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STANFORD UNIVERSITY —Across the United States there are more than a dozen major sites where soil and groundwater are contaminated with substantial amounts of uranium — a highly mobile, radioactive element. Most of the contamination is from poor disposal practices at mines or plants that processed uranium-rich ore for power plants or nuclear weapons, or [...]

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STANFORD—the United States is failing the “Bonhoeffer test,” which measures the morality of a society by the way it treats its children, Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children’s Defense Fund, told a Stanford audience.   Edelman said she mentions Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Protestant theologian who died opposing the Holocaust, in almost every speech [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Chinese internet users have devised an array of creative ways to navigate around government censorship of China’s cyberspace, a leading Hong Kong-based CNN journalist told a Stanford audience. In a November 21 talk at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Kristie Lu Stout, BA ’96, MA ’97, an anchor [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — As a youngster, Joanne Pasternack thought she knew exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up — first an Olympic figure skater and then a pediatrician.  Instead, she has ended up in a totally different realm —professional football, where she works as the director of community relations and philanthropy for [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Guy Kawasaki, a tech venture capitalist and author, who worked for Apple in the 1980s and 1990s, said he learned plenty from Steve Jobs, the company’s late co-founder and CEO.  At the top of the list: ignore self-appointed experts bearing bad business news — a group including social media [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY – “Instant runoff” voting – which San Franciscans will use this week to choose their new mayor, county sheriff and district attorney – requires voters to rank their three top choices in each race, instead of simply voting for their first choice, with a later run-off if needed. Advocates say instant runoff does [...]

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Excerpted from Stanford Lawyer magazine STANFORD— Afghanistan is an unlikely classroom for Stanford Law School students. In the grip of war since 2001 — the second major foreign military intervention in 30 years—it is a country struggling to find its way to peace and stability. Essential to these aims is the development of the rule [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — As Americans tune in to the debate preceding the next election, some will hear hypothetical questions about candidates. You might get a phone call, for example, asking how likely you would be to vote for so-and-so if she’d hired an illegal immigrant, or if such-and-such a candidate opposed gay [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — To make the greatest impact as philanthropists in today’s world we must “put our minds to work as well as our hearts,” writes Laura Arrillaga-Andreesen in her new book Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World. Arrillaga-Andreesen, creator of the first course in philanthropy at Stanford’s Graduate School of [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS -The Stanford Graduate School of Business has established the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies with a $150 million gift from Dorothy and Robert King, MBA ’60. The gift is among the largest ever to Stanford University. The Institute’s aim is to stimulate, develop, and disseminate research and innovations that enable [...]

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