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Stanford Report

Dec. 14, 2012

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Trustees discuss changes in Stanford's arts landscape

At its Dec. 10-11 meeting, the Stanford Board of Trustees heard presentations about the university's longstanding commitment to the arts. Trustees also engaged in early discussions of an interdisciplinary neuroscience institute.

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Gift expert explains stress in selecting, receiving presents

According to Francis Flynn, a professor of organizational behavior at the Business School, gift givers tend to put more significance on price tags than recipients do — just one element complicating the "simple" task of buying a present.


Stanford University reports FY2012 financial results

Stanford University reported its financial results for fiscal year 2012 (FY2012), which ended Aug. 31, 2012. Consolidated net assets increased $1.6 billion, or 6 percent, to end the year at $26.7 billion. Consolidated results include the university, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.

Campus Announcements

  • Christmas Eve Family Service: The annual Christian ecumenical family service held on Christmas Eve will take place at 4 p.m. this year — earlier than in the past. The service will include a children's sermon by the Rev. Joanne Sanders, associate dean for religious life, and musical offerings by guest organist David Parsons. Doors open at 3:15 p.m. Please bring new, unwrapped gifts of toys or clothing, which will be distributed to needy children. Visit the Events Calendar listing for more information.
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