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1. Stanford research shows benefits of crystallization

Stanford scientists help create a novel way to do time-lapse studies of crystallization that will lead to more flexible and effective electronic displays, circuits and pharmaceutical drugs.

2. Stanford Profiles provides window into university's scholarly community

Stanford created the new website to support faculty and to facilitate their research activities by extending to other schools, institutes and administrative units on campus the Community Academic Profiles system that has been available to School of Medicine faculty since 2004.

3. Tour outlines shared challenges to San Francisquito Creek watershed

Stanford faculty and staff recently participated in an educational tour of the San Francisquito Creek that emphasized the complexity of shared challenges created by human intervention in the historic waterway and suggested the need for coordinated solutions.

4. A facelift for Memorial Auditorium, new roof for Cantor Arts Center

Both buildings will remain open to the public during the restoration projects.

5. Stanford researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife

Protecting wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050 will require a holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes such as farmland, say Stanford researchers.  

6. At Stanford, President Hennessy focuses campus attention on sustainability progress

Sustainability progress – both academic and operational – was the focus of President John Hennessy's annual address to the Academic Council on Thursday. The president also praised improvements in undergraduate education and recognized faculty excellence as he outlined university advancements over the past academic year.

7. Rodin's hand sculptures diagnosed as part of exhibit at Stanford

In a union of art, tech and medicine, a Cantor Arts Center exhibition explores the malformations depicted in Auguste Rodin's sculptures.

8. Genetic diversity key to tigers' survival, say Stanford scholars

Increasing tigers' genetic diversity – via interbreeding and other methods – and not just their population numbers may be the best solution to saving this endangered species, according to Stanford research.

9. Report of the President: Academic Council Professoriate appointments

The Academic Council Professoriate appointments, promotions, and reappointments for the periods indicated were reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Academic Council on Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 18, March 4 and March 11, 2014 and were approved by President John Hennessy.

10. Stanford biologists help solve fungi mysteries

A new genetic analysis revealing the previously unknown biodiversity and distribution of thousands of fungi in North America might also reveal a previously underappreciated contributor to climate change.