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The farm on the Farm

In the heart of Silicon Valley, less than two miles from the Stanford National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and state-of-the-art computer science buildings, is the Stanford Farm. With irises, roses and lettuce all spilling into one another, the farm is totally insulated from the fast-paced, high-stress world that surrounds it (it doesn’t even have Wi-Fi), making…

The Daily brief: June 14, 2010

Arctic-bound earth systems graduate Haley Smith Kingsland blogs… Pac-10 expansion?… Pamela Karlan “wouldn’t want to be up in front of this Supreme Court” for Prop. 8… Paul Craft on Robert Sinclair’s impact on Bing Overseas Studies… Stanford’s board of trustees considers “conflict mineral” resolution… Commencement speeches galore… Stanford news from around the Web, June 14, 2010.

Earth Systems hops to Hawaii

Next fall, 20 students will be able to take an environmentally-focused quarter-long program in Hawaii that merges earth sciences, life sciences and Hawaiian culture. The School of Earth Sciences and Woods Institute for the Environment unveiled the Hawaii program for fall quarter 2010 in an e-mail to the Earth Systems mailing list last week.