The following Academic Council Professoriate appointments, promotions and reappointments for the periods indicated were reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Academic Council and approved by the president.
Biologist Tim Stearns, who joined the Stanford faculty in 1993 and is chair of the Faculty Senate, says an undergraduate course in genetics ignited his passion for molecular biology – and set him on the path to academia.
The 2020 Faculty Resource Fair, which will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, will include a resource fair staffed by representatives from 30 campus offices, breakout sessions and a reception for faculty members and their families.
Mona Hicks recently stepped into the role of senior associate vice provost and dean of students. She shares why she joined Stanford, the biggest challenges facing student affairs and her approach to helping students in distress.
Stanford School of Engineering faculty members Stacey Bent, Kenneth Goodson and Fei-Fei Li have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, among the highest professional distinctions accorded engineers.
At the Feb. 6 senate meeting, members of the Committee on the Professoriate presented the committee’s findings and recommendations. President Marc Tessier-Lavigne gave an update on Stanford’s response to the novel coronavirus, and also emphasized the need to extend support and respect to the university’s Chinese and Chinese-American students and scholars.
Stanford recently added to its student affairs staff three student support specialists, including two recent alums, whose work will focus on helping students manage stress, life transitions, interpersonal concerns and more.
A committee is exploring ways of bridging sustainability efforts on campus and creating new mechanisms for dispersed groups to work together on critical issues like climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development. They are seeking feedback in a series of town halls.