Faculty and Staff News
Multicultural Springfest celebrates diversity, longevity among Stanford's staff
The annual event celebrates the diversity of employees from across the university and recognizes staff who have reached milestone anniversaries in their careers on campus.
Campus to honor long-term Stanford staff at Thursday's annual Springfest
All employees are invited to celebrate Stanford's diversity and the longevity of many of their colleagues on Thursday at Frost Amphitheater.
HR chief Jones to step down
David A. Jones, vice president for human resources, is leaving Stanford to join Kaiser Permanente.
Senate addresses Late Career Practitioner Policy
At Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, members approved a resolution regarding late career practitioners at Stanford Health Care. They also heard a presentation on initiatives to improve diversity in graduate education. The 2015-16 chair of the senate will be Kathryn "Kam" Moler, professor of physics and of applied physics.
Norman Nie, Stanford scholar and entrepreneur, dies at 72
A leading thinker in the behavior of the American voter, Norman Nie revolutionized how social scientists analyze data.
Priscilla Fiden, 'a remarkable citizen of Stanford,' wins Amy J. Blue Award
Fiden, the assistant dean for administrative operations at the Graduate School of Education, inspires staff to make their "A game" even better.
Jane Shaw officially welcomed into the Stanford community
During a service that featured the official investiture by President John Hennessy and a sermon by actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, the Rev. Professor Jane Shaw was formally installed as dean for religious life.
Leslie Winick, 'charmingly indefatigable,' wins Amy J. Blue Award
As the director of alumni and student class outreach for the Stanford Alumni Association, Winick is the "wind and the sails" of Reunion Homecoming, colleagues say, and every year brings fresh drive, commitment and enthusiasm to the annual event.
Stanford Dining's Kahlil Wells, 'a joy to work with,' wins Amy J. Blue Award
As an assistant director of Stanford Dining, Kahlil Wells oversees an operation that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night offerings to students living in Lagunita Court, Roble Hall and other residences on the west side of campus. He is described as a dedicated manager and supportive mentor who sets high standards of excellence.
A five-year digitization and inventory project at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center nears the finish line
Thousands of art objects say cheese for the camera during five-year effort.
Academic Council considers role of technology in teaching and learning
The role of technology in teaching and learning was the focus of President John Hennessy's annual address to the Academic Council on Thursday. Also announced was the upcoming 2015-16 Year of Learning, which will spur discussion about teaching, learning and research in the 21st century.
Stanford community contributes to Nepal's earthquake relief efforts
Members of the Stanford community – from students to doctors and mapping experts – are organizing a range of efforts to help with rescue and recovery in Nepal.
Nine Stanford faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences
The faculty members have been elected to receive one of the highest honors for an American scientist in recognition of their achievements in original research.
Stanford expert offers advice for international travelers
Jeffery Hawthorne, international manager in the Office of Risk Management, advises travelers to research the countries they are planning to visit to make sure they have the appropriate documents and immunizations. The Office of International Affairs maintains a travel registry that allows the university to quickly determine if there are Stanford faculty, staff or students in a country during a significant natural disaster or political incident.
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.