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A thrill-seeking mix of dance,  

gymnastics, drama, and more,  

set to music by John Adams  



Company Master Class

The public is welcome to observe this class with Dance Division students.

Thursday, January 26, 4:15 pm, Roble Gym, Studio 52, Free


Open Rehearsal 

Memorial Auditorium is open to the public for an hour-long open rehearsal.

Friday, January 27, 2 pm, Memorial Auditorium, Free


Family Matinee  

Saturday, January 28, 3 pm, Memorial Auditorium, $7-$34


Evening Performance 

Saturday, January 28, 8 pm, Memorial Auditorium, $14-$68, $10 for Stanford students    


The Tinctoris Five: Sumptuous Polyphony from the Fifteenth Century

Saturday, January 14, 8 pm, Memorial Church, Free


An evening of classical music at Stanford

Saturday, January 21, 7 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, $15, open seating


John Dornenburg, viola da gamba, & Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord

Saturday, January 21, 8 pm, Memorial Church, side chapel, $9-10, $5 for students



Stanford Lively Arts presents an all-David Lang program with a world premiere/commission by ToV, plus an all-star quartet of special guests.

Wednesday, January 25, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $22-$50, $10 for Stanford students 


David Higgs, organ

Wednesday, January 25, 8 pm, Memorial Church, Free


Friday, January 27, 8 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free


Alisa Parrett and Aaron Garg: Duo Flute Recital

Friday, January 27, 8 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Free


Charles Ferguson, guitar

Saturday, January 28, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $9-10, $5 for students



Sundays with the St. Lawrence 

The St. Lawrence String Quartet and guests preview portions of a forthcoming opera by Stanford composer Jonathan Berger.

Sunday, January 29, 2:30 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $22-50, $10 for Stanford students 




Project Happiness

Feature length documentary film that follows three groups of high school students from three continents on a quest to understand the nature of lasting happiness.

Thursday, January 19, 6 pm, Clark Center Auditorium


The Education of Shelby Knox 

Film Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, January 25,  7 pm, Oak Room, Tresidder Memorial Union, Free 



Wednesday, January 11, 7:30 am Breakfast, 8 am session, Stanford Faculty Club, Reservations required, $60

Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

Wednesday, January 11, 7:30 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free


Lawrence Wright in conversation with Martha Crenshaw and Tobias Wolff

Thursday, January 12, 7 pm, Cemex Auditorium, Knight Management Center, Free


Hunting with Birds of Prey in Kyrgyzstan

Thursday, January 12, 7:30 pm, Bldg 200, Rm 303, Main Quad, Free


Wallace Stevens as an American Poet

Tuesday, January 17, 6 pm, Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall, Free


A Place for the Mind

Lecture on Japanese religion 

Thursday, January 19, 12:15 pm, Bldg 70, Rm 72A1, Free


Meeting Future Water Demands: Engineering, Economics and Managing Risk

Thursday, January 19, 3:30 pm, Bechtel Conference Room, Y2E2, Rm 299, Free


How the Genome Folds

Tuesday, January 24, 4:15 pm, Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 201, Free


Ancient Philosophies as a Way of Life: Socrates

Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Wednesday, January 25, 5:30 pm, Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, Free



A Panel Discussion with Feminist Editors, Journalists and Bloggers 

Thursday, January 26,  

3 pm, Levinthal Hall Stanford Humanities Center, Free


The Culture and Ideology of a Social Consensus on Climate Change

Thursday, January 26, 3:30 pm, Bechtel Conference Room, Y2E2, Rm 299, Free


Stanford Med Writers Forum

Medicine as Narrative; Narrative  

as Medicine

Thursday, January 26, 5:30 pm, Cantor Arts Center Auditorium, Free


Platonist Philosophy as a Way of Life: Plotinus

Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Thursday, January 26, 2012.  5:30 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, Free


Humanitarian Surgery in the Heart of Darkness

Be taken on a poignant and sometimes heartbreaking journey with a surgeon working in conflict zones in Africa with Doctors Without Borders and hear how these experiences changed her practice in the US.

Thursday, January 26, 7 pm, Stanford Blood Center, Free


Ms.@40 and the Future of Feminism: Keynote Address by Gloria Steinem

Thursday, January 26, 7:30 pm, CEMEX Auditorium Knight Management Center, Free but reserved tickets required 


Building Equitable Classrooms

Monday, January 30, 12 noon, CERAS (Center for Educational Research at Stanford) Room 100B, Please RSVP to, Free


The Transition to Afghanistan Sovereignty

Assessing Progress and Identifying Challenges

Monday, January 30, 4:30 pm, Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Free


Ethics @ Noon
Each week Stanford faculty tackle questions of ethics that arise in private and public life. Feel free to bring your lunch. Location: Bldg 110, Rm 112, Free 

  • 1/13: Preserving Decision Space Under Pressure: A Reflection from 'the Surge' into Iraq
  • 1/20: Presentation by Jack Rakove, Professor of History
  • 1/27:  The Media and Mental Illness  

The Energy Seminar
Mondays, 4:15 pm, NVIDIA Auditiorium, Huang Room 14C, Free

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Webinar on Strategic Decision and Risk Management; Presented by the Stanford Center for Professional Development
Wednesday, January 11, 9 am, Free

Webinar presented by the Stanford Center for Professional Development
Wednesday, January 18, 10 am, Free
Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar
Wednesdays, 4:30 pm, NVIDIA Auditorium, Free
  • 1/18:  Deborah Hopkins - Chief Innovation Office, Citi
  • 1/25: Alexander Osterwalder  - Entrepreneur & Author of Business Model Generation

Free eCorner App from Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Entrepreneurs, business leaders and students now have access to the world's greatest advisory board with eCorner for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Watch and listen to almost 2000 videos and podcasts from today's most successful entrepreneurial minds.  


Memorial Church

Ecumenical Christian worship featuring choir and organ music with speakers and preachers from diverse religious traditions
Sundays, 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.
January 22 & 29, 9 - 9:30 pm, Memorial Church.

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An Interdisciplinary Tour of the Human Condition in Three Stages


An evening program featuring some of the most exciting thinkers in the Bay Area reflecting on the theme of "life".  Panelists include: 

Paul Rabinow, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Christine Peterson, Co-founder and President, The Foresight Institute  

Lynn Hershman Leeson, Chair, Film Department, San Francisco Art Institute

Jeremy Bailenson, Associate Professor and founder and director of Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL) 

Piero Scaruffi, Author and Moderator  


Thursday, January 19, 7 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free


imageStanford Continuing Studies offers a broad range of courses that are primarily taught by Stanford instructors and open to everyone. 

Registration for winter classes is open now.  Featured classes include:


Mobile-Social Technologies: Tools  

for Social Change or Weapons of Mass Distraction?

Dante's Divine Comedy   

Abstract Expressionism 

The Bible Uncensored 



Cherrķe Moraga's A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness

Tuesday, January 17, 4 pm, Location TBD



Ann Patchett Reading

Monday, January 30, 8 pm, Cemex Auditorium, Knight Management Center





Watch the Cardinal play Oklahoma State in the 41st annual Fiesta Bowl! 
More information is available at Bowl Central.
Monday, January 2, 5:30 pm PST, ESPN 


Men's Basketball       

1/12 vs. Utah, 7 pm

Faculty-Staff Discount Night 

1/14 vs. Colorado, 1 pm    

Free admission for Team Cardinal members

$10 admission for youth in a Stanford shirt  

Post-game autograph session  

Click here for details on promotions.

Women's Basketball
1/5 vs. Oregon, 7 pm

1/7 vs. Oregon State, 2 pm

Pre-game clinic  

Post-game autograph session  

1/19 vs. Washington State, 7 pm

Pre-game zumba class  

1/21 vs. Washington, 2 pm

Pre-game Girl Scout Clinic  

Post-Game autograph session

1/28 vs. California, 2 pm   

Post-game autograph session 

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Women's Gymnastics
1/15 NorCal Quad Meet, 2 pm

1/22 vs. Washington, 2 pm



Men's Gymnastics
1/21 vs. California, 7 pm

1/28 Stanford Open, 7 pm


Men's Tennis
1/27 vs. Saint Marys, 2 pm

1/28 Boise State/Santa Clara, TBD 


Men's Volleyball
1/6 vs. Thompson Rivers Canada, 7 pm

1/7 vs. Thompson Rivers Canada, 7 pm

1/13 vs. Juniata, 7 pm

1/14 vs. Loyola Chicago, 7 pm


1/7 Stanford Intrasquad Meet


Swimming & Diving
1/7 Pacific Dual Meet, 12 noon
1/13-15 Cardinal Diving Invite

1/20 vs. Arizona State, 3 pm

1/21 vs. Arizona, 12 noon  


1/5 vs. Boise State, 6:30 pm

1/8 vs. American, 2 pm

1/21 vs. Southern Oregon, 1 pm 

1/29 vs. Oregon State, 2 pm



Team Cardinal Kid's Club
Membership is $25 and includes a Team Cardinal T-shirt, membership card and free admission to most Stanford sporting events. 

The Cantor Arts Center is OPEN on New Years Day!

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.
Cantor Arts Center, Free

First Year Masters of Fine Art Exhibition
Opens January 17, Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, Free

Spotlight on Art

Grant Hamming, PhD, discusses "The Old Violin" 

Friday, January 13, 2 pm, Cantor Arts Center, Free   


The Harvard Buddha Hand

Friday, January 13, 5:30 pm, Bldg 70, Rm 72A1, Free 


Understanding Buddhist Art

Meaning and Materiality in Japanese Buddhist Sculpture

Saturday, January 14,  

1 - 4 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building, Free 


Cultural Heritage and African Art: Negotiating the Rise of Ethical and Legal Collecting Concerns

Ruth K. Franklin Symposium on the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas  

Saturday, January 21, 9:30 am -  4:30 pm, Cantor Arts Center Auditorium, Free  


Ikebana and Japan's Postwar Economy

Monday, January 23,  

12 noon, Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor, Free


Introduction to Compassion, Awareness and Relationship Skills to Ease Stress (CARES)

Friday, January 13, 12 noon, Free  


The Sacred Art of Listening
Part of the series "Sacred Conversations as We Age"

Tuesday, January 17, 3:30 pm, Free   


Weight Management: Building the Foundation

Twelve Wednesdays beginning January 18, 5:30 pm, $250   


Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Six Thursdays beginning January 19,  

1 pm, Free   


Live a Life Well Led: Make 2012 the Year That Your New Year's Resolution Actually Sticks!

Four Thursdays beginning January 19, 5:30 pm, $150   


Solutions to the Omnivore's Dilemma

Alternate Motivations and Strategies for Choosing to Eat Well
Thursday, January 19, 6 pm refreshments, 6:30 lecture and Q&A, Free


Understanding Medical Terminology
Part of the series "My Health Toolkit: Research 101"

Saturday, January 21, 3:30 pm, Free


Desk Pilates

Three Tuesdays beginning January 24,  11 am, $75 


Weight Management: Tools for Sustainable Change

Eight Tuesdays beginning January 24,  

12 noon, $125    


Spirituality and Aging, Grief and Loss
Part of the series "Sacred Conversations as We Age"

Tuesday, January 24, 3:30 pm, Free   


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at Work

Eight Wednesdays beginning January 25, 12 noon  


Revitalize You! Free Orientation to HeartMath e-learning Program

Thursday, January 26, 12:30 pm, Free   


Stanford's Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss

Thursday, January 26, 7 pm, Free   


Eating with Intent - How to Eat Mindfully

Four Fridays beginning January 27,  

12 noon, $100  


Animals are Tension Tamers Too

Friday, January 27,  

12 noon, $25 


Healing Touch Level 1

Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29, 9 am - 6 pm, $350


Breathe to Relax

Five Tuesdays beginning January 31,  

12 noon, $100


Ethical Wills: Passing on the Legacy of Your Values
Part of the series "Sacred Conversations as We Age"

Tuesday, January 31, 3:30 pm, Free  


Integrated Health Promotion to Maximize Healthy Aging

Five Tuesdays beginning January 31, 5:30 pm, $200 


Registration required for all classes.


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.


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