featured events for january 2012


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Driven: A Car Culture Film Series

Ongoing from January 9, 2012 through June 7, 2012. See details for exact dates and times.
Cubberley Auditorium



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Walking Tour of the Stanford University Medical Center Architecture

Ongoing from May 11, 2011 through June 13, 2012. See details for exact dates and times.
Meets in front of the fountain outside main entrance of Stanford Hospital



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Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

Wednesday, January 11, 2012.  7:30 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education


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Spirituality, Service and Social Change Fellowship Information Session

Thursday, January 12, 2012.  12:00 PM.
CIRCLE Common Room (Old Union, 3rd Floor)


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Emerging Land Issues in African Agriculture: Impacts on poverty reduction and food policy

Thursday, January 12, 2012.  3:30 PM.
Bechtel Conference Room, Encina Hall, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies


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Restoring American Prosperity: A C-SPAN broadcast led by Tavis Smiley

Thursday, January 12, 2012.  3:30 PM.
Stanford Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS), 30 Alta Road, 1st Floor Conference Room


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CCNE Nano-Bio Seminar Series

Thursday, January 12, 2012.  5:30 PM.
Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Building


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President Obama's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge Retreat

Thursday, January 12, 2012.  6:00 PM.
CIRCLE Common Room, Old Union 3rd floor


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Ethics and War: Lawrence Wright (author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11)

Thursday, January 12, 2012.  07:00 PM.
Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall, Knight Management Center, Stanford, CA 94305, USA


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Hunting with Birds of Prey in Kyrgyzstan

Thursday, January 12, 2012.  7:30 PM.
Building 200 - Room 303, Main Quad


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Animal Flight Dynamics, Stability and Maneuverability

Friday, January 13, 2012.  12:00 PM.
Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey Boatworks Lecture Hall, Pacific Grove


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Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Celebration

Friday, January 13, 2012.  3:00 PM.
Oak Room and Lounge, 2nd Floor of Tresidder Union, 459 Lagunita Drive


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"The Harvard Buddha Hand"

Friday, January 13, 2012.  5:30 PM.
Building 70, Room 72A1


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FLiCKS Weekly Screening: "Cowboys & Aliens"

Friday, January 13, 2012.  8:00 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium


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Understanding Buddhist Art: Meaning and Materiality in Japanese Buddhist Sculpture

Saturday, January 14, 2012.  1:00 PM.
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building


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Saturday Tour: Contemporary Art

Ongoing from January 14, 2012 through March 9, 2013. See details for exact dates and times.
Cantor Arts Center, just off Palm Drive, at Museum Way and Lomita Drive


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The Tinctoris Five: Sumptuous Polyphony from the Fifteenth Century

Saturday, January 14, 2012.  8:00 PM.
Stanford Memorial Church


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Sunday Tour: Outdoor Sculpture Around the Cantor Arts Center

Ongoing from December 18, 2011 through December 15, 2013. See details for exact dates and times.
In front of the Cantor Arts Center


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Sunday Tour: Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden

Ongoing from December 18, 2011 through December 15, 2013. See details for exact dates and times.
Meet at the corner of the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden, at Santa Teresa & Lomita Drive.


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Self Help Book Club (1st Year MFA Exhibition) - Opening

Ongoing from January 17, 2012 through February 26, 2012. See details for exact dates and times.
Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery


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Finnish Lessons: Lecture and Book Signing with Pasi Sahlberg

Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  12:00 PM.
The Center for Educational Research at Stanford (CERAS) 100B located on the bottom floor.


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Cherríe Moraga's “A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness”

Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  4:00 PM.
TBD, Stanford University




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New Approaches in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  4:15 PM.
Hewlett Teaching Center Rm. 201


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School to Prison Pipeline & the Achievement of Black Boys: Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  4:15 PM.
Building 370 Room 370


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Wallace Stevens as an American Poet

Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  6:00 PM.
Stanford Humanities Center- Levinthal Hall 424 Santa Teresa Street


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SImps presents...Immediate Gratification Players!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  9:00 PM.
Roble Dorm Theater


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Territorializing Ethnicity in Kenya and Ethiopia

Wednesday, January 18, 2012.  12:00 PM.
Encina Hall West, Room 202


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Martin Luther King Luncheon: Reflections on Servant Leadership

Wednesday, January 18, 2012.  12:00 PM.
Oak Lounge, Tresidder Memorial Union


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Roundtable on the topic of "The Philosophy of Music"

Wednesday, January 18, 2012.  5:15 PM.
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460), Terrace Room


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Woods Environmental Forum with Gregory Characklis

Thursday, January 19, 2012.  3:30 PM.
Bechtel Conference Room, Y2E2 Room 299


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An Interdisciplinary Tour of the Human Condition in Three Stages - Life

Thursday, January 19, 2012.  7:00 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education


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Ethics@noon: "My Life as a Public Intellectual: Some Reflections" / Jack Rakove (History and Political Science)

Friday, January 20, 2012.  12:00 PM.
Bldg. 110, Room 112 (main quad) Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA


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End-Permian Mass Extinction in the Oceans: An Ancient Analog for the 21st Century and Beyond?

Friday, January 20, 2012.  12:00 PM.
Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey Boatworks Lecture Hall, Pacific Grove


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100 Plus - The Coming Age of Extreme Longevity, with Author Sonia Arrison

Friday, January 20, 2012.  5:00 PM.
Room G101, Gunn Building, Knight Management Center, 635 Knight Way


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The Stanford Savoyards present Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" (inspired by Joss Whedon's Firefly)

Ongoing from January 20, 2012 through January 28, 2012. See details for exact dates and times.
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford CA 94305


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FLiCKS Weekly Screening: "Moneyball"

Friday, January 20, 2012.  8:00 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium


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Ruth K. Franklin Symposium on the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

Saturday, January 21, 2012.  9:30 AM.
Cantor Arts Center Auditorium


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An evening of classical music at Stanford

Saturday, January 21, 2012.  7:00 PM.
Campbell Recital Hall Braun Music Center


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John Dornenburg, viola da gamba, & Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord

Saturday, January 21, 2012.  8:00 PM.
Stanford Memorial Church


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CANCELLED - Europe at The Cross Road - Ending or Finalizing the EMU

Monday, January 23, 2012.  12:00 PM.
CISAC Conference Room (C231) Encina Hall Central, 2nd floor


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American Qur'an

Monday, January 23, 2012.  6:00 PM.
Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall 424 Santa Teresa, Stanford


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FM Seminar Series - Clarence Rowley - Low-order Models for Control of Fluids

Tuesday, January 24, 2012.  4:00 PM.
Bldg. 300 Room 300


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Zooming out: Global structure in the Historical Record and the Human Genome

Tuesday, January 24, 2012.  4:15 PM.
Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 201


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Historical Narratives and the Construction of National Identities

Tuesday, January 24, 2012.  5:00 PM.
Stanford Humanities Center 424 Santa Teresa Street Levinthal Hall


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The Promise and Perils of a Balanced Budget Amendment

Tuesday, January 24, 2012.  6:00 PM.
Stanford Law Cafe, Stanford Law School


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Printing Solar Cells for Greener Energy - Professor Michael McGehee

Tuesday, January 24, 2012.  07:30 PM.
Panofsky Auditorium, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory - 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025


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WIS SEMINAR: "Women's Health and Human Rights: a Global Perspective"

Wednesday, January 25, 2012.  12:00 PM.
Panofsky Auditorium, SLAC, 2575 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025


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DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar: Alexander Osterwalder

Wednesday, January 25, 2012.  4:30 PM.
NVIDIA Auditorium, Huang Engineering Center


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Adapting to Dry Times: The Role of the Media in the Increasingly Arid West

Wednesday, January 25, 2012.  4:30 PM.
Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge Stanford University 291 Campus Drive West Stanford, CA


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Tanner Lectures on Human Values: Lecture I

Wednesday, January 25, 2012.  5:30 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University


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"The Education of Shelby Knox": Film Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, January 25, 2012.  7:00 PM.
Oak Room, Tresidder Memorial Union 459 Lagunita Drive Stanford


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"Panel Discussion, Congo: The Causes of Conflict"

Wednesday, January 25, 2012.  7:00 PM.
Toyon Lounge, Toyon Hall


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Jump In, the Water is Lovely!

Thursday, January 26, 2012.  12:00 PM.
Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall


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Ms.@40: A Panel Discussion with Feminist Editors, Journalists, and Bloggers

Thursday, January 26, 2012.  3:00 PM.
Levinthal Hall Stanford Humanities Center 424 Santa Teresa Street


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Stanford Woods Institute Environmental Forum with Andrew Hoffman

Thursday, January 26, 2012.  3:30 PM.
Bechtel Conference Room, Y2E2 Room 299


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Jean-Pierre Changeux : "Beauty in the brain: Towards a Neuroscience of Art"

Thursday, January 26, 2012.  4:00 PM.
CASBS Main Meeting Room 75 Alta Road Stanford, CA 94305


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Tanner Lectures on Human Values: Lecture II

Thursday, January 26, 2012.  5:30 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University


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Humanitarian Surgery in the Heart of Darkness with Sherry Wren MD, FACS

Thursday, January 26, 2012.  7:00 PM.
Stanford Blood Center 3373 Hillview Ave Palo Alto, CA 94304


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Ms.@40 and the Future of Feminism: Keynote Address by Gloria Steinem

Thursday, January 26, 2012.  7:30 PM.
CEMEX Auditorium Knight Management Center Stanford University 641 Knight Way


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Occupy Movement - Something Borrowed or Something New?

Thursday, January 26, 2012.  7:30 PM.
Black Community Services Center


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Tanner Discussion Seminar: John Cooper "Ancient Philosophies as Ways of Life"

Friday, January 27, 2012.  10:00 AM.
SIEPR Landau Economics Bldg, Room 134A, Stanford, CA 94305, USA


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Ethics@noon:"The Media and Mental Illness" / T. Christian Miller (Knight Fellow)

Friday, January 27, 2012.  12:00 PM.
Bldg 160, Room 124, Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305, USA; Note the change in location.


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Power Plays in the Evolution of Extreme Movements

Friday, January 27, 2012.  12:00 PM.
Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey Boatworks Lecture Hall, Pacific Grove


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Messages from the deep: What do marine mammals tell us about the health of the oceans?

Friday, January 27, 2012.  12:15 PM.
Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building, 473 Via Ortega, Room 111


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An Evening Concert with Hamed Nikpay

Friday, January 27, 2012.  8:00 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education


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FLiCKS Weekly Screening: "Contagion"

Friday, January 27, 2012.  8:00 PM.
Cemex Auditorium (GSB)


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Diavolo Dance Theater - Family Program

Saturday, January 28, 2012.  3:00 PM.
Memorial Auditorium


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Diavolo Dance Theater - Evening Program

Saturday, January 28, 2012.  8:00 PM.
Memorial Auditorium


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Charles Ferguson, guitar, and Guests

Saturday, January 28, 2012.  8:00 PM.
Dinkelspiel Auditorium


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Sundays with the St. Lawrence

Sunday, January 29, 2012.  2:30 PM.
Dinkelspiel Auditorium


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Karl W. Eikenberry, The 2012 Payne Distinguished Lecture, The Transition to Afghanistan Sovereignty: Assessing Progress and Identifying Challenges

Monday, January 30, 2012.  4:30 PM.
Bechtel Conference Center Encina Hall 616 Serra Street Stanford, CA 94305


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Why South Sudan Succeeded and Why Darfur Failed: Lessons About Activism

Monday, January 30, 2012.  5:30 PM.
Arrillaga Family Dining Commons' Study Room, Escondido Road, Stanford


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Ann Patchett Reading

Monday, January 30, 2012.  8:00 PM.
Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall, Knight Management Center



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Imaging Extrasolar Planets

Tuesday, January 31, 2012.  4:15 PM.
Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 201


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Kyrgyzstan (8 short documentaries)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012.  7:00 PM.
Building 200 (Lane History Corner), Room 030