Spend an evening with international best-selling author Marianne Williamson.
Thursday, May 3, 7 pm, CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center, $25
Stanford Taiko: Home Again
Celebrating 20 years of Stanford Taiko, this concert includes new pieces and a special performance by alumni.
Saturday, May 5, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $10
Stereotype Threat: A Close Encounter - See It, Feel It, Fix It
A presentation by School of Education Dean Claude Steele on stereotype threat and the powerful ways we can diminish it and close the achievement gap.
Thursday, May 10, 6 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Free
An Evening with Poet David Whyte
Life at the Frontier: Human Identity and the Conversational Nature of Reality
Thursday, May 10, 7:30 pm, CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center, Free
41st Annual Stanford Powwow, Fun Run/Walk and Art Market
A celebration of Native American cultures including dance and music with more than 100 artist, food and information booth vendors. This outdoor event will continue rain or shine!
May 11-13, Eucalyptus Grove on Stanford campus, please see website for schedule, Free
Frost Revival with Modest Mouse, Eyes Lips Eyes and Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Rekindle a beloved Stanford tradition and experience the magic of Frost Amphitheater. Come relax under the spring sun while some of Stanford's favorite bands rock the stage.
Saturday, May 19, 2 pm, Frost Amphitheater, $40/$30
The 2012 U.S. Presidential Election and U.S. Foreign Policy
Three prominent commentators shed light on the topic.
Tuesday, May 29, 4:30 pm, Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St., Free
Slack Key Guitar Workshop with Keola Beamer
One of the world's foremost practitioners of Hawaiian slack key guitar leads an intimate workshop for community and campus slack key guitar players.
Sunday, May 6, 11 am, Dinkelspiel Rehearsal Hall, Braun Music Center Participant spots are full, but observers are welcome, Free
Star-crossed Lovers - Pleiades and Aglaura & Corebo - Opera Workshop
Saturday, May 12, 6 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, Free
Ikue Mori: Solo Concert
From the "No Wave" band DNA to her current solo career, Mori has become a leading figure of live electronic music and improvisation.
Thursday, May 10, 8 pm, CCRMA Stage, The Knoll, Free
Stanford Symphony Orchestra: Spring Concert
Saturday, May 12, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $5-10
Stanford Jazz Orchestra with Jon Faddis, trumpet: The Majesty of the Trumpet
Wednesday, May 16, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $5-10
Music 541 Presents the Talea Ensemble
An evening of new works by Stanford's graduate composers, performed by New York's Talea Ensemble.
Friday and Saturday, May 18 & 19, see details for exact dates and times, Campbell Recital Hall, Free
Stanford Wind Ensemble
Directed by Giancarlo Aquilanti with guest conductor Mirco Barani. The program includes the U.S. premiere of Belgian composer Bert Appermont's concerto for oboe and wind ensemble.
Friday, May 18, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $5-10
Festivities feature local acts, Black Greek step performances, and Grammy-nominated recording artists Kendrick Lamar and E-40
Sunday, May 20, 2:30 pm, Frost Amphitheater, click here for ticket information, $20
Stanford Symphonic Chorus with Orchestra
Featuring Mendelssohn's Overture, The Hebrides, Op. 26; Haydn's Cello Concerto in D Major; and Schumann's Mass in C Minor, Op. 147.
Wednesday, May 23, 8 pm, Memorial Church, $5-10
Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble with Doug Beavers, trombone
Saturday, May 26, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $5-10
|STANFORD LIVELY ARTS
David Zambrano: Soul Project
A series of virtuosic solos from a cast of seven remarkable performers from Mozambique, Slovenia, Greece, Slovakia, the U.S., and Venezuela, the program is a function of chance, for artists and audience to discover together.
Thursday, May 3, noon, 6 pm (9 pm for students only), Cantor Arts Center
Free with advanced phone reservations; call the Stanford Ticket Office at 650-725-2787.
|HEALTH & WELLNESS
Conversations on Compassion with Dr. Doty and Congressman Tim Ryan
Thursday, May 3, 5:30 pm, McCaw Hall, Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Free
Diagnosing Lung Cancer Early
Thursday, May 3, 7 pm, Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, to register call (650) 498-7826, Free
Work Out with Stanford ROTC
Fridays, May 4 - June 1, 7 am, Stanford Track, Free
Losing Weight Together: Working with your Partner to Make Sustainable Lifestyle Changes
Monday, May 7, 5:30 pm, 401 Quarry Rd., Rm. 1211, Register for this 3-week class at http://hip.stanford.edu, $100 per couple
Travel Medicine: What You Should Know Before You Go
Thursday, May 10, 7 pm, Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, To register call (650) 498-7826, Free
5th Annual Autism Spectrum Disorders
Saturday, May 12, 8 am, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Registration fee is $100, includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Darwin, Diet, Disease, and Dollars
The Stanford Center on Longevity Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Robert Lustig
Thursday, May 17, 4 pm, John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building, Koret-Taube Rm., Free
Five performers dance in this original "building performance project" by Stanford Drama PhD student Ryan Tacata.
April 30, May 1 & 2, 8 pm, Memorial Auditorium Stage, Tickets $5-15
Execution of Justice
In November 1978, Dan White killed George Moscone, the mayor of San Francisco, and Supervisor Harvey Milk. This performance puts the case of The People v. Dan White itself on trial.
May 3, 4 & 5, 7 pm, Toyon Hall Lounge, click here for tickets, Free
Jack Hitt in Making Up the Truth
This solo show leads audiences through extravagant, almost unbelievable, true stories while weaving in the latest experiments in cognitive research.
Friday, May 4, 7:30 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education, Free
The Reykjavik Forum: History and a New Vision for Our World's Future
A one-act play, based on dialogue taken from the transcripts of the 1986 negotiations between President Ronald Reagan and President Mikhail Gorbachev, in which the two leaders advocated for elimination of all nuclear weapons.
May 8 & 9, 7 pm, CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center, Free
Gilbert and Sullivan's comedy of a witch's curse, star-crossed lovers, and ghosts gets a haunting makeover in this Tim Burton-inspired production.
Sunday, May 13, 2:30 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $10-20
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, $5-15
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A documentary film on practices of the infertility industry. Panel discussion following the screening.
Tuesday, May 1, 4:15 pm, Bechtel International Center Assembly Rm. 584 Capistrano Way, Free
Driven: A Car Culture Film Series - USED CARS
Kurt Russell stars as Rudy Russo, used car salesman and aspiring politician in Robert Zemeckis' satire of the American Dream.
Thursday, May 3, 7:30 pm, Cubberley Auditorium, Free
Uzbekistan (5 short documentaries)
Tuesday, May 1, 7 pm, Building 200, Rm. 30, Free
The Other Town
Film screening with Director Nefin DinÁ
Thursday, May 10, 5:30 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building, 435 Lasuen Mall, Free
Tajikistan (6 short documentaries)
Tuesday, May 15, 7 pm, Building 200, Rm. 30, Free
|BUSINESS AND LAW |
Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar
Wednesdays, 4:30 pm, NVIDIA Auditorium, Free
- May 2, Rebeca Hwang, CEO, YouNoodle, and Elizabeth Samara-Rubio, Founder & CEO, StorWatts
- May 9, Brian Murray, President & CEO, HarperCollins Publishers
- May 16, Daniel Ek, Co-Founder, Spotify
- May 23, Adam Lashinsky, Author, Inside Apple
- May 30, Drew Houston, Co-Founder & CEO, Dropbox
Leading Innovation and Growth in a Changing World
Breakfast Briefing with Brad Smith, President & CEO, Intuit
Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 am breakfast, 8 am session, Stanford Faculty Club, $60, Advance reservations required.
Patent Institutions Summit
Bringing Together the PTO, Federal Circuit, District Courts and the ITC
Monday, May 21, 8 am, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences, Stanford Law School, $350, Register here.
Legal Frontiers in Digital Media
Conference on emerging legal issues
surrounding digital publishing and content distribution.
Monday, May 21 & 22, noon, Tresidder Student Union, Oak Lounge, $295, Register here.
Managing Teams for Innovation and Success
Provides strategies to analyze the complexities of team dynamics and build high-performance teams.
June 17 - 22, Stanford GSB Knight Management Center, Team discount available.
Interpersonal Dynamics for High-Performance Executives
Teaches senior-level executives how to foster professional relationships by understanding the impact of their personal dynamics on leadership styles.
June 24 - 29, Stanford GSB Knight Management Center
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
|TOURS Auguste Rodin Sculpture Garden Tour
Tours every Wednesday at 2 pm, Saturday at 11:30 am and Sunday at 3 pm, Cantor Arts Center. Meet in the main museum lobby, Free
Sunday Tour: Outdoor Sculpture Walk
Outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present.
1st Sunday of each month, 2 pm. Meet at the entrance to the Main Quad, rain or shine, Free
Walking Tour of the Stanford University Medical Center Architecture
Wednesday, May 9. Meet in front of the fountain outside main entrance of Stanford Hospital, RSVP required, Free
Sunday Tour: Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden
Wood and stone carvings of people, animals and magical beings that illustrate clan stories and creation myths.
3rd Sunday of the month, 2 pm, rain or shine. Meet at the corner of the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden, Santa Teresa Street & Lomita Drive, Free
COMING IN JUNE
Amjad Ali Khan
Award-winning sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan is one of the greatest living proponents of North Indian classical music.
Friday, June 1, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $15-42
The Dawn of Personalized Medicine
A look at emerging research and treatments for disease.
Thursday, June 7, 7 pm, Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, to register call (650) 498-7826, Free
Nollywood Film Festival
A daylong festival of films from Nigeria, the second-largest film producer in the world.
Saturday, June 9, 11 am, Cantor Arts Center, Free
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From cutting-edge science and medicine that is changing lives to behind-the-scenes of remarkable startups, TEDxStanford will feature digital innovation, philosophy talks, student inventions, virtual reality, yoga, Taiko drumming, dance to blow your mind.
Saturday, May 19, 11 am - 7 pm. Tickets for the event are sold out, but a live webcast will bring viewers from around the world to share the experience. To receive TEDxStanford webcast notification, sign up here.
Madame Blavatsky's Visionary Travels and the Work of the Dream Ego
Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 pm, Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, Free
The Future of the American Military
Karl W. Eikenberry, Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan
Thursday, May 3, 4:30 pm, Koret Taube Conference Center, Gunn SIEPR Building
Business as Usual: Fukushima in Light of the Great Cold War Plutonium Disasters
Monday, May 14, noon, Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, RSVP required by May 7, Free
Ethics and War Series: Final Event
"WAR: Ethical Challenges on the Horizon" panel discussion
Wednesday, May 16, 4:30 pm, Tresidder Memorial Union
Borderland Complex in East Asian Buddhism
When and how the marginal became central.
Wednesday, May 16, 7:30 pm, Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, Free
Decolonization and the International Politics of Sovereignty
Anthony Bogues, The 2012 Robert G. Wesson Lecture
Thursday, May 17, 4:30 pm, Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Free
Leading, Mobilizing and Funding the Reproductive Movement for the 21st Century
Featuring Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Melissa Bradley, President, Tides Foundation; and Ruth Levine, Director, Global Development and Population Program, Hewlett Foundation
Thursday, May 17, 3:30 pm, Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, West Oak Rm., Free
#Hashtagged: How Social Media Are Revolutionizing the News
Thursday, May 17, 4:15 pm,
Vidalakis Dining Rm., Schwab Residential Center, Free
Robin Hood Foundation: Alleviating Poverty in New York Through Venture Philanthropy
David Saltzman interviewed by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
May 23, 5 pm, Knight Management Center, Gunn Building, Rm. 101, Free
A History of America in 15 Cars: Pulitzer Prize Winner Paul Ingrassia
America's history as a vehicular history.
Wednesday, May 23, 7 pm, Automotive Innovation Facility, Free
Who Needs the Nation-State?
Dani Rodrik, professor of international political economy at Harvard, will discuss the tendency to view the nation state as a hindrance to the achievement of desirable economic and social outcomes, yet it remains indispensable to the achievement of those goals.
Thursday, May 24, 5:30 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, 435 Lasuen Mall, Free
Brain Tissue Generation and the Genesis of Autism: Recent Breakthroughs
Using stem cells to recreate in the lab the brain of children with autism, with hopes to change the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric diseases in the future.
Thursday, May 31, 7 pm, Stanford Blood Center, 3373 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, Free
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|AUTHORS & READINGS
Reading & Signing with Tina Seelig
Award-winning Stanford faculty member Tina Seelig has taught creativity to the best and brightest in the business world, from Google to Intel, Adobe to Apple. In her new book, inGenius, she demystifies creativity, offering a set of tools and guidelines that anyone can use.
Thursday, May 3, 6:30 pm, Stanford Bookstore, Free
Lane Lecture Series: Martin Amis Reading
Author of 12 novels, including The Rachel Papers, Money, London Fields, and most recently, The Pregnant Widow; the memoir Experience; and two collections of stories and six of nonfiction.
Monday, May 7, 8 pm, Cemex Auditorium, Knight Management Center, Free
How I Write: A Conversation with Thomas Hare and Hilton Obenzinger
Monday, May 14, 7:30 pm, Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall, Free
Reading & Signing with Former Senator Russ Feingold
In While America Sleeps, Feingold looks at institutional failures, both domestic and abroad, since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Thursday, May 17, 6 pm, Stanford Bookstore, Free
The courageous pilot who brought the crippled US Airways Flight safely down in New York's Hudson River explores exactly what it takes to lead and inspire in Making a Difference.
Wednesday, May 23, 6 pm, Stanford Bookstore, Free
|ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY
Celebrating Sustainability at Stanford
Join the campus community in celebrating campus sustainability milestones and achievements of the past as well as an outlook for the future.
Monday, May 7, 3-6 pm, Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences, RSVP requested, Free
Environmental Earth Systems Science Seminar Series
Wednesdays, 12:15 pm, Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building, Rm. 111, Free
- May 2, Dan J. Vimont
- May 9, Eliot Atekwana
- May 16, Kenneth G. Cassman
- May 23, Rafe Sagarin
- May 30, David Battisti
Big Trees, Big Problems: Landscape Traps Threaten the World's Tallest Trees
2012 Boething Lecture with David Lindenmayer
Thursday, May 17, 4 pm, Braun Auditorium, Mudd Chemistry Building, Free
March Madness in May?
March Madness is over, but basketball fans can get ready for the 2012-13 season by placing a deposit for Stanford Men's and Women's season tickets today!
Stanford Football "Take SC and Go for Two" Mini Plan
The three-game plan includes the USC game, plus two other games of your choice. On sale starting May 1, $99-$149
Stanford Baseball Fireworks Night
Stanford Baseball's popular fireworks spectacular is coming soon. This is a sellout event, so purchase tickets today!
Stanford vs. Washington State
Friday, May 11, 6 pm, Sunken Diamond, $4-$11, Call 800-STANFORD or click here.
Stanford Hosts Three Stanford Showdown Events
Twelve sports teams are in action during the month of May, including three Stanford Showdown events in which teams identified their most critical matchup of the season:
- May 4, Softball, Washington, Free
- May 15, Men's Golf, Western Regional, Free
- May 25, Baseball, California, Ticketed
For a full schedule of May events, click here.
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|ART & ARCHITECTURE EVENTS |
Medieval Matters: Imagining the Exotic
British and Irish attitudes to the cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean and Near East in the Early Middle Ages
Wednesday, May 2, 7 pm, Geology Corner (Bldg. 320), Rm. 105, Free
Studio Lecture Series: Wangechi Mutu
Thursday, May 3, 5:30 pm, Cummings Art Building, AR2, Free
Philosophy as the Art of Living: Lessons from Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Saturday, May 5, 10 am, History Corner, Bldg. 200, Rm. 205, Free
Architecture/Landscape Architecture Spring Lecture Series "Terra Nova"
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, Clark Center Auditorium
May 9, Eric Owen Moss, FAIA,
May 23, Christine E. Ten Eyck, FASLA
Art Focus Lecture: Surviving Paradise
Enrique Chagoya's art juxtaposes secular, popular and religious symbols to address the ongoing cultural clash between the U.S., Latin America and the world.
Thursday, May 10, 4:15 pm, Cantor Arts Center Auditorium, $25/$30
Arts of the Benue River Valley
Lecture: "Reading Resemblances, Reconstructing Histories, Restoring Contexts"
Wednesday, May 16, 6 pm, Cantor Arts Center Auditorium, Free
Critical Consciousness: Art and the World
Holland Cotter, acclaimed art critic and writer for the
New York Times, will speak on the impact and influences of non-western art in the American art museum.
Thursday, May 17, 6 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building, Free
| ART EXHIBITS|
Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River ValleyMay 16-October 14, Cantor Arts Center, Free
|GLOBAL TOPICS |
China: The Age of Ambition
Wednesday, May 2, 4:15 pm, Philippines Conference Rm., Encina Hall, 3rd Floor, Free
European Involvement in Serbia: From Intervention to Integration
Discussion on the collapse of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the post-Milosevic era in Serbia.
Thursday, May 3, noon, CISAC Conference Rm., 2nd Floor, Encina Hall Central
Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America
Daylong conference brings scholars from all disciplines to examine the common trends, actors, challenges and changes among indigenous populations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Tuesday, May 8, 9 am - 5 pm, Bechtel Conference Center Encina Hall, Free
Structural Change and the Future of Indian Agriculture
A look at past and likely future agricultural growth and rural poverty reduction in the context of the overall economy of India.
Thursday, May 10, 3:30 pm, Bechtel Conference Rm., Encina Hall, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Free
CLASSES FOR ADULTS
Stanford Continuing Studies offers a broad range of courses that are primarily taught by Stanford instructors and open to everyone.
Choose from over 80 courses in liberal arts and sciences, creative writing, and professional and personal development.
Stanford Continuing Studies Summer Registration Opens May 21
|RELIGION & |
University Public Worship
Protestant Ecumenical Christian worship featuring choral and organ music as well as speakers and preachers from diverse religious traditions
Sundays, 10 am, Memorial Church
Labyrinth in Stanford Memorial Church
Enter the labyrinth and discover that walking in circles can actually put direction back in your life.
Fridays, May 4 - June 8, 8 am - 1pm, Memorial Church, Free
Weekly interfaith devotional gatherings to thoughts, quotes, poems, prayers and all other things inspiring in an atmosphere of fellowship and meditation.
Mondays, May 7-28, 7 pm, Sanctuary-CIRCLE, 3rd floor of Old Union, Free
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