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Stanford Report

May 1, 2012

Photo: Buddha

Scholar tracks migration of meditation to modern yoga

Religious Studies Professor Carl Bielefeldt is a scholar of 13th century Japanese Zen, a tradition of Buddhism that emphasizes the practice of meditation. As Bielefeldt describes it, the deep visualization of traditional meditation could not realistically play a role in modern American life.

Photo of a solar array

America's approach to clean energy needs a reality check

In a post-Solyndra, budget-constrained world, the transition to a decarbonized energy system faces great hurdles. Overcoming these hurdles will require smarter and more focused policies. Two Stanford writers outline their visions in a pair of high-profile analyses.

Photo: 1969 photo of Walter Lohnes

May 12 gathering set for Lohnes, German Studies

A memorial gathering will be held at the Faculty Club on May 12 for Walter F. W. Lohnes, professor emeritus of German Studies, who died at 87 on Feb. 8 after a long illness. Lohnes changed the way German is taught in the U. S. and abroad.

Photo of computer science Professor Eric Roberts at 4/19/2012 Faculty Senate

April 19 Faculty Senate minutes now available online

At the April 19 Faculty Senate meeting, Eric Roberts, professor of computer science, left, described online education as "the most controversial topic that has come up in the time Iíve been here." The minutes of the meeting are now online.

Campus Announcements

  • Candidates sought for Graduate Public Service Fellowship:  The application deadline for the 2012-13 Graduate Public Service Fellowship program (GPS) is May 9. The fellowship, sponsored by the Haas Center for Public Service in partnership with the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, creates a supportive network among graduate students who share a scholarly interest in community and/or civic engagement. For more information, visit the GPS website.
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