February 15, 2002

  1. IT Open House for Faculty Proves Worthwhile
  2. Hennessy Named to Cisco Board
  3. Internal Audit Warns of Email Scams
  4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. IT Open House for Faculty Proves Worthwhile

Last Thursday, ITSS and SUL/AIR co-sponsored an Information Technology Open House for faculty in Meyer Library. Representatives from thirty-six campus-wide technology service groups were there for faculty to meet, ask questions of, and learn about resources (e.g., high speed remote access, technology support for courses). SUL/AIR participants included those who provide Academic Computing resources and services, as well as representatives from the Humanities Digital Information Service, Statistical Software Support, and Data and Statistical Software Services.

You can find information about the represented services via the Web at:


Also featured at the Open House were a series of demos on services that are new and/or useful to faculty (e.g., CourseWork and streaming media), as well as a wizards table where faculty could ask infrastructure or specialized IT questions. This table was staffed by Registry/Directory, Web services, Unix, PC, and Academic Technology personnel.

Despite the rain, the turnout was good. Faculty who attended felt that the event was very useful and appreciated having the opportunity to talk directly with the service providers. The Open House was also a great opportunity for staff in the different service groups to share information and exchange ideas.

Special thanks are in order to all who organized, set-up, and participated in this Open House.

--submitted by Eleanor Brown and Mary Washburn (ITSS)

2. Hennessy Named to Cisco Board

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 4, 2002 - Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced the appointment of Stanford University president, John L. Hennessy, 49, to its board of directors. Hennessy was elected to Cisco's board effective January 28, 2002. The election brings the number of Cisco board members to 12.

John L. Hennessy's Brief Biography:

Hennessy began his career at Stanford in 1977 as assistant professor of Electrical Engineering and became a full professor in 1986. He was named the Willard and Inez Kerr Bell Endowed Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1987. Prior to becoming president in September 2000, Hennessy was dean of the Engineering School and provost-the university's chief academic and budget officer.

--reprinted from News @ Cisco newsletter

3. Internal Audit Warns of Email Scams

The following advisory has been issued by Internal Audit: Within the past few months, there has been another upsurge in scam e-mail directed to members of the Stanford community, usually from overseas Internet addresses, often Nigerian but also East Asian. Variants of the scam have been perpetrated via postal service for over a decade, but the scammers have now updated their Ponzi scheme to incorporate the use of online directory services at U.S. universities and e-mail solicitations. Typically, the solicitation offers to provide the recipient with money in return for disclosing information about a U.S. bank account, or sometimes just responding to the e-mail. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's description of the scheme may be read at:


Stanford's Information Security Office advises people to treat these scam e-mails as they would any other spam: Don't respond. You also can forward a full copy of the solicitation (including all the headers) to junkmail@stanford.edu, which will allow Information Technology Systems and Services to notify the Internet Service Provider from which the message originated.

If you have any questions, contact Internal Audit at 725-0074.

--reprinted from the January 31, 2002 issue of the Stanford Report

4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

SUL/AIR has one new position this week.

1. Curatorial Assistant, African Collection (2/11/02); REQ# 000729

For a complete description of other open positions within SUL/AIR, visit the Human Resources Web site at:

Human Resources Web site.

Please send future submissions to SUL/AIR News to:

SUL/AIR News is an electronic publication of Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources issued weekly. Copy deadline is 12:00 NOON Wednesday for publication on the following Friday. Submit items for publication to sulairnews@forsythe.stanford.edu .
Editor for SUL: Sarah Williamson, sarahcw@sulmail.stanford.edu
Editor for AIR and HR: Eleanor Brown, eabrown@leland.stanford.edu