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April 2020

Fundamentals of Online Teaching Workshop

April 1 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This workshop provides instructors with teaching strategies for creating an inclusive and effective online learning experience for students. We will look at key principles of online pedagogy, including how to build community with students, and also Q&A issues that arise in the transition to the online environment.

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Earthly Days (Book Talk)

April 1 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

A Book Presentation on Earthly Days Binational publisher Archive 48, dedicated to Mexican and U.S. literature, launches its U.S. wing with the first-ever English translation of Los días terrenales (1949), a novel by José Revueltas. Join us to celebrate its release. Translator Matthew Gleeson, publisher Pedro Jiménez and writer Juan Villoro celebrate the publication of this book. Earthly Days (1949) is Revueltas’ most accomplished and controversial novel. Like Joyce, Revueltas allows the reader to view the inner depths of his…

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Gita Wisdom

April 1 7:20 pm - 8:50 pm

Join the Stanford Hindu Students Association for an evening of kirtans (devotional singing), philosophical discussions and mantra meditation using the following Zoom link: URL :  https://stanford.zoom.us/j/655674844 Dial in : +18333021536,,655674844#

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Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor

April 3 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigate issues of identity, social justice, and humanity’s changing relationship with nature. IMAGE: Ambreen Butt (Pakistan, b. 1969), Untitled, 2008. Hard ground and soft ground etching, aquatint, spitbite aquatint, drypoint, and chine collé, with hand-coloring. Palmer Gross Ducommun Fund, 2011.38.5 Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Mon, 11am – 5pm, Thurs until 8pm. CLOSED TUES

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4/3 Facilitating Inclusion and Equity Online *note updated day/time*

April 3 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Educational research shows that creating inclusive and equitable learning environments promotes learning for all students. In the absence of face-to-face interactions, and in the presence of differential access to technologies and other learning support systems, it is imperative for instructors to implement strategies for creating inclusion and equity online. In this workshop, you will: Reflect on features that make learning environments inclusive and equitable Identify and commit to teaching strategies for creating inclusion and equity online Collaboratively troubleshoot potential challenges…

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CANCELED – First Friday | For Stanford Students

April 3 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

In support of Stanford University’s guidance to protect the health and safety of our community and communities beyond our campus, we have canceled the First Friday scheduled for April 3. 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…

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CANCELED – Bang on a Can All-Stars

April 3 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A Musical Utopia  Bang on a Can started by imagining a kind of utopia for music—and then they started to build it. Building a utopia is a political act that pushes people to change, but it can also keep them apart. Now more than ever, Bang on a Can is committed to growing a worldwide com-munity dedicated to innovation through music. This concert at the Bing seeks to demonstrate an open, welcoming, and inclusive space for music and ideas from…

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CANCELED – Technology and the Post Human

April 3 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event has been canceled due to the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments. Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to now include events of over 50 people through May 15. Visit Stanford Health Alerts for the latest Stanford information about COVID-19.

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CANCELED – Gong Linna: Cloud River Mountain

April 4 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Bang On A Can All-Stars  Superstar Chinese fusion singer Gong Linna sets new lyrics to centuries-old Chinese melodies backed by the musi-cians of Bang on a Can. Gong’s husband, German composer Robert Zollitsch (Lao Luo), composes many of the brilliantly staged pieces. In 2010, Linna’s perfor-mance of the song “Tan Te” on Chinese national television to billions of viewers made her an overnight sensation, vaulting her to celebrity status. In recent years she has starred on television in China but…

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CANCELED – Public Tour | Outdoor Sculpture Walk, Campus

April 5 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This docent tour explores the extensive collection of 20th century outdoor sculpture in Stanford’s Quad and south campus. Meet at the entrance to the Main Quad where The Oval meets Serra Street. First Sunday of each month from 2 pm – 3:30 pm, rain or shine. Admission Info Tours do not require a reservation and are free of charge

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CANCELED – Ray Furuta, flute, and Laura Dahl, piano

April 5 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This event has been canceled due to the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments. Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to now include events of over 50 people through May 15. Visit Stanford Health Alerts for the latest Stanford information about COVID-19.

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CANCELED – Invoke Multi-String Quartet

April 5 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

One could say that Invoke Multi-String Quartet is “not classical, but not not classical.” Invoke’s 2015 album Souls in the Mud embraces bluegrass, Appala-chian fiddle music, jazz, and minimalism, a weave created by Invoke’s musicians and other composers. The group was chosen for Stanford’s Emerging String Quartet Program and other residencies at University of Texas, Strathmore College, and Interlochen. Its musicians are Nick Montopoli, violin/banjo; Zachariah Matteson, violin; Karl Mitze, viola/mandolin; and Geoff Manyin, cello. Admission Info $32-$52

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CANCELED – Cardinal Calypso

April 5 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event has been canceled due to the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments. Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to now include events of over 50 people through May 15. Visit Stanford Health Alerts for the latest Stanford information about COVID-19.

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CANCELLED: Another Look Book Club: William Kennedy’s “Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game”

April 7 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event has been CANCELLED for April 7, due to concerns about COVID-19 . Please go to anotherlook.stanford.edu for further updates as events unfold. Please join us for the “Another Look” book club discussion of William Kennedy’s Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game, the Pulitzer prizewinning novelist’s 1978 novel about a pool hustler and poker player during the 1930s. Kennedy has been called the Bard of Albany, but he began his career as a reporter. After a stint in the military and in Puerto Rico, he…

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CANCELED – Margaret Atwood in Conversation

April 8 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Acclaimed writer Margaret Atwood will make a visit to Bing Concert Hall for a discussion. Author of more than fifty books including The Blind Assassin, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Edible Woman, Atwood is the recipient of the Booker Prize, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, and the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, among others. Her 2019 release, The Testaments, is a joint winner of the Booker Prize. This event has been canceled. We believe it is our responsibility to take reasonable steps…

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CANCELED – NOON CONCERT: Emerging String Quartet Program – Vera Quartet

April 9 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This event has been canceled due to the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments. Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to now include events of over 50 people through May 15. Visit Stanford Health Alerts for the latest Stanford information about COVID-19.

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Storytelling Workshop with Sterling HolyWhiteMountain (Via Zoom)

April 10 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sterling HolyWhiteMountain grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation. He holds a BA in English creative writing from the University of Montana and an MFA in fiction from the University of Iowa. He was also a James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His work has appeared in volumes 1 and 2 of Off the Path: An Anthology of 21st Century American Indian and Indigenous Writers, Montana Quarterly, ESPN.com, The Yellow Medicine Review and The Atlantic. He is currently completing a story collection.

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CANCELED – Public Tour | Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting

April 10 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigates issues of identity, social justice, and humanity’s changing relationship with nature. IMAGE: Ambreen Butt (Pakistan, b. 1969), Untitled, 2008. Hard ground and soft ground etching, aquatint, spitbite aquatint, drypoint, and chine collé, with hand-coloring. Palmer Gross Ducommun Fund, 2011.38.5 Click here to learn more about Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting.

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CANCELED – Ricardo Martinez: Saxophone Recital and Masterclass

April 11 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This event has been canceled due to the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments. Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to now include events of over 50 people through May 15. Visit Stanford Health Alerts for the latest Stanford information about COVID-19.

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CANCELED – Second Sunday Family Day

April 12 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This program is cancelled based on recommendations from Stanford’s Environmental Health and Safety department. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time. Click here for the latest updates to our event schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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CANCELED – Tim Isaacs, baritone: Senior Recital

April 12 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event has been canceled due to the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments. Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to now include events of over 50 people through May 15. Visit Stanford Health Alerts for the latest Stanford information about COVID-19.

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CANCELED – Fruits of Gardens: Ethics, Metaphysics, and Textual Pleasures in late Qajar Iran

April 14 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This talk will introduce a previously unknown miscellany in Arabic and Persian, titled Fawākah al-Basātin (Fruits of Gardens), written and compiled c. 1912-1914 by Hājj Mirzā Mohammad Tehrāni. The author was a sugar merchant who also dealt in books and, judging by the contents of this volume, he must have been well versed in Persian classics and had good command of Arabic. Although this volume was produced during one of the more eventful periods of Iran’s modern history, there is…

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CANCELED – Gallery Talk | Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting

April 15 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Burton & Deedee McMurtry Curator, Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, as she discusses the current exhibition Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting. Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigates issues of identity, social justice, and humanity’s changing relationship with nature. IMAGE: Wesaam Al-Badry (U.S.A., b. Iraq, 1984), Hermes #V, 2018. Archival pigment print. Gift of Pamela and David Hornik, 2019.3 

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CANCELED – Rebirth of a Nation

April 15 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky featuring Catalyst Quartet  D.W. Griffith’s infamous and controversial 1915 silent film The Birth of a Nation inspired this multimedia piece, DJ Spooky’s first, showing how exploitation and political corruption still taint the world, but in radically different forms. Since its own birth in 2004, Rebirth of a Nation, originally written for Kronos Quartet, has been performed around the world. In this outing, DJ Spooky will be joined by the Catalyst Quartet, an ensemble born…

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LECTURE POSTPONED! Christian Luczanits: “New Research on Alchi Monastery, Ladakh”

April 16 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: The monastic complex of Alchi Choskhor, Ladakh, is one of the most informative monuments for early Tibetan Buddhism, but it is also exceptional in many respects. New research over the past year revealed more of the religious background of the site and allowed for improving the interpretation of many of its murals. This talk will focus on some of the more exciting new interpretations, such as the function of the Dharmadhātu Mandala, the relationship of the Alchi murals to the Litany of…

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