University Affairs

Arial view of Searsville Dam and Reservoir / Photo: Philippe S. Cohen

Stanford identifies its preferred approach for the future of Searsville Dam and Reservoir

After extensive study of Searsville Dam and Reservoir, a Stanford committee recommends that the university develop and evaluate, in collaboration with resource agencies, two alternative ways to achieve fish passage, while avoiding an increase in downstream or upstream flooding and also preserving and providing riparian and wetlands habitats.  

Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to speak at Stanford

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan will visit Stanford this Thursday to speak on the subject of innovation. The event is open on a first-come, first-served basis to members of the Stanford community with a Stanford ID.

President Hennessy condemns act of hate at student residences

Stanford President John Hennessy has condemned the early Sunday morning vandalism of swastikas spray-painted around student residences as an act of hate "that has no place at Stanford."

Jeffery Hawthorne / L.A. Cicero

Stanford expert offers advice for international travelers

Jeffery Hawthorne, international manager in the Office of Risk Management, advises travelers to research the countries they are planning to visit to make sure they have the appropriate documents and immunizations. The Office of International Affairs maintains a travel registry that allows the university to quickly determine if there are Stanford faculty, staff or students in a country during a significant natural disaster or political incident.

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 January 27, February 10, February 24, and March 10, 2015, and were approved by President John Hennessy.

Michael Keller holding up papers / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Senate hears about digital initiatives of Stanford Libraries

At Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, University Librarian Michael Keller gave an update on new programs and projects. In addition, Provost John Etchemendy made a statement encouraging respectful campus discourse, particularly among students.

aerial view of Central Energy Facility in November 2014 as it nears completion/Todd Quam

New Stanford energy system cuts greenhouse gas emissions 68 percent and fossil fuel 65 percent

The comprehensive system incorporates solar power for electricity, combined with heat recovery, to cut greenhouse gas emissions 68 percent and fossil fuel 65 percent.

Stanford seeks student participation in campus climate survey

Stanford Faculty Senate to hear report on libraries

Statement of the Stanford Board of Trustees on divestment

Provost's letter to the campus community

Provost John Etchemendy's letter to the campus community issuing the report of the Provost's Task Force on Sexual Assault Policies and Practices.

M. Elizabeth Magill and Elizabeth Woodson

Q&A: Co-chairs of the Provost's Task Force on Sexual Assault Policies and Practices talk about recommendations

The Provost's Task Force on Sexual Assault Policies and Practices has issued its recommendations for enhancing Stanford's approach to preventing and responding to sexual assault, relationship violence and other forms of prohibited conduct at Stanford.  

Arthur Bienenstock

Arthur Bienenstock honored with first endowed professorship to link SLAC and Stanford

The holder of the Wallenberg-Bienenstock Professorship will have a joint appointment on the faculties of SLAC and a Stanford science or engineering department. The professorship honors Bienenstock for his efforts to strengthen ties between Stanford and Swedish universities.  

Grip and grin

Stanford's Cardinal Cogeneration plant shuts down to make way for SESI

For the past 30 years, Cardinal Cogeneration has provided virtually all of the university's energy needs. It gives way in April to the Stanford Energy System Innovations.

Stanford staff members

Stanford launches new employee classification program

Stanford's new Staff Career & Job Classification Program, which gives every non-academic and non-bargaining unit employee a new job classification, description and title, goes into effect today, April 1.