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Festival of Lessons & Carols 

The Stanford Memorial Church Choir under the direction of Dr. Robert  

Huw Morgan presents this ever-popular program of Advent music and readings  

in the tradition of the Chapel of the Kings College, Cambridge University. 

December 9 and 10, 8 pm, Stanford Memorial Church, Free

Holiday Musicale

Annual holiday showcase featuring organ and harp performances, Stanford's  

Early Music Singers, Philharmonia chamber groups, and the Gu-Zheng ensemble.

December 10, 2:30 pm, Stanford Memorial Church, $10, $5 for students  


Holiday Concert in Memorial Church

Stanford University Organist, Dr. Robert Huw Morgan, joins forces with  

the voices of the Stanford Chamber Chorale and members of Bay Brass.  

December 11, 1:30 pm, Stanford Memorial Church, Free 


Annual Messiah Sing Along/Play Along

Stephen M. Sano conducts this annual "sing and play it yourself"  

celebration, a favorite of campus and community! Orchestral parts will be  

provided and  singers may purchase scores at the door or bring their own.

December 16, 8 pm, Stanford Memorial Church, $10, $5 for students 


Entertaining Out-of-Town Guests?
Visit the Cantor Arts Center to see collections spanning continents, cultures, and 4,000 years of art history; including one of the largest gatherings of Rodin bronzes outside Paris.
Open New Year's Eve, Closed December 24-25, Free

Take a walk on campus
and enjoy a self-guiding podcast tour of plants, animals, and science art. 

Head over to Maples Pavilion to cheer on  

the Stanford Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball teams.


Need Gift Ideas?

Give the gift of dance, drama, percussion, jazz or classical music with tickets to a  Stanford Lively Arts performance.  


Kids might especially enjoy tickets to the Diavolo Dance Theater on January 28th, featuring a thrill-seeking mix of dance, gymnastics, drama, and more.


Stanford Athletics ticket gift certificates make a great gifts for sports fan of all ages.   


Looking for Christmas Eve Services?

Family Service 

Saturday, Dec. 24, 5 pm, Memorial Church, Please bring new, unwrapped gifts of toys or clothing, which will be distributed to needy children.

Festival Communion
Saturday, Dec. 24, 9 pm, Memorial Church




CCRMA Autumn Concert 2011

Thursday, December 1, 8 pm, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), The Knoll Bldg, Free 


Stanford Symphony Orchestra

Friday, December 2 and Sunday, December 4, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $5-10, Free for Stanford students 


Beta Collide

The new music quartet Beta Collide visits Stanford for a concert of contemporary repertoire works and premieres of new pieces by Stanford graduate composers.

Friday, December 2, 8 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Free 


Here to Stay: The Gershwins' Concert Experience

Featuring Kevin Cole, one of the leading Gershwin interpreters, vocalist/tap sensation Ryan VanDenBoom, and Grammy-winning vocalist Lari White, this concert event provides unique and entertaining insight into the legendary Gershwin duo.  Presented by Stanford Lively Arts.  
Saturday, December 3, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $22-50, $10 for Stanford students    


Stanford Chamber Chorale: There is Sweet Music Here

Saturday, December 3, 8 pm, Stanford Memorial Church, $5-10

Juilliard String Quartet 

One of the world's signature string quartets returns - featuring new first violinist, Joseph Lin. 

Sunday, December 4, 2:30 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $24-56, $10 for Stanford students  


Live in San Francisco: The Best in Chamber Music from Stanford

Monday, December 5, 7:30 pm, St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church in San Francisco, 2097 Turk at Lyon, $12-20   


Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble

Monday, December 5, 8 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, $5-10, Stanford students free 


Stanford Flute Ensemble

Tuesday, December 6, 8 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Free 


Chamber Music Showcase

Wednesday, December 7, 8 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Free 


Early Music Singers

Wednesday, December 7, 8 pm, Stanford Memorial Church, Free 



Webinar: Women and Heart Disease

Thursday, December 1, 12 noon, $25


Gershwin @ Stanford Law School:  

Paul Goldstein moderates a discussion about intellectual property and legacy issues in the arts.

Friday, December 2, 12:45 pm, Stanford Law School, Room 280A, Free   


Art History Lecture Series: Miwon Kwon

Thursday, December 1, 5:30 pm, Cummings Art Building, AR2, Free 


Ethics@noon: Terry Winograd on Designing at a Distance

Friday, December 2, 12 noon, Bldg 110, Rm 112, Free


What Can Scientists Learn from Ballet?  

A conversation about Artistry, Creativity and Tech Innovation

Friday, December 2, 4:30 pm, Wallenberg Hall Learning Theater, Bldg 160, Free, Please RSVP 


New Marriages, New Families: The Rise of Interracial Marriages 


Join Michael Krasny, host of KQED's "Forum", for a reception and panel discussion on the shifting terrain of marriage in America and what can be learned from interracial marriages

Tuesday, December 6, 6:30 pm, Stanford Law School Manning Lounge - Reception Room 290, $10, Please register by December 2 by emailing     


Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER Series)

Wednesday, December 7, 6:45 pm, Geology Corner, Bldg 320, Rm 105, Free


Compassion and Altruism from an Integrated Evolutionary Perspective

Thursday, December 8, 6 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free


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Russia on the Verge: What After the Post-Soviet Paradigm?

Thursday, December 1, 5:15 pm, Encina Hall Central, Oksenberg Auditorium, Free


Conference: Revisiting the Soviet Collapse After 20 Years 

A Retrospective View of Causes, Courses, and Consequences

Friday, December 2, 9:30 am- 5:30 pm, Encina Hall Central, Oskenberg Auditorium


In Search of Refuge: Climate Justice and Climate-Induced Migration

Monday, December 5, 6 pm, Bldg 460, Terrace Room, Free   


Iran, Al Qaeda and the U.S. Campaign Against Terrorism 

Monday, December 5, 6:30 pm,
Pigott Hall, Bldg 260, Rm 113, Free   


China's Changing Media Landscape

Wednesday, December 7, 12 noon, Oksenberg Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd floor, Free, RSVP by December 5


Climate Change and Agricultural Adaptation  

Thursday, December 8, 3:30 pm, Bechtel Conference Room, Encina Hall, Free, Please RSVP 


The Future of Mobile Internet Japan: Lessons from the 2011 Disaster

Thursday, December 8, 4:15 pm, Skilling Auditorium, Free  


China's Economic Achievements and Current Challenges  

Thursday, December 8, 4:30 pm, John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building, Koret-Taube Conference Center, Rm 130, Free


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The Stanford Health Library and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital offer a range of health lectures for the community.  To see notes and videos from past events, please click on the links below:


Stanford Health Library: Notes from the Doc Talks   


Lucile Packard Children's Hospital: Your Child's Health University On-line Video Library  


Examples of topics covered are: 

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Summer 2012


Stanford University Summer Session

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

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Giving Blood Saves

Are you planning for retirement? Donate at any Stanford Blood Center location before December 6 and attend a free financial planning presentation on Tuesday, December 6.  To make an appointment, call 888-723-7831 or click here.   


Plant Oaks on Dish Hill

Join volunteers planting oaks on this recreational route enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.  To reserve your place on a planting crew, or for more information, please email

Saturday, December 17, 10 am - 12 pm



The Stanford Improvisors present  TheatreSports!

Two all-star teams will create songs, scenes, and silliness on the spot -- all for the audience's and the judge's approval! 

Wednesday, November 30, 9 pm, Manzanita Dining Hall, $5
Robber Barons Sketch Comedy presents... Robber Barons Mystery House!
Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd, 8 pm, Geology Corner, 320-105, $10, Free with Stanford ID

Peter Wood, a leading expert on Winslow Homer's images of blacks, reveals the long-hidden story of the remarkable Civil War painting "Near Andersonville".
Thursday, December 1, 4:15 pm, Lane History Corner, Third Floor, Rm 307, Free




Don't miss this Women's Basketball team autograph session, plus contests for prizes including courtside tickets to the Tennessee game on December 20, autographed basketballs and more.   

Click here for more information and to enter to win game tickets. 

Saturday, December 3, 1-2 pm,   

Town & Country Village in Palo Alto.



Visit Stanford Bowl Central on Sunday, December 4 for the announcement of the Cardinal's bowl destination.  



Men's Basketball Home Games 

12/4 vs. NC State, 1 pm

Free commemorative Stanford Basketball Cheering Fan for the first 2,500 fans

12/17 vs. San Diego, 5 pm

Police, Fire and Public Safety Night 

12/19 vs. Bethune-Cookman, 7 pm

Educator Appreciation Night

12/22 vs. Butler, 6 pm

12/29 vs. UCLA, 8 pm

Scout Night 

12/31 vs. USC, 3:30 pm
       New Years Eve Ticket Promotion  

Women's Basketball Home Games

12/17 vs. Princeton, 1 pm

Trading Card Giveaway & Postgame Autograph Session

12/20 vs. Tennessee, 7 pm

Rally Towel Giveaway 

12/22 vs. CS Bakersfield, 2 pm  

$1 Kids Day 


For complete information on promotions, please visit Cardinal Promotions.  The latest Stanford Athletics news is always available on and in The Weekly Axe, Stanford Athletics official weekly e-newsletter. 

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Rodin and America: Influence and Adaptation 1876-1936
This exhibition examines Auguste Rodin's profound influence on American artists.
On view through January 1, Cantor Arts Center, Free


Dance Performances:  Rodin and the Dancing Body 

Dance Rehearsal: Thursday, December 1, 6-8 pm, Cantor Arts Center Auditorium

Final showcase: Saturday, December 3,  

2 pm, Roble Gym, 375 Santa Teresa St., 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   


On view through December 16, The Clayman Institute Serra House, 589 Capistrano Way, Free 

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


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

Sundays, 10 am, Memorial Church



End your weekend on a peaceful note. Compline is a reflective 30-minute musical service of hymns, chant and psalms sung by a variety of Stanford and local choirs in the serene candle-lit ambiance of Memorial Church.

Sunday, December 4, 9 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



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