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Orientation session for new faculty on resources available to support teaching and research activities
An orientation session describing resources available to support teaching
and research activities at Stanford will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Sherman Fairchild Auditorium of the School of
The program is designed for new faculty and is open to all interested
members of the university community. President Donald Kennedy and Provost
James N. Rosse will give brief welcoming remarks, followed by four-minute
"bullet" descriptions about the services available from the following offices
and programs on campus:
- Stanford research policies and internal university funds available to
support research (Robert L. Byer, dean of research).
- Programs of overseas studies and research (Thomas Heller, director,
- Interdisciplinary teaching and research opportunities (Carolyn Lougee,
senior associate dean, Humanities and Sciences).
- University libraries, including branch libraries, computer access and
data bases, and academic computing resources, including internal and external
network access (Karen Nagy, director, Meyer Library and Research Branch
- External research funding opportunities and proposal submission and
negotiations (Bonnie Hale, information editor, Sponsored Projects).
- Use of hazardous agents and/or human or animal subjects (Kathy
McClelland, research compliance administrator).
- Fund-raising at Stanford: organization, policies and practices (Bruce
Hinchliffe, associate vice president, Office for Development).
- Patents, copyright and technology licensing (Katherine Ku, director,
Office of Technology Licensing).
- Programs to ensure health and safety in laboratories, classrooms and
offices (Thomas McBride, director, Environmental Health and Safety).
- The Hoover Institution: library and archival holdings, and scholarly and
fellowship programs on domestic and international public policy issues
(Thomas Henriksen, associate director, Hoover Institution).
- Assistance in the preparation, delivery and evaluation of course
materials/lectures and supervision of teaching assistants (Michele
Marincovich, director, Center for Teaching and Learning).
- Video production services and television transmission (Paul Marca,
producer, Stanford Instructional Television Network).
- Conference and meeting scheduling, rooms and audio/visual equipment
(Larry Davidson, associate director, University Events and Services).
- Technical illustrations, graphics, printing, photography, copying and
desktop publishing (Robert Topor, director, Stanford Publication Services and
James Taskett, director, Visual Arts Services).
Following the presentations, information tables will be located in the
lobby outside of the auditorium where the speakers will be available to
answer questions and distribute written materials about their programs and
services. Information about access to athletic facilities and membership in
the Faculty Club also will be available at the information tables.
This orientation session is designed to help all members of the university
community to become acquainted with these resources. In addition to incoming
new faculty, this session may be particularly useful for new graduate
students, postdoctoral students, academic staff members, visiting scholars,
and consulting and visiting professors.
For more information on this event, call Kathy Eslinger in the Office of
the Dean of Research at 723-9034.
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