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
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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|HEALTH & WELLNESS
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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|BUSINESS AND LAW |
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.
Friday, April 20, 12:30 pm, Oksenberg Conference Room, Encina Hall, Free
Replumbing Our Financial System: Uneven Progress
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.
ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
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
|GLOBAL TOPICS |
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
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
To send feedback or suggestions, please email Stanford4You@stanford.edu
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COMING IN MAY
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
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 email@example.com.
Thursday, April 26, 8 pm,
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $5-10, Free for Stanford students
|STANFORD LIVELY ARTS
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase tickets online, click here.
Need the latest news and views on Stanford Athletics? Visit gostanford.com or sign up for The Weekly Axe, Stanford Athletics official e-newsletter distributed every Monday during the academic year.
|ART EVENTS |
#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
|ART EXHIBITS|See the direct and unsentimental images that inspired generations of photographers and helped shape contemporary art. Cantor Arts Center, On view until April 8, FreeBreakfast 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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CLASSES FOR ADULTS
Stanford 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.
|RELIGION & |
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
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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