Faculty and Staff News

Susan Fleischmann talking to the Faculty Senate./ Photo: L. A. Cicero

Faculty Senate hears update on student judicial affairs process

Improving overall understanding of the Fundamental Standard and Honor Code is important, the senate hears. Meanwhile, the Office of Community Standards also is working to identify further ways of strengthening the process for student conduct cases.

Colin Bucks / Courtesy Colin Bucks

Treating Ebola patients in Liberia: A Stanford physician's story

Dr. Colin Bucks, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Liberia, said the local caregivers were his heroes because of their determination in the face of daily threat of deisease.

Making educated choices about health care during Open Enrollment at Stanford

Thorough information about medical, dental and vision plans for 2015 is available online to help Stanford employees make decisions.

Harry Elam speaking to the Faculty Senate / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Senate discusses undergrad education, non-academic careers for PhDs

The speakers at the Oct. 23 meeting were Harry J. Elam Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education; Patricia Gumport, vice provost for graduate education; Debra Satz, senior associate dean for the humanities and arts; Laura Dominguez Chan, assistant dean and associate director of career communities, Career Development Center; and Brian Cook, an analyst at Institutional Research & Decision Support.

Senate to discuss undergraduate education and alternative careers for PhDs

Harden McConnell, distinguished chemistry professor at Stanford, dies

Harden McConnell made pioneering advances in magnetic resonance and cell biology. Many of the discoveries and techniques attributed to his work have become fundamental parts of chemistry 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 May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24, July 22, August 12 and August 26, 2014 and were approved by the President.

Ira M. Friedman speaking to the Faculty Senate. /Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford's 'safety net' helps students in distress

The director of Vaden Health Center says faculty can play a critical role in supporting the mental health and well-being of students.

Faculty Senate to discuss student mental health on Thursday

The 47th Senate of the Academic Council will convene at 3:15 p.m. in the Law School in its first meeting of the 2014-15 academic year.

Windhover contemplation center

Windhover contemplative center opens Thursday on Stanford campus

Nathan Oliveira's paintings were inspired by kestrels swooping above the Stanford foothills.  

Danielle Allen

Education and equality: The 2014 Tanner Lectures at Stanford

This year's Tanner Lectures will be headlined by Danielle Allen, who will discuss confusion over the purposes of education, explore the relationship between education and equality, and propose a path toward "participatory readiness" for students.

Voice & Influence panelists / L.A. Cicero

Participants in women's leadership program at Stanford share their experiences with President Hennessy, other senior officials

Panel brings together President John Hennessy and representatives from University Human Resources and the Clayman Institute for Gender Research to launch second year of innovative program designed to foster women's leadership.

roundabout graphic / Courtesy Parking & Transportation Services

Traffic flowing in Stanford's new Escondido Roundabout

Slow down, look, yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and yield to bicycles and cars already in the roundabout. Proceed with caution. Vehicles and bicycles should travel single file in a roundabout – not alongside each other.

New Searsville parking lot / L.A. Cicero

Parking closes on Santa Teresa Street, opens in new Searsville lot

Removing parking on Santa Teresa Street will improve pedestrian and bicycle circulation in the area, and provide an extra measure of safety as construction ramps up in the area, said Jack Cleary, associate vice president for land, buildings and real estate.

Stanford and SEIU reach agreement; SEIU votes overwhelmingly to approve contract

Stanford University and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2007 have reached an agreement on a new five-year contract for the more than 1,200 union members who work on campus and at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.