University Affairs

Tim Warner in front of a projected image of a pie chart./ Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford's 2015-16 budget plan reflects strong fiscal position

Stanford is in excellent financial condition, even though federal funding for academic research remains limited, and the university continues to benefit from strong investment returns, Vice Provost Tim Warner said in a report to the Faculty Senate.

No safety threat at Stanford from July 2014 laboratory shipment

Search committee appointed for new Stanford VP for Human Resources

Old Union fountain

Stanford's fountains return briefly for Commencement

The university's fountains have been shut down for more than a year in response to the state's prolonged drought. In honor of graduates and their families, they will return briefly for Commencement.

Stanford invites Menlo Park residents to discuss Middle Plaza project

Stanford is inviting Menlo Park residents to two open houses to discuss a public plaza that will be the centerpiece of redevelopment efforts at 500 El Camino Real.

Stanford statement on SAE fraternity

artist's rendering of proposed trail on Stanford Avenue / BMS Design Group

Stanford Perimeter Trail construction scheduled

Work begins later this month on the El Camino Real section of the new Stanford Perimeter Trail – a 3.4-mile link between recreational areas in the foothills and the bay.

Band inquiry to lead to reforms

Statement regarding the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band

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.