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MAY'S FEATURED EVENTS   

 

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

SUMMER PROGRAMS 

Academic Youth Camps

From summer reading programs to computer programming camp to Junior Statesmen summer school, you are bound to find a great fit for your child!
Click here for a list of offerings.

Specialty Programs     

 

Digital Media Academy (ages 6-18)

Jazz Camp (ages 12-17) 

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

iD Tech Camps and iD Programming, Gaming, and Visual Arts Academies

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Stanford Summer Session

During Stanford Summer Session, courses are offered for high school, undergraduate and graduate students.  Students can earn Stanford credit and a transcript for courses taken, experience college life and the Stanford tradition, and develop confidence and vision for their future. Click here for more information. 

 

Sports Camps    

Archery                       Lacrosse - Boys

Basketball - Girls          Swimming
Equestrian                   Track & Field
Football                        
MusicMUSIC

 

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   

 

Blackfest 2012  

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

HealthHEALTH & 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 

TheaterNewTHEATER

 

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

  

Ruddigore 

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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FilmFILM

 

Eggsploitation

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

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

 

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

ParentingPARENTING

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.

 

carseat 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. Visit the online calendar to book an 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

 
ToursTOURS

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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Live Webcast 

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.   

newestLecturesLECTURES

 

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

 

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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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ReadingsAUTHORS & 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

SportsSPORTS

 

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

 

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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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ArtART & 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 Valley

May 16-October 14, Cantor Arts Center, 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

Memory and Markets: Pueblo Painting in the Early 20th Century
A new movement of Native American painting emerged in the Pueblo communities of the Southwestern U.S. with the formation of the Studio at the Santa Fe Indian School, which formalized the training of generations of Native painters.
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

imageStanford 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

RELIGIONRELIGION &
SPIRITUAL LIFE

Memorial Church

   

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   

 

Devotions

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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