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December 2020

Stanford Giving Tuesday 2020

December 1

We may be apart, but we can still be Stanford together. In a year like no other, those in the Stanford community have faced enormous challenges, like COVID-19  and an upended student experience. But we continue to work together, solve problems, and lift each other up. Save the date for Giving Tuesday on December 1, when you can join the Stanford community in helping students, faculty, health care workers, researchers, and everyone connected to Stanford working to make the world…

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An Interdisciplinary Evening of History, Art and Math

December 3 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ian Hodder (Stanford/ Anthropology) on “What we learn from studying Çatalhöyük, one of the world’s earliest societies” Miriam Dym (Visual Artist & Systems Thinker) on her visual art based on infinitely variable and interactive pattern systems Vijaya Nagarajan (Univ. of San Francisco/ Theology and Religious Studies) on “Embedded Mathematics in Southern India’s Ritual Art of the Kolam” Detailed bios at: www.lasertalks.com  Ian Hodder was trained at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and at Cambridge University where he obtained…

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Cultivating Healthy Self Esteem

December 11 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are often torn between –  ‘Who we aspire to be’ vs ‘who we actually are’.‘How others want to mold us’ vs ‘how we want to naturally grow’‘What makes us feel good about ourselves in the short-term’ vs ‘what makes us good in the long-term’ How can we resolve these tensions by cultivating a healthy sense of self-esteem? Discover a locus of self-worth that goes beyond our net worth. 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Mantra Meditation  7:30 pm – 9:00…

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An Interdisciplincary Evening of Astronomy, Conceptual Art and Cinema

December 17 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Daniela de Paulis (Artist in Residence at the Dwingeloo radio telescope in the Netherlands) on her conceptual art based on space exploration and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence  (live from Europe) Janine Marchessault (Professor of Cinema and Media Studies in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts at York University) on “Media, Utopias, Ecologies” (live from Canada) Detailed bios at: www.lasertalks.com Daniela de Paulis is a former contemporary dancer, a trans-disciplinary artist, licensed radio operator and radio telescope operator. From…

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January 2021

Lou Henry Hoover, Stanford Class of 1898, and the Rights of Women [VIRTUAL EVENT]

January 26, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Speaker: Elena Danielson, Hoover Institution Archivist, Emerita While very aware of the obstacles she faced as a woman, Lou Henry succeeded in four careers beyond that of “First Lady”: writer, geologist, architect, and philanthropist. She adroitly used her management skills to promote and expand the Girl Scouts, a non-controversial fit as “First Lady” but with a lasting national impact on the welfare of women.

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February 2021

MasterClass founder and CEO David Rogier @ ETL

February 17, 2021 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

David Rogier is the founder and CEO of MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the best. Growing up, Rogier loved learning but struggled in school. Determined to reinvent the traditional learning model, he created MasterClass in 2015. MasterClass has since transformed the lifelong learning category by providing intimate access to the world’s best practitioners, from Stephen Curry (basketball) to Margaret Atwood (writing), Martin Scorcese (filmmaking), Sarah Blakely (entrepreneurship) and Serena Williams (tennis). This appearance by David Rogier…

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