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Kidman, Urban help raise funds for cancer program

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Actress Nicole Kidman and husband, country music star Keith Urban, visited the Bay Area recently to support the Stanford Women’s Cancer Program, which encompasses the work of dozens of faculty in a comprehensive effort to improve survival and cure rates for breast and gynecologic cancers.

The Cardinal's winning weekend

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Stanford teams gave fans a lot to be thankful for this weekend. Women's volleyball won its fourth straight Pac-10 championship with a 3-2 win over California. Women's soccer beat Boston College 3-1 and is headed to the NCAA College Cup. The football team beat Notre Dame, 45-38. The men's and women's basketball teams ruled as well.

Assistant Police Chief Brunot to bid Farm farewell

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Nick Brunot devised and implemented security plans for campus visits by world leaders, including former Soviet Union Premier Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990; the Clinton family in 1997 and 2001; the Dalai Lama in 2005; and President George W. Bush in 2006. He will retire early next year.

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  • SIEPR lecture: Joel Mokyr, professor of economics and history at Northwestern University, will give the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research's annual Abramovitz Lecture, Monday, Dec. 7, in the Landau Economics Building at the corner of Serra and Galvez. A reception is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., followed by the lecture at 5:15. The title of Mokyr's talk is "The Enlightenment and the Origins of Modern Economic Growth in 18th-Century Europe." RSVP to Dafna Baldwin by Dec. 1.
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When President Barack Obama made his overnight trip to Dover Air Force Base late last month, one of the fallen Americans to whom he offered a somber salute was 1994 Stanford graduate MICHAEL WESTON.

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