University Affairs

William Maloney talking to the Faculty Senate. / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Concussions – an issue for male and female athletes alike, Stanford professor says

William Maloney, professor of orthopaedic surgery, told the Faculty Senate on Thursday that while concussions are a problem in football, they also are a big concern in other sports, including soccer, water polo and club sports, involving both male and female players. University Architect David Lenox gave a report on new buildings on campus and those under construction.


Artist's rendering of the Colonnade apartment complex/Photo courtesy of the Colonade

Campus looks to expand housing options for faculty, staff

Stanford has recently entered into an agreement to lease a 167-unit apartment complex currently under construction near the border of Los Altos, Palo Alto and Mountain View, to help make additional rental housing available for faculty and staff.


Faculty Senate to hear reports on capital planning, athletes' head trauma on Thursday


Chuck Feeney / Pascal Perich

Chuck Feeney: Stanford's quiet change-maker

Although you won't find his name anywhere on campus, Chuck Feeney is behind some of Stanford's most innovative facilities, from Campus Drive to the heart of the Medical Center.


Stanford admits 743 early applicants to the Class of 2019

Stanford has sent acceptance letters to 743 high school students who sought admission to the Class of 2019 under the university's early admission program.


Stanford University reports FY 2014 financial results


Steven Denning portrait / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Trustees give nod of approval to administrative campus in Redwood City

The administrative campus will blend a sense of warmth with a contemporary aesthetic, and reflect the qualitative aspects of the main campus, such as intimate courtyards, gateways and public spaces.


Stanford forms new Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning

By combining resources of the Center for Teaching and Learning, parts of Academic Computing Services, the CourseWork engineering team and the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning, the new organization will provide better coordination between groups that support teaching, learning and reaching learners online.


Faculty Senate to discuss undergraduate teaching survey, athletics


dogs must be leashed sign / Kate Chesley

Unruly dogs at Lake Lagunita prompt increased leash-law enforcement

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety has begun issuing citations to dog owners who ignore leash laws, especially around Lake Lagunita.


Cybersecurity illustration

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.


John Powers standing in front of a screen showing a graph./Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford Management Company CEO John Powers to depart in 2015


Susan Fleischmann talking to the Faculty Senate./ Photo: L. A. Cicero

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.