Faculty and Staff News

Tim Warner in front of a projected image of a pie chart./ Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford's 2015-16 budget plan reflects strong fiscal position

Stanford is in excellent financial condition, even though federal funding for academic research remains limited, and the university continues to benefit from strong investment returns, Vice Provost Tim Warner said in a report to the Faculty Senate.

musical ensemble performing at Multicultural Springfest 2015 / L.A. Cicero

Multicultural Springfest celebrates diversity, longevity among Stanford's staff

The annual event celebrates the diversity of employees from across the university and recognizes staff who have reached milestone anniversaries in their careers on campus.  

2014 Career Springfest

Campus to honor long-term Stanford staff at Thursday's annual Springfest

All employees are invited to celebrate Stanford's diversity and the longevity of many of their colleagues on Thursday at Frost Amphitheater.

David Jones / Jennifer Sarbahi

HR chief Jones to step down

David A. Jones, vice president for human resources, is leaving Stanford to join Kaiser Permanente.

Senate addresses Late Career Practitioner Policy

At Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, members approved a resolution regarding late career practitioners at Stanford Health Care. They also heard a presentation on initiatives to improve diversity in graduate education. The 2015-16 chair of the senate will be Kathryn "Kam" Moler, professor of physics and of applied physics.

Norman H. Nie / L.A. Cicero

Norman Nie, Stanford scholar and entrepreneur, dies at 72

A leading thinker in the behavior of the American voter, Norman Nie revolutionized how social scientists analyze data.

Priscilla Fiden / L.A. Cicero

Priscilla Fiden, 'a remarkable citizen of Stanford,' wins Amy J. Blue Award

Fiden, the assistant dean for administrative operations at the Graduate School of Education, inspires staff to make their "A game" even better.  

The Rev. Jane Shaw / L.A. Cicero

Jane Shaw officially welcomed into the Stanford community

During a service that featured the official investiture by President John Hennessy and a sermon by actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, the Rev. Professor Jane Shaw was formally installed as dean for religious life. 

Leslie Winick / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Leslie Winick, 'charmingly indefatigable,' wins Amy J. Blue Award

As the director of alumni and student class outreach for the Stanford Alumni Association, Winick is the "wind and the sails" of Reunion Homecoming, colleagues say, and every year brings fresh drive, commitment and enthusiasm to the annual event.  

Kahlil Wells

Stanford Dining's Kahlil Wells, 'a joy to work with,' wins Amy J. Blue Award

As an assistant director of Stanford Dining, Kahlil Wells oversees an operation that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night offerings to students living in Lagunita Court, Roble Hall and other residences on the west side of campus. He is described as a dedicated manager and supportive mentor who sets high standards of excellence.  

Photographer Lee Fatheree, left, and Digitization Project Coordinator Colin Stinson work on photographing the sketchbooks of Richard Diebenkorn at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center / L.A. Cicero

A five-year digitization and inventory project at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center nears the finish line

Thousands of art objects say cheese for the camera during five-year effort.

Panel including John Hennessy, Amir Eshel, Candace Thille and John Mitchell / Aaron Kehoe

Academic Council considers role of technology in teaching and learning

The role of technology in teaching and learning was the focus of President John Hennessy's annual address to the Academic Council on Thursday. Also announced was the upcoming 2015-16 Year of Learning, which will spur discussion about teaching, learning and research in the 21st century.

Stanford community contributes to Nepal's earthquake relief efforts

Members of the Stanford community – from students to doctors and mapping experts – are organizing a range of efforts to help with rescue and recovery in Nepal.

Nine Stanford faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences

The faculty members have been elected to receive one of the highest honors for an American scientist in recognition of their achievements in original research.

Jeffery Hawthorne / L.A. Cicero

Stanford expert offers advice for international travelers

Jeffery Hawthorne, international manager in the Office of Risk Management, advises travelers to research the countries they are planning to visit to make sure they have the appropriate documents and immunizations. The Office of International Affairs maintains a travel registry that allows the university to quickly determine if there are Stanford faculty, staff or students in a country during a significant natural disaster or political incident.