Faculty and Staff News

Harden McConnell, distinguished chemistry professor at Stanford, dies

Harden McConnell made pioneering advances in magnetic resonance and cell biology. Many of the discoveries and techniques attributed to his work have become fundamental parts of chemistry education.


Ira M. Friedman speaking to the Faculty Senate. /Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford's 'safety net' helps students in distress

The director of Vaden Health Center says faculty can play a critical role in supporting the mental health and well-being of students.


Faculty Senate to discuss student mental health on Thursday

The 47th Senate of the Academic Council will convene at 3:15 p.m. in the Law School in its first meeting of the 2014-15 academic year.


Windhover contemplation center

Windhover contemplative center opens Thursday on Stanford campus

Nathan Oliveira's paintings were inspired by kestrels swooping above the Stanford foothills.  


Danielle Allen

Education and equality: The 2014 Tanner Lectures at Stanford

This year's Tanner Lectures will be headlined by Danielle Allen, who will discuss confusion over the purposes of education, explore the relationship between education and equality, and propose a path toward "participatory readiness" for students.


Voice & Influence panelists / L.A. Cicero

Participants in women's leadership program at Stanford share their experiences with President Hennessy, other senior officials

Panel brings together President John Hennessy and representatives from University Human Resources and the Clayman Institute for Gender Research to launch second year of innovative program designed to foster women's leadership.


roundabout graphic / Courtesy Parking & Transportation Services

Traffic flowing in Stanford's new Escondido Roundabout

Slow down, look, yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and yield to bicycles and cars already in the roundabout. Proceed with caution. Vehicles and bicycles should travel single file in a roundabout – not alongside each other.


New Searsville parking lot / L.A. Cicero

Parking closes on Santa Teresa Street, opens in new Searsville lot

Removing parking on Santa Teresa Street will improve pedestrian and bicycle circulation in the area, and provide an extra measure of safety as construction ramps up in the area, said Jack Cleary, associate vice president for land, buildings and real estate.


Stanford and SEIU reach agreement; SEIU votes overwhelmingly to approve contract

Stanford University and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2007 have reached an agreement on a new five-year contract for the more than 1,200 union members who work on campus and at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.


Stanford continues to monitor Ebola outbreak; risk to campus is seen as negligible


Non-recyclable coffee cup

A gentle reminder – and guidelines – from Stanford Recycling

As part of a collaborative effort by several campus departments, Stanford offers many ways for the campus community to minimize the amount of material sent to the landfill through its programs for reducing, reusing and recycling waste materials.


University to test upgrades to AlertSU system on Wednesday, Aug. 20


Provost John Etchemendy's letter to Faculty Staff Housing


Frequently asked questions about Stanford's water use reduction policy


Deputy Adam Cullen with K-9 Red in front of presidential helicopter / SUDPS

Stanford campus has a canine protector

A deputy and his dog play unsung roles in making the university a safe stop for high-profile guests.