Stanford’s long-empty Old Chemistry Building, which stands to the side of the Oval, will open later this fall as the Sapp Center for Teaching and Learning.
Stanford University is preparing to renegotiate its land use agreements with Santa Clara County.
University President John Hennessy gave his farewell address to Academic Council on Thursday afternoon, describing what Stanford has accomplished during the past 16 years under his tenure as president. More specifically, Hennessy focused on Stanford’s expansion of financial aid, transformation of on-campus facilities, and future initiatives to which he looking forward.
Although Academic Council meetings usually focus on what the University and Faculty Senate have accomplished during the past year, Thursday’s meeting mainly focused upon Hennessy’s upcoming departure from presidency at the end of this academic year.
The construction of two new dorms in Lagunita Court are proceeding on pace and expected to open for the 2016-2017 school year.
The McMurtry Building for the Department of Art and Art History hosted its formal opening reception Tuesday, Oct. 6, though the building’s galleries and classrooms have been accessible since Sept. 21. Named after its generous donors, Deedee and Burt McMurtry, M.S. ’59, Ph.D. ’62, the McMurtry building is designed to encourage collaboration and coexistence between the disciplines of art and art history, as well as other areas of study.
The Hoover Neuroscience Health Center will open this winter as the first building to be finished under the Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project, organized by the Planning, Designing and Construction Department (PDCD) at Stanford. As a part of the Renewal Project, Stanford Health Care, the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Welch Road utilities and the Hoover Medical Campus will be renovated as well.
Due to construction, the Stanford Dish and all its service roads are closed until approximately Sunday, August 16, according to an update by the Stanford Report.
The Stanford Federal Credit Union (FCU), located on the Pampas Lane, will begin the remodeling of their building this July and is expected to end in the fall.