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Friday, March 27, 2020

University Affairs

Faculty Senate meets virtually

The Faculty Senate met virtually to consider academic changes in response to COVID-19, including a Satisfactory/No Credit grade for spring.

Faculty Senate members

Law & policy

The parameters of power

Legal historian and constitutional law scholar  Bernadette Meyler discuss the powers of the president and state governors in times of crisis.

Bernadette Meyler

science & technology

Understanding COVID-19 spread

Professor Alexandria Boehm and visiting scholar Krista Wigginton describe potential transmission pathways of COVID-19 and their implications.

Teaching & students

Student map charts free meals

A team of students created a virtual map showing where local schoolchildren can receive free meals during school closures caused by COVID-19. 

Food map

Stanford Continuing Studies BeWell Program – remote program


  • Online discussionJoin a Zoom discussion of The Decameron, the 14th-century masterpiece that begins with 10 young people fleeing to the countryside as the plague of 1348 ravages the city of Florence, Italy. Robert Harrison, professor of French and Italian, will discuss what the book says to us today. The Zoom session will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 29. Members of the Stanford community are invited to join via this link. Discussion will focus on the preface, introduction and first tale in the book, which was written by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375). Participants are encouraged to read these in advance. The Project Gutenberg e-book of The Decameron is available at no cost here.
  • Stanford WebCamp: This is a two-day event on Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, for community and by community to discuss the ins and outs of building websites and research tools. The event is completely online. Learn more.

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