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Stanford Report

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

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Prepare for climate change now, Field tells U.S. Senate

Stanford environmental scientist Chris Field warned a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday that now is the time to prepare for the heat waves, heavy rains and drought that climate change will bring.

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Freshmen eager to explore the purpose of education

If their preferences for Thinking Matters courses are any indication, Stanford's incoming freshmen are eager to explore the purpose of education, says Ellen Woods, who has helped implement this new undergraduate requirement.

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Minor reflects on his new role as School of Medicine dean

He's a Mac user and loves using an iPad to read several books at once, but Lloyd Minor, the new dean of the School of Medicine, displays a trace of cheerful regret as he mentions his imminent switch to an iPhone. His new job starts Dec. 1.

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Authors Orozco and Bailey win 2012 Saroyan Prize

The William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, sponsored by the University Libraries and the Saroyan Foundation, goes to Daniel Orozco for fiction and Elisabeth Tova Bailey for nonfiction.

Campus Announcements

  • Master of Liberal Arts: The Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) program, Stanford's part-time graduate degree program, is holding an information session for prospective applicants on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. MLA faculty and students will discuss the program, including curriculum requirements and the admissions process. Stanford employees can use STRP funds toward tuition. To RSVP, email
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Play ball! Faculty, staff, postdoctoral, alumni and student SOFTBALL ALL STARS take to the Sand Hill Road fields for annual summer competitions . . .

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