University Affairs

Campus Conversation focuses on research at Stanford

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, as well as Kathryn Ann “Kam” Moler, vice provost and dean of research, and Serena Rao, senior associate dean for finance and administration in the Dean of Research Office, focused on research – including the challenges and opportunities presented by COVID-19 – during an online conversation and Q&A with the Stanford community.

Report of the president: Appointments and promotions

Academic Council Professoriate appointments, promotions and reappointments for the periods indicated were reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Academic Council and were approved by the president.

Trustees discuss Stanford’s COVID response, long-range planning, Jordan Hall

At their Oct. 4-6 meeting, the Stanford University Board of Trustees discussed the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, heard an update on the Long-Range Vision, and approved a campus committee’s recommendation to remove David Starr Jordan’s name from campus spaces and to relocate the statue of Louis Agassiz outside Jordan Hall.

Major SESI expansion planned

The doubling of SESI’s chilled water capacity will help minimize the risks of energy curtailments at Stanford campus buildings and hospitals during heat waves.