University Affairs

University President John Hennessy at lectern, with faculty on stage, at Stanford's 125th Opening Convocation / L.A. Cicero

Convocation: What it means to be part of Stanford

Drawing on inspiration from some of the world's greatest leaders and thinkers, Stanford President John Hennessy urged incoming students to open their minds, expand their horizons and follow their passions during their time at Stanford.    

DCI Fellow Kate Jerome walking in Quad arcade / L.A. Cicero

Charting new intellectual, personal pathways at Stanford

The first cohort of fellows in Stanford's Distinguished Careers Institute described the program as invigorating, exciting and enriching, and "a real gift."

Letter from President John Hennessy and Provost John Etchemendy to students, faculty and staff announcing launch of OpenXChange initiative

The goal of the year-long initiative is to strengthen the Stanford community through purposeful engagement.

audience of congressional staffers attending 2015 Cyber Boot Camp / Rod Searcey

Cybersecurity boot camp draws congressional staffers to Stanford

A bipartisan group of Capitol Hill staffers were in Silicon Valley last week to gain an immersion into the complex world of cybersecurity. The range of experts they heard from included tech industry leaders, scholars representing a range of disciplines and former government officials.

Firefighters, SLAC employees and Stanford University employees participate in an emergency drill / Aaron Kehoe

This is only a test: Stanford-SLAC emergency drill tests response to crisis

Volunteers, first responders, and local fire and law enforcement officials took part in an emergency drill to test responsiveness to a hypothetical crisis.

Angel of Grief sculpture / L.A. Cicero

Stanford police seek information on vandalism of Angel of Grief

Police recently received a report that someone had broken off the front left forearm of the monument.

police car blocking entry to garage at business school because of bomb threat / L.A. Cicero

Stanford's Knight Management Center reopens after bomb threat

No bomb was found, but out of an abundance of caution, the eight buildings of the business school campus were evacuated for the day.

Isaac Stein

Members of Presidential Search Committee announced; Isaac Stein will chair

Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Stanford's Branner Earth Sciences Library marks its centennial

The private library of Stanford's first geology professor, John Casper Branner, was the foundation on which the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections was built. A case of memorabilia is on display at the library through September.

parking garage

Stanford parking structures are getting new names

By the end of August, the names of parking garages on campus will reflect their locations – a nearby street, field, building or center – to make them easier to find on maps and on campus.

Nicole Sunahara

Stanford prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary

The university community will be invited to celebrate Stanford's 125th anniversary beginning this fall. Nicole Sunahara, who heads the 125th anniversary office, invites campus departments and programs to collaborate on the upcoming celebrations.

Sakurako D. Fisher

Stanford Board of Trustees elects Sakurako D. Fisher to a five-year term

Sakurako D. Fisher holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from Stanford. A devotee of the arts, she is president of the San Francisco Symphony and chair of the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution. She also is a trustee of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

New Stanford trustees

Stanford University Board of Trustees elects four new members

The new trustees will begin their five-year terms on Sept. 1.

hands typing on computer keyboard / De Visu/Shutterstock

Stanford migrating to new email service this summer

Over the summer, Stanford will switch its email and calendar service for most faculty, staff and graduate students to Office 365 – Microsoft's cloud-based service.

Daniel Schwartz / L.A. Cicero

Professor Daniel Schwartz to lead Stanford Graduate School of Education

Schwartz, an expert in human cognition and educational technology, will assume the post Sept. 1.