Stanford headlines for the week of March 12, 2008

$17 million grant to advance simulations of hypersonic flight

Grants awarded for interdisciplinary research on Africa, India and Middle East

Symposium to examine environmental effect of Cold War fallout

Stanford acquires late professor’s renowned collection of ‘association copies’

Snakes slither past toxic newts in evolving race

Treasury secretary takes in some of Stanford's natural wealth

2008 Amy J. Blue nominations solicited

Daylong symposium for Panofsky set

Board of Trustees has elected five new members to five-year terms

New department in School of Earth Sciences can now award master’s, doctoral degrees

The Bourn identity: Preserving the school's legacy

$12 million in gifts spurs launch of Stanford-Berkeley stem cell initiative

South African nurses visit Packard Children's

Calling all type-A people

Mouse model could provide clues to autistic behaviors

Eating disorders program now available to young adults

Letting the public see science is sexy

Medical center people

Nutrition expert criticizes food industry for subtly influencing our eating habits

Stanford economist says charter schools can pull U.S. out of educational slump

Bringing students to China helped demystify process of field research, Oi says

Faculty win $50,000 Sloan Fellowships

Grants being offered for arts programs

Initiative on improving K-12 education seeks to support new projects

Faculty Senate minutes - March 6, 2008 meeting

Housing

Ph.D. Orals

Former Mexican President Fox exudes optimism about future

Cardinal Chronicle

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