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September 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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First Friday: For Stanford Students

October 2 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy a night out at the Cantor on the First Friday of the month during the academic year, with evenings full of art-making, music, and special performances. This program is organized by the Cantor Arts Center and made possible through the generous support of the Joan and John Jay Corley Fund for Performance, the Kenneth D. Brenner family Fund for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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CBD 2020: Working for Freedom on All Fronts: The Radical Dharma Framework for Liberation

October 3 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dropping into the truth of our own experience of the world as it is, this daylong with the authors of Radical Dharma: Talking Race Love & Liberation, Dr. Jasmine Syedullah, Lama Rod Owens, and Rev. angel Kyodo williams invites participants into a step-by-step integrated cumulative contemplative approach to collective embodied liberation, The Radical Dharma Framework for Liberation (lovingly called the RD5), a five-pillar strategy for social justice movement. Being fully present to what the world needs now and leaning into relationship with…

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Community Hour with Salamishah Tillet

October 3 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Salamishah Tillet, Henry Rutgers Professor of African American and African Studies and Creative Writing, Rutgers University, Newark, and Co-Founder of A Long Walk Home, will be our special guest on the Community Hour on Saturday at 1pm PST.  We will discuss Black feminism, art and activism, and surviving sexual violence. This Community Hour will be on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Instagram Live:  @elizabeth_gilbert_writer.Elizabeth Gilbert is the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love; The Signature of All Things; and City of Girls. For more information…

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CBD 2020: iPause Morning Guided Meditation session 3 with Dominique Del Chiaro

October 5 7:30 am - 8:15 am

This magnificent mindfulness journey will start with a simple body energization exercise to help focus the mind and the body, followed by a guided meditation that includes centering breathing and visualization, and ends with a writing or drawing opportunity. Instructor: Dominique Del Chiaro, MEd, is the Senior Manager Healthy Living Programs at Health Improvement Program, a Transpersonal Life Coach, Wellness Educator and Yoga Instructor.  Her vision is to create a culture of wellness where people feel empowered, supported, and inspired to…

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CBD 2020:Deliberative Democracy, Social Learning, and Conscious Conversation for Wise Foreign Policy

October 5 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Leading scholars of democracy, Stanford professors Larry Diamond, PhD and Francis Fukuyama, PhD and Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose, will discuss how to facilitate effective collective action at home and abroad through mature introspection, self-aware public discourse, and social learning.  Diamond, Fukuyama and Rose will discuss the power of conscious communication, respectful dialogue, and deliberative democracy as effective ways out of the all too prevalent polarizing political discourse that preys on fears. Their work offers hope that a contemplative approach can help solve…

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CBD 2020: iPause Morning Guided Meditation session 4 with Tarika Lovegarden

October 6 7:30 am - 8:15 am

Rejuvenate from your life source and inner being by discovering how to become centered in the moment—Here-Now— using your senses as a doorway. Learn to set your worries aside, unplug from non-stop thinking and enjoy a peaceful, clear mind.  Tarika Lovegarden, Author, founder and meditation teacher at Lovegarden Meditations, Health Improvement Program instructor.  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…

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CBD 2020: P.E.A.C.E. Concert by Stanford Talisman A Cappella group

October 6 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

This annual P.E.A.C.E. concert culminates the 2020 Contemplaion By Design Summit. Join us to celebrate through music and song the experience of five states of P.E.A.C.E.: Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature/yourself/others, and Express.  Stanford Talisman a cappella group will share their gifts of song and insight. Each song will include a short introduction in which a member of Talisman will share why the song is an expression of that specific P.E.A.C.E. state. REGISTER here to enjoy this online…

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Closing the Race Gap in Climate Science

October 7 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd is a leading international expert in weather and climate and is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia.  Dr. Shepherd was the 2013 President of American Meteorological Society (AMS), the nation’s largest and oldest professional/science society in the atmospheric and related sciences. 

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Second Sunday at Home

October 11 11:00 am - 11:30 am

The Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection offer family-friendly art activities every Second Sunday of the month! Join our Zoom session with hands-on art activities, interactive Q & A, art stories and more. Check back closer to the event for more information on the theme of the month, a registration link, and the activity guide. https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home#SecondSunday The session will also be streamed via our Facebook page (LINK TO https://www.facebook.com/cantorarts). You can watch past editions of Second Sunday at home!Please visit our…

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Community Engaged Research – What it is, What it isn’t, and Is it for you?

October 12 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop series is designed with Stanford graduate students in mind who are interested in learning more about and developing their skills around community-engaged scholarship and community-based research. Invited speakers include leaders and practitioners across disciplinary fields. Community-based research differs from “traditional” research in that it aims to cultivate non-hierarchical relationships between “researchers” and “communities.” Within this research approach, community members are also researchers and work side by side with university researchers in the design, conceptualization, and actualization of a…

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