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Ambassador Susan Rice to give Commencement address

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Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, will give the 2010 Commencement address. The Baccalaureate speaker will be Eboo Patel, a member of President Barack Obama's faith advisory council. Philosophy Professor Debra Satz will give the Class Day lecture. Read more.

Hennessy urges lawmakers to change export controls

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At a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee held on campus Friday, President John Hennessy said Cold War-era rules meant to prevent scientific advances from falling into enemy hands need to be rewritten to reflect the modern realities of worldwide scientific collaboration. Read more.

Biology Professor Peter Vitousek wins Japan Prize

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Peter Vitousek has won the 2010 Japan Prize, one of the world's major awards for contributions to progress in science and technology and advancement of world peace and prosperity. The prize includes 50 million yen (approximately $540,000). Read more.

Researcher urges employers to offer housework benefits

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Londa Schiebinger, director of the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, found that academic scientists spend about 19 hours a week on basic household chores. If universities offered a benefit to pay someone else to do that work, scientists would have more time to spend on the jobs they're trained for, she says. Read more.

Campus Announcements »

  • Flu clinic eligibility expanded: Vaden Health Center has received a substantial supply of H1N1 vaccine and will distribute it, along with seasonal flu vaccine, to students and their spouses or domestic partners and faculty, staff, retirees and their spouses or domestic partners today from 3- 6 p.m. and on Monday, Jan. 25, from 3-6 p.m. Both clinics will be held at Vaden. For more information, visit the flu website.
  • Correction: An item in the Jan. 15 eNews misstated the number of years Women's Basketball Coach Tara VanDerveer has been at Stanford. She has been on the Farm for nearly 25 years.
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TOBY GERHART to enter NFL draft . . . KELLEY O'HARA and ALI RILEY picked in women's pro soccer draft . . . PAUL RATCLIFFE named National Coach of the Year . . . Campus remembers PHILLIP JAMES FALCON. Read more.

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