TOPJune 2011                                                                                      SUBSCRIBE arrow
banner Art  |  Family |  Film  Health |  Lectures  |  Music  |  Theater

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital 20th Birthday Party 

Featuring more than 75 interactive booths, musical performances, storytelling, face painting, and more. Food from local favorites and cupcakes will be available.
Sunday, June 26, 10 am - 4 pm, Intersection of Quarry and Welch Roads, Free

Packard Summer Scamper 5K/10K 

You race, they win! Join the Packard Summer Scamper 5K/10K and help support
patients and families at Packard Children's Hospital.  The USATF-certified course
Stanford's campus is designed for participants of all ages and abilities.
Sunday, June 26, 9 am 5k/10k start, 10:30 am Kids' Fun Run start



imageAllan Toussaint

Allen Toussaint has lived more music history than most have even read about, and he coaxes more joy out of a piano than any of us can imagine.  

Friday, June 24, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $25-40


Early Bird Jazz for Kids: Jim Nadel and Friends

Get your kids excited by live jazz, fascinating instruments, and talented performers at this affordable and family-friendly day of jazz.  

Saturday, June 25, 10 am, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Children Free, Adults $5 in advance, $10 at door



The New Gary Burton Quartet  

This band represents a new milestone in Burton's iconic career. "With virtually flawless execution . . . Gary Burton has changed the face of the vibraphone." - All About Jazz  

Saturday, June 25, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $25-40


Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat "King" Cole

Nat "King" Cole could swing, he could sing, and he turned many a tune into a timeless standard. Vocalist Allan Harris, pianist Larry Dunlap, and friends play tribute to this legendary artist.  

Sunday, June 26, 2:30 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $20-32


Brazilian Bossa Nova with the Oscar Castro-Neves Duo

imageLose yourself in an evening of exquisite Brazilian bossa nova, performed by one of its inventors, the brilliant guitar virtuoso Oscar Castro-Neves.  

Sunday, June 26, 7 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, $30-40


Milton Nascimento

imageJoin us for two extremely rare, intimate Bay Area appearances by singer, composer, and living legend of Brazilian music, Milton Nascimento and his Band of Four.  

Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1,  

8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $35-65

                                                     Back to Top




Living Well with a Diagnosis of Heart Failure

Thursday, June 9, 7 pm, Free


Updates on Melanoma

Thursday, June 16, 7 pm, Free 


imageLife Beyond Salt

Wednesday, June 22,  

7 pm, Free


Hypertension in the 21st Century  

High Blood Pressure and What We Know Now, and What We need to Know

Wednesday, June 29, 7 pm, Free        


The Stanford Health Library provides free health and medical information on-line and at 5 locations.   Pre-registration is required for all events.


The Art of the Book in California: Five Contemporary Presses 

imageAn emerging, dynamic art form -- the "new book," is defined by contemporary art practices, successful experiments with media, and innovative structures in book production.

Opens June 1, Cantor Arts Center, Free 


imageTrue Colors 

Greco-Roman sculpture was never intended to be white, and this exhibition features the once-lively colors of sculpture from that era.

Cantor Arts Center, Free   

imageIllustrated Title Pages: 1500-1900
This exhibition traces the development of the title page from the 16th to 19th centuries.  

Cantor Arts Center, Free



An exhibition of artwork created by Stanford 's five graduating artists for their final MFA Thesis.

Open through June 12, Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, Free   



BRACKET Exhibition 

2011 Senior Art Show

June 2 - June 12, Cummings Art Building Lobby and SubGallery, Free  


OPEN Studios

Featuring undergraduate student work from the Spring Art Practice courses

Thursday, June 2, 3:30 pm,
Cummings Art Building, Free 

For more information on exhibits and tours, please visit The Cantor Arts Center. 




Sticky Time: Crowded Fire Theater Workshop Reading 

Tuesday, June 14, 7:30 pm,  Cubberley Auditorium, Free   


Back to Top



Piano Students of George Barth and Maria Ezerova  

Wednesday, June 1, 12:15 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Free


Early Music Singers

Wednesday, June 1, 8 pm, Memorial Church, Free



The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk): Spring Concert

This evening of all-new works for laptops and iPads is directed by Ge Wang and performed by the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk), and the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO).

Wednesday, June 1, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Free


Chamber Music Showcase

Thursday, June 2, 12:15 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Free


Harpsichord Recital

Friday, June 3, 12:15 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Free


Robert Huw Morgan: Annual Commencement Recital

imageOrganist Dr. Robert Huw Morgan presents "Variations on a Theme," a concert of variations performed on the Tudor organ, as well as the Fisk-Nanney and Murray Harris organs.

Friday, June 10, 8 pm, Memorial Church, Free


Medieval Song in Performance

Monday, June 13, 7:30 pm, Campbell Recital Hall,  Free 





Heart to Heart: A Seminar on Growing Up

This informative, humorous and lively discussion of puberty, the opposite sex and growing up sets parents and their pre-teens on a straight course for talking with one another on these very important topics. Multiple dates available. $75


Classes for Expectant and New Parents  

Please see website for complete list of classes available at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and registration information.


Free Car-seat Fitting Station

carseatWith 4 out of 5 child safety seats being used incorrectly, it is important to have your child safety seat inspected by a certified technician. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital offers a child passenger fitting station for patient families as well as for the immediate community.


Pre-registration for all classes required.  



Film Production 114 Spring Film Screening

Six short documentary films by students in "Introduction to Film and Video Production"

Friday, June 3, 7 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Free



MFA Documentary Spring Film Screening

Eight short films by First Year students in the MFA Program in Documentary Film and Video

Friday, June 10, 7:30 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Free


MFA Documentary Thesis Film Screening

Eight short thesis films by students in the MFA Documentary Film and Video Program

Saturday, June 11, 2 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Free



Event Calendar   




For a daily email update on Stanford news, events, and research, subscribe to the free
Stanford Report.



Hear about cutting edge research from four of Stanford's most esteemed professors on the lawn adjacent to the Cantor Arts Center.  Please come early to wander through the museum, have dinner at the Arts Center's Cool Café, or bring your own picnic.  All of the talks will be delivered in terms understandable to the lay public, so bring your entire family (high school age and up) and enjoy!




Fuels from Sunlight: Converting Solar Energy 

With Thomas Jaramillo

Thursday, June 16, 7 pm, Free 


Using Fiberoptics and Genes from Algae to Solve Problems in Psychiatry
With Karl Deisseroth
Thursday, June 30, 7 pm, Free


Shark and Awe: The Extreme Life of the Sea
With Stephen Palumbi
Thursday, July 14, 7 pm, Free


Infinite Reality: Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution
With Jeremy Bailenson  

Thursday, July 28, 7 pm, Free




Continuing Studies courses are designed to cultivate learning and enrich the lives of adults in the Bay Area. Courses are primarily taught by Stanford instructors and are open to everyone. Summer registration is open now, and most classes begin the week of June 20.


Summer course highlights include:

  • The Science of the Compassionate Mind
  • How to Save Your Aging Brain
  • Take Five: Five Iconic Jazz Artists
  • Intellectual Revolution in Ancient Greece


                                                       Back to Top





Stanford Summer Teaching Institute

A collection of multi-day courses focused on the development of effective instructional practices for a variety of content areas and grade levels.

June 20-23 and 27-30, Tresidder Memorial Union, Oak Lounge, $250 per four day session.   




Register now to reserve a spot in  

classes at the Cantor Arts Center.


Exploring the Figure 

Explore different versions of the human figure in Cantor Center galleries and then use a variety of fun materials to create drawings and sculptures.  For students in grades 1 - 3. 

July 11 - 15, 9:30 am - 12 noon


Drawing People and Drawing Ourselves 

Discover the wide variety of portraits in the museum and experiment with drawing pictures of yourself and othersFor students in grades 1 - 3 

July 18 - 22, 9:30 am - 12 noon


Ultra Line and Color 

Investigate the endless possibilities of painting and drawing using the Center's newly installed contemporary art gallery, "Extreme Makeover", as inspiration.  For students in grades 4 - 6. 

July 18 - 22, 1 - 4 pm   


Family Book

Create a one-of-a-kind book with the theme of "family." Children and adults will work together, exploring the basics of bookbinding as well as drawing, painting, collage, and monotype. For students in grades 1 - 5. 

July 25 - 29, 9 am - noon, $150 for members, $200 for non-members 


Comic Book Workshop

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a comic book! Make your own comic book inspired by superheroes (POW!), people depicted in paintings and sculptures in the galleries (BANG!), and you (WHAM!).  For students in grades 4 - 6.

July 25 - 29, 1 - 4 pm     


Basic Painting

Learn the basic concepts of color and paint-mixing using acrylic paint on canvas. Be inspired by the museum's permanent collection as you create your own work.

August 1 - 5, Grades 1 - 3:  9:30 am - noon, Grades 4 - 6: 1 - 4 pm   


Except for "Family Book", each session costs $140 for members and $180 for non-members. 



imageBeauty and Power, Truth and Good: A 21st Century Quest for the Real

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

Wednesday, June 1, 7 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free


The Science of Self-Compassion

Thursday, June 2, 1 pm, Bldg 420, Jordan Hall, Rm 40, Free


Dig This Gig: Find Your Dream Job or Invent It

Book signing with Laura Dodd

Thursday, June 2, 4 pm, Stanford Bookstore Main Level, Free


imageBlack Women and the Backlash Effect? 

Understanding the Intersection of Race and Gender

Thursday, June 2, 4:15 pm, Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, Free


imageGetting from Little Bets to Big Breakthroughs

Breakfast Briefing with Peter Sims, author and entrepreneur

Wednesday, June 15, 7:30 am breakfast, 8 am program, Stanford Faculty Club, $60, Please register in advance 


For additional lectures, please see the Stanford Events Calendar   




ShabbatStanford Chabad Shabbat Experience
Friday, June 4, 7:30 pm, The Rohr Chabad House at Stanford, 1289 College Avenue, Palo Alto, Please RSVP

University Public Worship
Ecumenical Christian worship featuring choir and organ music with speakers and preachers from diverse religious traditions.

Sundays (except June 12), 10 am, Memorial Church



A reflective 30-minute service of hymns and chant sung in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All religious and non-religious backgrounds welcome.  

Sunday, June 5,  9 - 9:30 pm, Memorial Church



imageEnter the labyrinth and discover that walking in circles can actually put direction in your life!
Fridays, 8 am - 1 pm, Memorial Church, Free


Specialty Camps  

Baseball                    Rowing

Boys Basketball          Sailing

Girls Basketball          Soccer

Cross-Country            Softball

Fencing                      Swimming

Track & Field              Tennis

Field Hockey              Girls Volleyball

Football                     Boys Volleyball

Golf                          Water Polo

Girls Lacrosse            All Sports

Directions and parking information can be found on Stanford's
on-line map.  
Many visitor parking places are metered, so don't forget quarters.  More tips are available at 
For more frequent updates
 about upcoming events:

Follow us on Twitter


For a new way to explore campus
 using your mobile phone:


To send feedback or suggestions, please email

Photo Credits      

Candles: (c) Black 

Heart rate: (c) 

Salt:  (c)  

Child artist: (c)   

Teacher:  (c) graphic design