Faculty and Staff News

Senate approves proposals on coterminal degrees, principal investigators

Physics Professor Sarah Church, chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policies, and physics Professor Peter Michelson, chair of the Committee on Research, presented proposals to the Faculty Senate yesterday.


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 Nov. 18, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, and Dec. 16, 2014, and were approved by President John L. Hennessy.


Senate to discuss coterminal degrees, principal investigators at SLAC

Physics Professor Sarah Church, chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policies, will present a report on coterminal master's degrees. Physics Professor Peter Michelson, chair of the Committee on Research, will present a report on principal investigators at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.


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Stanford renames Earth Sciences school to convey the breadth of its research and teaching

The new name – the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences – reflects the school's focus on understanding the workings of the planet and helping address resource and environmental challenges facing the world.


Online polls open Monday at midnight for 2015-16 Faculty Senate

The senate, which is composed of 55 voting members serving staggered 2-year terms and 15 ex officio members, is the legislative body of Stanford's Academic Council, and has responsibility for academic and research policy, as well as the authority to grant degrees.


Debra Satz speaking while Richard Saller looks on. Photo: L.A. Cicero

Senate visits the arts district to discuss the humanities

Richard Saller, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Debra Satz, senior associate dean for the humanities and arts, talked about the state of the humanities at Stanford. Jason Linetzky, director of the Anderson Collection, invited faculty members to collaborate with its staff and create new programs.


Senate to meet at Anderson Collection at Stanford University

Members of the Faculty Senate will hear reports on the state of the humanities at Stanford, as well as an introduction to the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. They also will receive a guided tour of the collection when the meeting adjourns.


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Meyer Library demolition begins Feb. 4; concrete to be crushed on site

When Meyer is gone, Stanford will create a landscaped open space on the site, with walkways, benches and gentle slopes surrounded by trees.


Anna Marie Zarate Porras / Cindy Pearson

Anna Marie Zarate Porras, dead at 48

Porras, an alumna who had worked at Stanford since 1991, recently received the inaugural Office of Development Distinguished Service Award.


The Blue Shield and Sutter Health impasse and what it means to Stanford employees

The recent contract renewal negotiations between Blue Shield and Sutter Health have many employees feeling uneasy. How did it get to this point, and what does it really mean?


William Maloney talking to the Faculty Senate. / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Concussions – an issue for male and female athletes alike, Stanford professor says

William Maloney, professor of orthopaedic surgery, told the Faculty Senate on Thursday that while concussions are a problem in football, they also are a big concern in other sports, including soccer, water polo and club sports, involving both male and female players. University Architect David Lenox gave a report on new buildings on campus and those under construction.


Faculty Senate to hear reports on capital planning, athletes' head trauma on Thursday


Artist's rendering of the Colonnade apartment complex/Photo courtesy of the Colonade

Campus looks to expand housing options for faculty, staff

Stanford has recently entered into an agreement to lease a 167-unit apartment complex currently under construction near the border of Los Altos, Palo Alto and Mountain View, to help make additional rental housing available for faculty and staff.


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Margot Gerritsen to receive 2014 Richard W. Lyman Award

The award recognizes faculty who go above and beyond to engage alumni on campus, regionally and around the world.


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 9, September 23, September 30, October 7, October 21, and November 4, 2014, and were approved by the President.