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Hennessy holds forum on university future Thursday
Faculty, staff and students are invited to join President John Hennessy and members of the Academic Council for "Taking Stock: Five Continuing Successes and Five Challenges for the Future," a presentation and panel discussion scheduled for Thursday, March 8, at 4:15 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.
The discussion, which also will feature five members of the faculty, is open to the entire Stanford community.
The presentation and panel discussion is designed to celebrate recent successes while beginning a campus-wide dialogue about challenges that affect the university's successful pursuit of its mission.
In a short address, Hennessy will first review what he considers to be five continuing successes of the university, including:
Hennessy then will outline five challenges facing the university, including:
Joining Hennessy for a discussion of the challenges will be Albert Camarillo, professor of American history and director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity; Jeffrey Koseff, senior associate dean of the School of Engineering and professor of civil and environmental engineering; Patricia Jones, vice provost for faculty development and professor of biological sciences; Lynn Orr, dean of the School of Earth Sciences; and Judith Swain, the Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine and chair of medicine.
By James Robinson