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Joshua Falk

Experts examine Egypt uprising

The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies hosted a discussion on the Egyptian popular uprising yesterday, drawing commentary from history professor Joel Beinin and political science assistant professor Lisa Blaydes. History professor Robert Crews moderated the event, which took place in the Bechtel Conference Center.

Redwood City campus remains undeveloped

In September 2005, Stanford purchased a 35-acre portion of land at MidPoint Technology Park in Redwood City, intending to use the MidPoint facilities for administrative offices that did not need to be housed on the Palo Alto campus. But five years later, the Redwood City campus remains undeveloped.

Tenant, trustee reach settlement

Angie Cicero has lived in the same rental house in Union City for 25 years. But since the home’s owner died several years ago and left the house to Stanford, Cicero has faced the prospect of eviction. Under the recent settlement reached by the attorneys of Cicero and Cathleen Sterling, the will’s trustee, Cicero will move out of her long-time rental house in exchange for the payment of her housing costs for the next five to 10 years.

Medvedev seeks to learn from Silicon Valley’s successes

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev visited the Silicon Valley with a goal to develop an innograd, a mecca for tech industry modeled after the Valley, in the Moscow suburbs. Following visits to Twitter, Apple and Cisco, Medvedev presented a 10-point plan to boost Russia’s tech industry in Dinkelspiel Auditorium on Wednesday, June 23.

Poetry and Pros

Before becoming the 16th United States Poet Laureate in 2008, Kay Ryan had never even taken a creative writing class. But this winter, she was teaching one at Stanford.

Common sense

Hip-hop artist Common spoke in Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday night, encouraging students to find their own paths and always strive for greatness.

Art funding restrictions create challenges for some performing arts

For Stanford students seeking to complete projects in the arts, two major grant-funding sources provide financial support for arts projects, but cannot be used to compensate performers. The restriction presents distinct challenges for students hoping to complete projects in music, dance, theatre and other performing arts, which are popular ventures at the end of spring quarter, when students present senior recitals and other end-of-year performances.

A Greek tragedy?

Last week, amid financial turmoil, Greek Prime Minister George A. Pompandreou requested an international bailout to rescue his country’s faltering economy...

Researchers find electricity-plant link

A team of Stanford engineers has managed to harness electrical energy directly from algae cells. The researchers believe that this result represents the first step toward generating “high efficiency” electricity from living plants.
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