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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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    Upcoming Events

    October 9, 2017 -
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    Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Texas (Room: Crockett A & B)
    October 13, 2017 -
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    Hartley Terrace, Mitchell Building, Stanford
    October 23, 2017 -
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    The Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
    December 11, 2017 -
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    New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

    Alumni News

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    Dean Pamela Matson commended graduating students for their accomplishments, emphasizing their ability to have a lasting impact in the years ahead.

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    Stanford Earth’s Mid-Career Alumni Award is offered annually to alumni 45 years and younger who have made significant contributions to civil, government, business, or academic communities. 

    Pam Matson
    Stanford News

    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.