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Readings by the acclaimed physician and bestselling author of My Own Country, The Tennis Partner, and Cutting for Stone.

Monday, April 30, 8 pm, Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall, Knight Management Center, Free



A two-day learning extravaganza at Stanford for middle and high school students from around the Bay Area.

Sunday, April 21-22, 9 am, Main Quad, registration required, $40


An Evening with Peter Guber 

Peter Guber, producer of five films nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award, will discuss the art of finding and telling authentic stories that make deep emotional connections with audiences.

Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 pm, CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center, Free


Celebrate the colors and vitality of spring, with family and friends - and about 5500 lbs of food-grade colors and tons of water!

Saturday & Sunday, April 7-8, 11 am - 3 pm, Sand Hill Fields, $16, $12-14 for students, Free for children under 5, Tickets available only on-line. Please click here to purchase. 


Robot Block Party 

A showcase of cutting edge robotics technology from throughout the Bay Area

Wednesday, April 11, 1- 6 pm, VAIL Building, 473 Oak Road, Free    


Building a Jobs-Rich Region 

A conversation with Economist correspondent Ryan Avent
Thursday, April 19, 7 pm, Cemex Auditorium, Knight Management Center, Stanford Graduate School of Business, RSVP required, Free 

Home in Five Parts

An original performance art piece by Stanford Drama Ph.D student Ryan Tacata.

April 30, May 1 & 2, Memorial Auditorium Stage, Tickets on sale now

Ram's Head's Spring Show: City of Angels
Winner of six Tony Awards, City of Angels is a sexy mix of jazz, noir, innuendo and cheeky humor.

April 13-14 and 19-21, 8 pm, Memorial Auditorium, Tickets available soon.


From the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, and the moving film by Steven Spielberg, comes this multiple Tony Award-winning, soul-stirring new musical.

May 17-19 & 24-26, Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, Tickets on sale soon.

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Due to limited seating, advance registration required for all lectures.


Fix That Leak!

Discussion of female urinary incontinence and current treatment options  

Wednesday, April 11, 7 pm, Free 


Before You Take That, Talk to your Doctor!

The potential problems of drug interactions
Thursday, April 12, 3 pm, Free        


The Impact of Cancer Treatments on Memory, Thinking and Attention

Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 pm, Doors open at 6 pm with light refreshments,  Free


Changing Sleep Patterns as We Age

Thursday, April 19, 3 pm, Free  


A Healthy Sexual Life   

An interactive discussion for adults.
Wednesday, April 25, 7 pm, Free  




Education Under Fire

The story of an underground university system in Iran and attempts to destroy it.   

Friday, April 6, 7 pm, Cemex Auditorium, Graduate School of Business, Free


Rabbit a la Berlin 

The history of the Berlin Wall as seen from the perspective of the rabbits who made their home in the no man's land between East and West Germany.

Tuesday, April 10, 7 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free


Driven: A Car Culture Film Series 

Screening of Trafic, the film by Jacques Tati in which Mr. Hulot drives a recreational vehicle from Paris to Amsterdam in his comic, disastrous style.

April 12, 7:30 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free


Miss Representation 

An inside look at the media, its message, and the impact of these portrayals on on girls and women.  Panel discussion to follow the screening.  

Tuesday, April 24, 7 pm, Cubberly Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Free  



A documentary film on practices of the infertility industry. Panel Discussion following the screening. 

Tuesday, May 1, 4:15 pm, Free


German-Jewish Responses to the Rise of Hitler 

Tuesday, April 3, 12 noon, Pigott Hall Buidling 260, Rm. 119, Free 


Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER Series)

Wednesday, April 4, 6:45 pm, History Corner (Building 200), Room 203, Free 


Desegregated Schools and Segregated Education 

Monday, April 9, 12 noon, Center for Educational Research at Stanford, Rm. 100B, Free


Good Products Bad Products

Tuesday, April 10, 4:30 pm, The Atrium Peterson Mechanical Engineering Building 416 Escondido Mall, Free 


Reporting in an Emergency: The Complex Trauma Narrative in the Age of the Tweet

Symposium featuring Sheri Fink, MD, PhD, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting on Hurricane Katrina and Memorial Hospital.

Wednesday, April 11, 5:30 pm, Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall, Stanford Medical School, Free


Searching for Simplicity and Unity in the Complexity of Life  

Cells to Cities, Companies to Ecosystems, Milliseconds to Millenia

Monday, April 16, 8 pm, Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 200, Free


Character in the Balance: Exploring the Causes and Consequences of Compassion 

Thursday, April 19, 4 pm, Jordan Hall, Rm. 040, Free


An Interdisciplinary Tour of the Human Condition in Three Stages: Time, Life, and Mind 

Thursday, April 19, 7 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education, Free


Creative Labor in Chaotic Times: Implications for Journalists, Authors and Innovators

Thursday, April 19, 5 pm, McClatchy Hall Building 120 Room 101B, Free 


From the Courtroom to the Classroom

Seeking Educational Finance Reform in California 

Monday, April 23, 12 noon, CERAS (Center for Educational Research at Stanford) Room 100B, Free, RSVP to

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar  

Wednesdays, 4:30 pm, NVIDIA Auditorium, Free

  • April 11: Jeff Church, Co-Founder, NIKA Water
  • April 18: Gale Anne Hurd, Film Producer & Screenwriter  
  • April 25: Frank Quattrone, Founder & CEO, Qatalyst Partners

How to Increase Profitability and Boost Business Performance Through Service

Breakfast Briefing with Ron Kaufman of Up! Your Service

Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 am breakfast, 8 am session, Stanford Faculty Club, $60, Advance reservations required.

Replumbing Our Financial System: Uneven Progress

Friday, April 20, 12:30 pm, Oksenberg Conference Room, Encina Hall, Free 


Real Regulatory Reform: A Practitioner's Perspective,

Wednesday, April 25, 5:15 pm, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences, Free, Advance reservations required.  


The Stanford Law School Conference on Intellectual Property Law and the Biosciences 

Friday, April 27, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences, Free, Advance reservations required. 



The Art and Science of Sustainability 

A colloquium bringing together artists, writers, and scientists

Friday, April 6, 7 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free


Biofuels: The Changing Nature of Agricultural Demand 

Wednesday, April 11,
3:30 pm, Bechtel conference room, Encina Hall, Free

Connecting the Dots: The Water, Food, Energy, and Climate Nexus  
Monday, April 16, 12:30 - 6:30 pm, Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Free, RSVP needed 

Economic and Political Development of the Muslim World 

Friday, April 6, 8:30 am, John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building, Koret-Taube Conference Center, 366 Galvez Street, RSVP needed, Free


Faith & Democracy

The historical, philosophical, theological, jurisprudential links between democracy and Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism

Thursday, April 12, 6pm, Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall 424 Santa Teresa Street, Free   


Symposium on the Tulku System 

Saturday, April 28, 1 pm, Bldg. 200, Room 002, Main Quad, Free 


Raising Well-Balanced Children in a Fast-Paced World  

Join experts from Challenge Success and other parents as we examine current research and learn strategies to promote physical and mental health, engagement in school, and overall well-being for children in elementary and middle school.  We'll also explore the daily challenges of finding time for play, handling homework, choosing extracurricular activities, and promoting healthier lifestyles and deeper connections for the entire family.

Six week course beginning April 25th at Stanford.  An on-line version of this course is also available. 


Classes for Expectant and New Parents 

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


Car Seat Fitting Station 

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital offers a child passenger fitting station for patient families as well as for the immediate community. Please visit the online calendar to book a Child Safety Seat Fitting Station appointment. Free


Mother-Baby Mornings 

A weekly time to share, discuss and connect with other moms and babies up to 6 months of age.  

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am, LPCH Community Education classroom, 4100 Bohannon Drive, Menlo Park, Free


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

Drop in or spend the afternoon with an exciting group of Stanford authors.

Saturday, April 21, 1-5 pm, Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street, Free  


A Reading with Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award Winner

Monday, April 23, 8 pm, Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, Free


Reading & Signing with Carol Lynn McKibben

Wednesday, April 25, 6 pm, Stanford Bookstore Main Level, Free


How I Write: A Conversation with Susan Krieger

Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 pm, Geology Corner (Bldg. 320), Rm 105, Free


Signing with Jory John

Friday, April 27, 12 noon, Stanford Bookstore Main Level, Free 

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Anna Deavere Smith 

Roger W. Heyns Lecture in Religion and Society

Tuesday, May 1, 8 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education 





From cutting edge science and medicine that is changing lives to behind-the-scenes of remarkable start-ups, TEDxStanford will feature digital innovation, philosophy talks, student inventions, virtual reality, yoga, Taiko drumming, dance to blow your mind, and our own 14 year-old cello prodigy.  

Saturday, May 19, 11 am - 7 pm, Cemex Auditorium, Knight Management Center,  Tickets will go on sale on April 9 at 9 am.   



Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) Open House 2012 

Friday, April 6, 12-5 pm, CCRMA Stage, the Knoll, Free


Linux Audio Conference 2012 Concert

Bringing together musicians, composers, sound artists, software developers, researchers, and engineers working with Linux. 

April 13, 14 & 15, 8 pm, CCRMA Stage, The Knoll, Free 


Afrique Fest 

See renowned Ghanaian R&B/Hip-Hop group VIP and enjoy this festival that highlights the cultural and artistic presence of African peoples in the world. 

Saturday, April 21, 12 - 5 pm, White Plaza, Free


Stanford New Ensemble
Yinam Leef, guest composer from Israel, is featured in this program directed by Jindong Cai.

Saturday, April 21, 8 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Free 


Dawn Harms and Friends: Adventures in Music 

A lively educational program for children in grades 2-8
Monday, April 23, 9:30 am, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Free, Funding for transportation is available for schools in need of financial assistance. For large group reservations, please contact Elise Fujimoto at


Thursday, April 26, 8 pm,

Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $5-10, Free for Stanford students



Jazz Talks @ the Cantor Island Jazz series with Loren Schoenberg and Etienne Charles 

Caribbean jazz past and present...

Wednesday, April 4, 12 noon, Cantor Arts Center, Free


Josef Haydn: Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross

St. Lawrence String Quartet

Friday, April 6, 5 pm, Memorial Church, Free


Quatuor Mosa´ques

Acclaimed period-instrument quartet from Austria in a program of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Saturday, April 14, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $22-50, $10 for Stanford students


Anonymous 4

A 25th-anniversary program of works from the beloved female vocal quartet.

Wednesday, April 18, 8 pm, Memorial Church, $24-48, $10 for Stanford students 



Seventeen sports teams are in action during April including six Stanford Showdown events identified by teams as their most critical match-ups of the season. For a full schedule of events, click here


Basketball Final Four

Stanford Women's Basketball has advanced to its fifth consecutive Final Four in the 2012 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. Watch the Cardinal take on Baylor on Sunday, April 1 at 6 pm PST on ESPN.  

Cardinal & White Spring Game 

Join the 2012 Stanford Football team for this annual spring game, plus a food truck festival, family-friendly activities, a special SJSU ticket giveaway to new fans, and a post-game autograph session with the team. 

Saturday, April 14, 2 pm, Pre-game festivities beginning at noon, San Francisco's Kezar Stadium located in Golden Gate Park, Free 



Come out and support Stanford Softball as they host Oregon.  Following the game, fans can meet the players in a post-game autograph session.

Friday, April 6, 7 pm, Smith Family Stadium, Free   



Bring family and friends out to the Sunken Diamond when the Cardinal host Oregon (April 13-15), Arizona State (April 20-22), and San Jose State (April 17). Three group packages are available starting at $4 per person. For more information, call Ted Lopez at 650-724-9239 or email To purchase tickets online, click here.        


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#OccupyArt: Immigration, Nation, and the Art of Occupation 

Wednesday, April 4, 7 pm, Bldg. 320, Main Quad, Rm. 105


Buddhist Art in the 10th Century Dunhuang  

Friday, April 6, 5:30 pm, Bldg. 70, Rm. 72A1


Understanding Buddhist Art  

Buddhist Icons with Magic Power

Saturday, April 7, 1- 4 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building, Free 


Leslie Hill and Helen Paris of the London-based performance company, Curious. 

Thursday, April 12, 4:15 pm, The Clayman Institute,  Serra House,  589 Capistrano Way, Free

See the direct and unsentimental images that inspired generations of photographers and helped shape contemporary art.
Cantor Arts Center, On view until April 8, Free

Breakfast is on the Universe  

Nine artists from the Joint Program in Design feature their new works, ranging from large-scale sculpture to interactive installations.

Ongoing from April 3 - 15, Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, Free  

Light Works: Dan Flavin and Robert Irwin, Art from the 1960s
Beginning in the 1920s, with the work of the Constructivists, electric light became a medium for art.
Cantor Arts Center, Free

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During Stanford Summer Session, courses are offered for high school, undergraduate and graduate students.  


Specialty Programs    

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


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

Spring Quarter registration is underway, most classes begin April 2.

Memorial Church


Good Friday Service 

Friday, April 6, 12 noon, Stanford Memorial Church

Easter Sunrise Service at the Dish with UniChu 

Sunday, April 8, 6:30 am, The Dish


Sunday, April 8, 10 am, Stanford 

Memorial Church


Sikh Turban Day

Free turbans and samosas will be available to celebrate Vaisakhi and spread awareness about Sikhism.

Friday, April 13, 11 am - 1:30 pm, White Plaza, Free  


University Public Worship 

Protestant Ecumenical Christian worship featuring choral and organ music as well as speakers and preachers from diverse religious traditions

Sundays, April 1, 15, 22, 29, 10 am, Memorial Church


Compline - An Evening Service of Song 

A reflective 30-minute service of hymns and chant sung in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church.

Sundays, April 15, 22 ,29, 9 pm, Stanford Memorial Church


Finding Its Place: The Catholic Community at Stanford 

Tuesday, April 17, 4:30 pm, The Sanctuary, Old Union

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Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive
April 22 - 27

Executive Program for Women Leaders
May 6 - 11

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