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December 2021

Historiography of the Pacific War: Past Accomplishments and Future Challenges | Fanning the Flames

December 7 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives invites you to a special online symposium as part of the Fanning the Flames Speaker Series  Speakers Ronald Spector, professor in the Department of History,The George Washington University Jonathan Parshall, adjunct lecturer for the U.S. Naval War College independent scholar and author Richard B. Frank, US Army Vietnam veteran, retired attorney, independent scholar and author  Moderator  Yuma Totani, professor of Modern Japan, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa…

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January 2022

Healthy Living Registration Opens

January 5, 2022

Winter Healthy Living Registration Opens Choose from classes, apps and coaching packages on wellness topics like resiliency, nutrition, prevention and more. Healthy Living offerings are STAP/EA-approved and eligible BeWell and HealthySteps to Wellness incentives.

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Kyla Schuller: Counterhistories of Feminism

January 13, 2022 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a book talk with Rutgers University’s Kyla Schuller as part of the “Inside the Center” series, which highlights the writing and research of current and recent Humanities Center fellows.  As feminists rise up and flood the streets in the years since Trump’s election, the movement has simultaneously strengthened its own internal critique. A new term has bloomed in the grassroots: white feminism. But what exactly does it mean, and is it a new phenomenon? In this talk,…

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Let’s Try This Again – A Fresh Take on Healthy Eating for the New Year

January 18, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is the time of year when we make resolutions related to diet and exercise, but these new goals often fall short when we approach our resolutions with fad diets, internal and external weight bias, and unrealistic expectations of weight outcomes. Healthy eating does not have to be an overwhelming burden doomed to failure. With the right approach backed by scientific research, eating healthy is delicious, supports a healthy immune system, aligns with self-love, and is easier to adopt than…

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

January 19, 2022 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join us for an in-gallery talk about the Cantor’s new special exhibition, Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor, led by curator Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell. Please note that in order to maintain social distancing, capacity for the tour is limited to 15 people on a first come, first served basis.  We remind you that free all-day reservations are required for every visitor, including members and Stanford students, staff, and faculty. Please visit the Cantor’s Eventbrite…

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Gentle Reset – Embracing New Beginnings

January 20, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Our challenges do not disappear with the turn of a calendar, yet something about this time of year inspires a reset. How can we embrace the new beginning of a year while honoring the continued reality of our circumstances? This noontime webinar introduces principles of mindfulness and self-compassion as tools for meeting the moment. Through contemplative practice and reflective exercises, we begin to see clearly where we are and identify where we want to be. We set intentions based in…

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Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in Urban India

January 20, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in Urban India, by Professor Jisha Menon, Associate Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and, by courtesy, of Comparative Literature at Stanford University, follows a postcolonial city as it transforms into a bustling global metropolis after the liberalization of the Indian economy. Taking the once idyllic “garden city” of Bangalore in southern India as its point of departure, the book explores how artists across India and beyond foreground neoliberalism as a “structure of feeling” permeating aesthetics,…

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Virtual Author Talk: Traci Bliss on “Big Basin Redwood Forest”

January 20, 2022 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The epic saga of Big Basin began in the late 1800s when the surrounding communities saw their once “inexhaustible” redwood forests vanishing. Expanding railways demanded timber as they crisscrossed the nation, but the more redwoods that fell to the woodman’s axe, the greater the effects on the local climate. California’s groundbreaking environmental movement attracted individuals from every walk of life. From the adopted son of a robber baron to a bohemian woman winemaker to a Jesuit priest, resilient campaigners produced…

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), January 20 – March 10

January 20, 2022 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has long been considered the gold standard in stress reduction practices due to its documented success rate. Since 1979, more than 600 studies demonstrate the efficacy of combining mindfulness practice with gentle yoga and breath-based meditation to create this powerful evidence-based program. Join us for this 8-week online engagement class to develop your innate resources and abilities to respond effectively to stress, pain, and illness. The in-depth curriculum includes seven mindfulness practices and guided recordings,…

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Vision Board and Creative Intentions, January 21 – 28

January 21, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The New Year is a perfect time to get clear on what it is we want to create in our lives and in the world. One way to do this is with a vision board – a creative process of visualizing your intentions for growth using pictures, images, quotes, and affirmations. The power of visual intention has helped many people manifest their goals by keeping them vibrantly alive in a picture form. What we put our attention on grows, and taking…

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Mindful Eating – Shift Your Relationship with Food by Eating with Intent, January 25 – February 15

January 25, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Mindful Eating is an awareness practice that helps you choose nutritious foods and manage your weight by learning to recognize and respect the hunger and satisfaction cues emanating from the body, not the mind. In this 4-week online class, we will practice mindful eating together, and you will receive information about how to choose food that is both pleasing and nourishing, how to feel satisfied after meals, and how mindful eating, once internalized, can shift your relationship with food forever.…

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Digital Humanities Public Lecture: Building the Global Medieval Sourcebook

January 25, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

How did medieval people think about love, death, and their own place in history? What did they think was funny? These are some of the questions explored by our project, which brings together stories, poems, jokes and other texts from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Americas. In this lecture, we introduce texts that have never been translated into English before. We also talk about how new technologies can be harnessed to bring research to new audiences,…

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Maximize Your Motivation

January 26, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Most of us want to live healthier lives, and information abounds on how to eat healthy, start an exercise program, and get better sleep. And yet despite good intentions, many of us struggle to achieve our health and well-being goals. In this noontime webinar, we will draw upon a combination of articles, books, and behavior science research to identify the factors that can stand in the way of our wellness goals and learn evidence-based strategies to create healthy lifestyle changes…

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Weight Management – Starting the Journey, January 26 – March 2

January 26, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This 6-week online engagement program will help you take the first steps in the process of changing life-long habits related to nutrition, physical activity, weight management, and stress management. Through setting and implementing small goals around lifestyle practices, you will begin to see sustainable improvements in your health, enjoy improved interpersonal relationships, and experience increased effectiveness at work. Each class will consist of individual health behavior goal setting, group discussion, and activities. All interested individuals are required to engage in…

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Science-Based Strategies to Support Your Immune System

January 27, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The immune system is a marvelously complex set of organs, cells, and chemicals that fight microbes every day. While there are many products, plans, and pills on the market claiming to boost the immune system, how can you know which remedies and lifestyle choices truly make a difference? In this noontime webinar, you will learn how to keep your immune system healthy based on scientific evidence, not just blogs or urban legend. Understand how the immune system changes as we…

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Shut the Back Door: Immigration Control and the Rise of the Carceral State, 1929-Now

January 27, 2022 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kelly Kelly Lytle Hernandez University of California, Los Angeles and Million Dollar Hoods In 1929, the United States Congress made it a crime to enter the United States without inspection. The law’s target was Mexican immigrants. Since then, hundreds of thousands of Mexican citizens have been imprisoned in the United States on this charge. Today, unlawful entry after deportation is the lead charge sending people to federal prison in the United States.  This talk will explore the passage of the 1929 legislation…

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Loving Your Body While Striving for Change

January 31, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Each day we can find inspiration calling us both to love and accept our body as it is and also to strive to make changes to be our best self. How can we embrace both of these empowering messages – without making ourselves crazy? In this noontime webinar, you will learn how to call on your drive and discipline for positive change while also being compassionate and accepting of how things are in the present moment. We will explore how…

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February 2022

Compassion as Emotional Weightlifting – How and When to Put the Bar Down

February 1, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

It is natural to want to help someone who is suffering, but sometimes we may struggle as we try to support others through difficulties, grief, and trauma. This can be especially true for caregivers. How can we be there for others without internalizing their suffering and allowing it to harm us? Please join us in this online session to share strategies for proper and sustainable emotional “heavy-lifting” as well as when and how to take breaks and shift our attention…

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Simple Steps to Improve Your Comfort at Work

February 2, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Whether working on campus, at home, or at the local coffee shop, it is important to set up your computer workstation to allow for neutral postures and take adequate rest breaks. The cumulative effect of doing computer-related tasks whether using a desktop, laptop, cell phone, or tablet may increase the risk of chronic neck, shoulder, and back injuries as well as repetitive stress injuries of the hands and wrists. If you want to learn how to prevent work related aches,…

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David Treuer Reading, part of the Lane Lecture Series

February 2, 2022 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

David Treuer Part of the Lane Lecture Series. Registration and Stanford ID required. Masks will be required. Bestselling author David Treuer is Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, three Minnesota Book Awards, and fellowships from the NEH, Bush Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. His book, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, was a 2019 finalist for both the National Book Award and Carnegie Medal.…

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David Treuer Colloquium, part of the Lane Lecture Series

February 3, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

David Treuer Part of the Lane Lecture Series. Registration and Stanford ID required. Masks will be required. Bestselling author David Treuer is Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, three Minnesota Book Awards, and fellowships from the NEH, Bush Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. His book, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, was a 2019 finalist for both the National Book Award and Carnegie Medal.…

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A Comprehensive Approach to High Blood Pressure – It’s About More than Drugs

February 3, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects nearly half of American adults. If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to many adverse health effects, including heart attack, kidney disease, and stroke. Because the symptoms of high blood pressure are hard to detect, it is sometimes called the “silent killer.”  In this free noontime webinar, you will learn about the evolving definition of what constitutes high blood pressure and explore non-drug strategies that can be combined with medications to…

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Breathing for Improved Health and Well-Being

February 4, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The simple act of breathing is something we all do every day, yet most of us give it little to no thought. Both ancient wisdom and modern research indicate that breathing is much more than simply delivering oxygen to the body; how we breathe can have profound effects on our mind, body, and spirit. In this noontime webinar, we will discuss the mind/body connection of breathing and learn how habitual breathing patterns and responses to stress can increase symptoms like…

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Eat Well for Life – Practical Tools to Increase Your Healthspan, February 4 – 18

February 4, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

It is quite apparent that our bodies change as we age – we can look in a mirror and notice that! However, it is less apparent what foods we should consume, and what we should avoid, to best support our changing bodies. In this three-part on-line class, you will learn the science of how the brain and body change as we age and the important role that nutrition plays in slowing down age-related decline and mitigating the risk of age-related…

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Why Calories Don’t Count – How We Got the Science of Weight Loss Wrong

February 7, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Calorie counting has become a pervasive part of the weight loss industry. As consumers, we encounter calories on our food labels and restaurant menus, and we often  treat these numbers as gospel, obsessively counting and cutting to reach some magical threshold. But what if there is more to the story than just a calorie? In this practical and entertaining webinar, you will learn how the science challenges this conventional model and why all calories are not created equal. We will…

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