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03/17/95

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Hing named to advisory panel on Immigration Service

STANFORD -- Attorney General Janet Reno has appointed Bill Ong Hing, an associate professor of law, to the Department of Justice's new Citizens' Advisory Panel on the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The panel, which will hold its first meeting in Washington, D.C., on April 12-13, has been established to make recommendations on ways to reduce the number of complaints of abuse made against employees of the service, and to eliminate any legitimate causes for those complaints. Hing is one of nine private citizens on the panel, which also includes five Department of Justice members and one non-voting representative of the government of Mexico.

Hakuta to help set national educational research priorities

STANFORD -- Kenji Hakuta, professor of education, has been appointed to the new National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley. The 15-member board was authorized by Congress as part of the Educational Research, Development, Dissemination and Improvement Act of 1994. The board will work with the Department of Education to guide research priorities for five research institutes, each focused on a different mission. Hakuta was nominated for the board by the National Academy of Sciences.

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