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Regions of Innovation program moves to GSB

The Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) announced its move from the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) to the Graduate School of Business (GSB) on Sept. 13. The privately and independently funded SPRIE, established in 1998, is an interdisciplinary, international research program focused on how high-tech regions grow and are sustained over time.

Taste test

On Saturday afternoon, White Plaza was home to “A Taste of Palo Alto,” an annual food festival organized by fraternity Phi Kappa Psi and sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi (AEPhi) to benefit the Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP), a food bank in East Palo Alto. The event brought food vendors from Palo Alto to campus, so attendees could buy food and watch student groups perform. Corporate sponsors covered the event’s costs, and all proceeds went to EHP.

Arnold explains the Arab Awakening

David Arnold, president of the Asia Foundation, delivered a talk yesterday on the current popular uprisings in the Middle East and the lessons they lend to Asian regimes. The talk, titled “The Arab Awakening: Governance Lessons for Asia and Beyond” was sponsored by the Center for Development, Democracy and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC).