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August 2021

Camera as Witness Presents documentary SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY

August 5 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camera as Witness Program – Stanford Arts Presents Summer series POWER OF EMPATHY  co-presented with Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute, Palo Alto Libraries, Santa Clara County, Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford Film Society and Stanford Medical School Medicine and the Muse Virtual event, screening and Zoom panel discussion with filmmakers, subjects of the film and experts moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera as Witness Stanford Arts Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival, UNAFF. SEED: THE…

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Pedro Lopes: Livestream from Chicago

August 6 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CCRMA Live presents a livestream concert with Pedro Lopes performing turntable percussion, cymbals, and modified needles in Chicago, IL. Pedro Lopes is a turntablist metamorphosed into a percussionist. When playing live, he deconstructs his instrument, the turntable, into a vehicle of a rapid, post-scratch, and post-jazz — a musical dialog of analog intonation and acoustic overtones.  In Pedro’s music, the needles do not merely amplify the vibrations stored in the grooves of the vinyl records. For him, the needles are microscopes that enable us…

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SGS Summer Film Festival: Cafe Transit

August 11 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This year the Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival will be held virtually. Join us from your home as we watch seven films from around the world that focus on the theme “Feeding your Soul.” The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies invites you to watch Cafe Transit from home at a time that works for your schedule, then join us on Zoom for a post-screening discussion with actress Fereshteh Sadreorafaei. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom information.…

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THOMAS SCHULTZ SUMMER PIANO SEMINAR: Thomas Schultz, solo recital

August 17 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Thomas Schultz performs a solo piano recital to launch this year’s Summer Piano Seminar. This program will include works by Bach/Busoni, Busoni, Na, and Rzewski. Athough Campbell Recital Hall is not open to the public at this time, this recital will be livestreamed. (A link to the livestream will be announced soon.)

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THOMAS SCHULTZ SUMMER PIANO SEMINAR: Seminar Participants Concerts

August 19 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Thomas Schultz Summer Piano Seminar presents three Participants Concerts in Campbell Recital Hall featuring students performing works they have studied during the seminar. Athough Campbell Recital Hall is not open to the public at this time, these concerts will be livestreamed for all who wish to see them. (Links to the livestreams will be announced soon.) Programs Thursday: Adrian Liu, Kevin Sun, and Roger Xia perform music of Chopin, Na, and Schubert Friday: Leslie Jin, David Lee, Lina Lee,…

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SGS Film Festival: Aamis – Q&A with director Bhaskar Hazarika

August 25 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On August 25th at 8:00pm Pacific (August 26th at 8:30am India) As part of the Stanford Global Studies Film Festival, the Center for South Asia will hold a virtual Q&A discussion around the 2019 Indian film, Aamis, with director Bhaskar Hazarika. The film received 5 film nominations, including at the Tribeca Film Festial and Mumbai Film Festival, and won Best Director and a Special Jury Award at Prag Cine Awards in 2021. Please watch the movie, available on Moviesaints, before…

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Fall TEACH Symposium

August 30 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Autumn TEACH Symposium will offer all new free, online workshops on how to prepare for the return to in person teaching. What experiences or lessons learned from online teaching might we take back with us? What strategies will help students and instructors reacclimate to learning in real life? How might courses incorporate hybrid elements to support learning goals, promote inclusivity, or prepare for the next disruption? How can we continue to build on the TEACH values framework? Staff members, TAs,…

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September 2021

Kate Manne: What is Gaslighting?

September 23 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a lecture by Cornell University’s Kate Manne as part of our series titled “All This Rising: The Humanities in the Next Ten Years,” which features ideas and methods that will mark new paths for the humanities. Gaslighting is often glossed as an interpersonal practice involving manipulating the victim into feeling “crazy.” In this talk, Professor Manne will moot various desiderata for an adequate account of gaslighting, and argue for a broader account of the phenomenon—and, ultimately, a definition of…

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

September 29 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigate issues of science and nature, identity and social conflict, art collecting, and history. 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-Sun, 11am – 5pm. CLOSED MON & TUES

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October 2021

Installation Ceremony for the COVID19 Remembrance Art

October 6 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

This fall, we warmly invite you to the installation ceremony for the COVID-19 Remembrance Art installation near the Angel of Grief statue. With special speakers: Dean Lloyd Minor and Provost Persis Drell with music by St. Lawrence String Quartet.   Event will follow the COVID19 protocol guidance at the time provided by Santa Clara County and Stanford University. More info to follow. 

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Dedication of the Renewal memorial installation

October 8 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for the dedication of the Renewal Memorial installation in recognition of the Anatomy and Willed Body Programs, at installation in the courtyard of the Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CSSR) Building at 269 Campus Drive. Renewal is comprised of 77 bricks salvaged from the rubble of the original Anatomy Building by Dr. Don Prolo (MD ’61). Designed by Lauren Toomer, a Stanford Alumnus and teacher of the Art and Anatomy class, the sculpture was inspired by the waveforms…

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2021 Thesis MFA Documentary Film Screening

October 9

Nine Thesis films by graduated students in the MFA program in Documentary Film.

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Contemplation By Design Summit, Oct. 25 -Nov. 2, 2021

October 25

FREE events will be offered October 25 – November 2, 2021, to further individual, community, and planetary health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good.   The 2021 Summit focuses on a contemplative approach to climate change and skills to cultivate healthy relationships among humans and earth systems through wise, compassionate, competent action. The intention of the Summit is to deepen awareness of the interconnectedness of all life and to cultivate skillful stewardship of our personal and planetary…

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CBD 2021: An Astronaut’s Perspective: Earth views inspiring us to care for our planet

October 25 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

As an astronaut, Steve Smith will reveal how his life journey to being able to travel really fast – Mach 25 or 25 times the speed of sound to be exact – also paradoxically, rendered sublime mindful realizations regarding the power of living with kindness toward oneself, toward others, and toward our planet.  His 3-decade effort to fulfill his childhood dream, mapped in several colorful childhood sketches of spaceship travel, included suffering a near-fatal 11-day illness as a 15 year-old that…

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CBD 2021: Contemplating Earth: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing with Sam Mickey

October 25 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

There is great diversity in how humans can relate to the vast panoply of beings composing the life, land, air, and water of Earth. This talk presents an integrative vision of different ways of being in the natural world and the different kinds of knowledge that they entail, such as the traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of Indigenous communities, the affective knowledge that comes with religious love and devotion, the scientific knowledge of a biologist or cosmologist, the aesthetic knowledge of someone listening to or…

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CBD 2021: Inner Transformation and Sustainability with Christine Wamsler

October 26 8:15 am - 9:00 am

Christine Wamsler, Professor of Sustainability Science at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies and director of the Contemplative Sustainable Futures Program will explore the topic of inner transformation from the perspective of sustainability. She will address questions including: What do we currently know about the interplay of inner transformation and sustainability? And what is needed for this interplay to move forward to reach the goals for sustainable development? Christine will illuminate the gap that exists between the current trends and…

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CBD 2021: Awakening Radical Compassion with Tara Brach

October 26 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The medicine our world calls for is compassion; we need to love ourselves and each other into healing.  While compassion arises naturally, the flowering of full, mature compassion—Radical Compassion—requires training. This talk focuses on the RAIN meditation, a four-step weave of mindfulness and self-compassion that brings healing to difficult emotions. RAIN is an acronym for a four-step process: recognize, allow, investigate, and nurture.  Beginning with befriending our inner life, we’ll explore widening the circles of compassion to include all living beings.   The session will include…

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CBD 2021: Weaving the Web of Meaning: Sustainable Flourishing Rooted in Recognizing Interrelatedness

October 26 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Our dominant worldview tells us we’re split between mind and body, separate from each other, and at odds with the natural world. This worldview has passed its expiration date: it’s based on a series of flawed assumptions that have been superseded by modern scientific findings. In this talk, based on themes from his new book, The Web of Meaning, author Jeremy Lent will discuss how another worldview is possible—recognizing our deep interrelatedness with all of life. Showing how modern scientific…

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CBD 2021: At the Center of All Things is Interdependence with Dekila Chungyalpa

October 27 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Over 85% of the world subscribes to a faith. Over half of the schools worldwide are run by faith institutions. Collectively, faiths are the 3rd largest category of financial investors. And yet, for the most part, they are not recognized as a stakeholder group by mainstream environmental and climate movements, let alone as a crucially important one that could change the trajectory we are on today. Over the last 12 years, Dekila Chungyalpa has worked with a diverse group of…

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CBD 2021: Quaker Values and the Quaker Contemplative Practice of Silent Worship with Steve Curwood

October 27 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Steve Curwood, host and executive producer of Living on Earth, will talk about the role of his Quaker upbringing in creating and sustaining his dedication to environmental journalism for 30 years. His award-winning weekly environmental news and information program is broadcast and distributed by more than 250 public radio stations. In this keynote address, Steve will Illuminate the Quaker values that are fundamental to how he approaches his work and his life. He will describe ways in which those values…

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CBD 2021: Valuing Nature in Personal Practice and Societal Transformation with Gretchen C. Daily

October 28 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An awakening is underway, to the values of nature and the risks and devastating costs of its loss. Stanford Professor Gretchen Daily will describe new science to quantify nature’s benefits to people and integrate them into decision-making – in planning, policy, finance, and practice. Gretchen will relate the arc of advances in science, in understanding nature’s contributions to a range of benefits from crop pollination and coastal climate resilience to mental health in cities. Through stories, she’ll describe the innovation…

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CBD 2021:Compassion, Gratitude, Awe:Self-transcendent Emotions for Collective & Planetary Well-being

October 29 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this talk Professor Dacher Keltner will present the latest science of self-transcendent emotions, including compassion, gratitude, and awe. He will discuss the place of self-transcendent emotions in biological and cultural evolution. Prof. Keltner will focus on how they shift the self from narrow concerns about rewards and desires, to prosocial tendencies, including toward the environment, and a sense of being part of something larger than the self.  He will conclude with a consideration of secular practices to cultivate such…

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CBD 2021: Your Mind on Awe with Florence Williams

October 29 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Research has shown that spending time in nature can make you not only happier but kinder, more compassionate and more purpose-driven. In this talk, science journalist Florence Williams will unpack the new science of awe, explaining how experiencing it gives us perspective, makes us feel part of something larger, and provides windows of opportunity for meaningful change. Florence Williams is a journalist, author, and podcaster. Her most recent book, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative,…

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CBD 2021: Contemplative Innovation—Designing Technology in the Era of Distraction with Ruchika Sikri

October 29 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Explore the potential of “good-for-humans technology” that is designed to support connection with oneself, nature, and the Cosmos. Ms. Sikri will illuminate how technology that cultivates introspection, empathy, social connections, and compassion can uplift humanity and be good for the planet. Problems of technology, such as the ones featured in the 2020 documentary “The Social Dilemma”  and described as “an existential threat to humanity,” have prompted recent rigorous efforts to turn the tide of technology. New endeavors seek to stop…

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CBD2021: Attuning to the Web of Meaning: An Introduction to the Practice of Liology with Jeremy Lent

October 30 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Following Jeremy Lent’s talk on Tuesday, Oct. 26 on the themes of his new book, The Web of Meaning, this workshop explores an integrative framework that attunes to the meaning that arises from our intrinsic connectedness within ourselves, with each other, and with the natural world. Liology (pronounced lee‐ology) comes from the Chinese word li that means “the organizing principles.” This interactive workshop introduces Liology as an embodied investigation into the organizing principles of the dynamic patterns that make up…

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