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.
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.
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.
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.
Members of Presidential Search Committee announced; Isaac Stein will chair
Stanford Techie Festival starts Monday, Aug. 17
Instructors are eager to share tips, tricks and best practices – and to answer questions – at the Seventh Annual Techie Festival, Aug. 17-28. With 19 classes to choose from, it's a great way for learners to get the training they need and use STAP funds before the end of the fiscal year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stanford University Board of Trustees elects four new members
The new trustees will begin their five-year terms on Sept. 1.
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.
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.
Fire burns dried vegetation in Lake Lagunita
Stanford water conservation measures expanded
University policies now in place limit irrigation using potable – meaning drinkable – water to two days per week. Irrigators using non-potable water have been asked to make 25 percent reductions and already are achieving measurable results.