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American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects 10 Stanford professors to 2015 class

Ten Stanford faculty members were tapped for membership in the 2015 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.

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William Cohen, Stanford law professor and constitutional law expert, dead at 81

Stanford law Professor William Cohen's constitutional law casebook has given generations of law students a clear path toward a better understanding of the court's doctrinal issues.

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Senate hears about digital initiatives of Stanford Libraries

At Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, University Librarian Michael Keller gave an update on new programs and projects. In addition, Provost John Etchemendy made a statement encouraging respectful campus discourse, particularly among students.

Stanford Faculty Senate to hear report on libraries

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Three Stanford staffers win 2015 Amy J. Blue Awards

The awards honor the life and work of the late Amy J. Blue, an associate vice president for administrative services and facilities, who was known as a woman of incisive intelligence, abundant energy and unrelenting honesty.

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TEDxStanford returns for 2015 with dynamic speakers and a new twist

TEDxStanford will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. 

Provost's letter to the campus community

Provost John Etchemendy's letter to the campus community issuing the report of the Provost's Task Force on Sexual Assault Policies and Practices.

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Q&A: Co-chairs of the Provost's Task Force on Sexual Assault Policies and Practices talk about recommendations

The Provost's Task Force on Sexual Assault Policies and Practices has issued its recommendations for enhancing Stanford's approach to preventing and responding to sexual assault, relationship violence and other forms of prohibited conduct at Stanford.  

Ticket lottery for 'Harry's Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life' with Oprah Winfrey to open at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9

A Stanford SUNet ID will be required to enter the lottery. Only one lottery entry per faculty, staff or student will be allowed. There will be a limit of one ticket per lottery winner. 

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Arthur Bienenstock honored with first endowed professorship to link SLAC and Stanford

The holder of the Wallenberg-Bienenstock Professorship will have a joint appointment on the faculties of SLAC and a Stanford science or engineering department. The professorship honors Bienenstock for his efforts to strengthen ties between Stanford and Swedish universities.  

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Stanford scholar with an international voice

Russell Berman, a professor of German studies and of comparative literature, is the chair of the Faculty Senate. He is an international voice for foreign language study and for reforming PhD programs in the humanities. He also is an expert on cultural and political relations between Europe and the United States.

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Stanford launches new employee classification program

Stanford's new Staff Career & Job Classification Program, which gives every non-academic and non-bargaining unit employee a new job classification, description and title, goes into effect today, April 1.

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.