Stanford headlines for the week of February 8, 2006

University reaches agreement with union on benefits issues

Nobutaka Ike, expert on Japanese, East Asian politics, dead at 89

Cyanobacteria living in hot springs flip a metabolic switch at night, study finds

New fund to support global solutions

Commencement speakers announced

Freed speech

Honors & Awards

History professor pushes students to become confident thinkers through writing

Faculty Senate to consider major new software system for research administration

Shiffman to leave ensemble-in-residence; new violinist announced

In Print and On the Air

Model explains how electron beams make nanotubes visible

2006 Wallenberg grant proposals sought

Graduate education report available online

Scientific ethics must be more than lesson in class

Low-fat diet no panacea for preventing cancer for women

Alzheimer's patients needed for study

New course offered on menopausal health

Dartmouth expert gives Feb. 17 Merigan lecture

Healing HeARTS: Packard Children's program offers creative outlet to sick kids

Media monitor

Hospitals conclude talks of establishing joint venture

Medical Center People

5 Questions: Mitchell on comprehensive cancer center

Revamped Web site provides thorough coverage of Stanford cancer work from bench to bedside

Astronaut alumna to discuss her career

Ph.D. Orals

Housing

Cardinal Chronicle

Undergraduate programs in advising, research to be combined