University Affairs

Fire burns dried vegetation in Lake Lagunita

hand holding a sprayer to water lawn / Maksud/Shutterstock

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

John Hennessy portrait / Photo: L.A. Cicero

Stanford University President John L. Hennessy to step down in 2016

President John L. Hennessy announced today that he plans to step down after more than 15 years leading one of the world's foremost research institutions.

Stanford's 2015 Cuthbertson, Dinkelspiel and Gores awards honor librarian, faculty and PhD students

University Librarian Michael Keller, three members of the faculty and two doctoral candidates will receive awards on June 14 at the 124th Commencement Ceremony for their outstanding contributions to Stanford.

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