On the move

It won’t be just a jog around the block for KEITH HUMPHREYS, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, who is taking leave from the Medical School after accepting an appointment in D.C. as senior policy adviser at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. And last month, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate geophysics Professor MARCIA MCNUTT to be the director of the U.S. Geological Survey and Science Adviser to the Secretary of the Interior. McNutt also is president and chief executive officer of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

The Big Apple has taken a bite out of the Farm: PETER HENRY, professor in the Graduate School of Business, will become dean of the Stern School of Business at New York University in January; and earlier this year Columbia announced its new provost – Stanford psychology Professor CLAUDE STEELE, who most recently had served as director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. That means spouse DOROTHY STEELE, executive director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, also has bid the Farm farewell.

Got Dish? Write to Elaine Ray at stanfordreport-editor@stanford.edu and include Dish in the subject line.