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Teaching law in Afghanistan and other developing nations

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The Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP) was started in 2007 by two law students who wanted to help train lawyers in that country. It has inspired similar Law School projects in Bhutan and Timor-Leste. Erik Jensen is co-director of the Rule of Law Program and an adviser to ALEP students.

Climate change doubters lack scientific expertise

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An analysis of the scientific prominence and expertise of climate researchers shows that the few who are unconvinced of human-caused climate change rank far below researchers who are convinced. Biology Professor Stephen Schneider is co-author of the study, which was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Construction projects receive approvals from trustees

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The Board of Trustees has given construction approval for a new childcare center and for a new student dining facility. The board gave concept and site approval to a new dorm at Manzanita Park and design approval for a translational medicine research center.

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  • West Nile precautions: After two birds infected with West Nile virus were found on the Stanford campus near the corner of Mayfield Avenue and Santa Ynez Street recently, Santa Clara County's Vector Control office trapped and analyzed mosquito populations in various areas on campus and determined that no West Nile virus was present in the mosquito population, the primary vector for West Nile transmission to humans. However, in an effort to educate and inform campus homeowners and other residents, Stanford's office of Environmental Health and Safety is encouraging the community to review the county's vector control website, which includes information on how to limit mosquito breeding around their homes and in campus residential areas.
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