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March 2021

Introduction to The Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL/OGR)

March 2 9:00 am - 11:30 am

The Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL/OGR) is an open-source translator library for working with geospatial data. GDAL/OGR contains a variety of useful command line utilities that can be easier or more efficient to use than standalone GIS software or rolling your own code. In this workshop you will learn how to use GDAL to: Inspect and query datasets Convert data between different formats Update and transform spatial reference systems (projections) Clip and subset data Create tile indexes and mosaics This…

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ArcGIS Online 101

March 5 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ArcGIS Online, a web-based alternative to desktop GIS software. This introductory session will focus upon the fundamental concepts and skills needed to begin using ArcGIS Online for the exploration and analysis of spatial data. You will learn to access and make use of the basic features of your Stanford ArcGIS Online account.  Topics will include: How Webmaps work The ArcGIS Online User Interface Uploading data to AGO Using Web Map services in AGO Simple Analysis using spatial allocation and joins…

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Arts+Tech Showcase

March 6 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI) and Stanford Arts for a two-day special public showcase event, featuring work and conversations with nine diverse Stanford artists, faculty, and practitioners working at the emerging intersections of Art and Technology. Moderated by Professors Michele Elam and Camille Utterback, this exciting public showcase explores the many ways in which art and technology are informing new and powerful ways to approach the other, as well as critical topics of our time– including representation, voice, wellness, community, power,…

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Indigenous peoples and the constitutional process in Chile

March 12 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Talk Title: Indigenous peoples and the constitutional process in Chile: challenges of the process and proposals for a new Political Constitution Chile is going through a historical process, where for the first time in its history a new Political Constitution will be defined with the participation of Indigenous Peoples, who have historically been excluded from political processes and spaces of power. However, this raises important challenges since Indigenous Peoples are looking to move the debate to the redistribution of political…

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March Second Sunday at Home: Build Your Own Migration Station

March 14 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

Our art-making activity is inspired by Do Ho Suh’s journey. His art is a visual expression of the feelings he experienced upon leaving his home in Korea and making new homes in different places around the world. Join us as we learn to build a birdhouse from everyday objects and express feelings about home and our connections to a place. During the artmaking process we will think about moving from home to a new place – much like migratory birds. …

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Healthy Living Registration Opens

March 16

Spring Healthy Living Registration Opens Today Engage in one-time webinars, online apps, coaching packages and intervative classes on a wide array of wellness topics. Healthy Living offerings are STAP/EA-approved and eligible for BeWell and HealthySteps to Wellness incentives.

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America’s Black-White Divide: Looking Back, Looking Around, Looking Forward

March 18 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

This is episode 13 in the CASBS series Social Science for a World in Crisis. Learn more about the series here. Panelists:Lawrence Bobo, CASBS fellow 1988-89, 2007-08Henry Louis Gates, Jr., CASBS fellow 2007-08Claude Steele, Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences, Emeritus, Stanford; CASBS fellow 1994-95, CASBS director 2005-09, CASBS faculty fellow 2019-21 ModeratorMargaret Levi, CASBS director; professor of political science, Stanford Should we regard the Trump years as akin to the fall of Reconstruction in the 19th Century? Is…

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Spring Break TEACH Symposium

March 22 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whether you’re teaching online for the first time in the spring or already have some online teaching under your belt, the TEACH Symposium offers you a place to refresh your ideas, problem-solve, and be inspired. Learn from peers, connect with campus experts, and get ready for any teaching modality. Come to one, come to all! Staff members, TAs, graduate students, etc. also have attended and found useful information in past sessions. All Stanford affiliates welcome.

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April 2021

April Finding and Using Maps Online Workshop

April 7 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open to the general public: on April 7, 2021, the David Rumsey Map Center is offering an online, live map-finding workshop over Zoom. We will walk participants through the different digital map resources available. We will share tips and tricks on searching and finding maps that are online with an emphasis on historical or rare maps. Please register using this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the workshop.

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CANCELED – Sea Sick: The Theatre Centre, written and performed by Alanna Mitchell

April 14 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This unique performance unites personal memoir, theatrical presentation, and a scientific deep dive. Mitchell, a science journalist whose research on human impacts on the ocean’s chemistry led to many unexpected adventures, has created a lecture-cum-performance that diagnoses the state of the seas.

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