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Jimmy Chen, Camara Phyllis Jones receive inaugural President’s Award for the Advancement of the Common Good

Stanford alumni Jimmy Chen and Camara Phyllis Jones are the inaugural recipients of the President’s Award for the Advancement of the Common Good, which honors alumni who have positively and sustainably changed the trajectory of people’s lives in their communities and around the world.

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Stanford Faculty Senate approves changes to conflicts of interest, commitment policies

On Thursday, the Faculty Senate voted to approve proposed changes to the Research Policy Handbook from the Committee on Research and proposals from the Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policy. Senators also voted to approve three recommendations related to military transfer credits, Cardinal Service, and part-time enrollment for coterminal students.

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Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford receives gift to reimagine care of moms and babies

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s support will modernize the obstetric and neonatal facilities.

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2022 President’s Awards for Excellence Through Diversity

Stanford honored PhD candidate Sedona Murphy, clinical associate professor of radiology Peter Poullos, and Residential & Dining Enterprises with the 2022 President’s Awards for Excellence Through Diversity for their exceptional contributions to enhancing and supporting diversity within the university community.

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Trailblazing marine botanist Isabella Abbott honored

A lecture hall at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station will be named for Isabella Aiona Abbott, a pioneering marine botanist and the university’s first Native Hawaiian faculty member and first female full professor in biological sciences. “Integrating Local Ecological Knowledge and Marine Conservation Science,” this year’s memorial lecture honoring her, will be delivered on Friday, May 27.

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Qualitative data released from 2021 DEI survey

Findings include firsthand accounts of discriminatory, harassing, and other harmful behavior that are consistent with previously released quantitative data. Beginning this summer, a series of focus groups and community forums will be held to discuss the survey results and next steps.

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Stanford provost presents 2022-23 budget plan to Faculty Senate

At Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting, senators heard the provost’s annual budget presentation as well as a presentation from the Committee on the University Press.

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Stanford’s Precourt Institute announces winners of 2022 Global Energy Heroes competition

Three sustainability organizations received 2022 Global Energy Heroes prizes from Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy. The competitive prizes drew 44 submissions across five continents.

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Ken Hsu wins 2022 Amy J. Blue Award

The director of the Graduate Life Office is recognized for his leadership and unwavering commitment to the lives of Stanford students.

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Susan Taylor wins 2022 Amy J. Blue Award

One of three winners of this year's award, Taylor is honored for her many contributions in her nearly 50 years at Stanford, most recently as the finance manager in the Department of Economics.

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