Faculty and Staff News6.23.14
The Academic Council Professoriate appointments, promotions, and reappointments for the periods indicated were reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Academic Council on March 18, March 25, April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6 and May 13, 2014 and were approved by the President.
At Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, Richard H. Shaw, dean of undergraduate admission, financial aid and visitor information services, presented a report on the Class of 2018 and announced new financial tools to make paying for college easier. David B. Abernethy, chair of the Stanford Emeriti Council, gave a report on the council's 2013-14 activities.
Five members of the faculty, two undergraduate students and a doctoral candidate are being honored for their exceptional contributions to the university. The awards will be presented at the Commencement Ceremony, June 15.
President Hennessy announced that Drell will assume her new role Sept. 1, replacing Jim Plummer, who is stepping down after 15 years as dean.
The Panel on Faculty Equity and Quality of Life will present the major findings and recommendations of its second report at a town hall meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the Faculty Club.
At Thursday's Multicultural Springfest, employees celebrating 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service were honored with a personalized diploma-like certificate. Scores of Stanford employees came to cheer on the honorees and to celebrate staff diversity with good food, music and camaraderie.
Stanford celebrated the accomplishments of the 2014 Amy J. Blue Award winners with an afternoon ceremony and reception in Lagunita Courtyard.
At this year's Multicultural Springfest on Thursday, Provost John Etchemendy will honor employees who marked milestone anniversaries in 2013.
As a global citizen and leader in science and technology, Stanford is tackling one of the most pressing issues of our time.
Laura Jones, one of this year's Amy J. Blue Award winners, is director of heritage services and special projects, and university archaeologist. She has earned a reputation as a "champion of all things Stanford" and for setting a high ethical standard in the care of tribal remains.
In her role as an assistant dean for graduate life at Stanford, Laurette Beeson, one of this year's Amy J. Blue Award winners, offers graduate students and their families comprehensive, impartial guidance and information related to all aspects of graduate life.
At Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, Patricia Gumport, vice provost for graduate education, said Stanford is conducting a study on the career paths of PhD alumni. Andrew Fire, co-chair of the Ad Hoc Faculty Committee on IT Privacy, presented an interim report on the committee's work.
The senate meeting will begin at 3:15 p.m. in Room 180 of the Law School.