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Reforesting rural lands in western China pays big dividends

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An innovative program to encourage sustainable farming in rural China has helped restore eroded forestland while producing economic gains for many farmers, according to a new study by Stanford researchers. The government pays villagers to give up farming and find new sources of employment.

Senate to hear progress report on undergraduate education

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At Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, Susan McConnell, biology, left, and James Campbell, history, co-chairs of the Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford, will give the second update from the task force. The final report and recommendations are planned for autumn quarter.

On video: Scenes from the 40th Annual Stanford Powwow

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The Eucalyptus Grove came alive with American Indian dance, drumming and art last weekend during the 40th Annual Stanford Powwow. The student-organized event, which traditionally falls on Mother's Day weekend, is one of the largest celebrations of Native American culture in the West.

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  • Honoring Lives, Remembering Losses: An Interfaith Grief Memorial: The Office for Religious Life invites you to take part in a service of hope and healing for those grieving recent or past losses. The event takes place Thursday, May 12, at 4:30 p.m. in the CIRCLE on the third floor of the Old Union. Light candles to honor those who have died; take in soothing music and sacred readings about loss and hope.
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