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April 13, 2012

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Arab Spring youth activists meet with Stanford students

A student-led initiative brought nearly 40 delegates from across North Africa, the Middle East and the United States to Stanford this week to swap stories and develop new ideas for change.

Hubble Space Telescope image of two galaxies merging. This system is known as the “Antennae Galaxies” (NGC 4038-4039). (Image courtesy Hubble Space Telescope)

Tool offers scientists closer look at merging galaxies

Scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology have created sophisticated computer simulations that show galaxy mergers in much more detail than ever before.

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To bean or not to bean:
Is soy a sustainable food?

In an individual's diet, soy can be a healthy source of protein and fiber. But as a global commodity crop, it can leave a devastating environmental footprint. In the Sage section of Stanford magazine, senior Judee Burr explores the question.

Campus Announcements

  • Advisory Board Election: An election is under way to choose two full professors to fill upcoming vacancies on the seven-member Academic Council Advisory Board. The professors will fill upcoming vacancies in Electoral Group I (Graduate School of Business, School of Education and School of Law) and Electoral Group III (School of Humanities and Sciences, Section A: Natural Sciences). The Advisory Board election is open until 11:59 p.m. on April 21. All members of the Academic Council have received emails providing the link for submitting votes on the secure webpage.
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