Stanford headlines for the week of October 8, 2008

Gifts to the arts top $200 million; new space planned

Avant-garde director Robert Wilson: 'What we see can be as important as what we hear'

Circadian clock may be critical to learning and memory

Free flu immunizations to begin Mondays at Vaden Health Center

Conference will focus on problems of inequality in education

Honors & Awards

8,900 people expected for Reunion Homecoming

Touring Y2E2

Paul Ehrlich discusses new book on human evolution

Educators say pushback against progress continues racial split in U.S.

Nobel winners’ theory was confirmed at SLAC

New executive director for Haas Center announced, expected to start in April

$75 million gift from Lokey to build stem cell institute

New steps suggested for opiate use in children's hospitals

Danielle Ofri to deliver Oct. 14 King Lecture

Dean's essay discusses med center governance

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Asian-white couples face distinct risks during pregnancy, new study reveals

New test for deadly leukemia could allow doctors to make quicker diagnoses

New Down syndrome test less risky than amniocentesis

Mysterious snippets of DNA withstand eons of evolution

Introducing Heidi Heilemann: Lane Library's new director

Breast cancer therapist Kriss dies at 82

Medical center people

Mitchell receives major cancer research grant

Housing

National security fellows announced

Conference on managing set for Nov. 10

Biosafety panel’s approval process for protocols to go online

Web of sustainability

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