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Students, staff, faculty safe in Chile following earthquake

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The Bing Overseas Studies Center in Santiago, Chile, is expected to reopen Monday following an 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile early Saturday morning. All students, staff and faculty currently in the program are accounted for and safe. There was no damage to the center.

On video: An 'A plus' for Parents' Weekend

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More than 3,000 family members braved sometimes rainy weather for Parents’ Weekend. Provost John Etchemendy welcomed the visitors Friday morning in Memorial Auditorium to kick off the annual event. Watch the video.

Discovery in legumes could reduce chemical fertilizer use

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Escalating use of nitrogen fertilizer is increasing algal blooms and global warming, but a discovery by Stanford researchers could begin to reverse that. A key step in how symbiotic bacteria living in legumes turn nitrogen into plant food could ultimately reduce the need for chemical fertilizers.

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  • 2010 Amy J. Blue Award nominations sought: The Amy J. Blue Awards honor staff members who are exceptionally effective, supportive of colleagues and passionate about their work. The awards are presented to three staff members each year. Nominations must be received by midnight March 22. For details, visit the award website.
  • Correction: The teaser for last Friday's Dish item on the NSF grant awarded to Gary Segura and Simon Jackman gave the wrong affiliation for their non-Stanford colleague. The project is a collaboration with the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.
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