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September 2020

SCBE Seminar: Keith Wailoo, The Ethical Predicament of Genetic Innovation

September 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Keith Wailoo, PhD is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs. He is jointly appointed in the Department of History and in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He is former Vice Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs, former Chair of History, and current President of the American Association for the History of Medicine (2020-2022). His research straddles history and health policy, touching on drugs and drug policy, on the politics of race…

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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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“Orchestra Online” with guest speakers the St. Lawrence String Quartet

September 29 4:30 pm - 5:50 pm

This week, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will be the featured guest speakers for Professor Paul Phillips’s Fall 2020 class on orchestral music, “Orchestra Online,” viewable on Zoom. | RSVP required for non-Stanford attendees. The St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford’s ensemble-in-residence, teaches students privately and directs the Chamber Music program at the Department of Music, as well as engaging in collaborations across campus and in the community. Stanford faculty Geoff Nuttall (violin), Owen Dalby (violin), Lesley Robertson (viola), and Christopher Costanza…

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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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CBD 2020: Renewing Resilience & Respect: Contemplative Skills for Personal and National Well-being

September 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Impermanence, uncertainty and change are abundantly apparent right now. Contemplative practices build our capacity to engage with these realities with resilience, respect, and compassion. The pandemic, economic strife, racial upheaval, and the polarized political process illuminate immortality, disparities, inequalities, and immorality. The salience of these challenging issues offers the opportunity to no longer distract ourselves from engaging with what has been with us all along, but now can no longer be ignored. Contemplative practices (CP) cultivate the capacity to wholeheartedly…

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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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Materia: Money & War

October 1 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

We are thrilled to announce that materia’s sixth year will kick off on October 1, 2020 with a discussion on Money & War led by PhD Candidates Colin Drumm (History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz) and Harleen Kaur Bagga (Art History, Stanford). Colin and Harleen have shared the following descriptions of their brief talks:  Colin Drumm (History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz)“Sovereign Servility”This talk will discuss monetary politics and the limitations of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). The discussion will be…

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Paradoxes and illusions: an evening about innovative and disruptive concepts of art

October 1 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rebecca Rutstein (Interdisciplinary Artist) will present her art based on science. Blanca Bercial (Artist, Curator, Critic) will discuss “The Paradox of Silence within a Social and Artistic Framework” Alexa Meade (Visual Artist) will present her illusionistic art. See www.lasertalks.com for more details. Rebecca Rutstein, a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans painting, sculpture, interactive installation and public art, creates work at the intersection of art, science and technology. She has garnered recent attention for her latest public art project, a prominent…

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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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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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Books at the Center: What We Talk About When We Talk About Books

October 2 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Published in August 2019, What We Talk About When We Talk About Books challenges the alarmists of our mass-mediated age, concerned that the sun has set on the age of the printed book. Price argues that no such golden age of reading ever existed, that the present has no monopoly on distractibility, and that the experience of focused reading has always been highly contextual: shaped by readers’ ideas of what it means to read, and so profoundly informed by their relationship to…

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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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“Black Music Revealed” with guest speaker Dr. Rosephanye Dunn-Powell

October 2 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“Black Music Revealed: Black composers, performers, and themes from the 18th century to the present,” a Fall 2020 seminar presented by Professor Paul Phillips, welcomes guest lecturer Dr. Rosephanye Dunn-Powell, professor, Auburn University. Her talk, viewable on Zoom (RSVP required for non-Stanford attendees), will primarily focus on African-American spirituals, of which she is one of the world’s leading experts. Dr. Dunn-Powell has been hailed as one of America’s premier women composers of choral music. She has an impressive catalogue of works…

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FIRST FRIDAYS COCKTAIL HOUR: Whetting our Appetite for the Future of Cinema

October 2 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pratibha’s independent work has been supported and recognized by the NEA, Sundance Institute, Fork Films, ITVS and featured at international films festivals including Flaherty, Berlin Film Festival, London International Film Festival, Outfest, Frameline. She is a recipient of life time achievement awards including the Frameline Award (US) & the Icon Award (UK) Pratibha is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, a member of the Directors’ Guild of America and a Sundance Alumni.

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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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