Category: On the Move

Marc Tessier-Lavigne and chiefs of staff

With help from the new and former chiefs of staff, the new president settles in

by University Communications on September 1, 2016 7:40 pm
MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE began his tenure as Stanford’s 11th president on Thursday, Sept. 1. His day included a meeting with JEFF WACHTEL, who served as senior assistant to the president—essentially chief of staff—for JOHN HENNESSY, and ROBERTA KATZ, who is the interim chief of staff. Katz served as associate vice president for strategic planning. Wachtel is… Read more With help from the new and former chiefs of staff, the new president settles in

Stanford names new director of undergraduate advising and research

by Kathleen Sullivan on July 6, 2016 4:00 am
This week, Stanford welcomes LOUIS E. NEWMAN, the university’s new associate vice provost and director of undergraduate advising and research, to campus. Before coming to Stanford, Newman worked for more than three decades at Carleton College, a private liberal arts college in Minnesota. In his most recent post at Carleton, Newman served as the associate… Read more Stanford names new director of undergraduate advising and research

Graduate School of Business Professor named next president of Scripps College

by Elaine Ray on June 22, 2016 5:00 pm
LARISSA TIEDENS, professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) will be the next president of Scripps College in Claremont, California. GARTH SALONER, outgoing dean of the GSB, praised Tiedens for her leadership and expressed pride in the fact that “a member of our faculty has been tapped… Read more Graduate School of Business Professor named next president of Scripps College

Chris Lorway named executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall

by Robert Cable on May 24, 2016 12:00 am
CHRIS LORWAY was named the new executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall. According to an announcement on Monday by Stanford and the Stanford Live Advisory Council, Lorway will assume the position in late summer, as the fifth season of Stanford Live begins. Lorway was the founding artistic director of Toronto’s internationally recognized… Read more Chris Lorway named executive director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall

Stanford students earn fellowships named in honor of renowned environmental scientist Stephen Schneider

by Colleen SchwartzCoffey on May 17, 2016 4:00 am
Stanford junior DANIEL RODA-STUART, who is studying atmosphere/energy engineering, will spend this summer in Colorado working with the Environmental Defense Fund to mitigate climate risks from oil and gas development on Western tribal lands. MEGAN MCCANN, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, will head to Washington, D.C., to support World Resources Institute’s efforts… Read more Stanford students earn fellowships named in honor of renowned environmental scientist Stephen Schneider

Stanford Humanities Center names 2016-17 fellows

by Veronica Marian on May 16, 2016 4:00 am
The Stanford Humanities Center has awarded 23 fellowships for the upcoming academic year. The cohort includes scholars of history, philosophy, music and English, among other humanities disciplines. Chosen from a pool of nearly 300 applicants, the fellows are Stanford faculty, advanced Stanford graduate students, and academics from California, across the United States and Europe. “The… Read more Stanford Humanities Center names 2016-17 fellows

New directors named at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

by Staff on May 4, 2016 4:00 am
The Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve has a new leadership duo: ELIZABETH HADLY has been named the new faculty director, and ANTHONY BARNOSKY, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, will become executive director of the 1,198-acre preserve. Hadly, the Paul S. and Billie Achilles Professor in Environmental Biology, who joined the… Read more New directors named at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University names next year's fellows

by Staff on April 27, 2016 4:00 am
Twelve U.S. journalists and journalism innovators have won John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2016-17 academic year. The U.S. fellows join six international fellows who were announced earlier this month. Fellows spend a significant part of their time pursuing their journalism challenges, while also participating fully in the intellectual life of Stanford and… Read more John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford University names next year's fellows

Stanford's Bill Lane Center hosts conference on rural Western issues

by Geoff McGhee on March 31, 2016 9:40 pm
Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West recently held its fourth annual scholarly conference on rural Western issues. The Eccles Rural West Conference took place March 17-19 in Missoula, Montana, bringing together more than 70 scholars, journalists, lawyers, and policymakers from across the western United States. Stanford political scientists BRUCE E. CAIN, DAVID BRADY,… Read more Stanford's Bill Lane Center hosts conference on rural Western issues

Stanford's synchronized swimming team wins national title

by Stanford Athletics on March 29, 2016 11:52 pm
On Saturday, March 26, the Stanford captured the 2016 U.S. National Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships in impressive fashion, collecting victories in three of four finals. Stanford totaled 98.0 points, while defending champion Ohio State finished second with 92.0 and the University of the Incarnate Word was third with 75.0. It marked the eighth title for… Read more Stanford's synchronized swimming team wins national title