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This free event includes a football scrimmage, skill stations, mini fan fest, tours and autographs with the team.

Sunday, August 19, 10 am - 3 pm, Stanford Stadium, Free

Don't Turn Green, Live Green   

Learn about the toxins most harmful to our health and simple ways we can reduce our exposure.

Monday, August 20, noon, Medical School Office Bldg., Rm. X303, $25

Guardians: Photographs by Andy Freeberg at Cantor Arts Center

San Francisco-based photographer Andy Freeberg traveled to St. Petersburg in 2008 intending to document how Russia had changed since he photographed it three decades earlier. While there, something completely different caught his eye - the women who watched over the paintings and sculptures in the museums were as intriguing to observe as the artwork.   

On exhibit until January 6, 2013, Cantor Arts Center, Free.


New Ways to Generate Respect and Resilience at Work and at Home

Want to be better than busy? Come to this fun, interactive workshop given by Dr. Linda Clever, author of "The Fatigue Prescription: 4 Steps to Renewing your Energy, Health and Life."

Wednesday, August 8, 5:45 pm, Li Ka Shing Learning Ctr., Rm. 120, $35  


Bldg. 200 (History Corner) Rm. 202 (basement), Free


Niger/France, 2008
Shot over the course of one growing season, this documentary  captures the rhythms of life in Galmi  and how the vagaries of market price and the onion harvest can affect the most intimate personal decisions.
Wednesday, August 1, 7 pm


Even the Rain

Spain/Mexico/France, 2010

As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Wednesday, August 8, 7 pm


The Great Famine  

US/Russia, 2010

This documentary captures the little-known story of the American effort, championed by Herbert Hoover (director of the American Relief Administration), to relieve starvation in the new Soviet Russia. The 1921 famine was considered Europe's worst natural disaster since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages.

Wednesday, August 15, 7 pm


A Dream in Hanoi

Stanford Human Rights Program: Camera as Witness-China, Iran, Vietnam, USA-Dialogue Through Culture  

Thursday, August 2, 7 pm, Cummings Art Building, Annenberg Auditorium, Free


Fool for Love   

Shepard on Screen: Stanford Summer Theater Film, Directed by Robert Altman (1985), Screenplay by Sam Shepard,  from his play of the same title starring Sam Shepard, Kim Bassinger, Randy Quaid, Harry Dean Stanton.

Monday, August 6, 7 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building, Free  



When Artists Attack the King: Honoré Daumier and La Caricature, 1830-1835

As press coverage of the 2012 American presidential election heats up, this exhibition explores the art that ignited a 19th-century battle over politics and freedom of the press. The weekly Paris journal La Caricature published hundreds of lithographs by Honoré Daumier (1808-1879) and other artists that thoroughly ridiculed Louis-Philippe's reign. The 50 prints on view used social satire, visual puns and physical caricature to mock the king's ministers, their censorship of the press and the king's  physical appearance.

August 1 - November 11, 2012, Cantor Arts Center, Free.


Divided Visions: Reportage from the Sino-Japanese Wars

This exhibition examines how the two Sino-Japanese wars were represented through master sensationalist Kiyochika Kobayashi's battle prints, sketches by the cartoonist Zhang Wenyuan and photojournalism by John Gutmann. The images demonstrate how the Sino-Japanese wars were not only major conflicts between competing Asian nations but also critical breeding grounds for new forms of public art and audiences.

August 15 - January 13, 2013, Cantor Arts Center, Free.  


Ink Performances

Today's Chinese and Japanese artists are experimenting with ink to foil audience expectations, suggest randomness and reinforce their cultural heritages.

August 15 - January 13, 2013, Cantor Arts Center, Free.  


Drawings from Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s: The Marmor Collection

This installation of 12 pieces includes a delightful variety of approaches, from the illusionistic drawings of Ed Ruscha and Vija Celmins to the zany musings of Peter Saul and John Altoon.

August 29 - February 4, 2013,Cantor Arts Center, Free.


How a Stripe Works: Frank Stella's Early Gemini Prints, 1967-1970

Wednesday, August 1 - 12, Cantor Arts Center, Free 


Hand Bookbinders of California 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Wednesday, August 1 - September 5, Peterson Gallery and Munger Rotunda, Green Library Bing Wing, 2nd Floor, Free.  Visitors must register at the entrance to the library.



Climate Change Education for Teachers

This two-day conference will help teachers learn how to answer students' questions about climate change with confidence; understand the latest data related to climate change and its consequences; and see how to integrate climate science and climate change into curriculum

August 2-3, 8 am, Hartley Conference Center, Preregistration required, Free

Climate Change and the Arctic Ocean

Professor Kevin R. Arrigo, Director, Graduate Program in Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences
Monday, August 6, 4:15 pm,
Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building, 473 Via Ortega, Room 111, Free 



Don't Turn Green, Live Green

Learn about the toxins most harmful to our health and simple ways we can

reduce our exposure.

Monday, August 20, noon, Medical School Office Bldg., Rm. X303. Register for this class at, Class code: green-01, $25 

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First Aid Class
Learn a series of simple medical techniques that an individual can be trained to perform with minimal equipment and more advanced techniques for providing aid to people in accidents.
Monday, August 6,  1-5 pm, School of Medicine, HRP-Redwood Bldg., Rm. 138B, $90

Heart to Heart: A Seminar on Growing Up 
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 the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and registration information.


carseatCar 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.


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, August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10 am, Memorial Church, Free.      


Yoga on the Labyrinth

Tuesday, August 21, 5:30 pm, Memorial Church, Free  



Friday Tour: Memorial Church

Fridays, 2 pm, Memorial Church, meet in the Main Quad at the front of Memorial Church, Free


Weekend Tour: Introducing the Cantor Arts Center

Saturdays and Sundays, 1 pm, Cantor Arts Center, groups meet in the Rodin Rotunda, Free


Sunday Tour: Outdoor Sculpture Walk

Sundays, 2 pm, meet at the Main entrance to the Quad, Free


Saturday Tour: Contemporary Art

Saturdays, 3 pm, Cantor Arts Center, Free



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imageThe first game of our 2012 Football Season starts on Friday, August 31, at 7 pm.

Football games and other large events on campus with an estimated attendance over 10,000 often produce increased traffic on Embarcadero Road, University Avenue and Oregon Expressway between Highway 101 and the campus; and on El Camino Real from University Avenue to Oregon Expressway. Increased traffic may also be experienced on Sand Hill Road and Page Mill Road between Interstate 280 and the campus; and on Junipero Serra between Page Mill Road and Sand Hill Road.

To learn about the specific details on Cardinal Home Football Games, please see the season's schedule and Travel and Parking Information.



Stanford Football Open House

This free event includes a football scrimmage, skill stations, mini fan fest, tours and autographs with the team.

Sunday, August 19, 10 am - 3 pm, Stanford Stadium, Free


Football Individual Game Tickets on Sale

Starting August 1, Stanford Football individual game tickets will go on sale. Individual game tickets start at $16 and $30. Please note that ticket prices vary for the USC game. To guarantee seats to the Stanford vs. USC game on Saturday, September 15, purchase a six-game season ticket (prices start at $179). To purchase your tickets, click here.   


Customize Your Group Activity with Stanford Athletics Group Experiences

Interested in bringing a group out to a Stanford Football or Soccer game this fall? Groups of 20 or more receive great discounts on tickets! Space is limited so act quickly. For more information about group tickets and experiences, click here or email Group ticket prices vary depending on sport.


Launch of the New Pac-12 Networks

The Pac-12 Networks is scheduled to launch on August 15 and will offer Cardinal fans access to hundreds of live televised Pac-12 sporting events starting with the Stanford Women's Soccer vs. Santa Clara match on August 17. To find the Pac-12 Networks in your area, check out the Channel Locator.  


Need the latest news and views on Stanford Athletics? Visit or sign up for The Weekly Axe, Stanford Athletics' official e-newsletter distributed every Monday during the academic year.    


Directed by Rush Rehm
Hilarious, surreal, fast-paced and profoundly moving, Sam Shepard's play brings together the best traditions of American performance.
Thursdays through Saturdays, August 2- 12,  8 pm. Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium. For tickets and more information, please visit the Stanford Summer Theater information page.

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Strategic Marketing Management
This course provides a comprehensive examination of all major components of marketing strategy and their integration. Participating executives will have the ability to enhance their companies' profitability and marketplace position.
August 19 - 29, currently accepting applications.

Managing Talent for Strategic Advantage
This program examines the strategic impact of human resources and delivers dynamic frameworks that enable your organization to adapt quickly to changing conditions and to seize new opportunities as they emerge.
August 26 - 31, currently accepting applications.

Strategies and Leadership in Supply Chains
Taught by world-renowned thought leaders in the field, this program gives you the tools you need to create and manage market-leading global supply chains.
August 19 - 24, currently accepting applications.

Gretchen Parlato and Sasha Dobson

This special double bill presents the hottest young vocalists on the jazz and indie scene.

Wednesday, August 1, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Tickets $42/$36/$15


Jazz Residency Showcase

Enjoy a mini-festival of jazz, performed by rising stars from all over the world, at a great price: free!  

Thursday, August 2, 6 pm, Multiple campus locations, Free


Stanford Jazz Workshop All-Star Jam

You'd have to comb the capitals of Europe and scour the clubs of New York to experience this collection of talent. But even if you did, you'd never hear the artists in collaboration. At this beloved annual event, you can hear it all. 

Friday, August 3, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Tickets: $42 /$36 /$15


Dena DeRose Trio with Terell Stafford

Saturday, August 4, 8 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Tickets, $50 /$40 /$15


Stanford Summer Chorus

Saturday, August 4, 8 pm, Memorial Church, $10 general; $5 student


Stanford Soul Line Dancing Class 

A weekly class for all levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced) of line dancing to Soul, R&B, Zydeco and Country Western music). First half hour of class focuses on beginners.

Saturdays in August from 10 am, locations vary, $5  

Since 1983, HIP has continued the mission of providing health promotion and preventive medicine solutions for Stanford and the community at large to create sustainable healthy lifestyle changes.

Click here to register for the classes below.


Meditation. Me? - Why, How and What Type?

This three-week class gives you the opportunity to learn the basics of a variety of meditation practices so that you can select and begin the practice that is right for you at this time.

Wednesdays, August 1-15, noon, Education Bldg. (Cubberly), Rm. 334, $90  


De-Clutter to De-Stress: Practical Ways to Manage your Physical Space

Learn how to let go of what no longer serves you and create space (literally and metaphorically) for new opportunities.

Thursday, August 2, noon, Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR), Rm. 4205, $25


New Ways to Generate Respect and Resilience at Work and at Home  

Want to be better than busy? Come to this fun, interactive workshop given by Dr. Linda Clever, author of "The Fatigue Prescription: 4 Steps to Renewing your Energy, Health and Life."

Wednesday, August 8, 5:45 pm, Li Ka Shing Learning Ctr., Rm. 120, $35



Webinar: Sleep and Common Sleep Problems

Join this interactive webinar to learn about the most common sleep disorders and tips for improving one's sleep.

Monday, August 13, noon, $25


Introduction to CARES™ Compassion, Awareness and Relationship Skills to Ease Stress

In this free introductory workshop, receive a map of the pathway for resolving stress and restoring balance every 24 hours.

Wednesday, August 29, noon, Bldg. 200 (History Corner), Rm 202, Free


Webinar: Cocaine in my Cookies - How Addictive is Sugar?

In this online class, take a look into the science behind sugar addiction and its impact on our health, and then learn effective ways you can "kick the habit."

Wednesday, August 29, noon, $25 

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