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John Bravman named president of Bucknell University

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John C. Bravman, vice provost for undergraduate education at Stanford for more than a decade, has been named the 17th president of Bucknell University. Bravman will begin his duties as president of the 3,500-student private liberal arts university in Lewisburg, Pa., on July 1.

Plant biologists find promise in pathogen with ugly name

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"Corn smut," a tumor-causing maize fungus wields different weapons from its genetic arsenal depending on which part of the plant it infects. The discovery marks the first time tissue-specific targeting has been found in a pathogen. Biologist Virginia Walbot calls the finding "revolutionary."

Democracy viewed as solution to Iranian nuclear impasse

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A two-day nuclear summit is currently under way in Washington. The gathering focuses on ways to keep nuclear weapons out of the wrong hands. In an interview with the Stanford News Service, Abbas Milani, director of Iranian studies, addresses Iran's nuclear capability, and its democracy movement.

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