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Stanford Techie Festival starts Monday, Aug. 17

Instructors are eager to share tips, tricks and best practices – and to answer questions – at the Seventh Annual Techie Festival, Aug. 17-28. With 19 classes to choose from, it's a great way for learners to get the training they need and use STAP funds before the end of the fiscal year.

Julie Sweetkind-Singer

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Community Standards office director reflects on her first year at Stanford

The Honor Code articulates Stanford's expectations of students and faculty in establishing and maintaining the highest standards in academic work.

Report of the President: Academic Council Professoriate appointments

The Academic Council Professoriate appointments, promotions, and reappointments for the periods indicated were reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Academic Council on March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, and May 5, 2015, and were approved by the President.

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Stanford's Faculty Senate ends the year with sendoffs and a renewed commitment to civility

The Faculty Senate on Thursday heard a presentation from outgoing and incoming leaders of the Associated Students and a report from the Emeriti Council. They bid farewell in song to the outgoing chair Russell Berman and gave President John Hennessy a standing ovation. They also urged the community to foster a climate of respect and civility when debating controversial issues.

Stanford's 2015 Cuthbertson, Dinkelspiel and Gores awards honor librarian, faculty and PhD students

University Librarian Michael Keller, three members of the faculty and two doctoral candidates will receive awards on June 14 at the 124th Commencement Ceremony for their outstanding contributions to Stanford.

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Stanford anthropologist Arthur P. Wolf dies at 83

Wolf was known for his knowledge of early 20th-century Taiwan and as a scholar of the biological roots of incest avoidance.

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Stanford's Cardinal at Work Welcome Center offers a 'one-stop shop' for new hires

Stanford's redesigned orientation is a daylong program created to welcome new employees to the university on their first day at work.  Departments across the university, including human resources, information technology services and parking and transportation, work together to ensure that new hires feel prepared and inspired as they begin their careers here.

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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.