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Aug. 6, 2012

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Experts discuss Kofi Annan's resignation as Syria envoy

Stephen J. Stedman, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Larry Diamond, director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at FSI, say Kofi Annan had an impossible mission. They offer their analysis of Annan's resignation.

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What is a California accent? Linguists set out to identify it

Linguistics Professor Penelope Eckert, far left, launched a multi-year research endeavor called "Voices of California" to investigate how English is spoken in different parts of the state. Katherine Geenberg is one of the graduate students working on the project with Eckert.

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Researchers get to the root of a plant sex cell mystery

Although farmers have been manipulating plant germlines since the Neolithic, plant sex cells have stubbornly guarded the secret of their origin. The surprisingly simple answer – low oxygen levels – could change the way we breed plants.

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  • 2013 Medical Contribution Assistance Program: The 2013 Medical Contribution Assistance Program (MCAP) is designed to help university employees whose adjusted gross income is $60,000 or less provide medical coverage for their family members. The program pays up to the full employee contribution of the lowest cost medical plan when eligible employees cover their spouses and/or children. Remember, if you are a current participant, you must reapply for 2013. Applications must be completed and returned with a copy of the your most recent federal income tax return by Friday, Aug. 31. For more details, visit the Benefits website.

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COLLEEN LIM, alumna and former assistant dean of admission, will return to Stanford in September as director of admission . . .

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