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INTEREST IN AFRICAN STUDIES EXPLODES AT STANFORD

Courses offered through the Center for African Studies have increased enrollment, and more Stanford students than ever are working and researching on the continent.

Laura Hunter was 35,000 feet above Africa, watching the sunrise over the place she would call home for the next several weeks. The Stanford junior was about to touch down in Ghana to start a fellowship at a medical clinic treating some of the country's poorest people.

STANFORD SCHOLAR TRACKS MEDITATION'S MIGRATION FROM ANCIENT BUDDHIST MONASTERIES TO YOUR LOCAL YOGA CLASS

June 13, 2012

Stanford scholar tracks meditation's migration from ancient Buddhist monasteries to your local yoga class.

Stanford Religious Studies Professor Carl Bielefeldt says that the meditation practice that's gained traction in the U.S. strays far from ancient Buddhist techniques.

By Kelsey Geiser
Humanities at Stanford

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