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George and Anita Thompson next to a coastal redwood

Thompson’s dedication to Stanford spanned seven decades, from his years as a student to research contributions as a faculty member.


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State of the School 2016

Dean Pamela Matson's annual message to alumni 


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    Pam Matson
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    The scope of research and teaching at the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences greatly expanded under Matson, one of the university’s longest serving deans.

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    New course covering deep sea microbes and outer space draws students from all majors into the study of planet Earth.

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    Support will expand faculty and student opportunities, establish matching program for new gifts.