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Stanford Saturday University
Saturday, November 5, 9 am - 4:30 pm. $150     

 One day -  Eight dynamic Stanford professors  -  Eight big questions  
Power: Why Some People Have It - and Others Don't 
Water: Is It the New Oil?   
Are We Rome or Greece? America's Infatuation with Classical Antiquity 
Synthetic Biology: Can We Reprogram the Living World?  
Can People Make Good Decisions? (How Would They Know?)    
What Is the Solution to the Omnivore's Dilemma?   
What Are the Keys to Harmonizing People and Nature?   
Why Shouldn't Everything Be for Sale?

Everyone is welcome, and lunch is included.
Thornton Wilder's
Our Town
November 9-12,
8 pm, Pigott Theater,

imageMichael Frayn's Copenhagen
December 1-2, 8 pm
December 3, 2 pm & 8 pm Pigott Theater, $5-15 


Merce Cunningham Dance Company

The final Bay Area performance by one of the most inventive and influential companies in history.

Tuesday, November 1, 8 pm, Memorial Auditorium, $10-$85


Pacifica Quartet Informance

An engaging one-hour program of performance and conversation.


November 3, 6 pm, Community School for Music and Arts, Mountain View, Free


Pacifica Quartet

The Grammy-winning quartet returns with a program of Bach, Beethoven, and Shostakovich-plus solo cello.

Friday, November 4, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $10-$50


Gil Shaham, Violin  

Solo Bach in an intimate setting from one of the foremost violinists of our time.

Sunday, November 6, 2:30 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $10-$76


Jazz @ the Cantor with Loren Schoenberg

Wednesday, November 9, 12 noon, Cantor Arts Center, Free


Josh Roseman Sextet

NYC trombonist and onetime Skatalite Roseman celebrates the roots of dub and ska.


November 12, 8 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, $10-$24


Anonymous 4 Informance

An engaging one-hour program of performance and conversation.


November 19, 11 am,  

Community School for Music and Arts, Mountain View, Free



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Jonathan Dimmock, organ

Friday, November 4, 8 pm, Memorial Church, Free


Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra

Saturday, November 5, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium,  

$10, $5 for students


Stanford Wind Ensemble

Friday, November 11, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $10, Free for Stanford students with ID


Happy Dog Duo: Eric Tran and Nathan Cheung

Friday, November 11, 8 pm

Campbell Recital Hall, Free


Harpsichord Students of Elaine Thornburgh

Wednesday, November 16, 12:15 p.m.

Campbell Recital Hall, Free


Stanford Jazz Orchestra with guest Jeff Clayton, saxophone

Wednesday, November 16, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $10, Free for Stanford students with ID


Asteria: In Search of the Lost Song

Friday, November 18, 8 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Free


Holiday Concert with Stanford Symphonic Chorus & Peninsula Symphony Orchestra

Friday, November 18, 8 pm, and Sunday, November 20, 1:30 pm, Memorial Church, $20, $10 for students


University Singers

Wednesday, November 30, 8 pm, Memorial Church, $10, $5 for students



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

Bay Area Science Festival


Friday, November 4, 7 pm, Cantor Arts Center, Free, Seating is limited.


Discovery Day at AT&T Park

Over 100 participating organizations will join Stanford to bring science to life with hands on exhibits and stage shows at the largest free science event in the history of the Bay Area.
November 6, 11 am - 4 pm,
AT&T Park, San Francisco



Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Friday, November 4, 7 pm, Cemex Auditorium, Free

Indian Football
Thursday, November 10, 12 noon,

Native American Cultural Center,
White Plaza, Free

Thursday, November 17, 5 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Free

November 30, 6:30 pm, Bldg 260, Rm 113, Free 

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


Twenty sports teams are in action during the month of November. For a full schedule of events, click here  




The 114th Big Game is on Saturday, November 19 at Stanford Stadium. For a schedule of Big Game week events, click  here


Tickets to the sold out Oregon (11/12), Cal (11/19), and Notre Dame (11/26) games are available through through StubHub.    



Stanford Men's Soccer will host its last Friday match of the season against San Diego State on Friday, November 4 and close conference play against UCLA on Sunday, November 6. Stick around on Sunday for a post-game autograph session with the team.  



#1 Stanford Women's Soccer will close Pac-12 play against California on Saturday, November 5.
General admission tickets for all soccer games start at $7 and reserved tickets are $15. To purchase tickets, click

Stanford Men's Basketball will be hosting the 1st & 2nd Rounds of the Dick's Sporting Goods Preseason NIT at Maples Pavilion on November 14-15. Day one features Stanford against Fresno State at 8 p.m., following the Colorado State against Southern Methodist University game at 5 p.m. The winning team from this four team bracket will advance to the finals played at Madison Square Garden. Tickets start at $22 and are available here.


NorPac Field Hockey Conference Tournament   

November 3-5, Stanford Varsity Field Hockey Turf, Free


2011 NCAA Cross Country West Regional Championships  

Saturday, November 12, Stanford Golf Course, Free 


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Body Awareness 101

Develop the Body Sensibility to Prevent Injury and Relieve Tension and Pain

4 Tuesdays beginning November 1, 11:45 am, $125   


Eating with Intent?: How to Eat Mindfully and Control Your Weight

4 Tuesdays beginning November 1,  

12 noon, $100


Forgive For Good

5 Tuesdays, November 1, 7 pm, $245


Personalized Stress Reduction CD

Wednesday, November 2, 12 noon, $300


The New Sharing Revolution

Thursday, November 3, 5:30 pm, $35


Living Better with COPD

Thursday, November 3, 7 pm, Free


Understanding Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer

Saturday, November 5, 10 am, Free


Webinar: Preventing Diabetes

Wednesday, November 9, 12 noon, $25


Field Trip: Practical Label Reading for Nutritional Content

Wednesday, November 9, 5:30 pm, $20


From the Inside Out - Effective Ways to Manage Stress

Thursday, November 10, 5:30 pm, $25


Breaking the Cycle of Stress - Skills for Health & Peak Performance

Wednesday, November 16, 9 am, $210


Medicare Changes for 2012

Thursday, December 1, 3 pm, Free



Reading & Signing with Derek Mong

Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 pm, Stanford Bookstore, Free


David Vann Reading

Wednesday, November 16, 8 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Free


Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz

Wednesday, November 30, 7:30 pm, Bldg. 320, Rm 105, Free


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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, November 8, 5:30-7 pm,  

Memorial Church, Free



Event Calendar   




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Thursday, November 17, 7-8:30 pm, Free, Registration required

Dads of Daughters: The Joys and Challenges of Raising Teen Girls
Wednesday, December 7, 7-8:30 pm, $40, 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, Registration required 


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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Race Against PH 5K Run/Walk
This event raises awareness and funding for the fight against pulmonary hypertension (PH), a debilitating disease which affects the hearts and lungs of children and adults.
Sunday, November 6, 9 am,
Stanford Football Stadium / Pac-10 Plaza, $35

Grazing in the Grass: Creating a Sustainable Food System
Join us for an eaters' event celebrating a better way: pastured livestock and poultry. Learn some simple actions you can take to create a healthy and sustainable food system.
Tuesday, November 8, 6 pm,
SLAC Cafeteria, $15-$30, Seating is limited, so please purchase your ticket early. 



Can Behavioral Economics Improve Charity, Reduce Poverty and Save the Planet?

Tuesday, November 1, 4 pm, Free, Please RSVP to


Does Public Broadcasting Have a Future?

Tuesday, November 1, 5 pm,
McClatchy Hall, Free


Life, Art, Dance, and Criticism

Alastair Macaulay, chief dance critic of "The New York Times" and former chief theatre critic for "The Financial Times", speaks about reviewing the performing arts today within a wider cultural framework.

Wednesday, November 2, 4 pm, Stanford Humanities Center, Free


Jewish Ritual in Christian Eyes 

Crossing Cultures and Religions in the 15th and 16th Centuries 

Wednesday, November 2, 7 pm, Bldg 320, Rm 105, Free


We the People:  

Islam & U.S. Politics

Panel discussion on representations of Islam and Muslims in the virtual and print media, video games and Hollywood. 

Thursday, November 3,  

6 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free


Woods Forum with Juliet Eilperin

National Environmental Reporter for  

"The Washington Post"

Monday, November 7, 3 pm, Hartley Conference Center, Free


Is Marriage for White People?

Clayman Institute Book Talk featuring Professor Rick Banks

Tuesday, November 8,

4:15 pm, Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, Free


A Life in Film: Helen Whitney in Conversation with Marilyn Yalom

Wednesday, November 9, 4 pm, Stanford Humanities Center Board Room, Free


Jewish and Palestinian Voices Toward Binationalism

Monday, November 14, 7 pm, Tresidder Oak Lounge, Free


City of the Festival: The Durga Pujas of Contemporary Calcutta

Tuesday, November 15,  

11 am, Stanford Humanities Center, Free


The Generosity of Dante's "Divine Comedy"

Wednesday, November 16, 5:30 pm, Levinthal Hall, Free, RSVP required by Nov. 11th


Reporting from Guantanamo

Journalist Carol Rosenberg will discuss the challenges of operating as a journalist in Guantanamo Bay and the ethical issues that working there entails.

Wednesday, November 16, 4:30 pm,  

Bldg 260, Rm 113, Free


War and Children's Lives: Before, During and After

Thursday, November 17, 7 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free   


Harry's Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life with Marian Wright Edelman

Wednesday, November 30, 3 pm, Stanford Memorial Auditorium

Free tickets available in advance at the Stanford Ticket Office. Limited tickets may be available at the door.


Ethics @ Noon

Fridays 12 noon, Bldg 110, Rm 112, Free 

  • 11/4: The Nuclear Taboo  
  • 11/11: The Nature of Cultural Heritage
  • 11/18: Biomedical Ethics  

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Transforming Educational Content with IP Clarity 

Tuesday, November 1, 5:30 pm, Rm 124 Wallenberg Hall, Bldg 160, Free


DeNA: Its Evolutionary History and Challenge to the Global Game Market

Thursday, November 3, 4:15 pm, Skilling Auditorium, Free


Women in Sports Forum
Three women executives who are part of the San Francisco 49ers management team will discuss their insights into  careers in the sports industry.
Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 pm
101 Gunn Building, Knight Management Center, Free

Mining Talent: How to Get Beyond the Ordinary to Find the Truly Extraordinary

Breakfast Briefing with George Anders, Author and Founding Writer for Bloomberg View

Wednesday, November 16, 7:30 am Breakfast, 8 am session, $60

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series

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

11/2: Marten Mickos, CEO, Eucalyptus; Former CEO, MySQL AB   

11/9: Adam Lowry, Co-Founder & Chief Greenskeeper, Method Products    

11/16: Dana Mead, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers    

11/30: Jessica Mah, Co-Founder, Architect & CEO, inDinero   


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Rodin and America: Influence and Adaptation 1876-1936
This exhibition Auguste Rodin's profound influence
on American artists.
Cantor Arts Center, Free


Dance Performances:  Rodin and the Dancing Body
Thursdays, November 3 & 10, 6 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 


The Legend of Rex Slinkard 

This exhibition of more than 60 works includes oil paintings, charcoal drawings, and pen-and-watercolor sketches that convey the breadth and strength of Slinkard's short-lived artistic development.  

Opens November 9, Cantor Arts Center, Free   


Journey to the Edges of Color 

Kevin Bean | Recent Paintings and Drawings 

Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery,
On view through November 20,

The Clayman Institute Serra House, 589 Capistrano Way, Free 

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


Buddhist Art of Mongolia

Thursday, November 3, 7:30 pm, Bldg 380, Free


Chinese Calligraphy: Unraveling the Mystery of Asian Art

Monday, November 7, 5 pm, Encina Hall West, Rm 208, Free


Making India Visible Symposium on Visible Culture and Modern Art in India

November 10-12, Stanford Humanities Center, Free  


Spotlight on Art

Friday, November 11, 2 pm, Cantor Arts Center, Free


Seeing into the Life of Things

This program brings together three extraordinarily accomplished and imaginative artists who will reflect on how Jasper Ridge, and places like it, act as a kind of "global backyard" for entrance into a larger living world.  

Monday, November 14, 7 pm,  

Cubberley Auditorium, Free


David Malkiel "The Poetry and Art of Italy's Jewish Tombstones"

Tuesday, November 29, 12 noon, Bldg 360, Free


Summer 2012


Stanford University Summer Session

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

  • Fulfill graduation requirements
  • Choose from over 175 classes
  • Learn in an intimate environment with dynamic instructors



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