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Cubberley Lecture Series Presents: REBIRTH-New Orleans
The west coast premiere of REBIRTH captures a story of community, leadership and educational access, and will feature John Merrow, PBS NewsHour Education Correspondent in conversation with Professor Prudence Carter, Stanford Stanford Graduate School of Education.

Friday, May 3, 6 pm


Jasper Ridge's 40th Anniversary  
Please join us as we celebrate the anniversary of the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve,
Stanford's remarkable 1,200-acre field station where pioneering 
scientific research has been generated in more than a dozen disciplines.
Thursday, May 9, 5:30 pm
Live Broadcast of National Public Radio's Science Friday
With journalist, science educator, and author Ira Flatow. 
Friday, May 10, 10 am  
Photographer Robert Buelteman's Exploration of Plant Life at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, using the remarkable technique of high-voltage, fiber-optically illuminated photogrammetry. Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 pm

This celebration of Native American cultures includes dance and music with more than 100 artist, food and information booth vendors.

Friday, May 10, 5 pm, Saturday, May 11, noon and Sunday, May 12, noon


Frost Music & Arts Festival featuring Headliner MGMT 

MGMT will wrap up its national spring tour on the Farm, joined by openers Delorean, a grooving dance band from Spain and up-and-comers Kuroma, an Athens, Georgia-based musical collective.  Tickets can be purchased here.

Saturday, May 18, 3 pm


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Spring Architecture/Landscape Architecture Lecture Series     


Kongjian Yu of Turenscape
is founder and dean of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at Peking University. Architecture
Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 pm


Aidlin Darling Design was started byJoshua Aidlin and David Darling in 1998. They have cultivated a diverse and collaborative studio that acts as the creative hub for an extended network of builders, fabricators, artists, engineers, chefs, and other collaborators.  

Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 pm


Key Portilla-Kawamura and Ali Ganjavian of Studio Banana are architects, designers and creative entrepreneurs. They have developed ingenious products like the Ostrich Pillow and sensuous projects like the bookstore at the Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne.
Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 pm


A Reading by Anne Carson, The Mohr Visiting Poet

Anne Carson was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living. Her awards and honors include the Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Trust Award for Excellence in Poetry, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the MacArthur "Genius" Award.

Wednesday, May 1, 8 pmAuthors


Out! Stories from the New Queer India: A Reading and Signing with Minal Hajratwala

The Stanford University Libraries is pleased to invite you to celebrate a new publication titled Out! Stories from the New Queer India. With introductions by Thomas Hansen, professor of anthropology and Dr. Sangeeta Mediratta associate director of Stanford's Center for South Asia.

Thursday, May 2, 4:30 pm


A Reading by T.C. Boyle

T.C. Boyle is the author World's End, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award; The Road to Wellville; The Tortilla Curtain; Drop City; The Women; When the Killing's Done; and, most recently, San Miguel. He is Distinguished Professor of English at USC.

Monday, May 6, 8 pm


Governing Security: The Hidden Origins of American Security Agencies: Mariano-Florentino Cuellar

The book investigates the surprising history of two major federal agencies: the Roosevelt-era Federal Security Agency (which became today's Department of Health and Human Services) and the Department of Homeland Security.

Thursday, May 9, 4:30 pm


Writing the Diaspora: Iranian Americans and the Emergence of Literary Voice

Persis Karim is co-editor of Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers (2013) and contributing poet and editor of Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora (2006). She is a professor in the department of English & Comparative Literature at San Jose State University.

Thursday, May 16, 6:30 pm  


Building A Talent - Driven Organization: Stanford Breakfast BriefingsBusiness

Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Hayagreeva Rao shows how leaders can align goals with overall business strategy to build competitive advantage and drive success.

Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 am

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4th Annual Healthy Taste of Stanford

Residential & Dining Enterprises proudly presents the 4th Annual Healthy Taste of Stanford, a healthy, organic and sustainable outdoor food fair.

Wednesday, May 1, 11 amHEALTH


Rolling in the Deep: Tumor Cell Adhesion and Treatment in the Bloodstream

With Dr. Michael King, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University.

Thursday, May 16, 5:30 pm


Buddhist Compassion Workshop with Norman Fischer and Spring Washam

Science is showing that the brain is "plastic," that our basic attitudes and emotional mindsets can be changed if we train our minds. Norman Fischer will present a Zen take on an ancient Indo-Tibetan text. 

Saturday, May 18, 1 pm


Therapy Animals in Medicine: Preparation, Interactions & Applications in Modern Healthcare

Robert Higa, Certified Therapy Team Training Instructor, Delta Society Pet Partners, and previously with the Pet Assisted Wellness at @ Stanford program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital will share emerging trends for its use in modern healthcare.

Thursday, May 30, 7 pm

Summer Camps and Specialty Programs for Youth  Family
League of Creative Minds Youth Leadership Development for the summer of 2013 is now open. The league summer camp sessions are for students that are curious about international policy, or for those who would like to improve certain skills or aspects of academics for the upcoming school year.

Sports Camps 
Visit Stanford CampGuide for information on all of Stanford's Sports Camps, from archery to wrestling.

Wondering how the make the most out of your kid's summer?  

Learn what summer activities might be available for your kids. Click here for more. 
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A Royal Renaissance: School of Fontainebleau Prints from the Kirk Edward Long Collection

Charles V, King Francois I of France commissioned esteemed Italian artists to transform his medieval hunting lodge at Fontainebleau into a showcase royal residence where they made engravings and etchings that recorded multimedia ensembles reflecting the new style.

Wednesday, May 1 through Sunday, July 14Art


Art Focus Lecture: The Bauhaus School

Founded in Germany after the World War I by internationally renowned architect Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus School became a unique center for modern design and architectural ideas.

Thursday, May 9, 4:15 pm


Art in the Streets

A legendary Bay Area graffiti pioneer, artist, and activist.

Thursday, May 2, 4 pm

Fernández's work mixes her personal story with larger issues of gender, labor, sexuality, and race.  

Thursday, May 9, 4 pm


Howard Chaykin in conversation with Professor Scott Bukatman

American comics creator Howard Chaykin is best known for the 1980s series, American Flagg! lauded for it treatment of page structure, use of typography, and the density of its layered pictorial and textual information.

Wednesday, May 29, 5:30 pm


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SLOrktastic Chamber Music

The Stanford Laptop Orchestra presents an evening of chamber works for laptops by members of the SLOrk ensemble.

Thursday, May 2, 8 pm


Stanford Jazz OrchestraMusic 

Fredrick Berry directs the Stanford Jazz Orchestra with special guest artist Eddie Allen (trumpet). Deemed a "bracingly vivid trumpeter" by the Village Voice (NYC).

Wednesday, May 15, 8 pm


Afiara String Quartet & Cecilia String Quartet

Both Canadian ensembles have risen to international recognition, winning notable competitions. Here, two "viola quintets" by Mozart and Brahms are counterbalanced by Mendelssohn's substantial octet.

Sunday, May 19, 2:30 pm


Haydn on Trial! An Evening with the Saint Michael Trio

In a special "informance" pitting the audience as jury, the Saint Michael Trio will defend Haydn against his critics in a courtroom-style drama incorporating slides, commentary, and demonstrations of Haydn's compositional devices.

Friday, May 24, 8 pm



University Public Worship - Baptism Sundayreligion

This is a Christian ecumenical service at Memorial Church, with baptisms and Communion. Rev. Wilma J. Reichard, will preach a children's sermon.

Sunday, May 5


University Public Worship

Please join us at University Public Worship in Memorial Church: a spectacular and sacred venue.

Date: Sundays, May 12-26, 10 am


Compline - An Evening Service of Song

A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church.

Sundays, May 5-19, 9 pm


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SATURDAY, MAY 11, 11am 


This event will feature speakers and performances on everything from your brain on technology and the psychology of compassion, to wildlife studies from the ocean to the African plains -- topics which will spark deep discussion and connection.  


While the event is sold out, it will be live streamed and seats not filled by their ticket holders by 1 pm will be offered to attendees in the overflow room.


Sign up to watch the free, live webcast. 



Social Network Analysis: It's Who You Know  

Understanding emerging technical avenues in social media and building on them is the goal of this year's New Frontiers in Computing Conference. Register here. 

Saturday, May 11, 10 am Lectures


Politics, Journalism and Public Broadcasting Service: Lost in the Labyrinth

This lecture will analyze the mechanisms and trends through which the mass media stabilize irresponsibility and encourage a sensationalist discourse. Register here. 

Monday, May 6, Noon


When Half is Whole: Asian/American Identity Narratives

This presentation explores the intersection of Asia and America through the life stories of individuals whose lives are intimately connected to both worlds through their mixed heritages.

Tuesday, May 7, 4:15 pm


Hillary Chute: Hiroshima and Auschwitz - The Postwar Comics Field and Documentary Form 

How cartoonists framed their lives in the 1970s, established comics globally and changed the landscape of visual and popular culture.  Chute argues that WWII created the conditions for the emergence of contemporary comics.

Wednesday, May 8, 6 pm


Slavery, Emancipation, and the Forgotten History of the Relationship of Freedom and Equality with Elizabeth Anderson

This Wesson Lecture on Problems of Democracy will explore different views of slavery by reconsidering the questions raised in post-emancipation societies and how the freed people themselves answered them. 

Thursday, May 9, 5:30 pm


Mathematics as metaphor: From curved spaces to quantum topology

Mathematics seems to develop by revisiting a few basic motifs over and over. This talk will describe some of these classical and modern motifs and their appearances in astronomy, chemistry and architecture.

Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 pm

Where is Inequality Headed?

Sir Tony Atkinson, currently at Nuffield College, Oxford, works predominantly on the economics of income distribution, poverty and security, micro-economics, and public economics. His research has led to an inequality measure named after him -- the Atkinson index. 

Thursday, May 16, 5:30 pm


Lessons from a Long War: the US, the Middle East, and Af-Pak

Ryan Crocker is currently the first Kissinger Senior Fellow at Yale University 2012-2013.   

Wednesday, May 29, 5:30 pm


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Stanford Football Season Tickets on sale now!

Don't miss an exciting season of football with the 2013 Rose Bowl Game Champions. Starting at just $249, season tickets feature seven home games, including the 116th Big Game vs. Cal. Stanford affiliate discounts available.

Season starts September 7. Sports    



Stanford Baseball hosts the annual Fireworks Night vs. Oregon State.  

Friday, May 10, 6:30 pm. 

Team Cardinal, Stanford Athletics' kids club, offers youth 8th grade and younger access to more than 50 Stanford sporting events throughout the year. Register by July 31 to receive the special $25 early bird rate.


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Impro Lab: Painting, Performing, and MusicTheater

IMPRO LAB takes inspiration from improvised performances that Kandinsky, Sakharoff, and Schoenberg made at the beginning of the past century putting into relationship painting, dance, and music.

Saturday, May 11 through Sunday, May 26.


Free Your Mind!   

Improvising the Hip-Hop Muslim International 

In this so-called "post-identity" era, improvisation is a metaphor for how we construct and create ourselves. We will explore how artists improvise identity through jazz music, modern dance, drag performance, contemporary art, race comedy, food, hip-hop theory, and freestyle.

Monday, May 13, 4:15 pm


Improvising Asian American Comedy

Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, and Sheetal Sheth  star together in the popular online series Nice Girls Crew, which is directed by the award-winning filmmaker Tanuj Chopra.

Monday, May 20, 4:15 pm


Improvising Latinidad in Choreography with Joel Valentin-Martinez

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in the Bay Area, Joel Valentín-Martínez initiated his theater/dance training at American Conservatory Theater, Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, Rosa Montoya's Bailes Flamencos, Oakland's Dimensions Dance Theatre, and San Francisco State University.

Wednesday, May 29, 4:15 pm



Ramping Renewables: China's Boom-Bust Bid to Make Solar Power Big

Terry Wang, CFO of Trina Solar and Peter Xie, and Peter Xie, CEO, GCL Solar Energytop,  survey their industry's troubles, assess its prospects, and consider the future of solar power.

Monday, May 6, 4:15 pm


Water security in a changing world 

A lecture by John Briscoe, School of Public Health, Harvard University.

Friday, May 24, 12:15 pm


Developing new biofuels at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI)

A lecture by Harry Beller, Director, Biofuels Pathways, JBEI.

Friday, May 31, 12:15 pm


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Placing Equity, Quality, and Educational Opportunity at the Center of Teacher Education

Professor of Education at Stanford, Arnetha Ball's research integrates socio-cultural, sociolinguistic, and ethnographic approaches to investigate the processes of teacher change and teacher development.

Monday, May 20, Noon


Award-Winning Teachers on Teaching Lecture Series  


What do Teaching, Advising, Mentoring and Lecturing Have in Common?  Boothroyd will synthesize the most important lessons he's learned about teaching in these many contexts.

Tuesday, May 14, Noon


Professor Cyert will speak about designing a large introductory research-based laboratory class that challenges students to create and share scientific knowledge.

Thursday, May 23, Noon

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Packard Summer Scamper 5k/10k

You race, kids win! Come out for the 3rd annual Packard Summer Scamper benefiting Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The day begins with a 5k and 10k around campus, followed by a kids' fun run for children ages 3-10. The celebration continues with a family festival featuring awards ceremonies, games, live entertainment, and food and refreshments. Sign up today!
Sunday, June 23 

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