Faculty and Staff News

Stanford provost announces Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education

The program recognizes faculty for extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education.

Faculty Senate: Encouraging civil dialogue, better listening

The Stanford Faculty Senate on Sept. 24 discussed OpenXChange, a new campus initiative aimed at encouraging open and meaningful discourse on important issues across the Stanford community.

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The Oval expands 'A' permit parking; visitor parking moves to Roth Way

Visitor parking price changes go into effect on Sept. 21 and Oct. 1.

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.

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Nathan Rosenberg, Stanford professor and expert on the economic history of technology, dead at 87

Nathan Rosenberg, the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor of Public Policy, Emeritus, in Stanford's Department of Economics, died Aug. 24 at the Vi at Palo Alto, at the age of 87.

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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.

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John Henry Merryman, Stanford art law pioneer, dies at 95

An internationally renowned expert on art and cultural property law as well as comparative law, Merryman dedicated his life to the study and teaching of law at Stanford.

Robert Conquest

Stanford historian Robert Conquest, expert on Soviet Union, dies at 98

A Renaissance-style thinker, Robert Conquest was a prolific Soviet historian who became the conscience of an era in the war of ideas between communism and Western democracy. As a poet, his work was considered among the most influential in British literary circles.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Bernie Roth

Stanford d.school's Bernie Roth recommends a bias toward action

In his new book, Roth says he believes that people can lead more fulfilling lives by actually doing things, instead of merely trying to do things.

Susan Fleischmann

Community Standards office director reflects on her first year at Stanford

The Honor Code articulates Stanford's expectations of students and faculty in establishing and maintaining the highest standards in academic work.

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.

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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.