Faculty and Staff News

Paul Armer / Courtesy Katherine Armer

Paul Armer, former director of Stanford Computation Center, dies at 91

A manager and lecturer in the Computer Science Department, Paul Armer voiced early concerns about computer privacy and surveillance.

Marc Tessier-Lavigne addressing Faculty Senate / L.A. Cicero

Faculty Senate meets Stanford's next president

Kathryn Ann Moler, chair of the Faculty Senate, introduced Marc Tessier-Lavigne, who will succeed John Hennessy as president of Stanford. Tessier-Lavigne, who will take office Sept. 1, gave a brief address. John Mitchell, vice provost for teaching and learning at Stanford, presented an overview and update of his office's work.

Voting for 49th Senate of the Academic Council underway

It's time for members of the Academic Council to vote for next year's Faculty Senate and to nominate full professors to fill vacancies on the Advisory Board.

Herbert Abrams

Herbert Abrams, pioneering radiologist and anti-nuclear activist at Stanford, dies at 95

Herbert Abrams' multi-faceted career embraced patient care, teaching and medical research as well as a passionate advocacy for world peace.

Harry J. Elam Jr. / L.A. Cicero

Stanford's Faculty Senate discusses shifting educational environment

Harry J. Elam Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education, titled his annual address to the senate "Our Shifting Educational Environment: Why Stanford's Leadership in Higher Education is Critical Now."

Faculty College participants

Stanford offers grants for innovations in teaching and learning

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning has set a Feb. 15 deadline to submit proposals for its Winter 2016 Grant Program.

Jeffrey Koseff / L.A. Cicero

Jeffrey Koseff to receive Stanford's 2015 Richard W. Lyman Award

Koseff, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and founding co-director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, will be honored at a Jan. 20 award dinner.

Oleg Sherby / Courtesy of Pamela McCroskey

Oleg D. Sherby, professor of materials science and engineering, dies at 90

Hailed for the discovery of superplastic steel, Sherby was a professor at Stanford for 30 years. He was known on campus for his affable manner and for organizing volleyball matches and poker games.

Stanford Engineering building with palm trees / Drew Kelly

What does the great engineering school of the future look like?

Stanford School of Engineering charts a vision for the future across three critical areas: research, education and culture.

President Obama

At Stanford 2015: The Year in Review

A look back at the year that included visits by President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey, a National Book Award winner, groundbreaking research, three national sports titles and more.

Steven Denning, trustees chair / L.A. Cicero

Trustees discuss fossil fuels, quake preparedness

The Stanford University Board of Trustees gave design approval to a new campus in Redwood City, discussed its obligations to investment responsibility in light of student divestment requests, and heard presentations on earthquake preparedness, graduate education, athletics and new Law School programs.

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 September 8, September 22, September 29, October 20, October 27, and November 3, 2015, and were approved by the President.

Redwood City campus concept

Stanford takes next step toward Redwood City Campus

The Board of Trustees has approved plans for the contemporary Stanford in Redwood City campus, an amenity-filled workplace and the university's first significant expansion beyond the main campus.

From CourseWork to Canvas: Stanford embarks on a major transition in learning platforms

With today's launch of a new learning management platform, the university's faculty and instructional staff gain new tools for advancing their teaching.

Members of the Faculty Senate in hard hats walking through the facility. / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Faculty Senate tours Stanford's new energy facility

The senate held its last meeting of fall quarter in the university's new Central Energy Facility, which opened with great fanfare last spring.