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Upcoming April Events

How to Live Long and Enjoy Life...and Exit It Gracefully

Author and Personal Health columnist for The New York Times, Jane Brody will lead this Stanford Center on Longevity's Lecture.

Thursday, March 7, 3 pm, Gunn-SIEPR Building, 366 Galvez St., Free


Mary D. Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board, is responsible for leading California's new carbon cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, that could ultimately provide a model to support other regional or national efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.  
Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 Lecture, 7 pm Reception, CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center, Free, Register here.  


Health Care in Practice: A Journalist's Perspective - Pam Belluck

Stanford Health Policy Forum presents, Pam Belluck , staff writer for the New York Times for more than 15 years, during which she has written about everything from Alzheimer's disease and dementia, cattle rustling to embryo adoption. Ms. Belluck will talk about her first book, Island Practice, a "spirited, true story of a colorful, contrarian doctor on the world-famous island of Nantucket and her wide range of reporting on medicine and science for The Times  

Wednesday, March 20, 11:30 am, Berg Hall, 2nd Floor, LKSC, 291 Campus Drive, Free      


Making Books Sing - Louis Armstrong: Jazz Ambassador

This musical theater company returns with its new work celebrating the life and music of Louis Armstrong. Back in the 1950s, nobody spread the gospel of goodwill quite like Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, but when nine children from Little Rock, Arkansas are denied admission to school, Louis is forced to ask: is American equality really for all?

Sunday, March 24, 2:30 pm, Bing Concert Hall, $10-$20  

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Na'ilah Suad Nasir's research centers on how culture and race influence the learning, achievement, and educational trajectories of African American and other non-dominant students in urban school and community settings. Her focus is on the intertwining of social and cultural practices, institutions, communities, and societies.

Monday, March 4, noon, CERAS 101 Learning Hall, Free, RSVP here.


Female Brain: Male Brain: Pre-Symposium Talk

Discussion by Louann Brizendine, M.D.

Tuesday, March 5, 6 pm, Clark Center Auditorium, Free, RSVP required here.


Health Research on Women + Sex Differences in Medicine - Neuroscience Symposium

Join experts from around the world in this conference on differences between men's and women's brains.  

Wednesday, March 6, noon, Li Ka Shing's Berg Hall, School of Medicine, Free, RSVP required here.  


Anna Di RienzoGenetic Adaptations to New Environments in Human Populations 

The history of human evolution and dispersal was associated with remarkable environmental changes. Professor Anna Di Rienzo's group has developed approaches for detecting the impact of selective pressures associated with environmental factors and applied them to genome-wide genetic variation data sets.  

Wednesday, March 6, 4:15 pm, Herrin T175, Free


Looking for up-to-date postings for on-campus lectures, readings and talks? Click here for a current listings. 


Grandmother Power: A Book Talk with Paola Gianturco 

In her new book, Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon, Paola Gianturco profiles activist grandmothers in 15 countries on five continents who tell their compelling stories.  This event is part of International Women's Week.

Tuesday, March 12, 4:15 pm, Bechtel International Center, Assembly Rm., Free

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Revisiting the South: Richard Misrach's Cancer Alley 

Misrach's work highlights the environmental and ecological degradation of a passage of the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans known as Cancer Alley. This West Coast premiere features 21 large-scale color photographs.

Wednesday, March 27 through June 16, Cantor Arts Center, Free


Lee Friedlander: The Cray Photographs 

In 1986, Cray Research, Inc. invited American master photographer Lee Friedlander to create a photo-illustrated book commemorating the company's 15th anniversary. These photographs were taken in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin-birthplace of the Cray-1-then the fastest computer in the world-a visual record documenting the assembly of this supercomputer and the people who made it.

Wednesday, March 27 through June 16, Cantor Arts Center, Free


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The Crucible by Arthur Miller Theater 

A small, devout town in 1692 is thrown into chaos with accusations of witchcraft and spiritual possession in Arthur Miller's explosive account of the famous Salem witch trials that caused a sensation with its parallels to the Communist scares of the 1950s.

March 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9, 8 pm, Pigott Theater in Memorial Auditorium, tickets available online only, $5-$15   



Othello, The Moor of Venice 

In Stan Shakes' interpretation, we find the Othello serving in the army of a fictional country not greatly dissimilar from the United States, engaged in a modern military conflict in Cyprus, far away from his adoptive country's capital, Venice. 

March 1 - 3, 8 pm, Elliot Programming Center, 589 Governor's Ave, Free


Reinventing the Way We Do Business: Stanford Breakfast Briefing Business

In this session, Ed Whitacre vividly shares leadership lessons learned and his core management principles that catapulted him to 17 years as chairman and CEO of AT&T, and chairman and CEO of General Motors Company.

Wednesday, March 13, 7:30 am, Stanford Faculty Club, $60  


Playing to Win: Stanford Breakfast Briefing

Using case studies from his tenure as CEO of Proctor & Gamble, A.G. Lafely shows how organizations large and small can guide any everyday action with larger strategic goals-to win rather than simply play.

Friday, March 22, 7:30 am, Stanford Faculty Club, $60   

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Prenatal Genetic Screening and Diagnosis in 2013Family 

Prenatal genetic screening options have grown to the point that expectant parents may now undergo fairly accurate non-invasive blood test screening for common genetic abnormalities. This talk will address common approaches to genetic screening and diagnosis, and discuss the advantages and limitations of established and cutting edge approaches.

Thursday, March 21, 7 pm, Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Free. To register call (650) 498-7826.


A series of programs and classes designed to enhance the lives of parents and children. Click here for more details.   



What to do with the kids this summer: 

Visit the Summer Activities Fair 2013 on March 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Oak Lounge of Tresidder Memorial Union to learn what summer activities might be available for your kids. Visit the website for more.

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This trailblazing woman is the COO at Facebook and an advocate for gender equality in the workplace and in society. Sandberg will discuss her new book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.
Tuesday, April 2, 7 pm, CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center, GSB, Free but tickets required.
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Genes, Environment and Parkinson's Disease: The Search for Causes

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neuro-degenerative disease, and 95 percent of cases have no known cause. Current evidence implicates genetic and environmental factors, and research is focused on approaches to slow or even prevent Parkinson's disease.

Monday, March 4, noon, Education Bldg. (Cubberly), Rm. 334, $35, to register click here. 


Am I Good Enough Yet? Media Images and Their Effect on Health, Relationships, and Self-acceptance

In the aftermath of the successful movie and movement launched last year by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, "Miss Representation," much has been written about how media and Internet images affect how we see others and ourselves. This talk will focus on the consequences for both genders and practical solutions to restore or maintain healthy self-esteem and balance.

Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 pm, Li Ka Shing Learning Ctr., Rm. 308, $35, to register click here.


Stephen Quake., Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering will discuss the genome age, where the productivity of DNA sequencers is advancing faster than Moore's Law. Applications of  DNA sequencing in medicine, ranging from non-invasive diagnostics to the first clinically annotated human genome, will be discussed. 

Thursday, March 28, 7 pm, Stanford Blood Center, 3373 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, Free


With artistic capacity to look forward and backward, combining freedom and experimentation with blues feeling and groove, Parker will debut the "Essence of Ellington" project, featuring Parker collaborators Hamid Drake on drums and Roy Campbell on trumpet.

Saturday, March 9, 8 pm, Bing Concert Hall, General $10-$56


Music by Steve Reich: Alarm Will Sound 

Hailed as "the very model of a modern chamber music band" (New York Times),
Alarm Will Sound returns to Stanford with Pulitzer-winning composer Steve Reich and an electrifying all-Reich program headlined by the U.S. premiere of Radio Rewrite.

Saturday, March 16, 8 pm, Bing Concert Hall, General $10-$60



Energy Seminar, Sustainable Materials: With Both Eyes OpenEnvironment 

A five-year project with a consortium of researchers and large industrial partners, has gathered evidence on six material efficiency options which provide the services with significantly less material.

Monday, March 4, 4:15 pm, NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, Free


Chasing Ice Chasing Ice - Film Screening and Discussion
Screening of the film Chasing Ice followed by a discussion with Stanford professors.
Monday, March 4, 7 pm, Cemex Auditorium, Free

Bill Lane Center Winter Seminar - Creating the Largest Wildlife Park in the Continental U.S.: An Entrepreneurial Approach

Wednesday, March 13, noon, location TBD, Free; RSVP by Mar 8 here. 


Bill Lane Center Winter Seminar - Fixing the Dust Bowl: A Climate Change Parable

This conversation with Timothy Egan, National Book Award-winning author of The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl,
will look at perhaps the largest, most sustained human-caused environmental disaster.

Monday, March 18, noon, Y2E2 Building, 473 Via Ortega, Rm. 101, Free, RSVP by Mar 13  here. 

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Palm Sunday University Public Worshipreligion 

A Christian Interdenominational Palm Sunday service with a sermon by guest preacher, Rev. Robb Anderson, and music by a guest organist.

Sunday, March 24, 10 am, Stanford Memorial Church, Free


Good Friday Service

You are invited to attend this special service incorporating music and the spoken word. 

Friday, March 29, noon, Stanford Memorial Church, Free

 Memorial Church

Easter Sunday - University Public Worship

All are welcome at this Christian interdenominational service with communion.

Sunday, March 31, 10 am, Stanford Memorial Church, Free


Interested in finding out more about spiritual life at Stanford?

Click here for information on religious events or visit the Office for Religious Life's website. 


Stanford has many on-campus tour opportunities which provide visitors with a deeper understanding of the campus and the University.

Click here to access the Tour Calendar or visit the Stanford Visitor's Center for more details about visiting the Farm for the first time. 


The Cardinal & White Spring Game returns to Stanford Stadium. Arrive early to enjoy pre-game festivities, including family friendly games, food, music and more! Post-game, stick around as the Stanford Football team will be signing autographs!  

Saturday, April 13, 3 pm, Stanford Stadium, Free     


March Madness Comes to Maples Pavilion 

The NCAA Women's Basketball 1st and 2nd Rounds are coming to Stanford. Get into March Madness by purchasing All-Session tickets today!

Sunday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 26,

Maples Pavilion, General $25, Youth $10, 

reserved All-Session tickets $35-$50.  


General All Sports

Seventeen spring sports are in action this month. To view the calendar of Athletics events for March, click here. 

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