Faculty and Staff News5.20.13
Stanford celebrated the accomplishments of the 2013 Amy J. Blue Award winners last week with an afternoon ceremony and reception in Lagunita Courtyard.
At Thursday's Faculty Senate meeting, a panel discussed new initiatives designed to prepare PhD candidates for today's job market, including a program that would expose them to careers as high school teachers.
Alba Holgado, digital course management coordinator at Robert Crown Law Library, is one of three recipients of the 2013 Amy J. Blue Award. "The best part of my day is solving problems and collaborating," said Holgado, the first staff person at Stanford Law School to win the award.
Stanford research offering cash incentives to drivers for avoiding rush hour has helped the university fulfill an agreement with Santa Clara County. Now, faculty and staff will also be rewarded for biking or walking to work, and even for walking and talking in place of sedentary meetings.
At its meeting on Thursday, the Faculty Senate will hear a panel of faculty discuss the future of the PhD degree.
Tony Gaspar, the lead glazier at Stanford, is one of three recipients of the 2013 Amy J. Blue Awards. "When I come here in the morning, it's like I'm coming home," he said.
Monica Moore, who joined Stanford's staff four decades ago, is one of three recipients of the 2013 Amy J. Blue Awards. A Stanford alumna, her family ties to the Farm go back two generations.
This year's Amy J. Blue Award winners – Tony Gaspar, Alba Holgado and Monica Moore – will be honored at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in Lagunita Courtyard, in a ceremony that is open to family, friends and colleagues.
Senate also names three new members to advisory board.
Six Stanford faculty members have been elected to receive one of the highest honors for an American scientist in recognition of their achievements in original research.
On topics ranging from poetry to politics, Stanford writers talked about their recent publications at "A Company of Authors," a "speed-dating" version of a book fair.
Seven Stanford professors have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony Oct. 12 at the academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.
Stanford Report asked Emergency Manager Keith Perry how Stanford would communicate with faculty, students and staff during an emergency involving an active threat on campus, and what actions they should take if the university issued a "shelter-in-place" order.
High school students admitted to the Class of 2017 – many with family members in tow – will arrive on campus Thursday for Admit Weekend 2013, a three-day introduction to the people, programs and places that define Stanford.
The Academic Council Professoriate appointments, promotions, and reappointments for the periods indicated were reviewed by the Advisory Board of the Academic Council on January 22, January 29, February 12, and February 26, 2013 and were approved by the President.