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Oct. 10, 2011

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Hoover economist Thomas Sargent wins Nobel Prize

Thomas Sargent, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor emeritus in economics, won the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics this morning. He shares the prize with Christopher Sims at Princeton.

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Jasper Ridge Preserve gets dancer as first visiting artist

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the field station, but this year, the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve has picked the internationally respected choreographer Ann Carlson as its first visiting artist.


Stanford names six new Bass Fellows, celebrates faculty contributions to undergraduate education

At a special event last week, Provost John Etchemendy and Harry Elam, vice provost for undergraduate education, recognized six faculty members who were appointed Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education. The Bass Fellows were honored Oct. 5, as part of the university's first "Celebration of Undergraduate Education."

Campus Announcements

  • What's that smell? PG&E to begin testing work this week: For the past month, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. work crews have been preparing for hydrostatic pressure testing of a segment of what is known as line 132, one of two high-pressure gas pipelines that run through Stanford land for more than a mile. As part of the testing process, the utility company will vent gas from that pipeline segment so that it can be filled with water. That process will begin Tuesday, Oct. 11. Residents may smell gas during this process and at other points during testing work. There also may be noise associated with testing activities. According to the utility company, these odors and noises are expected and safe. Read the full announcement for more information.
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