featured events for may 2010


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The Eye of the Beholder: Honoring Ruth and Robert Halperin
Ongoing every day from March 17, 2010 through May 30, 2010.  11:00 AM.
Cantor Arts Center, just off Palm Drive, at Museum Way and Lomita Drive
Open Wed-Sun 11am - 5pm, Thursdays until 8pm; admission is free. CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY.
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30th Annual Stanford Lu'au
Saturday, May 1, 2010.  12:30 PM.
White Plaza near the Claw Fountain, between the Clubhouse and the Bookstore on the Stanford Campus
The show is free. Food is $5.00 for students and $10 for non-students.
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Understanding Buddhist Art: The Thai Buddhist Temple
Saturday, May 1, 2010.  1:00 PM.
History Corner (Bldg. 200), Room 002
Free
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Weekend Tours: Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future: Master Ink Painters in 20th-Century China
Ongoing every weekend (Sat, Sun) from February 20, 2010 through July 4, 2010.  2:00 PM.
Cantor Arts Center, just off Palm Drive, at Museum Way and Lomita Drive
Open Wed-Sun 11am - 5pm, Thursdays until 8pm; admission is free. CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY. Open July 4th
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Stanford Taiko
Saturday, May 1, 2010.  8:00 PM.
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
General $10 | Student $5 | Senior $9
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A Taste of Palo Alto
Sunday, May 2, 2010.  12:00 PM.
White Plaza
Open to all.
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CANCELLED - A. JESS SHENSON RECITAL SERIES: Stephen Salters, Baritone, with the Lark Quartet
Sunday, May 2, 2010.  2:30 PM.
Campbell Recital Hall
General $10 | Student $5 | Senior $9
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Compline - An Evening Service of Song
Ongoing every week from April 11, 2010 through May 23, 2010.  9:00 PM.
Stanford Memorial Church
Free and welcoming to all.
Stanford Conference on Early Stone Tools and Cognitive Evolution
Monday, May 3, 2010.  8:30 AM.
Stanford University's Department of Anthropology Main Quad, Bldg 50 (directly left of Memorial Church) 450 Serra Mall, Stanford CA 94305
Free
Stanford Art Spaces
Ongoing every weekday (M-F) from April 23, 2010 through June 24, 2010.  9:00 AM.
Paul G.Allen (C.I.S.), David Packard Electrical Engineering, and Building 420
Free
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The Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance
Ongoing every week from May 3, 2010 through May 10, 2010.  9:00 AM.
Clubhouse Ballroom, Old Union Complex
Free Admission
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"Why bother with Ancient Interpretation" by James Kugel
Monday, May 3, 2010.  12:00 PM.
Building 360- Conference Room

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Robert Sapolsky: Faith, Science, and the Mind
Monday, May 3, 2010.  12:00 PM.
Braun Auditorium, Mudd Hall, Stanford
Free and Open to the Public
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Harry Camp Memorial Lecture by Tzvetan Todorov
Monday, May 3, 2010.  5:00 PM.
Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford University
Free and open to the public
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Kick-off Celebration & Lunch
Tuesday, May 4, 2010.  12:00 PM.
Tresidder Oak Lounge
No charge but please RSVP by Monday April 26 to Stuart Miyasato (miyasato@stanford.edu)
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Harry Camp Memorial Seminar by Tzvetan Todorov
Tuesday, May 4, 2010.  4:00 PM.
Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford University
Free and open to the public
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Ambassador Edward Perkins: From South Africa to the United Nations
Tuesday, May 4, 2010.  6:15 PM.
Kahillah Hall, Koret Pavilion
Admission is free. Space is limited. Please RSVP at: http://ocmedia.org
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Art + Invention Speaker Series: Laurie Anderson
Tuesday, May 4, 2010.  7:30 PM.
Pigott Theater, Memorial Hall
Free and Open to All. Limited searing: arrive early.
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Healthy Taste of Stanford
Wednesday, May 5, 2010.  11:00 AM.
Rehnquist Courtyard, Munger Graduate Residence 555 Salvatierra Walk Stanford, CA 94305

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Harry Camp Memorial Lecture by Tzvetan Todorov
Wednesday, May 5, 2010.  5:00 PM.
Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street Stanford University
Free and open to the public
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Immanuel Kant Lecture Series, Gideon Rosen: Lecture 1: "Responsibility and Duress"
Wednesday, May 5, 2010.  5:30 PM.
William R. Hewlett Teaching Center Room 201 Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Free and open to the public
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Cicero at the Tea Party: Conflict in Republican Politics, Then and Now - Joy Connolly
Wednesday, May 5, 2010.  6:00 PM.
Main Quad - Building 320, Room 105
Free and open to the public.
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LAURIE ANDERSON
Wednesday, May 5, 2010.  8:00 PM.
Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University
$26-$60 (Adult); $10 (Stanford student)
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The Complete Organ Works of Bach, Part XIII performed by Dr. Robert Huw Morgan
Wednesday, May 5, 2010.  8:00 PM.
Memorial Church
$10/ $5/ Free for Stanford Students. Tickets will be available at the door and through the Stanford Ticket Office, 650-725-2787.
KLEZMERUSKI: A Concert with Psoy Korolenko
Wednesday, May 5, 2010.  8:00 PM.
Kehillah Hall, Koret Pavilion, the Ziff Center for Jewish Life (Hillel at Stanford)
Free and open to the public.
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Harry Camp Memorial Seminar by Tzvetan Todorov
Thursday, May 6, 2010.  4:00 PM.
Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford University
Free and open to the public
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Immanuel Kant Lecture Series, Gideon Rosen: Lecture 2: "Responsibility and Social Pressure”
Thursday, May 6, 2010.  5:30 PM.
William R. Hewlett Teaching Center Room 201 Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Free and open to the public
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Christensen Distinguished Lecture: P. Adams Sitney
Thursday, May 6, 2010.  5:30 PM.
Annenberg Auditorium
Free and open to the public
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Battle of the Classes - All Campus BBQ
Thursday, May 6, 2010.  5:30 PM.
Roble Field
TICKETS: You can purchase tickets at any Stanford Dining location, including: Branner Dining, Florence Moore Dining, Lakeside Dining, Manzanita Dining, Ricker Dining, Stern Dining, Linx at Toyon, and Wilbur Dining. PRICE: Meal Plan swipe, or $8 in a
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Reading & Signing with Linda Himelstein, author of "The King of Vodka"
Thursday, May 6, 2010.  06:00 PM.
Stanford Bookstore - Main level - Foreign Language Section - behind the Medical Department
Free & open to the public.
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Mark Twain Anniversary Festival: Mark Twain and Race — Born to Trouble
Thursday, May 6, 2010.  7:30 PM.
History Corner (Bldg. 200), Room 002
Free
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CIRGE/CLB Conference: The Coming Revolution in Prenatal Genetic Testing? Scientific, Ethical, Social and Policy Responses to Maternal Serum Cell-Free Fetal DNA Testing
Friday, May 7, 2010.  8:00 AM.
Stanford Law School Room 290
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
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39th Annual Stanford Powwow and Art Market
Friday, May 7, 2010.  5:00 PM.
Eucalyptus Grove, Galvez and Campus Drives on the Stanford Campus
The Stanford Powwow is free and open to the public
"Fortune at the Bottom of the African Pyramid"
Saturday, May 8, 2010.  8:00 AM.
Bechtel Conference Center in Encina Hall

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The Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance
Saturday, May 8, 2010.  10:30 AM.
Clubhouse Ballroom, Old Union Complex
Free Admission
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39th Annual Stanford Powwow, Art Market and Basketball Tournament
Sunday, May 9, 2010.  11:00 AM.
Eucalyptus Grove, Galvez and Campus Drives on the Stanford Campus
The Stanford Powwow is free and open to the public
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Spring Harp Recital
Sunday, May 9, 2010.  2:30 PM.
Campbell Recital Hall
Free admission
SLAC Colloquium - Gravitational Optics - Measuring Distances in the Universe with Galaxy-sized Lenses
Monday, May 10, 2010.  04:15 PM.
Panofsky Auditorium, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Admission and parking is free and open to the public. Please present a photo id at gate entrance. Refreshments will be served.
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Protecting the World's Most Vulnerable Communities from Earthquakes
Monday, May 10, 2010.  4:30 PM.
Annenberg Auditorium
Free and Open to the public
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Square Root Exhibition (MFA Thesis) - Opening
Ongoing from May 11, 2010 through June 13, 2010. See details for exact dates and times.
Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery
Free and open to the public
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The Stanford Goat Project
Tuesday, May 11, 2010.  11:00 AM.
White Plaza
$5 to pet the animals, all proceeds go to charity
Chemical Engineering 50th Anniversary - David M. Mason Technical Presentations
Tuesday, May 11, 2010.  1:15 PM.
The James H. Clark Center, Auditorium. 318 Campus Drive West.
Lectures are free and open to the public
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Bike to Work--Safely and Confidently
Tuesday, May 11, 2010.  5:30 PM.
HRP-Redwood Building, Rm T116
Register at hip.stanford.edu Class fee: $40 Class code: bike-01 STAP/EA Funds approved
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Witter Bynner Award in Poetry: A Poetry Reading by Jill McDonough & Atsuro Riley
Tuesday, May 11, 2010.  07:00 PM.
Stanford Humanities Center - Levinthal Hall
Admission is free and open to the Stanford and Bay Area Community; Tickets are NOT required
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Breakfast Briefings: Achieving the Extraordinary Through Common Purpose
Wednesday, May 12, 2010.  7:30 AM.
Stanford Faculty Club 439 Lagunita Ave
$60.00 General Public $55.00 Stanford Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni
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Walking Tour of the Stanford University Medical Center Architecture
Ongoing from April 14, 2010 through June 9, 2010. See details for exact dates and times.
Tour meets at the fountains in front of the Stanford Hospital on Pasteur Drive.
Registration Required: http://www.surveymk.com/s/SUMCwalkingtour
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Stanford Pioneers in Science: Roger D. Kornberg
Wednesday, May 12, 2010.  7:30 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education
Free
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The Tempest
Ongoing from May 12, 2010 through May 15, 2010. See details for exact dates and times.
Terman Engineering Fountain
http://shakespeare.stanford.edu/
Hannah Arendt and the Humanities: On the Relevance of Her Work Beyond the Realm of Politics
Thursday, May 13, 2010.  9:00 AM.
CISAC Central Conference Room Encina Hall 2nd Floor, C231
Please RSVP to Laura Seaman, lseaman@stanford.edu
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2010 Academic Council Address
Thursday, May 13, 2010.  3:30 PM.
Part One: John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building auditorium. Walk along Serra Mall with President Hennessy. Part Two: Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center auditorium.

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Stanford-USGS Fellowship 25th Anniversary Symposium and Reception
Thursday, May 13, 2010.  4:00 PM.
Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residence, Building 4 555 Salvatierra Walk (at Campus Drive)
Free and open to the public.
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Shakespeare's "Troilus & Cressida"
Ongoing every day from May 13, 2010 through May 15, 2010.  8:00 PM.
Roble Studio Theater
$5 Students; $10 Senior Citizens and Faculty/Staff; $15 General
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Cardinal Walk
Friday, May 14, 2010.  11:30 AM.
Roble Field @ Santa Teresa Street
FREE!
Vampires, villains, silver bullets and other myths that drive California water policy
Friday, May 14, 2010.  12:15 PM.
Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building, 473 Via Ortega, Room 111

3rd Annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Update
Saturday, May 15, 2010.  8:00 AM.
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center 326 Galvez Street Stanford, California 94035
Registration fee is $100. Includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch.
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Charity Fashion Show 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010.  8:00 PM.
White Fashion Tent Roble Field, Stanford University, CA 351 Santa Teresa
http://www.stanfordtickets.org/tickets/calendar/view.aspx?id=3121
SLAC Colloquium - Physicist Art Rosenfeld
Monday, May 17, 2010.  04:15 PM.
Panofsky Auditorium, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Admission and parking is free and open to the public. Please present a photo id at gate entrance. Refreshments will be served.
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The Struggle for the Broader Middle East
Monday, May 17, 2010.  4:30 PM.
Bechtel Conference Center Encina Hall 616 Serra Street
Free and open to the public
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Mary Webb: Neglected Genius
Ongoing every day from May 17, 2010 through August 29, 2010.
Peterson Gallery and Munger Rotunda, Green Library Bing Wing
free
A thousand years of transformation: an Amazonian people
Tuesday, May 18, 2010.  12:15 PM.
Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row
free & open to the public
Inflation: Time for a Change?
Tuesday, May 18, 2010.  4:15 PM.
Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 201
Free and open to the public
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NOON CONCERT: Voice students of Claire Giovannetti
Wednesday, May 19, 2010.  12:15 PM.
Campbell Recital Hall
Free admission
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Doing Time: Dance in Prison
Wednesday, May 19, 2010.  5:15 PM.
Paul Brest Hall, Building 4, Munger Graduate Residence, 555 Salvatierra Walk
free and open to the public
Film Showing and Discussion: CRUDE: The Real Price of Oil
Wednesday, May 19, 2010.  6:30 PM.
Y2E2 Environment Building, Lobby/Room 111 near Coupa Cafe

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The Anatomy of Latin Jazz: John Santos
Thursday, May 20, 2010.  12:00 PM.
Braun Rehearsal Hall, Braun Music Center
Free admission
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Annual Boething Lecture,Taylor Ricketts, "Seeing the forest for the bees: pollination subsidies from forests to farmers"
Thursday, May 20, 2010.  4:00 PM.
Braun Auditorium, Mudd Chemistry Building, 333 Campus Drive
Free, open to the public, reception to follow.
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Seventh Annual Cardinal Cook-Off
Thursday, May 20, 2010.  5:00 PM.
Wilbur Dining 658 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305
Dinner at Wilbur: Meal Plan Swipe or $10 for the public.
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Ruth K. Franklin Lecture on the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
Thursday, May 20, 2010.  5:30 PM.
Cantor Arts Center Auditorium
Free
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Globalizing Black History: Intellectuals, Politics and New Approaches to Transnationalism
Friday, May 21, 2010.  10:00 AM.
Lane History Corner (building 200)
This event is open to the public
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Shark Attack: Conservation, Ecosystem, and Societal Consequences of Depleting the Ocean's Apex Predators
Friday, May 21, 2010.  12:00 PM.
Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey Boatworks Lecture Hall, Pacific Grove

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NOON CONCERT: Laura Stampler, soprano
Friday, May 21, 2010.  12:15 PM.
Campbell Recital Hall
Free admission
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The Banality of Religion, Robert Orsi, NWU, James Robson Harvard U.
Friday, May 21, 2010.  3:00 PM.
Board Room Stanford Humanities Center
Free and Open to the Public
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Seth Meyers at Stanford
Friday, May 21, 2010.  7:30 PM.
Hewlett 200
FREE with SUID. Doors open at 7:00pm. Non-SUID holders can buy tickets for $10 here: http://www.stanfordtickets.org/tickets/calendar/view.aspx?id=3262 Get your FREE tickets Wednesday ? Friday (5/19 - 5/21) in White Plaza from 12-1PM. 1 ticket per
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Stanford Symphonic Chorus, University Singers, and the Stanford Symphony Orchestra
Friday, May 21, 2010.  8:00 PM.
Memorial Church
general $10 | student $5 | senior $9
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Stanford Conservative Society's Annual Spring BBQ
Saturday, May 22, 2010.  1:00 PM.
Lake Lagunita BBQ Pit

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Robber Barons: The Final Episode of Lost
Saturday, May 22, 2010.  8:30 PM.
Campbell Recital Hall
Free w/ SUID, $5 Faculty, $10 General
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Robber Barons: The Final Episode of Lost
Saturday, May 22, 2010.  10:00 PM.
Campbell Recital Hall
Free w/ SUID, $5 Faculty, $10 General
Stanford Medical Doctors & Nurses Share Their Experiences in Haiti's Disaster Relief
Sunday, May 23, 2010.  4:00 PM.
Bechtel International Center 584 Capistrano Way Stanford, CA 94305
Free and open to the public
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Rebecca Sacks: Words of Women
Sunday, May 23, 2010.  8:00 PM.
Campbell Recital Hall
Free admission
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Emily Thompson, Remix Redux: Turntables, Technicians, and the Transition from Silent to Sound Movies in America, 1928-1930
Monday, May 24, 2010.  12:00 PM.
Encina Hall, 2nd Floor East Conference Room (E207)
Free and Open to the Public
Latin Jazz: Music of the Americas
Monday, May 24, 2010.  8:00 PM.
Campbell Recital Hall
$10 general | $9 seniors | $5 student | free for Stanford students with ID
The History of Lasers at Stanford
Tuesday, May 25, 2010.  4:15 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University
RSVP (YES only) requested by Monday, May 17, 2010 (stanfordhist@stanford.edu, 650-725-3332) Free. Open to the public.
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SLAC Public Lecture - Ultimate Atomic Bling: Nanotechnology of Diamonds
Tuesday, May 25, 2010.  07:30 PM.
Panofsky Auditorium, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Admission is FREE and open to all. Please bring a photo ID.
Stanford Jazz Combos
Tuesday, May 25, 2010.  8:00 PM.
Campbell Recital Hall
free
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8 Conversations about Race with Professors Hazel Markus and Paula Moya
Wednesday, May 26, 2010.  4:00 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center 424 Santa Teresa Street
Free and open to the public. Book signing and reception immediately following lecture.
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Mark Twain Anniversary Festival: Staging "Hadleyburg"
Wednesday, May 26, 2010.  7:30 PM.
Geology Corner (Bldg. 320), Room 105
Free
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Our Country's Good
Ongoing every day from May 26, 2010 through May 29, 2010.  8:00 PM.
Nitery Theater in the Old Union
$5 Students; $10 Senior Citizens, Faculty & Staff; $15 General.
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Trust Games in Computer Environments
Thursday, May 27, 2010.  5:00 PM.
Mendenhall Library, Building 120
Free and open to the public. Reception following.
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Indigenous Film Series: "In Whose Honor?" with Professor Stephanie Fryberg, University of Arizona
Thursday, May 27, 2010.  6:00 PM.
Clubhouse Ballroom, 524 Lasuen Mall

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Musical Performance Series: Elegant Gatherings
Thursday, May 27, 2010.  7:30 PM.
Cantor Arts Center, just off Palm Drive, at Museum Way and Lomita Drive
Free
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CCRMA Spring Concert 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010.  8:00 PM.
CCRMA - The Knoll 660 Lomita Court Stanford, CA 94305
Free and Open to the Public!
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Using Adlie Penguins as Sentinels for Climate Change
Friday, May 28, 2010.  12:00 PM.
Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey Boatworks Lecture Hall, Pacific Grove

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Prime Minister of Tibet, Panel on Nonviolence & Freedom Struggles
Friday, May 28, 2010.  02:45 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium
Free for those w/ SUID $5 (at the door) for those not affiliated w/ Stanford No bags, please!!
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Matt Kahn: A Legacy of Excellence
Friday, May 28, 2010.  3:00 PM.
Annenberg Auditorium
Free and open to the public
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Concierto de la Primavera
Friday, May 28, 2010.  07:00 PM.
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
$5 General Public FREE w/SUID
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Stanford Wind Ensemble
Saturday, May 29, 2010.  8:00 PM.
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
general $10 | student $5 | Free for Stanford students with ID | senior $9
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An Afternoon of Chamber Music: Greatest Hits of the Nineteenth Century
Sunday, May 30, 2010.  2:30 PM.
Campbell Recital Hall
free admission