009


Elaine Ray, News Service: (650) 387-0636,

Dan Stober, News Service: (650) 721-6965 (office), (650) 269-8693 (cell),

ADVISORY: Media invited to major announcement on energy research

Stanford University President John L. Hennessy will announce a major initiative to leverage the university's expertise in addressing the world's most pressing energy challenges. The event will take place Monday, Jan. 12, in Memorial Auditorium. A press conference is scheduled for 3 p.m., followed by a formal announcement and panel discussion at 4 p.m.

Confirmed panelists are Eric Schmidt, chief executive officer of Google Inc.; venture capitalist John Doerr, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Jane Woodward, chief executive officer of MAP; Jim Sweeney, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency at Stanford; and Sally Benson, director of Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP). Lynn Orr, founding director of GCEP, will moderate.

Media who wish to attend should contact Elaine Ray at (650) 387-0636,; or Dan Stober at (650) 721-6965 (office), (650) 269-8693 (cell),


Editor Note:

Parking will be available at Galvez Field (corner of Galvez Street and Campus Drive.

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