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Join the Stanford Solar Decathlon team for a send-off before the Smart.Home is disassembled and sent to Irvine for the national competition.  The finished house will be open for tours, and there will be a number of informal booths and kid-friendly activities.
Sunday, September 8, 11 am


Dr. Laura Carstensen: The Path to the Good Life

With medical technology advances, U.S. life expectancy will increase to the mid-80s by 2050.  Come hear Dr. Laura Carstensen, one of the world's leading authorities on longevity and aging, tell us how we can plan differently to achieve a lifetime of happiness, health, and financial security.  What are you going to do with those 20 or 30 years you didn't expect?

Questions?  Please contact Connie Lin BS '02, MS '03 here

Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 pm

Local Government 101: A Workshop

Jennifer Hosterman, former mayor and current city manager of Pleasanton, will host this workshop focusing on the role of government in our communities, the budget process, where revenue comes from and how it is spent, and the role of direct, citizen-initiated, democracy. Participants will be asked to read three staff reports and engage in a mock City Council meeting.

Saturday, September 28, 1 pm

Stanford builds sustainability practices and innovation into every aspect of campus life, from operations and building to student life, teaching and research. Our vision: to create a healthier environment now and richer possibilities for generations to come. Sign up for the Cardinal Green Newsletter. Environment  


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Inter-University Center 50th Anniversary Symposium

This symposium at Stanford:  "Japan Expertise in the 21st Century," showcases the expert perspectives of IUC alumni in all domains of the U.S.-Japan relationship, the IUC response to the disasters of March 11, 2011, and a discussion of future needs and priorities for Japanese language expertise in academia and other professions. 

Saturday, September 7, 9:30 am


Brazil in the 21st Century-

Technology, Investments, and Entrepreneurship  

2013 has proven to be a challenging year for Brazilians as much as for foreign investors who once considered the country the darling of all BRIC nations. Still, Brazil's record-level decline in unemployment and its rising middle class with tech-savvy consumers are contributing to make the country a top destination for investments in Latin America.

Click here to Register. 

Friday, September 13, 9 am


Stanford Photonics Research Center Symposium; The Future of Photonics in Science, Technology & Manufacturing  
Join us at the SPRC 2013 Symposium for presentations by world-renowned scientists, Stanford faculty and students! Network with SPRC affiliate members and Silicon Valley photonics industry on campus.

Monday, September 16 through Wednesday, September 18, 8 am

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High Holidays: Rosh Hashanah

Hillel at Stanford welcomes all students, alum, faculty, staff, parents, and community members to please join us for Reform/Reconstructionist and Conservative High Holiday services held in two locations.

  • Wednesday, September 4, Ma'ariv (evening service), 7 pm
  • Thursday, September 5, Shacharit (morning service) 9 am, Conservative; 9:30 am Reform/Reconstructionist
  • Friday, September 6, Shacharit (morning service) 9 am, Conservative onlyreligion 

High Holidays: Yom Kippur

Hillel at Stanford welcomes all students, alum, faculty, staff, parents and community members to please join us for Reform/Reconstructionist and Conservative High Holiday Services.

Please register in advance here.

  • Friday, September 13, Kol Nidrei, 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, September 14, Shacharit (morning service), 9:30 am; study sessions 1:30 pm; Minchah (afternoon service) 5 pm

Memorial Church Fall Organ Series Concert: Robert Huw Morgan

University 0rganist, Dr. Robert Huw Morgan, will perform romantic German organ music including the 6 Fugues on B-A-C-H by Robert Schumann.

Friday, September 27, 7:30 pm


University Public Worship: Multifaith Celebration of Spiritual Life at Stanford

Enjoy hearing from students involved in a variety of spiritual and religious communities on campus, featuring extraordinary drumming by Stanford Taiko and the exceptional music of Talisman, the Memorial Church Choir and University Organist, Dr. Robert Huw Morgan. A discussion lunch with student leaders will be held after the service.
Sunday, September 29, 10 am


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. 


Matisse Jazz

See a portfolio of 20 joyful collages and charming texts-most of which were based on circus or theater themes-for printing in the "pochoir" screen-print process from French artist Henri Matisse.

September 1 through September 22ART


Inspired by Temptation: Odilon Redon and Saint Anthony

The great French symbolist artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) often paired his art with literature. Three of Redon's most famous lithographic albums, inspired by Gustave Flaubert's novel The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1874), are on display, including a total of 42 individual lithographs.

Sunday, September 1 through Sunday, October 20


A Lifetime of Accomplishment - Paintings & Lithos by Toko Shinoda

Dr. Norman Tolman, owner and curator of The Tolman Collection, Tokyo, discusses the life, art, and impact of Toko Shinoda, who has just celebrated her 100th birthday.  Shinoda has played a key role in the emergence of modern abstract art in Japan, as well as being one of Japan's foremost modern practitioners of calligraphy. This discussion is in conjunction with the special exhibition of works by Shinoda.

Monday, September 9, 6 pm


Donald F. McCallum: Yakushiji: History, Archaeology, Buildings, Icons

Yakushiji was one of the most important Japanese temples in 7th and 8th centuries, and continues to be of great significance to the present day. Dr. McCallum will outline pertinent historical and archaeological issues surrounding Yakushiji's work.

Friday, September 27, 5:30 pm


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Directions and parking information can be found on Stanford's online map.  

Many visitor parking places are metered, so don't forget quarters. More tips are available at


Traffic Advisory:

Football games 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. For information on parking and traffic, click here. 

The first game of the season will be held on Saturday, September 7, 8 pm

Stanford will present the final design of the proposed trail including individual descriptions of the following trail segments:
  • Junipero Serra Boulevard from Page Mill Road to Stanford Avenue
  • Stanford Avenue from Junipero Serra Boulevard to El Camino Real
  • El Camino Real from Stanford Avenue to Quarry Road
The proposed Stanford Perimeter Trail design includes the addition of new bike lanes and a new trail along Stanford Avenue. This will result in the reduction and realignment of parking near the "Dish."
Thursday, September 12, 2013. 7 pm

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Soccer Kids Free Events Labor Day Weekend!

Join Stanford Men's Soccer on Labor Day weekend and celebrate the program's 100th season when they take on 2012 College Cup participants Maryland and Georgetown for two intense match-ups. All kids 8th grade or younger will receive free admission with advance registration.

Register for Kids Free tickets here. Use Promo Code "KIDSFREE1" for the August 30 vs. Maryland game. Use Promo Code "KIDSFREE2" for the September 1 Georgetown game.  

August 30, 7 pm and September 1, 7 pm


Stanford Football Hosts Annual Bill Walsh Legacy Kids Free Game 

Join Stanford Football and celebrate the legacy of legendary coach Bill Walsh. All kids 8th grade or younger will receive free admission to the Cardinal's home opener versus San Jose State. Be sure to stop by Fan Fest, open from 2.5 hours until 15 minutes prior to every Stanford Football kickoff offering ticket holders a place to eat and drink, and participate in interactive games. Register online here

Saturday, September 7, 8 pm


2013 Basketball Mini Plans on Sale Now!

Join the Stanford men's and women's basketball teams this season with mini plans that offer fans flexibility and great value! Women's basketball 5-game and 8-game plans feature the biggest games and range from $59-$229, with great seats to the best games.


Stanford Athletics Promotions
For a list of upcoming ticket and game day promotions for football, basketball, soccer and women's volleyball, including autograph nights, meet and greets, and discounts, visit Stanford Athletics promotions page here.

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Where has the summer gone and what did you do? Let's dance, let's talk, and show us what you're all about!

Contact Mary Foston English at (408) 410-4927 for more information.

Saturday, September 2, 1 pmHEALTH

Neurologist and professor of psychiatry, medical director of the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center, and president of the World Sleep Federation will discuss sleep and sleepiness, how to recognize common sleep problems and sleep disorders, and how to receive treatment for them.  

Thursday, September 26, 7 pm

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Are you happy now?

The science of happiness is an intriguing field. Research about what truly makes people happy is not only surprising, but also applicable no matter how much money we make or where we live. Join moderator Katie Couric and a panel of experts in psychology, business, neuroscience, history, mindfulness and compassion for a roundtable discussion about the happiness and sense of well-being.

Friday, October 18, 9:30 am 

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Challenge Success Co-Founders Denise Pope, PhD, Stanford University senior lecturer, and author of Doing School
 (2001), and Madeline Levine, PhD, clinical psychologist, and New York Times best-selling author of The Price of Privilege (2006) and Teach Your Children Well (2012), join Dan Pink for an interactive discussion about the meaning of success and how families and educators can help youth thrive in a fast-paced world. Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books including the New York Times bestseller, A Whole New Mind and Drive.

For more information, click here. Buy tickets online here. Upcoming
Friday, October 4, 7 pm


Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER Series)

The LASERs bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. Presenters include:

  • Taraneh Hemami (visual artist) on "Theory of Survival"
  • Sasha Leitman (Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics) on "Research in Computer Music"
  • Kate Nichols (visual artist) on "Misadventures in Art and Nanoscience"
  • Katharine Hawthorne (choreographer) on "Choreography as Research"

Thursday, October 10, 7 pm



Stanford's distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. The outdoor sculpture walk tour meets at the entrance to the Main Quad, rain or shine.

Sundays, September 1 through December 1


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, September 15 through Sunday, December 15  

Call (650) 723-3469 to arrange private tours for large 


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.     

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