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1. Women and children bear brunt of domestic violence, Stanford scholar says

Nine times as many people around the world are killed in disputes between individuals, including domestic violence, than are killed in civil wars, according to Stanford political scientist James Fearon.

2. Stanford scholars propose new strategy for North Korea

Experts from Stanford's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center have proposed a new approach to dealing with North Korea that focuses on engagement and building confidence between South and North Korea.

3. Stanford's new P&TS director talks peak-hour traffic, "green" Marguerites, parking

Reducing peak-hour vehicle trips remains a top priority for Stanford, and for the university's new transportation director.

4. Combating sexual violence

President John Hennessy and Provost John Etchemendy have issued the following letter to the campus community, providing an update on Stanford's efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence and calling on all members of the Stanford community to play a role.

5. Cichlid fish genome helps tell story of adaptive evolution, Stanford scientists say

African cichlid fish represent an unusual variety of evolutionary divergence, offering insight into the genetic mechanisms that drive species diversification.

6. Stanford researchers create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer's spread

Experimental therapy stopped the metastasis of breast and ovarian cancers in lab mice, pointing toward a safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy.

7. A private art collection becomes a Stanford collection

The Anderson Collection at Stanford University – anchored in the work of the New York School and incorporating key modern and contemporary artists – welcomes visitors.

8. Stanford scholar tracks the changing world of gay sexuality

In the five decades he's been teaching and writing, Stanford intellectual historian Paul Robinson has witnessed the erosion of "the closet" and the blurring of sexual boundaries in America and Europe.

9. Preventing sexual assault a focus in new academic year

At New Student Orientation and throughout the upcoming year, Stanford and its students are expanding efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault. Meanwhile, a task force continues meeting to develop recommendations for improvements in campus policies and practices, and community input is welcomed.

10. Stanford scholar named MacArthur fellow

Stanford's Jennifer Eberhardt has been named one of the 2014 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. A social psychologist, she studies the racial elements in the perceptions of crime.