University Affairs

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Stanford Cyber Initiative will tackle Internet technology concerns from many angles

Thanks to a Hewlett Foundation grant, the Stanford Cyber Initiative will address the crucial and complex opportunities and challenges raised by cyber-technologies.


Stanford Professor Emeritus David Nivison dies at 91

A pioneer in the field of Chinese philosophy, Stanford Professor David Nivison bridged the gap between Western philosophical inquiry and traditional Chinese thought.


Kenneth E. Olivier, investment manager, joins Stanford's Board of Trustees

Olivier, who serves on the Stanford Management Company's Board of Directors, also serves on the advisory board of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.


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Stanford Management Company CEO John Powers to depart in 2015


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Faculty Senate hears update on student judicial affairs process

Improving overall understanding of the Fundamental Standard and Honor Code is important, the senate hears. Meanwhile, the Office of Community Standards also is working to identify further ways of strengthening the process for student conduct cases.


Stanford offers students a medical test for unintended drug ingestion

Stanford University offers testing for students who believe they may have consumed a drug without their knowledge or consent.


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Give bicyclists 3-foot clearance when passing

The new California law improves safety by giving bicyclists more space on the road.


Stanford Responds to Election Mailer

Stanford University is investigating the facts behind an academic research study independently undertaken by political science researchers at Stanford and Dartmouth that involved election mailers sent to voters. As it investigates, Stanford is also cooperating with an inquiry undertaken by election officials in the State of Montana.


Making educated choices about health care during Open Enrollment at Stanford

Thorough information about medical, dental and vision plans for 2015 is available online to help Stanford employees make decisions.


Stanford family objects tell the story of tragic loss and a lasting institution

Cantor staff members polled people from around campus in order to pick just the right objects from thousands of possibilities for the reinstallation of the Stanford Family Galleries.


Provost addresses the Stanford community on Ebola

Provost John Etchemendy said the university has established protocols to reduce the risks to the community posed by the virus.


Newly elected president of the Stanford Historical Society talks about the group and its mission

Each October, Stanford holds a Founders' Celebration, in honor of Jane and Leland Stanford. As the campus approaches this year's celebration, Troy Steinmetz, '07, the newly elected president of the Stanford Historical Society and staff member in the Office of Development, talks about Stanford's history, its founders and the Stanford Historical Society.


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Stanford alumni arrive Thursday for Reunion Homecoming

The "heart and soul" of the Oct. 23-26 event are class reunion parties and class panels in which alumni share real-life experiences. The annual gathering also features Dinner on the Quad and the 2014 Roundtable at Stanford.


Stanford task force seeks campus input on sexual assault policies and practices

Two town halls have been scheduled – the first, a graduate student town hall, on Monday, Oct. 20 – and input is also welcomed via the task force website.


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Stanford Roundtable 2014 brings climate change to the fore

This year's Roundtable at Stanford focuses on climate change, its impacts, dangers and possible solutions. On Friday, Oct. 24, 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl will lead the conversation.