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1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to speak at Stanford

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan will visit Stanford this Thursday to speak on the subject of innovation. The event is open on a first-come, first-served basis to members of the Stanford community with a Stanford ID.

2. Stanford Computer Science Department celebrates its 50th anniversary

Daylong event, "In Service to the World," reflects on the past accomplishments and future prospects of this world-class academic department.

3. Stanford and UC Berkeley partner on NASA's new effort to detect life on other planets

A new interdisciplinary research program from NASA brings together an interdisciplinary team of scientists, including Stanford's Bruce Macintosh, to devise new technologies and techniques for detecting life on exoplanets.

4. New federal rules on hydraulic fracturing a good start, say Stanford experts

Hydraulic fracturing has unleashed massive new supplies of natural gas, as well as anxiety about contaminated drinking water and earthquakes.

5. Online 'mindset' interventions help students do better in school, Stanford research shows

Stanford researchers found that brief Internet-based interventions that instill a "growth mindset" and a sense of purpose can improve learning, especially for struggling students. These interventions could potentially reach vast numbers of students at low cost.

6. Prospective Stanford students enjoy Admit Weekend on the Farm

The Stanford campus was awash in Cardinal spirit last week when prospective freshmen and their families came to campus for Admit Weekend 2015.

7. President Hennessy condemns act of hate at student residences

Stanford President John Hennessy has condemned the early Sunday morning vandalism of swastikas spray-painted around student residences as an act of hate "that has no place at Stanford."

8. Stanford expert offers advice for international travelers

Jeffery Hawthorne, international manager in the Office of Risk Management, advises travelers to research the countries they are planning to visit to make sure they have the appropriate documents and immunizations. The Office of International Affairs maintains a travel registry that allows the university to quickly determine if there are Stanford faculty, staff or students in a country during a significant natural disaster or political incident.

9. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter unveils cyber strategy at Stanford talk

The Pentagon chief said he had come from Washington to enlist Silicon Valley's help in the fight against cyber crime and terrorism.

10. Stanford Live expands its mission with 2015-16 season

Next year's Stanford Live season will feature three events with Anna Deavere Smith and a new work by Stanford composer Jonathan Berger for the Kronos Quartet. Other highlights include appearances by Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, Bernadette Peters, Arlo Guthrie and scratch DJ Kid Koala.