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Mary Robinson calls for 'shared view' of human rights

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Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, spoke Monday night about her aspirations for establishing global human rights in a wide-ranging talk that addressed health rights, corporate responsibility, decent work and "climate justice" to a capacity crowd at Cubberley Auditorium.

Pritzker family pledges $10 million to Stanford

The Pritzker family of Chicago, founders of the Hyatt hotel group, has pledged $10 million to Stanford to help Chicago-area students attend the university. Stanford will use the gift to create a scholarship fund dedicated to supporting Chicago students with the greatest financial need.

Researchers find electrical current stemming from plants

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In a study that could be the first step toward carbon-free electricity directly from plants, Stanford engineers have generated electrical current by tapping into the electron activity in individual algae cells. Photosynthesis excites electrons, which can then be turned into an electrical current.

Thursday's senate agenda includes yearly report on faculty

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Patricia Jones, vice provost for faculty development and diversity will be among the speakers at tomorrow's Faculty Senate meeting. Jones will present the annual Report on the Faculty. There also will be an update from the leaders of the task force on undergraduate education.

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