Serra Mall will be renamed Jane Stanford Way, effective Oct. 7, following clearance by Santa Clara County and the U.S. Postal Service. The step implements a proposal that came out of a campus review process last year.
A recently vacated building in Stanford Research Park will be the future home of a new life science incubator and lab suites. Located near campus, this incubator will serve as an anchor for a preeminent life science district.
The university says a development agreement would allow it to provide benefits for the campus community and neighboring residents while providing long-term certainty of the rules affecting its future land use.
The building housing Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research has been renamed to honor Stanford alumna and psychologist Carolyn Lewis Attneave, who is credited with establishing the field of Native American mental health. Dorothy Attneave, her daughter, spoke at the dedication.
To encourage community and intellectual engagement on campus, the White Plaza region will be redesigned as a vibrant town center. The team leading the project is currently gathering ideas from the campus community, including at a town hall event on Wednesday.
Members of the campus community gathered to rename a residence hall in memory of pioneering astronaut Sally Ride, with her mother, Joyce Ride, in attendance. Also at the event, Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne acknowledged and honored the contributions of Native Americans to Stanford University.