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December 2020

Stanford Giving Tuesday 2020

December 1

We may be apart, but we can still be Stanford together. In a year like no other, those in the Stanford community have faced enormous challenges, like COVID-19  and an upended student experience. But we continue to work together, solve problems, and lift each other up. Save the date for Giving Tuesday on December 1, when you can join the Stanford community in helping students, faculty, health care workers, researchers, and everyone connected to Stanford working to make the world…

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Mapping the Heavens: Celestial Cartography from Ancient to Modern Times

December 4 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

In this online talk, Nick Kanas will explore the evolution of celestial cartography. People have observed the night sky since antiquity in an effort to predict celestial events and understand their place in the universe. Many cultures organized the stars into heavenly patterns that reflected issues important to them. In ancient Greece, the stars were placed in constellations that were viewed as allegorical representations of classical Greek heroes, heroines, and monsters. These images formed the backbone of the cosmological and…

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First Friday: For Stanford Students

December 4 8:00 pm - 10:00 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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The Digital Dilemma in the Time of COVID

December 8 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

This is episode 11 in the CASBS series Social Science for a World in Crisis. Learn more about the series here. Stanford’s Human Screenome Project is a co-sponsor of this event. Panelists: Nilam Ram (Stanford), Byron Reeves (Stanford), Abby Smith Rumsey (CASBS board of directors), Maryanne Wolf (CASBS board of directors, UCLA).Moderator: John Markoff (Stanford) Digital technologies present a dilemma. They have become indispensable for learning skills, building knowledge, working, playing, and socially connecting. The COVID pandemic has accelerated our…

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Cultivating Healthy Self Esteem

December 11 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are often torn between –  ‘Who we aspire to be’ vs ‘who we actually are’.‘How others want to mold us’ vs ‘how we want to naturally grow’‘What makes us feel good about ourselves in the short-term’ vs ‘what makes us good in the long-term’ How can we resolve these tensions by cultivating a healthy sense of self-esteem? Discover a locus of self-worth that goes beyond our net worth. 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Mantra Meditation  7:30 pm – 9:00…

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Second Sunday at Home

December 13 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

December Second Sunday at Home: Celebrating with Color and Pattern Explore the art of Yinka Shonibare with greeting card and book cover making activities, as featured in the upcoming exhibition When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art. Join our Zoom session with hands-on art activities, interactive Q & A, art stories and more. You can register for the event here. Check back closer to the event for more information on the activity guide. You will also find…

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January 2021

Lou Henry Hoover, Stanford Class of 1898, and the Rights of Women [VIRTUAL EVENT]

January 26, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Speaker: Elena Danielson, Hoover Institution Archivist, Emerita While very aware of the obstacles she faced as a woman, Lou Henry succeeded in four careers beyond that of “First Lady”: writer, geologist, architect, and philanthropist. She adroitly used her management skills to promote and expand the Girl Scouts, a non-controversial fit as “First Lady” but with a lasting national impact on the welfare of women.

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February 2021

Second Sunday at Home

February 14, 2021 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

The Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection offer family-friendly art activities every Second Sunday of the month! Join our Zoom session with hands-on art activities, interactive Q & A, art stories and more. Check back closer to the event for more information on the theme of the month and the activity guide. https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home#SecondSunday You can register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-sunday-family-art-making-tickets-125549218091 The session will also be streamed via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cantorarts). You can watch past editions of Second…

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March 2021

Second Sunday at Home

March 14, 2021 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

The Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection offer family-friendly art activities every Second Sunday of the month! Join our Zoom session with hands-on art activities, interactive Q & A, art stories and more. Check back closer to the event for more information on the theme of the month and the activity guide. https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home#SecondSunday You can register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-sunday-family-art-making-tickets-125549218091 The session will also be streamed via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cantorarts. You can watch past editions of Second…

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April 2021

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

April 14, 2021 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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