Faculty and Staff News

Report of the President: Academic Council Professoriate appointments

The Academic Council Professoriate appointments, promotions, and reappointments for the periods indicated were reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Academic Council on March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, and May 5, 2015, and were approved by the President.

Elizabeth Woodson speaking with Brandon Hill standing behind her. / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford's Faculty Senate ends the year with sendoffs and a renewed commitment to civility

The Faculty Senate on Thursday heard a presentation from outgoing and incoming leaders of the Associated Students and a report from the Emeriti Council. They bid farewell in song to the outgoing chair Russell Berman and gave President John Hennessy a standing ovation. They also urged the community to foster a climate of respect and civility when debating controversial issues.

Stanford's 2015 Cuthbertson, Dinkelspiel and Gores awards honor librarian, faculty and PhD students

University Librarian Michael Keller, three members of the faculty and two doctoral candidates will receive awards on June 14 at the 124th Commencement Ceremony for their outstanding contributions to Stanford.

Arthur P. Wolf / L.A. Cicero

Stanford anthropologist Arthur P. Wolf dies at 83

Wolf was known for his knowledge of early 20th-century Taiwan and as a scholar of the biological roots of incest avoidance.

New Stanford employees

Stanford's Cardinal at Work Welcome Center offers a 'one-stop shop' for new hires

Stanford's redesigned orientation is a daylong program created to welcome new employees to the university on their first day at work.  Departments across the university, including human resources, information technology services and parking and transportation, work together to ensure that new hires feel prepared and inspired as they begin their careers here.

Tim Warner in front of a projected image of a pie chart./ Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford's 2015-16 budget plan reflects strong fiscal position

Stanford is in excellent financial condition, even though federal funding for academic research remains limited, and the university continues to benefit from strong investment returns, Vice Provost Tim Warner said in a report to the Faculty Senate.

musical ensemble performing at Multicultural Springfest 2015 / L.A. Cicero

Multicultural Springfest celebrates diversity, longevity among Stanford's staff

The annual event celebrates the diversity of employees from across the university and recognizes staff who have reached milestone anniversaries in their careers on campus.  

2014 Career Springfest

Campus to honor long-term Stanford staff at Thursday's annual Springfest

All employees are invited to celebrate Stanford's diversity and the longevity of many of their colleagues on Thursday at Frost Amphitheater.

David Jones / Jennifer Sarbahi

HR chief Jones to step down

David A. Jones, vice president for human resources, is leaving Stanford to join Kaiser Permanente.

Senate addresses Late Career Practitioner Policy

At Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, members approved a resolution regarding late career practitioners at Stanford Health Care. They also heard a presentation on initiatives to improve diversity in graduate education. The 2015-16 chair of the senate will be Kathryn "Kam" Moler, professor of physics and of applied physics.

Norman H. Nie / L.A. Cicero

Norman Nie, Stanford scholar and entrepreneur, dies at 72

A leading thinker in the behavior of the American voter, Norman Nie revolutionized how social scientists analyze data.

Priscilla Fiden / L.A. Cicero

Priscilla Fiden, 'a remarkable citizen of Stanford,' wins Amy J. Blue Award

Fiden, the assistant dean for administrative operations at the Graduate School of Education, inspires staff to make their "A game" even better.  

The Rev. Jane Shaw / L.A. Cicero

Jane Shaw officially welcomed into the Stanford community

During a service that featured the official investiture by President John Hennessy and a sermon by actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, the Rev. Professor Jane Shaw was formally installed as dean for religious life. 

Leslie Winick / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Leslie Winick, 'charmingly indefatigable,' wins Amy J. Blue Award

As the director of alumni and student class outreach for the Stanford Alumni Association, Winick is the "wind and the sails" of Reunion Homecoming, colleagues say, and every year brings fresh drive, commitment and enthusiasm to the annual event.  

Kahlil Wells

Stanford Dining's Kahlil Wells, 'a joy to work with,' wins Amy J. Blue Award

As an assistant director of Stanford Dining, Kahlil Wells oversees an operation that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night offerings to students living in Lagunita Court, Roble Hall and other residences on the west side of campus. He is described as a dedicated manager and supportive mentor who sets high standards of excellence.