University Affairs

Nicole Sunahara

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.

Sakurako D. Fisher

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.

New Stanford trustees

Stanford University Board of Trustees elects four new members

The new trustees will begin their five-year terms on Sept. 1.

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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.

Daniel Schwartz / L.A. Cicero

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

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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.

Campus construction

Opening this fall on Stanford campus: McMurtry Building, roundabouts and humanities dorm

For detailed information on construction projects in progress, including advice on how to navigate safely around campus on foot or on wheels, visit Stanford's HEADS UP website or subscribe to its weekly email newsletter.

Susan Fleischmann

Community Standards office director reflects on her first year at Stanford

The Honor Code articulates Stanford's expectations of students and faculty in establishing and maintaining the highest standards in academic work.

tour bus

Stanford plans new bus parking site for Lasuen Street at Campus Drive

Tourist buses, which have been accommodated on Roth Way since 2011, will be moved farther away from the Oval and Main Quad to a new area on Lasuen Street at Campus Drive. Parking & Transportation Services welcomes suggestions about managing buses and tourists.

Stanford trustees approve budget plan, discuss wide range of topics

Trustees approved the university's 2015-16 budget plan, including a $5 million increase in undergraduate financial aid. The board heard design updates on several capital projects, including the Anne T. and Robert E. Bass Biology Research Building.

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 March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, and May 5, 2015, and were approved by the President.

Richard Engel at podium / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Journalist Richard Engel tells Stanford grads to experience the world

Richard Engel told the graduates that taking chances can make a difference in the future of humanity.    

Mark Zobeck and Fatemeh Rassoulil at computers. /Photo: Stacy H.Geiken

New research initiative at Stanford to comprehensively study development and use of natural gas

Stanford University's Natural Gas Initiative will research many questions related to the responsible development of natural gas as a fuel supply in the United States and around the world.

Stanford Board of Trustees acts on investment responsibility matters