Faculty and Staff News

Letter from Provost John Etchemendy to faculty and teaching staff about the Stanford Honor Code

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Oprah Winfrey to deliver annual Stanford lecture on a meaningful life

Oprah Winfrey will serve as the Rathbun Visiting Fellow and speak Monday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Church. Free student, faculty and staff tickets will be available by lottery.

Senate discusses outdoor smoking policy, faculty diversity

Members referred proposals to change Stanford's outdoor smoking policy to a committee for further consideration. They also heard a presentation on the university's progress toward hiring more women and minorities.

Senate to hear faculty diversity report, 'smoke-free campus' proposals

Karen Cook, vice provost for faculty development and diversity, and Keith Humphreys, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine, will give presentations at today's senate meeting.

New job classification program at Stanford aims to bring consistency, transparency and career opportunities

The Staff Career & Job Classification Program is part of an effort to bring more consistency and clarity across the university. It is the result of many years of planning and evaluation by University Human Resources.  

Senate approves proposals on coterminal degrees, principal investigators

Physics Professor Sarah Church, chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policies, and physics Professor Peter Michelson, chair of the Committee on Research, presented proposals to the Faculty Senate yesterday.

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 Nov. 18, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, and Dec. 16, 2014, and were approved by President John L. Hennessy.

Senate to discuss coterminal degrees, principal investigators at SLAC

Physics Professor Sarah Church, chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policies, will present a report on coterminal master's degrees. Physics Professor Peter Michelson, chair of the Committee on Research, will present a report on principal investigators at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

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Stanford renames Earth Sciences school to convey the breadth of its research and teaching

The new name – the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences – reflects the school's focus on understanding the workings of the planet and helping address resource and environmental challenges facing the world.

Online polls open Monday at midnight for 2015-16 Faculty Senate

The senate, which is composed of 55 voting members serving staggered 2-year terms and 15 ex officio members, is the legislative body of Stanford's Academic Council, and has responsibility for academic and research policy, as well as the authority to grant degrees.

Debra Satz speaking while Richard Saller looks on. Photo: L.A. Cicero

Senate visits the arts district to discuss the humanities

Richard Saller, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Debra Satz, senior associate dean for the humanities and arts, talked about the state of the humanities at Stanford. Jason Linetzky, director of the Anderson Collection, invited faculty members to collaborate with its staff and create new programs.

Senate to meet at Anderson Collection at Stanford University

Members of the Faculty Senate will hear reports on the state of the humanities at Stanford, as well as an introduction to the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. They also will receive a guided tour of the collection when the meeting adjourns.

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Meyer Library demolition begins Feb. 4; concrete to be crushed on site

When Meyer is gone, Stanford will create a landscaped open space on the site, with walkways, benches and gentle slopes surrounded by trees.

Anna Marie Zarate Porras / Cindy Pearson

Anna Marie Zarate Porras, dead at 48

Porras, an alumna who had worked at Stanford since 1991, recently received the inaugural Office of Development Distinguished Service Award.

The Blue Shield and Sutter Health impasse and what it means to Stanford employees

The recent contract renewal negotiations between Blue Shield and Sutter Health have many employees feeling uneasy. How did it get to this point, and what does it really mean?