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October 2017

Taking Charge of Your Education: Pathways for Humanities PhDs

October 4 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the School of Humanities & Sciences for wine and cheese and a chance to meet fellow grads in other humanities and arts departments, as well as a variety of campus leaders. Lanier Anderson (Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities and Arts) and Matthew Tiews (Associate Vice President for the Arts) will speak briefly about how you can take advantage of Stanford’s resources to plan broadly for your future. We will also distribute a guide to key professional development opportunities for…

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FILM: Divino Inferno [Rodin and The Gates of Hell]

October 12 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Divino Inferno [Rodin and The Gates of Hell] (2017)A film by Bruno AveillanWritten by Zoé Balthus and Bruno AveillanRunning time: 60 minutes Screening followed by a Q&A with Bruno Aveillan, Zoé Balthus and Dr. Jean Baptiste Chantoiseau, Editor at Musée Rodin (Paris). Produced by ARTE, National French Museum Guild (RMN), NOIR, and Quad & Fix Studio, the 60-minute documentary is based around one of Auguste Rodin’s most emblematic works, The Gates of Hell. Divino Inferno reveals the little-known story behind The Gates of Hell – one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in…

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Artist Talk: Akram Khan in Conversation

October 16 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Internationally renowned choreographer Akram Khan speaks with Professor Jisha Menon (Department of Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford Center for South Asia) about his varied career merging the classical Indian Kathak with contemporary dance forms, collaborating with an array of noted artists from Peter Brook to Kylie Minogue, and creating his current dance-theater work Until the Lions adapted from the classical Indian epic The Mahabharata.

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Performance: The On Hold Music Dance Party

October 19 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for dancing after hours at Cantor Arts Center. The On Hold Music Dance Party, a concept invented by artist Nina Katchadourian, is a dance party consisting of music and other sounds recorded entirely from phone calls where she was placed on hold. Collaborating with DJ Shakey (Julie Covello) and DJ Stylus (Gabriel Willow), Katchadourian (DJ Dusty) spins this raw material into a surprisingly dynamic and extremely danceable set. The On Hold Music Dance Party  will be performed from 9…

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Diwali @ MemChu

October 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Office for Religious Life, along with the Hindu Students Association and Stanford India Association, invites you to join in the Diwali celebrations. All are welcome to attend. Diwali (also known as Deepavali) is an annual Hindu “festival of lights” that celebrates the victory of goodness over evil. Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of material and spiritual prosperity, is worshipped on this day, and scriptural stories also commemorate the successes of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna on this special day. Hindu…

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Until the Lions

October 27 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Acclaimed choreographer Akram Khan brings the full range of his artistry to bear in his newest work, Until the Lions, based on the ancient epic Mahabharata, using both Indian kathak and modern dance in a tale of transformation and justice exacted by a bride wronged on her wedding day. Rianto, a dancer personally selected by Akram Khan to take on the lead role, performs with two female dancers and four musicians to tell the bride’s story in a powerful departure…

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November 2017

2017 Contemplation by Design Summit: Nov 1 – Nov 9

November 1 12:00 am

SAVE THE DATES Free events will be offered Nov. 1-9, 2017 to further balance, tranquility, resilience, and creative excellence. CBD Summit participants will have the opportunity to take a break from their high-level output of productivity and innovation in order to rest and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full 2017 Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit.php

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CBD 2017: Contemplative Concert in Bing Concert Hall

November 9 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Through music, dance and song, experience PEACE: Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature/yourself/others and Express. The concert includes performances by the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford Symphony Orchestra, pianist Eric Tuan, baritone Steve Goodman and original choreography by Diane Frank. Faculty and Staff will earn a BeWell berry by attending this concert.

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“Daihannya Tendoku-e” Performed by Karyōbinga Shōmyō Kenkyūkai

November 10 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Kashōken, an internationally renowned ensemble of Japanese Shingon priests, will perform a Daihannya Tendoku, a “rolling reading” of the Great Sutra on the Perfection of Wisdom (Mahāprajñāpāramitā sūtra) at the Memorial Church of Stanford University. The Daihannya Tendoku is one of the most important rituals of Japanese Buddhism. It features the Great Sutra on the Perfection of Wisdom, one of the central texts of Mahayana Buddhism, and with 600 fascicles also the longest text in the Buddhist canon. Since the…

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April 2018

Health Humanities Consortium Conference

April 20, 2018 12:00 am

A three-day celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein through an exploration of medically-based ethical dilemmas and an examination of the relevance of Frankenstein in moral imagination today.

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