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September 2020

SCBE Seminar: Keith Wailoo, The Ethical Predicament of Genetic Innovation

September 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Keith Wailoo, PhD is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs. He is jointly appointed in the Department of History and in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He is former Vice Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs, former Chair of History, and current President of the American Association for the History of Medicine (2020-2022). His research straddles history and health policy, touching on drugs and drug policy, on the politics of race…

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Stanford Geospatial Center Office(less) Hours

September 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Office(less) Hours are back, and they are really officeless, now! We’ll have SGC staff here and guests from the rest of the Branner Earth Sciences & Map Collection family, on a weekly basis throughout the Autumn Quarter. Drop by for quick support for any of your Spatial questions! https://stanford.zoom.us/j/91213465205?pwd=MW0xamJlYkFvMTVTL2tYQjA1RmFkUT09

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Accel Leadership Program Info Session

September 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Accel Leadership Program is an immersive six-month leadership program that prepares 24 technically-minded Stanford juniors, seniors, and graduate students to lead entrepreneurial ventures, with a focus on startup strategy. Each Accel Fellow will work on a team with a high growth venture CEO, to create and present a case study on a real world business problem. Virtual information sessions will be held on Zoom:Tuesday, Sept. 29, noon – 1:00 p.m. (Register Here)Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Register…

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“Orchestra Online” with guest speakers the St. Lawrence String Quartet

September 29 4:30 pm - 5:50 pm

This week, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will be the featured guest speakers for Professor Paul Phillips’s Fall 2020 class on orchestral music, “Orchestra Online,” viewable on Zoom. | RSVP required for non-Stanford attendees. The St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford’s ensemble-in-residence, teaches students privately and directs the Chamber Music program at the Department of Music, as well as engaging in collaborations across campus and in the community. Stanford faculty Geoff Nuttall (violin), Owen Dalby (violin), Lesley Robertson (viola), and Christopher Costanza…

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Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

September 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free events start today, and are offered Sept. 30– Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020 Summit…

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CBD 2020: Renewing Resilience & Respect: Contemplative Skills for Personal and National Well-being

September 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Impermanence, uncertainty and change are abundantly apparent right now. Contemplative practices build our capacity to engage with these realities with resilience, respect, and compassion. The pandemic, economic strife, racial upheaval, and the polarized political process illuminate immortality, disparities, inequalities, and immorality. The salience of these challenging issues offers the opportunity to no longer distract ourselves from engaging with what has been with us all along, but now can no longer be ignored. Contemplative practices (CP) cultivate the capacity to wholeheartedly…

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Bodies and Pain: Reflections on History, Policy, and the Changing Market for Racial Science

September 30 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Keith Andrew Wailoo is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University where he teaches in the Department of History and the School of Public and International Affairs. He is former Chair of the Department of History, the former Vice Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs, and current President of the American Association for the History of Medicine.  He is an award-winning author on drugs and drug policy; race, science, and health; genetics…

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Coded Bias Film Screening

September 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) and Stanford Arts on September 30 at 4pm PDT for a panel discussion of Coded Bias, a documentary film focusing on the ground-breaking research by MIT’s Joy Buolamwini into facial recognition technology’s troubling racial bias. The panel discussion will include Coded Bias director Shalini Kantayya and HAI co-director and computer vision expert Fei-Fei Li, moderated by HAI associate director and Stanford professor of English Michele Elam.

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Contemplative Resources for Dialogue: Spirituality, Nonviolent Communication & Relational Awareness

September 30 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Contemplative practice is usually considered an individual, internal process.  Join author and teacher Oren Jay Sofer for a discussion around leveraging contemplative tools for meaningful conversation around today’s pressing issues of equity, justice, and ecological survival. The talk will include a brief overview of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication and the relevance of mindfulness and associated practices for effective dialogue. This event is part of the free Stanford Contemplation By Design Summit, Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020. The full…

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Organ Recital

September 30 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dr. Robert Huw Morgan, University Organist, will perform works by Bach, Buxtehude, Boyvin and Vierne on the Fisk-Nanney and Murray Harris organs. The recital will conclude with a performance of Franz Liszt’s monumental Fantasia and Fuge on ‘Ad Nos’. Click on the link below to access the recital.

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October 2020

Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

October 1 7:30 am - 8:15 am

Free events offered today and daily through Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020 Summit schedule is posted…

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CBD 2020: iPause Morning Guided Meditation, session 1 with Tia Rich, PhD

October 1 7:30 am - 8:15 am

In this breath-based guided meditation practice, you are invited to enjoy being part of a community of people sharing peaceful morning meditation. Participants are offered the free opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E. The five states of P.E.A.C.E. are: Pause (unwind), Exhale (breathe), Attend (awaken to your senses), Connect (to the present moment) and Express—to support cultivation of the five traits of P.E.A.C.E — Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.  As part…

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Materia: Money & War

October 1 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

We are thrilled to announce that materia’s sixth year will kick off on October 1, 2020 with a discussion on Money & War led by PhD Candidates Colin Drumm (History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz) and Harleen Kaur Bagga (Art History, Stanford). Colin and Harleen have shared the following descriptions of their brief talks:  Colin Drumm (History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz)“Sovereign Servility”This talk will discuss monetary politics and the limitations of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). The discussion will be…

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Paradoxes and illusions: an evening about innovative and disruptive concepts of art

October 1 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rebecca Rutstein (Interdisciplinary Artist) will present her art based on science. Blanca Bercial (Artist, Curator, Critic) will discuss “The Paradox of Silence within a Social and Artistic Framework” Alexa Meade (Visual Artist) will present her illusionistic art. See www.lasertalks.com for more details. Rebecca Rutstein, a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans painting, sculpture, interactive installation and public art, creates work at the intersection of art, science and technology. She has garnered recent attention for her latest public art project, a prominent…

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CBD 2020: new America: Race & Restoring The Democracy That Never Was

October 1 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Known for her willingness to sit with and speak uncomfortable truths with love, Rev. angel Kyodo williams notes, “Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” She inspires a contemplative approach to evolving democracy in America and illuminates the collective process of transformative change . In this talk Rev. angel will address the fact that while in many ways we have been confronted with grasping the limits…

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Stanford 2020 Contemplation By Design Summit

October 2 7:15 am - 8:30 am

Free events today and daily through Oct. 6, 2020, to further individual and community health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good in these unprecedented times.  Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resilience, well-being, wisdom, compassion, and sustainable, ethical, purposeful service. Summit participants will have the opportunity to cultivate perspective, meaningful purpose, and contemplative practices that refresh and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020 Summit schedule is posted…

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CBD 2020: iPause Morning Guided Meditation session 2 with Sarah Meyer Tapia

October 2 7:30 am - 8:15 am

Session will include guided meditations on the breath, body, values, and intentions. No meditation experience necessary. Following the meditation, there will be an optional 15-minute period for discussion, Q&A, and sharing. Instructor: Sarah Meyer Tapia, M.A., Associate Director of Health and Human Performance, Wellness Education This event is part of the free Stanford Contemplation By Design Summit, Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2020. The full Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit. All events are FREE and online. REGISTER HERE.

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Iberian and Latin American Cultures Welcome Event

October 2 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars for a special bilingual welcome event: To kick off the new academic year, the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures will feature short interventions by no other than an Herralde and a Biblioteca Breve award winner: Tinker Professor Juan Villoro (México) and U. Complutense Professor Raquel Taranilla (Madrid). To round up this feast, we will have music from Antonio Carbonell’s piano masterclass at U. de los Andes (Bogotá). We extend this invitation to everyone at Stanford!…

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First Friday | TAPS Associate Professor Young Jean Lee

October 2 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

October’s First Friday presentation will be from TAPS Associate Professor Young Jean Lee, who will describe her approach to, and experiences with, cross-cultural theater-making in her own work. She will also talk about how to acknowledge and navigate your own privilege when collaborating with people from marginalized groups that you don’t belong to.

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Books at the Center: What We Talk About When We Talk About Books

October 2 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Published in August 2019, What We Talk About When We Talk About Books challenges the alarmists of our mass-mediated age, concerned that the sun has set on the age of the printed book. Price argues that no such golden age of reading ever existed, that the present has no monopoly on distractibility, and that the experience of focused reading has always been highly contextual: shaped by readers’ ideas of what it means to read, and so profoundly informed by their relationship to…

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CBD 2020: The Inner Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Between Doubt and Commitment

October 2 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

King often had to overcome his insecurities and doubts in order to inspire other people to join the struggle for civil and human rights. What can we learn from how King balanced his self-doubt with a strong commitment to change the world? Speaker: Prof. Clayborne Carson is the founder of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, where he is also the Martin Luther King Jr. Centennial Professor of History. In 1985, Coretta Scott King invited…

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Economies of Aging: Growing Old in Contemporary Cuba (LACWG Event)

October 2 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Please join the Latin America and the Caribbean Working Group for the discussion session Economies of Aging: Growing Old in Contemporary Cuba withElix Colón, PhD Candidate. Department of Anthropology – Stanford University. Our session will take place next Friday, October 2 from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM via Zoom. The abstract can be found below. The presentation will be in English. Q&A in English and Spanish.  Please RSVP here for the Zoom link and the readings.

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“Black Music Revealed” with guest speaker Dr. Rosephanye Dunn-Powell

October 2 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“Black Music Revealed: Black composers, performers, and themes from the 18th century to the present,” a Fall 2020 seminar presented by Professor Paul Phillips, welcomes guest lecturer Dr. Rosephanye Dunn-Powell, professor, Auburn University. Her talk, viewable on Zoom (RSVP required for non-Stanford attendees), will primarily focus on African-American spirituals, of which she is one of the world’s leading experts. Dr. Dunn-Powell has been hailed as one of America’s premier women composers of choral music. She has an impressive catalogue of works…

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FIRST FRIDAYS COCKTAIL HOUR: Whetting our Appetite for the Future of Cinema

October 2 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pratibha’s independent work has been supported and recognized by the NEA, Sundance Institute, Fork Films, ITVS and featured at international films festivals including Flaherty, Berlin Film Festival, London International Film Festival, Outfest, Frameline. She is a recipient of life time achievement awards including the Frameline Award (US) & the Icon Award (UK) Pratibha is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, a member of the Directors’ Guild of America and a Sundance Alumni.

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CBD 2020: Liberation Through Love and Rage

October 2 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

As Audre Lorde has written, there is so much data in our anger. One of the things that we can learn is how to let our anger show us where we have been hurt. We can let this great unveiling happen through the profound practice of radical love. When we embrace this deep wish to be happy, then we can move into the cultivation of our anger, which can place us into a direct relationship with our rage. While anger…

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