Faculty and Staff News
University to conduct test of AlertSU on Oct. 8
The university encourages all members of the Stanford community to verify and update their contact information, particularly in the mobile phone field, at least 24 hours before the Oct. 8 test.
Stanford computer scientist Christopher Ré named MacArthur fellow
Stanford's Christopher Ré, an assistant professor of computer science, has been awarded a "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Stanford explores the future of higher education and teaching during the 2015-16 Year of Learning
Stanford will explore the art and science of teaching and learning in 2015-16 with the Year of Learning initiative. To kick off the Year of Learning, innovative Stanford faculty will share their techniques and projects at the Great Teaching Showcase event on Oct. 2.
Stanford provost announces Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education
The program recognizes faculty for extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education.
Faculty Senate: Encouraging active listening, engagement
The Stanford Faculty Senate on Sept. 24 discussed OpenXChange, a new campus initiative aimed at encouraging open and meaningful discourse on important issues across the Stanford community.
The Oval expands 'A' permit parking; visitor parking moves to Roth Way
Visitor parking price changes go into effect on Sept. 21 and Oct. 1.
Letter from President John Hennessy and Provost John Etchemendy to students, faculty and staff announcing launch of OpenXChange initiative
The goal of the year-long initiative is to strengthen the Stanford community through purposeful engagement.
Nathan Rosenberg, Stanford professor and expert on the economic history of technology, dead at 87
Nathan Rosenberg, the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor of Public Policy, Emeritus, in Stanford's Department of Economics, died Aug. 24 at the Vi at Palo Alto, at the age of 87.
Stanford's Branner Earth Sciences Library marks its centennial
The private library of Stanford's first geology professor, John Casper Branner, was the foundation on which the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections was built. A case of memorabilia is on display at the library through September.
John Henry Merryman, Stanford art law pioneer, dies at 95
An internationally renowned expert on art and cultural property law as well as comparative law, Merryman dedicated his life to the study and teaching of law at Stanford.
Stanford historian Robert Conquest, expert on Soviet Union, dies at 98
A Renaissance-style thinker, Robert Conquest was a prolific Soviet historian who became the conscience of an era in the war of ideas between communism and Western democracy. As a poet, his work was considered among the most influential in British literary circles.
Stanford prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary
The university community will be invited to celebrate Stanford's 125th anniversary beginning this fall. Nicole Sunahara, who heads the 125th anniversary office, invites campus departments and programs to collaborate on the upcoming celebrations.
Stanford migrating to new email service this summer
Over the summer, Stanford will switch its email and calendar service for most faculty, staff and graduate students to Office 365 – Microsoft's cloud-based service.
Professor Daniel Schwartz to lead Stanford Graduate School of Education
Schwartz, an expert in human cognition and educational technology, will assume the post Sept. 1.
Stanford d.school's Bernie Roth recommends a bias toward action
In his new book, Roth says he believes that people can lead more fulfilling lives by actually doing things, instead of merely trying to do things.