Faculty and Staff News7.25.14
A deputy and his dog play unsung roles in making the university a safe stop for high-profile guests.
The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, has been named dean for religious life at Stanford. She will also join the faculty in Stanford's Department of Religious Studies.
Cuéllar has been nominated to serve as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court. He is the director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a professor at the law school.
George Spindler and his wife, Louise, worked as a team in their research, writing and teaching. Together, they revolutionized the teaching of anthropology and founded the field of anthropology of education.
The Academic Council Professoriate appointments, promotions, and reappointments for the periods indicated were reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Academic Council on March 18, March 25, April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6 and May 13, 2014 and were approved by the President.
At Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, Richard H. Shaw, dean of undergraduate admission, financial aid and visitor information services, presented a report on the Class of 2018 and announced new financial tools to make paying for college easier. David B. Abernethy, chair of the Stanford Emeriti Council, gave a report on the council's 2013-14 activities.
Five members of the faculty, two undergraduate students and a doctoral candidate are being honored for their exceptional contributions to the university. The awards will be presented at the Commencement Ceremony, June 15.
President Hennessy announced that Drell will assume her new role Sept. 1, replacing Jim Plummer, who is stepping down after 15 years as dean.
The Panel on Faculty Equity and Quality of Life will present the major findings and recommendations of its second report at a town hall meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the Faculty Club.
At Thursday's Multicultural Springfest, employees celebrating 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service were honored with a personalized diploma-like certificate. Scores of Stanford employees came to cheer on the honorees and to celebrate staff diversity with good food, music and camaraderie.
Stanford celebrated the accomplishments of the 2014 Amy J. Blue Award winners with an afternoon ceremony and reception in Lagunita Courtyard.
At this year's Multicultural Springfest on Thursday, Provost John Etchemendy will honor employees who marked milestone anniversaries in 2013.
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