Faculty and Staff News

Stanford continues to monitor Ebola outbreak; risk to campus is seen as negligible


Non-recyclable coffee cup

A gentle reminder – and guidelines – from Stanford Recycling

As part of a collaborative effort by several campus departments, Stanford offers many ways for the campus community to minimize the amount of material sent to the landfill through its programs for reducing, reusing and recycling waste materials.


University to test upgrades to AlertSU system on Wednesday, Aug. 20


Provost John Etchemendy's letter to Faculty Staff Housing


Frequently asked questions about Stanford's water use reduction policy


Deputy Adam Cullen with K-9 Red in front of presidential helicopter / SUDPS

Stanford campus has a canine protector

A deputy and his dog play unsung roles in making the university a safe stop for high-profile guests.


Jane Shaw

Dean of Grace Cathedral to become Stanford dean for religious life

The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, has been named dean for religious life at Stanford. She will also join the faculty in Stanford's Department of Religious Studies.


Mariano-Florentino Cuellar

Stanford's Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar tapped for California Supreme Court

Cuéllar has been nominated to serve as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court. He is the director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a professor at the law school.


George Spindler portrait / Photo: Courtesy of Rebecca Walker

George Spindler, Stanford professor emeritus of anthropology and education, has died at 94

George Spindler and his wife, Louise, worked as a team in their research, writing and teaching. Together, they revolutionized the teaching of anthropology and founded the field of anthropology of education.


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.


Persis Drell

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.