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International News from Stanford University - 2014

News Item California Gov. Jerry Brown Honors Pioneering Climate Scientist

California Gov. Jerry Brown honored pioneering climate scientist Stephen Schneider posthumously by inducting him into the California Hall of Fame on Oct. 1. Schneider, one of eight inductees this year, died in 2010. He was the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute.  

News Item Western U.S. and Western Australia: Shared Water Challenges

With more than 9,000 miles separating them, California and Western Australia might not seem to have much in common. However, the two regions mirror each other when it comes to important freshwater and marine issues ranging from agricultural pressures on groundwater to ocean acidification.

To find solutions, Stanford University (through the Stanford Woods Institute) and the University of Western Australia (UWA) are jointly promoting the development of collaborative research projects focused on finding solutions to major freshwater and marine sustainability challenges.

News Item Stanford report offers a pathway to WWII reconciliation in Asia

A Stanford report based on lingering World War II tensions between China, Japan and Korea offers a pathway to reconciliation for those countries. Suggestions include historically accurate teaching materials, history dialogues and scholarly and student exchanges.

News Item Stanford travelers advised to avoid West Africa

Stanford’s health, safety and international affairs offices have been closely monitoring the outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa and have issued strong recommendations that travelers to the region return home or refrain from embarking on Stanford-related trips to the area.

News Item Stanford announces 2014 Stanford Bright Award recipient

The Stanford Bright Award recognizes unheralded individuals who have made significant contributions to global sustainability. Art Sterritt will receive the 2014 award for his efforts in protecting the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada.