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May 2018

Constantin Basica: DMA Final Project Presentation

May 29 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Title: Symbiotic Encounters between Performers and MediaAbstract: In my recent works, I have been exploring different ways of engaging performers and media—specifically video—into mutually beneficial interrelations on stage. Whether direct or indirect, literal or metaphorical, the connections between performers and digital entities have both generated and been engendered by musical and narrative structures. In this presentation, I will talk about such interrelations and their impact on concept and form in two large-scale compositions that constitute my DMA Final Project: Knot an Opera! (2016) for…

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J. Fred Weintz and Rosemary Weintz Art Lecture Series | Carrie Lambert-Beatty

May 29 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Contemporary Art and Ecologies of Knowledge This talk will track recent voyages by two artists, one trekking the Arctic Circle and one sailing the Antarctic coast. In the context of climate change, we’d expect artistic polar explorers to generate evidence of environmental crisis. Instead, they made works that on complexity and seed doubt. What is the role of parafiction—art in which fiction is encountered as fact—in the culture of climate change? What is its responsibility in today’s post-truth condition (or…

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#ME TOO: A Conversation with Tarana Burke

May 29 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Institute for Diversity in the Arts invites you to a special evening exploring the arts and social justice Tuesday May 29, 2018 #metoo: An evening with Tarana Burke Cubberley Auditorium 6pm-7:30pm Open to the public Tarana Burke is an African American civil rights activist, who In 2006 began using the phrase “Me Too”, to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society.  The phrase has since developed into a broader movement, following the 2017 use of…

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Art + Community: Conversations on Sustainability

May 30 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This week we will think about sustainability and what it means for ourselves, our justice movements, and our planet. A-lan Holt, Associate Director, Institute for Diversity in the Arts will moderate a conversation with Donte Clark (poet and community activist, actor The North Pole Webseries). The North Pole is a political comedy web series about three best friends born and raised in North Oakland, CA, who struggle to stay rooted as their neighborhood becomes a hostile environment. Across seven outrageous episodes, Nina,…

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Windhover Tour led by Joe Oliveira

May 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special Windhover tour to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of the poem “The Windhover” by Gerard Manley Hopkins. 100 years ago, a poetic world in the throes of modernism was introduced to a thrilling new voice that had remained almost unknown for thirty years. With the first publication of Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, literature would never be the same. Hopkins’ poem “The Windhover,” was a part of this publication and would eventually inspire…

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Robert Daniel DeCaroli: “Snakes and the Rain: Nāga Imagery, Water Management, and Buddhist Rainmaking Rituals in Early South Asia”

May 31 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: When considering the water-related challenges that confronted the monks and architects involved with rock-cut monasteries, it becomes apparent that the veneration of nāgas complimented methods of hydraulic engineering designed to regulate the flow of water at the sites. The highly visible nature of this arrangement helps to explain the emergence of ritual texts, primarily dating to after the fourth century CE, in which Buddhist ritualists adopt the role of rainmakers. The ritualists invariably invoke a special relationship with the…

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The Rhetoric of Intertexuality and Doubtful Authority

May 31 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Diana Darab is the director of policy at Health Research for Action at the University of California, Berkeley. She wrote Moments and Memories,  a collection of bilingual poetry in English and Farsi. With an eye on Jacques Derrida’s philosophy of language, this lecture traces relations of contrasts and the possibilities of semantic and syntactic combinations in three texts: William Faulkner’s “The Sound and the Fury,” Houshang Golshiri’s “Shazdeh Ehtejab,” and Alain Robbe-Grillet’s “Topology of a Phantom City.” Part of the Stanford…

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On the Record: Anderson Artists and the LP Era featuring Loren Schoenberg, founding Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem

May 31 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Loren Schoenberg returns for another installment of his series of talks on Jazz and post-war American Art. Take a look at the visual identity associated with jazz on album covers from the 1950s!

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On the Record: Anderson Artists and the LP Era featuring Loren Schoenberg, founding Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem

May 31 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Loren Schoenberg returns for another installment of his series of talks on Jazz and post-war American Art. Take a look at the visual identity associated with jazz on album covers from the 1950s!

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June 2018

EXHIBIT OPENING: Our Dark Materials: Rediscovering an Egyptian Collection

June 1 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student curators discuss their work creating the archaeology exhibit Our Dark Materials: Rediscovering an Egyptian Collection. New examination of a forgotten collection provides insight into experiences of ordinary Egyptians in daily life and death. It features original artifacts collected by the Stanford family and others around the turn of the 20th century. Welcome & Curator Talks 3-4:30 PMExhibit Open until 5:30 PM

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Stories of Exile, Reckoning, and Hope: A Reading by Ruta Sepetys, Julija Sukys, and Inara Verzemnieks

June 3 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This open-air celebration of literature will feature three prominent writers who have explored themes of Baltic exile, reckoning, and hope in their work. Ruta Sepetys is the author of the riveting novel Between Shades of Gray, which deals with one Lithuanian family’s harrowing journey to Siberia and their daily struggle for survival in a labor camp. Julija Šukys uses letters, documents, and oral histories to weave together a compelling portrait of her Lithuanian grandparents in Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and…

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Time and Again: Patterns of Repetition in the Political Language of 20th-Century Germany

June 5 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Throughout the 20th-century and to this day, notions of ‘process’ (Prozessbegriffe) such as modernization or globalization, rationalization or digitization, have been prominent and popular forms of conceptualizing temporal change. Since they were largely unknown in the 19th century, they point to a particular, deep seated structure of 20th century’s historical self-reflection and political language. Especially in Germany, thinking history – in one way or another – as a social, natural or technological ‘process’ has played a persistent role in various…

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Picasso’s Antiquity: Greek Tragedy and the Visual Archaeology of Guernica | Francisco Prado-Vilar

June 6 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

During the spring of 1937, as Picasso worked tirelessly on Guernica at his Parisian studio, conjuring up images of despair, destruction and fratricidal violence to capture the tragedy of the Spanish Civil War, the basement of the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid had become a bunker where many of the artworks he had long admired were being stored away to keep them safe from the bombings. Among them was a Roman sarcophagus decorated with a Greek family tragedy, which unfolds…

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Copy of Architecture & Landscape – Spring Lecture Series

June 7 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The University Architect / Campus Planning and Design Office sponsors a spring lecture series in architecture and landscape architecture. The purpose of the series is to bring together community enthusiasts, students and staff from across different disciplines to hear the latest innovations in building and design. The lectures provide the Bay Area architectural and design communities an opportunity to hear nationally and internationally renowned experts in the field. The lectures are free of charge and open to the public.

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St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow: Unraveling Its Mysteries

June 7 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

When Churchill famously described Russia as a “riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” he might equally have been referring to St. Basil’s Cathedral. Standing at one end of Red (or “Beautiful”) Square in Moscow, just outside the Italian-built walls of the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral fairly shouts its uniqueness: a cacophony of ten domes of varying heights and textures, no two domes alike; like the Kremlin walls built of red brick, but covered with a dazzling display of…

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The J. Sanford and Vinie Miller Distinguished Lecture Series: Artist Zheng Chongbin

June 14 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Zheng Chongbin discusses the foundation of his art practice and the new paths he’s forging in ink. Presented in conjunction the exhibition 墨境 Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang. IMAGE: Zheng Chongbin 鄭重賓 (China, b. 1961), Chimeric Landscape, 2015. Multi-media installation. Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang

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Film Screening: Waiting for Kiarostami

June 28 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Inspired by a true story, “Waiting for Kiarostami” focuses on the life of a medical student (Dorsa) at Ningbo University in China who has to choose between her father’s wish for her to become a doctor, and her own passion to become a singer and an actress while the director Abbas Kiarostami wants her for his latest film in China. The film has received six awards from the Five Continents International Film Festival. The film is directed by the award-winning…

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July 2018

The J. Sanford and Vinie Miller Distinguished Lecture Series: Artist Li Huayi

July 19 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Li Huayi in conversation with Michael Knight, consulting curator of the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Collection, introduces his unique approach to ink.  Presented in conjunction the exhibition 墨境 Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang. IMAGE: Li Huayi 李華弌 (China, b. 1948), 龍潛山脉 Dragons Hidden in Mountain Ridge, 2008. Ink on paper. Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang

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I Will Survive: Profiles in Courage

July 26 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Pegasus Physician Writers will honor Rebecca Hall for her many contributions with a number of special readings curated by founding member Dr. Audrey Shafer. 

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I Will Survive: Profiles in Courage

July 26 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Pegasus Physician Writers will honor Rebecca Hall for her many contributions with a number of special readings curated by founding member Dr. Audrey Shafer. 

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October 2018

2018 Contemplation by Design Summit: Oct 30 – Nov 8

October 30 12:00 am

SAVE THE DATES Free events will be offered Oct. 30 – Nov. 8, 2018 to further balance, tranquility, resilience, and creative excellence. CBD Summit participants will have the opportunity to take a break from their high-level output of productivity and innovation in order to rest and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full 2018 Summit schedule is posted in September at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit.php

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CBD 2018: Carillon Concert and Community-wide Contemplative Pause

October 31 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE – Carillon Concert and Quiet Contemplation – Wednesday, October 31. The Hoover carillon bells ring again this year to signal the university’s commitment to emotional well-being. All members of the Stanford community are encouraged to pause, reflect and take time to unwind. Gather in Dorhmann Grove, the Oval Ear and/or Meyer Green Lawn to share the concert and contemplative pause together as a community. You may also enjoy the experience by pausing wherever you are on or off…

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November 2018

CBD 2018: Keynote with Roshi Joan Halifax – Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet

November 1 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets for this Contemplation By Design keynote event will be available in September along with tickets to all other Contemplation By Design Summit sessions. Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her Ph.D. in medical anthropology in 1973 while teaching at the University of Miami Medical School. She has lectured on the subject…

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CBD 2018: Guided Meditation and Quiet Reflection

November 1 9:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Join us for meditation and reflective discussion after Roshi Joan Halifax’s talk at Memorial Church, led by Carole Pertofsky and Andrew Todhunter, two community leaders in contemplative practice at Stanford. Carole is Director of Wellness and Health Promotion student Services at Stanford University, where she teaches courses about the science and art of happiness, emotional intelligence, resilience and well-being. Carole is a national speaker, professional consultant, leadership and wellness coach, and seminar leader. When she isn’t teaching, coaching, or speaking,…

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CBD 2018: Presence Under Pressure – The Playful Gift of the Improviser’s Mindset

November 2 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Instructor: Dan Klein

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