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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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$4.2 million contemplative center gets trustee approval

With their approval of a site for the Windhover Contemplative Center, trustees have taken the first step toward fulfilling the late Nathan Oliveira's dream: A center where people could rest in quiet reflection while viewing his large paintings inspired by birds in flight.

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Stanford researchers help Hawaii plan ecological future

The future of a large chunk of the island of Oahu was at stake when Stanford environmental scientists were called in to lend a helping hand. In the end, the environmental value of the land – not just the commercial value – was considered, and that made all the difference.

Cover of Mantis, the literary journal

Student literary pub Mantis translates a world of poetry

Founded by graduate students in 2000, Mantis has maintained an emphasis on new poets and internationally diverse content. The journal emerged from a desire to facilitate conversation among writers engaged in the practice of poetry or literary criticism of poetry.

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Helmut Krawinkler, quake engineering expert, dies

Helmut Krawinkler, professor emeritus in civil and environmental engineering, and a leading expert in structural design and earthquake engineering, died April 16. Krawinkler fundamentally changed the process of evaluating seismic safety and damage potential.

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W. S. DI PIERO, professor emeritus of English, awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize . . .

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