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June 2021

A Conversation with Terry Berlier: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June 14 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us to explore the historical interconnections between natural and human environments through a queer lens. Prof. Terry Berlier will share how she integrates reflections on self, queerness, nature, and culture into art pieces and installations. We invite you to read “Why discuss sexuality and gender in the geosciences?” by Elenita Nicholas.

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June Finding and Using Maps Online Workshop

June 17 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open to the general public: on June 17, 2021, the David Rumsey Map Center is offering an online, live map-finding workshop over Zoom. We will walk participants through the different digital map resources available. We will share tips and tricks on searching and finding maps that are online with an emphasis on historical or rare maps. Please register using this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the workshop. If you need any disability-related accommodation, please…

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Virtual Author Event: Shanthi Sekaran and “Lucky Boy”

June 17 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

About the Book: Eighteen years old and fizzing with optimism, Solimar Castro-Valdez embarks on a perilous journey across the Mexican border. Weeks later, she arrives in Berkeley, California, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. Undocumented and unmoored, Soli discovers that her son, Ignacio, can become her touchstone, and motherhood her identity in a world where she’s otherwise invisible. Kavya Reddy has created a beautiful life in Berkeley, but then she can’t get…

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Requiem for a Dream

June 17 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Jennifer Connelly, known for her roles in Requiem for a Dream and A Beautiful Mind began modeling when she was 10 years old and acted in films as a teenager, including her role in the 1986 movie Labyrinth with David Bowie. After studying English literature at Yale, Connelly transferred to Stanford to study drama and left…

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Thessia Machado: Livestreaming from New York City

June 18 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CCRMA Live presents a livestreaming performance by Thessia Machado in New York City! Thessia Machado is a visual/sound artist, instrument builder, and performer whose work plumbs the materiality of sound and its effect on our shifting perceptions of space. In improvised and composed performed works, her ensemble of things is augmented by a dynamically responsive and intentionally unpredictable human element.  Machado’s sculptures, drawings, and sound installations have been broadly exhibited both in the U.S. and Europe, most recently in a…

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Labyrinth

June 18 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Jennifer Connelly, known for her roles in Requiem for a Dream and A Beautiful Mind began modeling when she was 10 years old and acted in films as a teenager, including her role in the 1986 movie Labyrinth with David Bowie. After studying English literature at Yale, Connelly transferred to Stanford to study drama and left before graduating to continue…

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A Beautiful Mind

June 19 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Each week, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost brings a selection of movies featuring actors who attended Stanford or various Stanford and Northern California filming locations. Jennifer Connelly, known for her roles in Requiem for a Dream and A Beautiful Mind began modeling when she was 10 years old and acted in films as a teenager, including her role in the 1986 movie Labyrinth with David Bowie. After studying English literature at Yale, Connelly transferred to Stanford to study drama and left before graduating to continue…

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How Social Science Advances Our Understanding of Pandemics

June 23 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

This is episode 16 in the CASBS series Social Science for a World in Crisis. Learn more about the series here. Panelists: Robb Willer (Stanford, CASBS fellow 2012-13-2020-21), Peter Loewen (CASBS fellow, 2018-19), Adrian Raftery (CASBS fellow, 2017-18), Prerna Singh (CASBS fellow, 2020-21)Moderator: Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic Scientific research, innovation, and evidence have contributed to COVID-19 mitigation and response. As parts of the globe emerge from a second year of life under pandemic, to what extent have social and behavioral…

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“Three Presentations: Art, Digital Privacy, Cultural Capital”

June 23 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Three presentations – Anastasia Raina (Rhode Island School of Design) on “Posthuman Polymythology” – Cindy Cohn (Electronic Frontier Foundation) on “Imagining A Future with Real Digital Privacy” – Elizabeth Currid-Halkett (University of Southern California) on “Cultural Capital: the New Inequality” Register here: https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lUYUPNg2Ri-Irq27ePFmAg Anastasia Raina is a multidisciplinary designer, researcher, and an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design department at the Rhode Island School of Design.  She is interested in exploring the aesthetics of technologically mediated Natures through machine vision…

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The Nonviolent Revolution of Iranian Women Writers: A Conversation with Farzaneh Milani

June 24 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Professor Farzaneh Milani discusses Iranian women writers and the Iranian women’s movement with Professor Abbas Milani. The conversation is a part of the on-going series on the Iranian women’s movement. Farzaneh Milani is Raymond J. Nelson Professor of Iranian and Gender Studies and Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Virginia. She is the former Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures and past Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and holds…

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Talks with the Artists: An Interview with Stephanie Peek

June 24 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Stephanie Peek is known for her oil paintings that explore floral imagery. Though she only paints flora in a mix of arrangements – a single flower, a lush jungle garden, floating petals, or abstract branches – she brings each composition to life through a variety of styles that evolve a simple flower into an object of dynamism. Peek earned an MFA in Painting from UC Berkeley in 1996, and a BA in Art History from Wellesley College in 1961. She…

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Lava Cake: Second-year MFA Exhibition

June 25

The Department of Art & Art History presents Lava Cake, the second-year MFA exhibition, featuring works by Amy Elkins, Gabriella Grill, Joshua Moreno, Miguel Novelo, and Gregory Rick. Installed in the Stanford Art Gallery, Lava Cake will be available to view online at artexhibitions.stanford.edu on Friday, June 25, 2021. Stanford affiliates may register to view the exhibition in person by scheduling a visit. Join us for the online opening on Friday, June 25 at 3 pm PT; please register in…

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Wild World: a confluence of art, geography, and nature with Anton Thomas

June 25 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

After spending five years drawing a vast map of North America, artist/cartographer Anton Thomas began to work on a new project entitled Wild World.  This is a physical world map like you have never seen before: rather than the endless skylines and cultural features of his previous work, this map focuses on nature. Hundreds of wild animals wander the Earth, its physical geography painstakingly hand-illustrated. From mountains to deserts to rainforests, our planet is drawn in vivid detail. Carefully chosen…

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Lava Cake, Second-year MFA Exhibition: Online opening

June 25 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History presents Lava Cake, the second-year MFA exhibition, featuring works by Amy Elkins, Gabriella Grill, Joshua Moreno, Miguel Novelo, and Gregory Rick. Installed in the Stanford Art Gallery, Lava Cake will be available to view online at artexhibitions.stanford.edu on Friday, June 25, 2021. Stanford affiliates may register to view the exhibition in person by scheduling a visit. Join us for the online opening on Friday, June 25 at 3 pm PT; please register in advance.…

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David Rumsey Map Center Office Hours via Zoom for Consultations – Summer Quarter

June 28 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For Stanford students, faculty and staff: the David Rumsey Map Center is holding online Office Hours via Zoom for consultations. Come join us with any questions you have about our maps, how to find the maps you need, and tools that can help you incorporate maps into your scholarship.  Office Hours will be held from 11am-12pm every Monday from June 28 until August 16, 2021. Please note that these will not be held on July 5th due to the 4th of…

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July 2021

Joshua Redman & Zakir Hussain with Joel Ross and Zach Moses Ostroff

July 1 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for this special performance featuring some of the most inventive instrumentalists around. Saxophonist Joshua Redman, who the New York Times recently called “sublimely lyrical,” joins the trailblazing Grammy-winning tabla player Zakir Hussein for a perfect summer evening of beautiful, stimulating jazz. Redman and Hussein have long enjoyed their musical conversations, and they’ll be joined be rising star vibraphonist Joel Ross, whose playing DownBeat magazine calls “consistent currents of electricity, high-powered and full of luminous energy.” Rounding out the…

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The New Negroes: The Outro

July 2 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“New Negro” is a term popularized during the Harlem Renaissance referring to Black Americans speaking up, telling their own stories, and affirming their various identities in order to dismantle outdated assumptions and beliefs. This show is KINDA doing that, but with sillinesses and jokisms. Join Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle as they host an array of talent some old, some new, all New Negroes. Health & Safety Masks are required.  All attendees must present confirmation of either a negative…

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Kronos Quartet: Testimony with Meklit

July 3 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Kronos Quartet, singer Meklit Hadero, and Bay Area spoken word poets perform on the Frost Amphitheater stage for a live version of our short film released in November 2020 Kronos Quartet: Testimony. Testimony is a musical reflection on this moment in our nation’s history, featuring a Jimi Hendrix-inspired performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Rhiannon Giddens’ “At the Purchaser’s Option,” “God Bless America,” and “The President Sang Amazing Grace.” Performances are paired with poignant spoken word poetry by young Bay Area…

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Artificial Intelligence, Activism, and Art

July 6 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What can art do for artificial intelligence? What can AI do for art? What might be artful intelligence? And informed by critical race & gender studies, what does activism look like in these spaces & communities for creative practitioners and scholars alike? Michele Elam is the William Robertson Coe Professor of Humanities in the English Department at Stanford University, a Faculty Associate Director of the Insittute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence and a Race & Technology Affiliate at the Center for…

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Fantastic Negrito

July 8 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Fantastic Negrito is the incarnation of a musician who is reborn after going through some extremely difficult times. In fact, the name Fantastic Negrito represents his third rebirth, literally coming back from death this time. The narrative on this man is as important as the sound, because the narrative is the sound. Songs born from a long hard life channeled through black roots music. Slide guitar, drums, piano. Urgent, desperate, edgy. Fantastic Negrito is the story of a man who…

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Las Cafeteras

July 9 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Born and raised east of the Los Angeles river, Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories. Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone) and tarima (a wooden platform), Las…

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Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts Mozart & Sibelius

July 10 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The partnership between Stanford Live and the San Francisco Symphony that began in 2019 with the opening of the newly renovated Frost Amphitheater continues this summer with Saturday evening performances led by a variety of guest conductors. Finnish composer and new music director of SFS Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the SF Symphony in a concert of Bach, Mozart, and Sibelius in the first performance of the summer at Frost. Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto will be performed by clarinetist Carey Bellfeature. Salonen returns to Frost on…

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Glasper Martin Presents Dinner Party featuring featuring Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

July 15 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A collaboration between two longtime friends, Dinner Party brings together keyboardist and composer Robert Glasper and saxophonist/producer Terrace Martin for a project rooted in their shared love of old-school hip-hop, soul, and modern jazz. Glasper became a superstar with his 2012 Blue Note GRAMMY-winner Black Radio and scored the 2015 Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, while Martin was a producer of rapper Kendrick Lamar’s landmark To Pimp a Butterfly and is currently working with Herbie Hancock. Dinner Party is, as its name suggests, intended…

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Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts Haydn & Mendelssohn

July 17 7:30 pm

The partnership between Stanford Live and the San Francisco Symphony that began in 2019 with the opening of the newly renovated Frost Amphitheater continues this summer with Saturday evening performances led by a variety of guest conductors. In his second appearance at Frost, Finnish composer and new music director of SFS Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the SF Symphony in a program of Haydn, Clyne, and Mendelssohn. The concert will feature principal trumpet Mark Inouye performing Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. Program Anna CLYNE Within Her Arms   HAYDN Trumpet…

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SFJAZZ Collective: Miles Davis’ In a Silent Way and Sly & The Family Stone’s Stand!

July 29 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The octet boasts as much or more collective talent, firepower and critical acclaim than any other jazz ensemble going. — DownBeat An all-star ensemble comprising the finest composers at work in jazz today, the SFJAZZ Collective assembles each year to create fresh arrangements of works by a modern master and newly commissioned pieces by each member of the band. In 2019 the Collective celebrated the 50th Anniversary of two of the essential albums in popular music, Sly and Family Stone’s Stand! and…

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