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As we head into the spring and summer breaks, many in the Stanford community will be planning international travel, either for the holidays and/or for academic trips. One of the first things a traveler should do when travel plans have been confirmed is to register travel on the OIA travel registry.

In 1999, NASA  lost $125-million Mars Climate Orbiter because Lockheed Martin who built the spacecraft used metric units while the agency used English units for a key spacecraft operation. This single error caused the spacecraft to burn and break into pieces.

In keeping with Stanford University’s commitment to the arts, Jindong Cai, conductor of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, directs the 10th anniversary Pan-Asian Music Festival that will be held during the month of February.

Over the last decade, Stanford has provided exceptional online education opportunities to audiences all over the world.

Last week, China's Third Plenum announced that it would ease the one child policy allowing millions of people to have a second child. Across the country, couples will be allowed to have a second child if one of the parents is an only child.

You have an idea for a research project but where do you begin? This is a question that many researchers have and while there may be many resources for faculty on campus, where does the undergraduate student turn?

Finally, ‘tis the season! The Stanford community is anticipating a very special holiday season this year with Bing Concert Hall's grand opening in January of 2013. Single tickets went on sale on November 16th.

If you are looking for an incentive for going green at Stanford, join Congestion and Parking Incentives (CAPRI), a new commuting program, focused on peak commuters. Launched in April 2012, almost 4,000 Stanford people have registered on this pilot project and over $75,000 has been paid out as incentives so far.

How often have you said, “My computer is so slow”? Do you remember the days before wireless networks existed? It seems our Internet connections can never be fast enough and we email each other rather than pick up the phone. Transport yourself to a developing country and you will also be transported back in time.

Mauritius is a small island nation (roughly half the size of Rhode Island) in the Indian Ocean and off the southeast coast of Africa. The first thing many people think of regarding Mauritius is its beautiful scenery: white sandy beaches and turquoise blue calm waters.

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