Stanford headlines for the week of May 14, 2008

John W. Gardner Center gets $8 million endowment to foster youth leadership

Dancing at the Stanford Powwow

Easterly doesn't think foreign aid is the solution to world poverty

Danish newspaper editor says free speech is in jeopardy

Key advance made in quest to develop computers that use quantum photonics

Famed scientist’s papers, artifacts arrive at library

Award-winning play Harlem Duet tells story of modern Othello

Boots on the ground

Salman Rushdie tells stories of oppression, freedom and the fatwa

Emergency notification system, AlertSU, scheduled for testing this afternoon

Faculty Senate to meet Thursday; Academic Council meeting follows

Moulton, who helped get funding to build SLAC, dead at 89

Honors & Awards

Heat wave warning issued in Bay Area

Annual Meeting of the Academic Council

Annual Academic Council meeting to be held Thursday, May 15

How to sustain food, biofuels, forests to be focus of Boething Lecture

Symposium on music and brain returns

Three employees honored with annual staff award

Grounds supervisor known for dedication to crews, campus

For Earth Systems associate director, students come first

Financial aid expert enriches her life with service to students and community

$43M grant for state-of-the-art stem cell facility

Research reveals how lungs grow airway branches

Cancer society chief to talk on global tobacco

Tired of faculty photo? It's time to get another

Platypus genome shows how evolution gave mammals a reproductive edge

Paradox protein starts and stops cancer, study finds

Rockson named to new endowed professorship

Former professor of pediatrics, James French, dies at 70

Medical center people

Media monitor


Ph.D. Orals

Stanford Lively Arts 2008-09 season balances edgy and traditional repertoire

Cardinal Chronicle

National History Education Clearinghouse is launched online