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2 for 1 Men's Basketball Tickets 

Stanford Basketball is offering "Stanford For You" subscribers 2-for-1 tickets for the February 2nd
Stanford vs. Arizona State game. Tickets are limited
so click here and enter promo code "S4U".

This unique series of performances, lectures,
and demonstrations explores how Asian musical traditions have changed throughout history.
February 3 - 11 




Flags of Iwo Jima: The True Story

Veteran AP photo editor Hal Buell discusses the  

battle of Iwo Jima, the iconic photo's impact on  

World War II, & its legacy as a patriotic symbol. 

February 13, 7:30 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free



 World-renowned ensemble presents an

explosive treat for the eyes and ears.

February 14, 8 pm, Memorial Auditorium,

$14-68, $10 for Stanford students  



Chocolate Heads: "Red Shift"

The Chocolate Heads Movement Band is comprised of dancers, musicians, visual artists, writers and performance poets.

Friday and Saturday, February 3 and 4, 8 pm, Roble Gym, Studio 38, Free


Dancing History: Anna Sokolow's "Rooms"

Thursday, February 9, 7pm and 9 pm, Roble Gym, Studio 38, Free


Stanford African Students Association Cultural Show 2012

Friday, February 10, 7 pm, Tresidder Oak Lounge, Free


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  • 2/1:  Music Inspired by Poetry of Emily Dickinson, 8 pm
  • 2/2: sfSound: Instrumental Music with Electronics, 8 pm
  • 2/5: St. Lawrence String Quartet, 8 pm
  • 2/8: Guitar Faculty Showcase, 8 pm
  • 2/12: Baritone Stephen Salters and the Lark Quartet, 2:30 pm
  • 2/15: Carole Terry, organ, 8 pm
  • 2/19: Vocallective: Fresh Melodies, 5 pm
  • 2/20: Elaine Thornburgh, harpsichord, and Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin, 8 pm
  • 2/24: CCRMA Winter Concert, 8 pm
  • 2/26: Thomas Schultz, piano, 2:30 pm       

Opera after Freud

Two Day Conference on the Elective Affinities between Freudian Psychoanalysis and Opera

Thursday, February 2 and Friday February 3, Stanford Humanities Center, Free


Stanford Opera Workshop presents "Der Jasager"

Der Jasager (The Yea-sayer) is an educational piece written in Germany in 1930 promoting individual sacrifice for the good of the whole community. The libretto is based on Taniko, a centuries-old Japanese Noh drama.

Saturday, February 4, 2 pm and 5 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Free


Mozart's Birthday Celebration

A musical party hosted by the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra's (SFCO) musical director, Benjamin Simon, and featuring performances by SFCO's all-stars 
Saturday, February 18, 7:30 pm,
Bldg 320, Rm 105, Free


Stanford Jazz Orchestra with Carl Allen 

Wednesday, February 22,  

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


Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Symphonic Chorus

February 24 and 25, 8 pm, Memorial Church, $5-10, Free for Stanford students with ID


Bach Recital

Richard Egarr, harpsichord

Wednesday, February 1, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $22-50



Program exploring connections across microtonal systems of the Middle East.

Thursday, February 9, 12 noon, CCRMA Stage, Free


Music of Azerbaijan

Lecture and demonstration

Thursday, February 9, 6 pm,  Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall, Free



Kronos Quartet with Alim Qasimov Ensemble

Sunday, February 12, 7 pm,   

Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $22-50


Jazz Talks @ the Cantor: Island Jazz series with Loren Schoenberg

Thursday, February 16, 12 noon,  

Cantor Arts Center, Free


Stegner Fellows Shorts On Stage: Word For Word Performing Arts Company

All-new fiction and poetry by Stanford's Stegner Fellows, transformed through dramatic readings.

Friday, February 17, 8 pm,  

Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $12-24



Chucho Valdés And His Afro-Cuban Messengers 

Legendary Afro-Cuban jazz-piano virtuoso Valdés fronts his powerhouse, 2011 Grammy-winning ensemble.

Sunday, February 19, 7 pm,  

Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $19-42


Cuban Jazz Master Class with Chucho Valdez

Sunday, February 19, 2 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Braun Music Center, Free



Arneis String Quartet with St. Lawrence String Quartet 

Saturday, February 25, 8 pm,  

Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $22-50



Colin Currie, percussion
with Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra

Wednesday, February 29, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $22-50


All ticketed Lively Arts shows are $10 for Stanford students with ID. 



Unveiling the Pulse of Our Galaxy

Wednesday, February 1, 7:30 pm, Braun Auditorium, Free


Medieval Matters: Dante Now

Thursday, February 2, 2012.  7 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Free


Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities

Thursday, February 2, 7:30 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free


Navy 101 - America's Navy is "A Global Force for Good"

Wednesday, February 8,  

4 pm, Haas Center for Public Service, Free


While America Sleeps: A Wake-Up Call for the Post-9/11 Era

A Lecture by Russ Feingold, Former US Senator  

Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 pm, Cemex Auditorium, Free


Rational Solutions to Cubic Equations

Benedict Gross, Harvard University

Wednesday, February 8, 7:30 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free


A Conversation with Bill Guttentag about Film and Television

Thursday, February 9, 7:30 pm, Geology Corner, Bldg 320, Rm 105, Free


Why the West Rules - For Now

The Silk road, the Atlantic Economy, and the Pacific Century

Thursday, February 16, 7:30 pm, Bldg 380, Rm 380D, Free


From Crisis to Opportunity? One Year After Japan's 3/11 Disaster

Reform and Restructuring in Japan's Energy, Governance, and Economy

Monday, February 27, 9 am, Please click  here to RSVP, Free


Russ Feingold, U.S. Senate, on "Corporate Power and Citizens United"

How the Supreme Court Created a New System of Political Corruption

Monday, February 27, 5:30 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Free, Seating is limited.  Click here for tickets.


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  

  • 2/3: The Ethical Dilemmas of Philanthropy, Kim Meredith
  • 2/10: Who You Are Is So Loud I Cannot Hear What You Are Saying, Joel Samoff
  • 2/17: The Difference Between Life and Death: Ethical Decisions in Combat, Viet Luong
  • 2/24: Personal Moral Risk Factors, Scotty McLennan

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

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Teaching for Learning

Thursday, February 2, 12 noon, Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, Free


Displacement, Disruption and Schooling

Brown Bag Seminar on Education and Armed Conflict on the US-Mexico Border 

Monday, February 13, 12 noon, Center for Educational Research at Stanford (CERAS), Rm 100B, Free


A Question of Belonging

Brown Bag Seminar on Understanding and Remedying Group Disparities in School Achievement

Monday, February 27, 12 noon, Center for Educational Research at Stanford (CERAS) Rm 100B, Free, Please RSVP.  



Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar
Wednesdays, 4:30 pm, NVIDIA Auditorium, Free
  • 2/1: Ted Zoller, Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation  
  • 2/8: Gale Anne Hurd, Film Producer & Screenwriter  
  • 2/15: Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder & Chairman, Joyus  
  • 2/22: Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder, LinkedIn; Partner, Greylock  
  • 2/29: Kristina Johnson, Former US Undersecretary of Energy  

Intelligent Strategy: The Difference Between Good and Bad Strategy and Why It Matters  

Breakfast Briefing with Richard Rumelt 

Wednesday, February 8, 7:30 am breakfast, 8 am session, Stanford Faculty Club, $60, Advance reservations required


Saving the Euro with Minimal Changes to the European Architecture

Wednesday, February 8, 12 noon, CISAC Conference Room, Encina Hall, Free   


Contrabrand: Art, Advertising and Property in the Age of Corporate Identity

Lecture by Sonia Katyal

Thursday, February 23, 12:50 pm, Stanford Law School, Rm 280B, Free


Worldwide Inflation and International Monetary Reform: Exchange Rates or Interest Rates?

Wednesday, February 29, 12 noon, CISAC Conference Room, Encina Hall, Free

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The proceedings of the U.S. Department of the State Rio+2.0 conference at the Stanford Graduate School of Business will be available online February 3rd, 8:30 am - 3 pm.

The conference will focus on innovative solutions to sustainable economic development to be presented at the global Rio Conference in Brazil in June 2012.   

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Specialty Camps  

Pirates Camp  (ages 6-10)

Jazz Camp (ages 12-17)

High School Summer College (ages 16+)

Education Program for Gifted Youth Summer Institute 
(ages 11-17)


Sports 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


The internationally-recognized experts from Packard Children's Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program will explain new findings on the impact eating disorders have on the brain and the resulting advances in the treatment of eating disorders in children and adolescents.
February 28, 7 pm, Free, RSVP required

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

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



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


For a list of ticket promotions, click here.  


2012 Stanford Baseball is Back!  

The Cardinal will take on the toughest schedule in the country with national powers Vanderbilt, Rice and Texas coming to The Farm in February and March before a stacked Pac-12 season. Season tickets for all 30 games start at $160 and three mini plan options are available ranging from $56 - $136. To purchase tickets, click here. 



Women's Basketball Hosts Annual Pink Game vs. UCLA.  

Join the Cardinal in promoting breast cancer awareness by adding some pink to your gameday attire on Sunday, February 12 at noon. For special $4 general admission tickets, click here and enter promo code "PINK".

Football Season Tickets 

Stanford Football is poised to come back strong in 2012 with six home games against San Jose State, Duke, USC, Arizona, Washington State and Oregon State. Season ticket holders will receive renewal information in late February while NEW fans may place a deposit for 2012 tickets by clicking here.

After being on loan for two years, this iconic work by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is now back at the Cantor Arts Center.

Walker Evans Photographs
imageAmerican photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975), with his direct and unsentimental images of life on small-town streets, in New York subways, and on sharecroppers' porches, inspired generations of photographers and helped shape contemporary art.
Cantor Arts Center, Free

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.
On view through February 26, Cantor Arts Center, Free

Design Expertise and the World War II Experience 

Thursday, February 2, 5:30 pm, Cummings Art Building, AR2, Free


Art Focus Lecture: The Art of Persia

Wednesdays, February 8, 15, and 22, 4:15-6:15 pm, Cantor Arts Center Auditorium,  $90 for all 3 lectures, $75 for members, RSVP required 


Spotlight on Art

Friday, February 10, 2 pm, Cantor Arts Center, Free   


Walker Evans Lecture

Jeff L. Rosenheim, curator, Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, talks about Evans' work.  

Thursday, February 9, 5:30 pm, Cantor Arts Center, Free


Art Focus Lecture: Paul Klee, A Swiss Enigma

Wednesday, February 29, 4:15 pm, Cantor Arts Center Auditorium, $30, $25 for members, RSVP required 


Compassion, Awareness and Relationship Skills to Ease Stress  

Six Thursdays beginning February 2, 5:45 pm, $255 


Thyroid Diseases

Thursday, February 2, 7 pm, Free  


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

Five week online 3-learning program beginning Monday, February 6, $395


Healthy Kitchen, Happy Heart: A Glimpse at Hearth Healthy Cooking

Tuesday, February 7, 1 pm, Session I: $50, Session II: $15 


Shehechianu: Living in the Moment Part of the series "Sacred Conversations as We Age"

Tuesday, February 7, 3:30 pm, Free


Webinar: The Best Diet Ever!

Wednesday, February 8, 12 noon, Your computer, $25 


Thursday, February 9, 12 noon, $25


Forgiveness and Repairing Relationships

Part of the series "Sacred Conversations as We Age"

Tuesday, February 14, 3:30 pm, Free  


The Bare Bones of Surviving Cancer Part of The Ernest Rosenbaum Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series
Thursday, February 16, 6:30 pm, Refreshments at 6 pm, Free,

To register please call 650.725.9456. Space is limited.


Pre-registration required for all classes.


Tuesday, February 7, 8 pm, Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall, Knight Management Center, Free


Opium Nation

Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman's Journey through Afghanistan 

Wednesday, February 22, 5:15 pm, Encina Hall West, Rm 208, Free


Is Marriage for White People?

Reading with Ralph Richard Banks

Wednesday, February 22,  

6 pm, Stanford Bookstore, Free


Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Book Discussion 

Saturday, February 25, 1 pm, Cantor Arts Center, Free


The Willpower Instinct

Reading with Kelly McGonigal

Wednesday, February 29,  

6 pm, Stanford Bookstore, Free




Thursday, February 9, 7:30 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free
A feature-length documentary that follows the relationship between an Afghan interpreter and his client, American journalist Christian Parenti.
Wednesday, February 15, 7 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free

Three-day conference bringing together documentary filmmakers from Brazil and Chile to talk about their work.
February 22 - 24, Pigott Hall, Bldg 260. Rm 252, Free

Film Screening & Discussion: Mirror Mirror and In Harm's Way
Monday, February 27, 7 pm, Stanford Women's Community Center, Free


Memorial Church

Ecumenical Christian worship featuring choir and organ music with speakers and preachers from diverse religious traditions
Sundays, 10 am, Memorial Church

Science and Religion Sunday
On Sunday, February 5, University Public Worship will feature Douglas Osheroff, Professor Emeritus of Physics and Rev. Scotty McLennan, Dean for Religious Life engaging in a sermon titled "Science and Religion: A Dialogue Sermon." The theme of the service is in recognition that the timeless truths of the Bible and the discoveries of modern science can comfortably coexist. 

A reflective 30-minute service of hymns and chant sung in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church.
February 12 and 26, 9 - 9:30 pm, Memorial Church.

Lohri is a winter celebration in the Punjabi culture. At night, people gather around the bonfire and throw puffed rice & popcorns into the flames of the bonfire. Prayers are offered to the bonfire seeking abundance & prosperity. Stanford Lohri will feature live Bhangra performances as well as folk songs from people in attendance.
Saturday, February 11, 6:30 pm, Lake Lagunita, Free


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