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Join keynote speaker, Ken Ginsburg, M.D. and Challenge Success co-founders  

Denise Pope, Ph.D., Madeline Levine, Ph.D., and Jim Lobdell, M.A.   

imageimagefor an interactive discussion about the meaning of success and how families and educators can help youth thrive in the fast-paced world in which we live.  


September 30, 7 - 9 pm, Memorial Auditorium  

Suggested Donation: $10 per individual, $15 per family

Please RSVP 






Education Nation 2.0  

Redefining K-12 Education in America, Before It Redefines Us    

Join master PBS interviewer Charlie Rose and panelists John Hennessy,  

Cory Booker, Reed Hastings, Salman Khan, Kim Smith, and Claude Steele   

for a discussion of ways to improve our troubled school system and  

provide a better future for our nation's greatest resource, our kids.   


Saturday, October 22, 10 am, Maples Pavilion, $10, Free with Stanford ID


Red Barn Festival
A day of celebration and support for  student equestrian programs and the Historic Red Barn on Sunday, October 9

The Annual Student-Alumni Challenge
11 am, Free

The Stanford Invitational
A Multi-Phase Team Show Jumping Competition, 2 pm, $10

Wine and Equine
Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting in the Red Barn, 1-6 pm, $50
(includes a ticket to the Stanford Invitational)


Thursday, October 6, 8 pm, Memorial Church, Free



Sphinx's dynamic large ensemble of young artists perform Bach, Schubert, Bartók, and more.

Wednesday, October 19, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $13-30, Free with student ID 


St. Lawrence String Quartet  


Golijov world premiere and Schubert 

Sunday, October 23, 2:30 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $10-50


CCRMA Cabaret 2.0: Gloria Cheng  


Two Sides of Cage's Coin

Monday, October 24, 8 pm, CCRMA Stage, Free


Sō Percussion  

A tribute to John Cage.

Wednesday, October 26, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $10-50  


Cunningham Company in Residence: Student Dance Demonstration  

image  This open rehearsal will be followed by a discussion of Cunningham's choreography led by dance critic Alastair Macaulay.

Monday, October 31, 7 pm, Dance Division, Roble Gym, Studio 38, Free


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An Evening with Stephen Foster

imageJoin music historian Ken Emerson, vocalist Marsha Genensky, guitarist Scott Nygaard, and banjoist Bill Evans as they explore the music, lyrics, and life of the composer who wrote "Oh! Susanna", "Camptown Races" and "Beautiful Dreamer". 

Tuesday, October 11, 7:30 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free 


imageChristopher Willits: Solo Concert

Wednesday, October 12,  

8 pm, CCRMA Stage, The Knoll, Free




Brian Thorsett, Tenor

Sunday, October 16,  

2:30 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, $5-10, Stanford students free with ID


imageThe JACK Quartet

October 19 and 20, 8 pm, CCRMA Stage, The Knoll, Free



St. Lawrence String Quartet Concert for Students in Grades 4-12 

Although especially geared towards string students, any student interested in music will benefit from this concert.   

Wednesday, October 26, 4 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Free


Staying Close While Standing Back

teen imageThe Art of Parenting Our Teens While They Learn How to Navigate Life
Monday, October 3,  

7 pm, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Auditorium, $40, Pre-registration required


image Staying Healthy Through Four Seasons of Sports

October 13, 7 pm, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Auditorium, Free,  Pre-registration required  


The Joys and Challenges of Guiding Your Son Through Adolescence
Thursday, October 20, 7 pm, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Auditorium, $40, Pre-registration required


Heart to Heart

An informative, humorous and lively discussion of puberty, the opposite sex and growing up for pre-teens and their parents

Multiple dates available. $75


Education Program for Gifted Youth   Combining technical and instructional expertise, EPGY provides e-learning courses for high-ability students in a variety of subjects, at levels ranging from kindergarten through advanced-undergraduate.


Classes for Expectant and New Parents  

Please see website for complete list of classes and registration information.


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Presenting Mr. Frederick Douglass
imageNationally-acclaimed actor Fred Morsell will perform his original one-man show about the life and lessons of the former slave who escaped and became a rallying figure for abolition and equal rights across race and gender.
Wednesday, October 12, 7:30 pm, The Pigott Theatre, Free

Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
In this moving, irreverent one woman show and film, Kristina Wong explores themes of depression and stress among young Asian women with hilarity and heartrending poignancy.
Friday, October 14, 7:30 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free 

M.K. Raina Workshop: Fundamentals of Theatre
This workshop is targeted towards aspiring actors, designers and directors with interest in theatre or film.
Saturday, October 15, 1-5 pm, Department of Drama, Room 129, Free 



M.K. Raina: Artist Salon
imageOne of India's most distinguished theatre practitioners will discuss his creative work in theatre, experimental and mainstream cinema, and documentary film.
Tuesday, October 11, 4 pm, Stanford Humanities Center, Free

Soldiers of Conscience
The film will be followed by a discussion with producer Ian Slattery.
Tuesday, October 4, 7 pm, Bechtel International Center Assembly Room, Free

I AM The Documentary
Thursday, October 6, 5:30 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free

The Marathon Family
imageSpecial Screening with Slobodan Sijan
Thursday, October 6, 7 pm Annenberg Auditorium, Free

Wednesday, October 12, 7 pm, Bldg 260, Rm 113, Free

Journey from Zanskar: A Monk's Vows to Children
Wednesday, October 19, 7:30 pm, Bldg 320, Rm 105, Free

October 21 - 30, Locations include Stanford, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, and San Francisco, $20

Screening followed by M. K. Raina in conversation with education specialists and child psychologists speaking on  "The (Over-Achieving) South-Asian American child and the Burden of the American Dream".
Saturday, October 29, 1 - 4 pm, Department of History, Room 002, Free

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Continue to grow in the summer of 2012 through undergraduate & graduate summer programs.

  • Fulfill graduation requirements
  • Choose from over 175 classes
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Breathing for Longevity, Love, and Livelihood

Four Mondays starting October 3, 5:30-6:30 pm, $100


Anatomy of Flexibility

Three Tuesdays starting October 4 (no class 10/18), 12 noon, $75


Introduction to Revitalize You!  

An Online Program to Make Your Work-Life Work 

Tuesday, October 4, 12 noon, Free


Hope, Emotions, and the Provision of Palliative Care

Wednesday, October 5, 5:30 pm, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Auditorium, Free    


Introduction to CARES

Compassion, Awareness and Relationship Skills to Ease Stress 

Wednesday, October 5, 12 noon, Free


Weight Management: Building the Foundation

Twelve Wednesdays starting October 5, 5:15 - 6:45 pm, $250


Safe and Confident Bicycle Handling Skills Lab

Tuesday October 11, 5:15-6:45 pm, $35  


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at Work

Eight Wednesdays starting October 12 (no class 11/23), 12 noon, $200    


Telomeres and Life Experiences: How to Improve Your Cellular Age

Wednesday, October 12, 12 noon, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Auditorium, Free, RSVP required     


Chronic Pancreatitis

Thursday, October 13, 7 pm, Free


Revitalize You! Online Program to Make Your Work-Life Work

Self-paced course - approximately 1 hour per week for five weeks starting October 17, $395 (includes emWave 2 device)


Healthy Kitchen 101 and 102

Tuesday, October 18, 12 noon, $50/$10  


Nuts & Bolts of Bike Purchasing

Tuesday, October 18, 5:15-6:45 pm, $35


Compassion, Awareness and Relationship Skills to Ease Stress 

Six Tuesdays starting October 18, 5:45-7:30 pm, $255   


Healthy Bones for Life

Thursday, October 20, 12 noon, $25    


Minimally Invasive Aesthetic and Functional Jaw Surgery

Thursday, October 20, 7 pm, Free


Understanding and Working across Personality Preferences

Four Mondays starting October 24, 5:15-6:30 pm, $125 


Helmet Hair, Stinky Clothes, Sore Behind: Overcoming Perceived Biking Barriers

Tuesday, October 25, 5:15-6:45 pm, $35


Transforming Stress, Transforming Lives  

The HeartMath Solution Workshop 

Thursday, October 27, 1:30-5:00 pm, $325 (includes emWave2 handheld unit) 


Everybody's Doin' the Locomotion: How to Take the Train

Thursday, October 27, 5:15-6:45 pm, $30  

Get Active & Take Action

Friday, October 28, 12 noon, (additional individual session/s to be scheduled with the instructor) $60 


Please register for all classes in advance, unless otherwise noted.    

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Photo Credits  

Stanford Roundtable: Linda Cicero
Pumpkin: (c)
Soccer player: (c) Star PIX


Stanford Symphony Orchestra
and Stanford Wind Ensemble
Annual Program of Thrills, Chills,
and... Trills

Monday, October 31, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $5-10, Free for Stanford students with ID 



Stanford is proud to present these events as part of the first-ever  

Bay Area Science Festival


Wonder Dialogue: Is Animation  More Science than Art? 

Learn about how both animation and simulation are used to create award winning films.  

Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 pm, Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, Free   


Guided Hike Along the San Andreas Fault 

Examine remnants left by thousands of major earthquakes, discuss the wonders of plate tectonics and learn how to prepare for future earthquakes. (Children 10 years old and over are welcome.)

Saturday, October 29, 11 am, Free   


Reservations are required for these events.  RSVP to
For a complete list of events for the entire family, please click here




Say it Loud   

(I'm Black and I'm Proud)? 

imageUnderstanding the Racial Identities of Upwardly Mobile Black College Students  

Monday, October 3, 12 noon, Center for Educational Research at Stanford, rm 100B, Free


Europe's Crisis / Europe's Future
Tuesday, October 4, 5 pm, Landau Economics Building, Rm 134A, Free, RSVP required    


Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous  

Wednesday, October 5, 6:45 pm, Bldg 260, Rm 113, Free  


Greta Christina: Why are you atheists so angry?

Wednesday, October 5, 7 pm, Rm 160-124, Wallenberg Hall, Free


The Best Novels You Haven't Read

At Litquake, professors from Stanford University and UC Berkeley will share their thoughts about the world's most popular literary form.

Monday, October 10, 6 pm, San Francisco, Free


The Brand Race: How to Rise Above the Competition  

Breakfast Briefing with David Aaker 

Wednesday, October 12, 7:30 am breakfast, 8 am session, $60, Please register in advance  


Abigail Disney presents Women, War, & Peace

Ms. Disney will discuss the creation of her film and her commitment to raising awareness about  women's experiences in both armed conflict and peace building efforts. 

Wednesday, October 12, 7 pm, Cemex Auditorium, Free  


Hollywood Beyond Ideology 

Monday, October 17, 5:30 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free


An Interdisciplinary Tour of the Human Condition in Three Stages 

In each of the three quarters of this academic year, we will invite some of the most exciting thinkers in the Bay Area to discuss a modest slice of the human experience. We will start in the fall with "Time," go on to "Life" in the winter, and wrap up with "Mind" in the spring.   Thursday, October 20, 7 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free    


How I Write: A Conversation with Abbas Milani

imageStanford professor Abbas Milani is one of the most knowledgeable commentators on Iranian politics and culture, and is in constant demand for his interpretation of the latest events in Iran and their significance.

Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 pm
Bldg 320, Rm 105, Free    


From the Manhattan Project to the Cloud

Arms Control in the Information Age

Thursday, October 27, 4pm, Oak Lounge, Tresidder Memorial Union


Artificial Intelligence - A Legal Perspective

Thursday, October 27, 6 pm reception, 7 pm panel, Stanford Law School, Free, RSVP required   


Bob Dylan's God Problem - And Ours  Jewish Community Endowed Lecture

Thursday, October 27, 7:30pm, Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, Free


Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series

Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Nvidia Auditorium, Free


Ethics @ Noon

Fridays 12 noon, Bldg 110, Rm 112, Free 

  • 10/7: Selling Condoms in the Congo
  • 10/14: Political Photography: Bringing Ethics into Focus
  • 10/21: Food System Ethics:  The Humane Treatment of...People?
  • 10/28: Engaging Students in Ethical Research

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The latest Stanford Athletics news is always available on and in The Weekly Axe, Stanford Athletics official weekly e-newsletter.


Twelve Cardinal sports teams are in action during October.  For a full schedule, click here. 




The Cardinal is off to a great start, with wins against SJSU, Duke and Arizona.   Single game tickets to the Oregon, Cal and Notre Dame games are sold out, but great seats remain for the October 1 UCLA and October 8 Colorado games.


UCLA tickets available here.

Colorado tickets available here.



Women's and Men's Soccer 

Located on the east side of Cagan Stadium are 400 new elevated chair back seats, available for reserved season tickets for $169.  These season tickets, which include all men's and women's regular season games, are available here. 

For Men's Soccer promotions, click here.  For Women's Soccer promotions, click here



Women's Volleyball
Tickets start at just $4, and can be purchased here.  For a complete list of games, please click here.  For a list of promotions, please click here.



Don't miss the upcoming season of Cardinal Basketball.  Great deals on ticket plans are available now:


Women's Basketball Five Game Mini-Plan ($105)    


Men's Basketball Three Game Mini-Plan ($69) 


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Writer's Showcase: Writer's Studio Faculty Reading
Monday, October 3, 7:30 pm,
Pigott Hall (Bldg 260), Rm 113, Free

imageBargaining with Baseball
Reading & signing with William B. Gould
Wednesday, October 5,
6 pm, Stanford Bookstore, Free



Cheyenne Madonna
by Eddie Chuculate
Wednesday, October 5, 7 pm,
Terrace Room, 4th floor, Bldg 460, Free

Artist's Salon with Cherrie Moraga
Monday, October 10,
4:15 pm, The Clayman Institute, Free

Monday, October 10, 8 pm, Cemex Auditorium, Free 

imageOyster Culture
by Gwendolyn Meyer
Thursday, October 13,
6 pm, Stanford Bookstore, Free 



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Rodin and America: Influence and Adaptation 1876-1936
imageThis exhibition examines works in all media by American artists who responded to Rodin, assimilating, transforming, and finally rejecting ideas that they discovered in his sculptures and drawings.
Opens October 5, Cantor Arts Center, Free


Dance Performances:  Rodin and the Dancing Body
Wednesdays, October 12, 19, 26, 2:15-4:05 pm, Cantor Arts Center Auditorium, Free  


Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collection

The Cantor Arts Center's Rodin Collection includes 200 works, and its collection of Rodin bronzes is among the largest in the world outside Paris.  

Ongoing, Cantor Arts Center, Free 


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


image Rodin and His American Admirers Wednesday, October 5, 6 pm, Cantor Arts Center Auditorium, Free   


Space Traveling

Art, Science and Weightlessness

Thursday, October 6, 5:30 pm, Cummings Art Building, Free

Architect Simon Ewings of Snohetta  

Thursday, October 6, 6:30 pm,  

Clark Center Auditorium, Free


Reading Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in Early Indian Buddhist Art  

Friday, October 7, 5:30 pm, Bldg 70,  

Rm 72A1, Free 


Understanding Buddhist Art 

Buddhist Images in Gandharan Monasteries: The Context of Creations

Saturday, October 8, 1 pm - 4 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Free


Rodin and the Americans      

Sunday, October 9, 1 - 4 pm,

Cantor Arts Center Auditorium, Free


Studio Lecture by Chen Qi 

Developments in Contemporary Chinese Printmaking

Thursday, October 20, 6 pm, Cantor Arts Center Auditorium    


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

Sundays, 10 am, Memorial Church

imageEnter the labyrinth and discover that walking in circles can actually put direction in your life!
Fridays, 8 am - 1 pm, Evening Labyrinth on October 25, 5:30-7 pm, Memorial Church, Free


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