Faculty and Staff News

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 18, March 25, April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6 and May 13, 2014 and were approved by the President.


Richard Shaw talking to the Faculty Senate. / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford Faculty Senate gets a preliminary look at the Class of 2018

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.


Senate to hear reports on undergraduate admission and the Emeriti Council


2014 Cuthbertson, Dinkelspiel, Gores awards honor faculty, students and staff

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.


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Former SLAC Director Persis Drell named dean of Stanford Engineering

President Hennessy announced that Drell will assume her new role Sept. 1, replacing Jim Plummer, who is stepping down after 15 years as dean.


Town hall meeting to focus on underrepresented minority faculty mentoring and decision-making

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.


Senate to hear presentation on Stanford's 2014-15 budget plan


Employees attend Multicultural Springfest honoring university employees

Stanford honors longest-serving employees

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 honors staffers at 2014 Amy J. Blue Award ceremony

Stanford celebrated the accomplishments of the 2014 Amy J. Blue Award winners with an afternoon ceremony and reception in Lagunita Courtyard.  Video


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Multicultural Springfest to celebrate diversity, longevity among Stanford's staff

At this year's Multicultural Springfest on Thursday, Provost John Etchemendy will honor employees who marked milestone anniversaries in 2013. 


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How Stanford researchers, labs and programs focus spotlight on energy

As a global citizen and leader in science and technology, Stanford is tackling one of the most pressing issues of our time.


Laura Jones / L.A. Cicero

Stanford Archaeologist Laura Jones celebrated as an innovative professional and trusted partner

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.  Video


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Laurette Beeson, sympathetic and compassionate, firm and fair, wins Stanford's Amy J. Blue Award

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.  Video


Patricia Gumport speaking to the Faculty Senate./Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford studying career paths of PhD alumni, discussing IT privacy measures

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. 


Faculty Senate to hear reports today on graduate education, IT privacy, student life

The senate meeting will begin at 3:15 p.m. in Room 180 of the Law School.