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President Hennessy will address the assemblage as well as the commencement speaker New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  As mayor of New York City since 2002, Bloomberg has introduced hundreds of innovative new policies and initiatives credited with revitalizing the economy and improving health.
Sunday, June 16, 9:30 am

Ragazzi Boys Chorus

Ragazzi's biggest birthday concert yet - current choristers and alumni will premiere the specially commissioned "There is a Song" by Venezuelan composer and USC faculty member Cristian Grases and much more.

Stanford professor and Clayman Insititue for Gender research director, Shelley Correll, strategizes on how to create workplaces where all people-women and men-can thrive. She shares her compelling research on gender and workplace dynamics, and suggests strategies for minimizing or eliminating gender biases.

Wednesday, June 12, 7:30 am


Saturday, June 1, 2 pm 
This panel will feature:
-Sonia Faleiro, an award winning Indian reporter and writer. He is author of "Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars."
-Vikram Chandra, an Indian-American writer. His first novel, "Red Earth and Pouring Rain," won the 1996 commonwealth writers prize for Best First Book.
-Saikat Majumdar, is an assistant professor of English at Stanford University, He is the author of a novel, "Silverfish." Laleh Khadivi, an Iranian-American author. Her debut novel, "The Age of Orphans," received the Whiting Award for Fiction, the Barnes and Nobles Discover New Writers Award and an Emory Fiction Fellowship.
-Dr Daniel Herwitz is a distinguished scholar and the author of books in aesthetics, politics and modern and contemporary art. 


Indian actress Azmi has appeared in over 120 Hindi films in both mainstream and independent cinema. In addition to acting, Azmi is a social and women's right activist, a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament.

Sunday, June 9, 2013 5 pm

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The Maghrebi Diaspora's Embrace of America: Negotiating North-African & Francophone identities in the U.S.

Marie Pierre Ulloa is associate director for Academic Programming and Student Outreach for the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, and is also a lecturer in the French Department, teaching North African Cinema and Literature.

Monday, June 3, 3:30 pm


Wendy Kopp and Teach for All Panel 

Fueling a Global Movement for Educational Equity: A Conversation with Wendy Kopp and social entrepreneurs from around the world.
Tuesday, June 4, noon

Education's Digital Future: New Media Literacies and Participatory Culture
This forum will showcase design principles and research findings from ongoing partnership projects in under-resourced public schools where students work with mentors in designs supporting their creation of video, radio, and other media that advance 21st century competencies.
Tuesday, June 4, 6 pm


A Frenchman at the Chinese Opera Circa 1900

With attention to the scholarly literature on both gender and colonialism, this talk will offer a new transnational perspective on the construction of modern sexuality in China.

Thursday, June 6, 4:15 pm


Diane Arbus and Howard Nemerov: A Resemblance

Pulitzer prize-winning poet Howard Nemerov and renowned photographer Diane Arbus were brother and sister. Alexander Nemerov, Nemerov's son Arbus's nephew, discusses the connection between his father and aunt as well as his connection to each of them.

Thursday, June 6, 5:30 pm, Online registration is required, click here.


Human Rights Lecture Series Keynote Address: Albie Sachs

The Stanford Summer Human Rights Program is an interdisciplinary collaboration that explores emerging issues in human rights through a series of courses, public lectures, and films. For more information on the companion course, "International Human Rights: Strategy, Struggle, and the Quest for Dignity" with Anupma Kulkarni, please visit the course page. 

Wednesday, June 26, 7:30pm


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MUSIC music

Akihito Ochi: Commemorative Piano Concert

Akihito Ochi is a Japanese pianist with Down syndrome. He started playing piano at 9 years old and later began to compose his own music. At age 14, he performed his compositions in public for the first time. His music is inspired by the scenery he has experienced traveling throughout Japan. This concert is in memory of his father who passed away 30 years ago.

Saturday, June 1, 8 pm   


Stanford Laptop Orchestra Spring Concert

The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) celebrates the conclusion of its 2013 season with a full-scale laptop orchestra concert. 

Wednesday, June 5, 8 pm

Tickets are required for admission. Free tickets can be picked up at Bing Concert Hall up to one hour before curtain.


St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar Free Noon Concerts

Every year the St. Lawrence String Quartet welcomes students from around the world to participate in the unique SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford. This year they are pleased to host 67 musicians making up 17 groups, including trios, quartets, a quintet, and a string sextet for a series of free lunchtime concerts.


4-hands Piano
(Stephen Prutsman and Pedja Musijevic), Solo Piano (Pedja Musijevic), and SLSQ
Monday, June 24, noon        

Mark Fewer, Nina Lee, and Pedja Musijevic), Violin and Cello Duo (Mark Fewer and Chris Costanza), and Solo Piano (Stephen Prusman)

Wednesday, June 26, Noon


(Mikael Ringquist) and Piano Quintet (Stephen Prutsman and SLSQ                   
Friday, June 28, Noon


St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar Free Concert: International Showcase

The St. Lawrence String Quartet presents selected summer Chamber

Music Seminar participants in this showcase of hot, up-and-coming string quartets.

Saturday, June 29, 7:30 pm


St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar Final Concert

The St. Lawrence String Quartet presents this summer's Chamber Music Seminar participants in a marathon performance by all groups including professionals, students, and adult amateurs.

Sunday, June 30, 11 am


Want the latest news?

Your best source of information about all Department of Music events is the online calendar. You can also download a PDF of our event schedule June here. 

Join us for the Packard Summer Scamper!

The 3rd annual Packard Summer Scamper benefits Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Courses on the Stanford campus are designed for participants of all ages. Sign up for the 5k walk/run, 10k run, kids' fun run (ages 3-10), or as a virtual racer or volunteer. New this year: Raise funds for your favorite child health program at Packard or Stanford!

Sunday, June 23, 8 am start, with packet pickup and day-of registration beginning at 6:30am.


FILM film


MFA Documentary Thesis Film Screening

Watch seven thesis films produced by students in the MFA Documentary Film and Video Program.

Saturday, June 15, 2 pm

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University Public Worshipreligion

Memorial Church has been an important center of spiritual and ceremonial life at Stanford University since the church was dedicated in 1903. University Public Worship is open to anyone, wherever you may be on your spiritual journey.

Sundays, June 2, 9, 23, 30, 10:00 am

Memorial Church 



A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. This is the last Compline of the academic year.

Sunday, June 2, 9:00 pm


Organ Concert: Robert Huw Morgan Annual Commencement Recital

Organist Dr. Robert Huw Morgan presents his annual Commencement recital which will include Sonata no. 1 by Alexandre Guilmant on the Murray Harris organ.

Friday, June 14, 8:00 pm


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. 



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

Wednesday Tour: Auguste Rodin Sculpture  
Docent-led tours survey the Center's outstanding collection of Rodin bronzes, both in the Sculpture Garden and in the galleries.

Wednesday, June 5 through Wednesday, January 1

Call 650-723-3469 for large groups.


Sunday Tour: Outdoor Sculpture Around the Cantor Arts Center

Stanford University's distinguished 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.

Sunday, June 16 through Sunday, December 15

Call 650-723-3469 to arrange private tours for large groups.


Sunday Tour: Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden

Created on-site at Stanford by artists from Papua New Guinea, the garden contains wood and stone carvings of people, animals, and magical beings that illustrate clan stories and creation myths.

Sunday, June 16 through Sunday,

December 15
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Family Sundays at the Cantor Arts Center

Enjoy family tours and hands-on art projects guided by professional art teachers. Special programs such as story telling, book readings, and movie screenings are part of the plan for Family Sundays. Check in at the table in front of the Museum Store to register for art marking in the studio.

Sunday, June 2 through Sunday, March 6, 2016


Summer Studio Art Classes

In case you are still wondering how to enrich your 1st-7th grader's summer vacation time, Cantor Arts Center at is offering eight weeks of summer art classes. Each class is for five days (Mon-Fri) for three hours, and there is limited space available.

Classes run from June 3-August 2. 

For more information on Summer Studio Classes click here. 


Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, August 18

  • Programs for Stanford undergraduate and graduates, students from other universities, and 16-17-year-old high school students
  • Earn college credit for courses taken
  • Fulfill GERs

Azure Concert for Children and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum: St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar Players

Classical music will be played during this 50-minute performance. Presented by the SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar in partnership with Autism Fun Bay Area and Stanford Jazz Workshop.

Thursday, June 27, 7 pm, Tickets required; please email.  


Before the Birth Classes and Resources

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital offers a number of comprehensive classes to help new parents, families and caregivers prepare for the arrival of a new baby.



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

Learn what summer activities might be available for your kids. Visit the website for more.

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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.


Most classes start the week of June 24th.


To find more offerings or register for classes click here. Space is limited. 


Don't miss an exciting season of football on the Farm with the 2013 Rose Bowl Game Champions. Season tickets feature seven home games, including marquee match-ups against Oregon, Notre Dame and the 116th Big Game vs. Cal. *Stanford alumni, faculty and staff receive special discounts. Click  here. 

Season starts September 7

Team Cardinal Early Bird Registration is now open!

Team Cardinal, Stanford Athletics' kids club, offers kids 8th grade and younger access to more than 50 Stanford sporting events throughout the year. Membership includes an exclusive Team Cardinal t-shirt, lanyard and monthly e-newsletter.


Weekly Axe - The latest news and views on Stanford Athletics

Sign up for Stanford Athletics' enewsletter, the Weekly Axe, to receive updates on your favorite Stanford sports, ticket promotions and more.  



The Chair Exhibit Opening Reception

Meet the Stanford students who designed and fabricated  eleven original chairs while enrolled in ARTSTUDI 262, "The Chair," taught by John Edmark. Each chairs' design and fabrication was informed by historical reference, anthropometrics, form studies, intensive user testing and materials investigations.

Thursday, June 6, 3:30 pm


2013 Stanford MFA Thesis Exhibition 

The Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University is pleased to present the 2013 Stanford MFA Thesis Exhibition on display.

Saturday, June 1 through Sunday, June 16.


Revisiting the South: Richard Misrach's Cancer Alley

Experience the haunting beauty of this acclaimed photographer's large-scale images. This exhibit highlights the severe environmental degradation of the Mississippi River corridor from Baton Rouge to New Orleans.

Through June 16


Lee Friedlander: The Cray Photographs

Witness the rise of the supercomputer industry through this artist's lens. Friedlander's photographs offer a complex and poignant portrait of the human, artificial and environmental components that made Cray Research what it was in 1986.

Through June 16


Manet and the Graphic Arts in France, 1860-1880

Edouard Manet and others respond to the 1871 Paris Commune. This exhibition examines 
how print makers, draftsmen, and
 and photographers depicted the factors that led to this traumatic event.
June 12 through November 17


Faith Embodied: Saints from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

Sixteen prints represent the deeds, visions, and martyrdoms of Christian saints.

June 12 through November 17


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Stanford Continuing Studies

Stanford Continuing Studies offers a broad range of courses in Liberal Arts & Sciences, Creative Writing, and Professional and Personal Development. Our courses are designed to cultivate learning and enrich the lives of adults in the Bay Area. Courses are primarily taught by Stanford instructors and are open to everyone.

Registration is open now. Most classes start June 24.

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Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings from the Blanton Museum of Art

This exhibition features 60 French drawings created over a span of four centuries, all drawn from the Suida-Manning collection at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. The show demonstrates the range of subject matter characteristic of old master French drawings and emphasizes the narrative character of the French tradition.

July 3, 2013 through September 22


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