lectures / readings / talks

Blind Summit Theatre

Ongoing from October 30, 2014 through November 2, 2014. See details for exact dates and times.
Bing Concert Hall Studio


The Benevolent Institution

Ongoing every day from October 30, 2014 through November 1, 2014.  8:00 PM.
Elliot Program Center: 589 Governor's Ave Stanford, CA 94305


"Power of Miniature: Virtual Pilgrimage & Virtual Cosmos in Liao Architecture (907-1125)"

Monday, November 3, 2014.  12:00 PM.
260-216 (Piggot Hall)


CBD: Contemplation: The Power of the Pause - Calm, Compassionate Competence

Monday, November 3, 2014.  12:05 PM.
*Note new location: Bldg 320 Main Quad (Geology Corner), Rm 105


Christoph K. Neumann: The Mevlevi Dervishes and the Ottomans

Monday, November 3, 2014.  12:15 PM.
Stanford Humanities Center, Board Room (424 Santa Teresa)


CBD: Mindfulness and Design Thinking

Monday, November 3, 2014.  5:15 PM.
*Note change to: Lathrop Library, Bishop Auditorium


"ER = EPR or What's Behind the Horizons of Black Holes?"

Ongoing from October 27, 2014 through November 3, 2014. See details for exact dates and times.
Hewlett Teaching Center Rm. 201


CBD: Contemplation Breaks For Stanford Students

Monday, November 3, 2014.  9:00 PM.
Residence Halls


CBD: Contemplative Wisdom

Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Old Union, Circle Sanctuary, 3rd Floor


GES Department Seminar: Chris Huber, Georgia Tech

Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  12:00 PM.
GeoCorner, 220


German Studies Lecture Series: “The Poetics of Waste and Wastefulness – Fatih Akin Films Garbage in the Garden Eden”

Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  12:00 PM.
260-252


View From The Top: Doug Leone, Partner, Sequoia Capital

Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  12:00 PM.
CEMEX Auditorium


CODEPENDENCY DISCUSSION GROUP

Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Keck Science Building, 380 Roth Way on Campus.


Nick Rasmussen, UNSW, Australia, "The First Obesity Epidemic and the Problems of Public Health in Early Cold War America"

Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Bldg 200 Room 15


The Power Has Shifted…And So Has the Blame: What Does The GM Ignition Switch Scandal Tell Us About The Changing Role of In-House Lawyers

Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  12:45 PM.
Room 290, Stanford Law School


"Advances in Stellar Astrophysics, Solar Physics, and Exoplanet Science with Large Surveys"

Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  4:15 PM.
Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 200


Grief Discussion Group

Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  4:30 PM.
Faculty Staff Help Center, Keck Science Building, Room 185


CBD: Happiness

Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  5:30 PM.
Clark Center Auditorium


The Politics of Intimacy on University Campuses in South Africa

Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  5:30 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street


Toy Models: Public Lecture on Mathematics

Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  7:30 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium


Spotlight on Art

Ongoing from October 1, 2014 through May 6, 2015. See details for exact dates and times.
Cantor Arts Center (meet in Main Lobby)


CBD: Integrating Our Work and Life Aspirations

Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Building 300, Main Quad, Rm 300


How Will Technology Change News?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  12:00 PM.
McClatchy Hall Room 101A


Archaeology Lunch Club: "Art, Animism and Power" with Chris Gosden

Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Bldg. 500, archaeology center, room 106


Narrative Politics: How Stories Enable Collective Action

Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  4:00 PM.
McClatchy Hall Room 101A


Walking Meditation and Contemplation of Inscriptions in Memorial Church

Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  5:00 PM.
Memorial Church


A Civilization of Discontents: Social Media Demystified

Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  5:15 PM.
Building 260 (Pigott Hall), Room 252


Personal Journeys Across The Borders Of Language

Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  6:00 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center


The René Girard Lectures - "The Last Superstition" with Roberto Calasso

Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  7:00 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium


Fundamental Themes in Neuroscience - Robert Desimone

Thursday, November 6, 2014.  12:00 PM.
LKSC 101-102


Just Mercy: Bryan Stevenson on Justice, Redemption, and the Death Penalty

Thursday, November 6, 2014.  12:45 PM.
Room 290, Stanford Law School


Inner Balance: Optimizing Resilience and Reducing Stress

Thursday, November 6, 2014.  1:30 PM.
1070 Arastradero Road, Rm 202 A/B, Palo Alto 


RICSRE Seminar Series Special Event, Gary Segura and Matt Barreto

Thursday, November 6, 2014.  4:00 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street


CBD: Contemplation, Breaks, Vacation

Thursday, November 6, 2014.  5:00 PM.
Alway Bldg. M106 (Near Medical Center)


Archaeology Distinguished Lecture: "English Landscapes and Identities" with Chris Gosden

Thursday, November 6, 2014.  05:00 PM.
Bldg. 500, archaeology center, rm. 106


La violencia, la dictadura y la globalización: arte y política en el Perú contemporáneo

Thursday, November 6, 2014.  5:15 PM.
Pigott Hall, Bldg. 260-216


Project-Based Collaborative Online Learning: A Talk by Dr. Renate Fruchter

Thursday, November 6, 2014.  5:30 PM.
Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, Room 120


2014 Alexander Dallin Lecture

Thursday, November 6, 2014.  6:00 PM.
Pigott Hall, Room 113


"Monks, Silks and Spices: Towards a History of Buddhist Mobility in the 2nd-millennium Indian Ocean Region"

Thursday, November 6, 2014.  6:00 PM.
Main Quad, Bldg. 70, Room 72A1


Denise Spellberg: Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders

Thursday, November 6, 2014.  6:30 PM.
Tresidder Memorial Union, Oak East (459 Lagunita Drive)


Labyrinth Walks

Thursday, November 6, 2014.  7:00 PM.
Memorial Church


Medieval Matters: Hildegard of Bingen: Medieval Lessons for Modern Medicine

Thursday, November 6, 2014.  7:30 PM.
Bishop Auditorium, Lathrop Library (08-350)


Marjane Satrapi & Chris Ware: Graphic Novelists

Thursday, November 6, 2014.  7:30 PM.
Cemex Auditorium


Sri Lanka Graduate Student Conference: Sri Lanka Otherwise? Resituating Topography and Temporality

Ongoing every day from November 7, 2014 through November 8, 2014.
Multiple locations- see below


Creativity, Purpose and Passion

Friday, November 7, 2014.  8:00 AM.
Paul Brest Hall


CLAS Lecture Series: "Harmonizing Biodiversity Conservation and Food Production Across Tropical Countryside"

Friday, November 7, 2014.  1:15 PM.
Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row


Philosophy Faculty Book Talk with Michael Bratman

Friday, November 7, 2014.  3:15 PM.
90-92Q


Annual Bita Prize for Persian Arts

Friday, November 7, 2014.  6:30 PM.
McCaw Hall, Alumni Arrillaga Center


Brihannala: A performance by Aniruddhan Vasudevan that incorporates movement, story-telling, and spoken word.

Friday, November 7, 2014.  6:30 PM.
ART 4, Cumnings Art Building


The City: Behavioral and Social Science Summit 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014.  8:30 AM.
Paul Brest Hall


Mine Your Experience: Reboot Your Life

Saturday, November 8, 2014.  9:00 AM.
Medical School Office Bldg., (MSOB), Rm 303


Healing Beyond Borders: HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program - Level 3

Saturday, November 8, 2014.  9:00 AM.
Alway Bldg., Rm M112


Bing Nursery School Harvest Moon Auction

Saturday, November 8, 2014.  6:30 PM.
Arrillaga Alumni Center, McCaw Hall, 326 Galvez St.


Science of Compassion 2014

Ongoing every day from November 10, 2014 through November 11, 2014.  9:00 AM.
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA


"As Vozes da Floresta Amazonica no romance Yuxin (Alma)" (The Voices of the Amazon Rain Forest in the Novel Yuxin)

Monday, November 10, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Blgd. 260, Room 252


Honoring the Ghosts: Celebrating Veteran's Day at the Anderson Collection at Stanford

Monday, November 10, 2014.  1:00 PM.
The Anderson Collection at Stanford


Stanford Disease Detectives Lecture Series

Monday, November 10, 2014.  5:00 PM.
Li Ka Shing Center, LK130, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA


Dr. Rebecca Langlands (UCLA)

Monday, November 10, 2014.  5:00 PM.
Stanford Department of Classics, 450 Serra Mall


Disruptive Innovation and State Regulation – The Choice to Embrace or Resist Evolving Technology and the Sharing Economy

Monday, November 10, 2014.  5:30 PM.
Room 190, Stanford Law School


Who Cited Whom? Finding Your and Other Scholarly Cited Works

Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Branner Library Teaching Corner, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 2nd floor


GES Department Seminar: Nicholas Swanson-Hysell, Berkeley

Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  12:00 PM.
GeoCorner, Room 220


Mao and Postmodernism by Alfred Hornung

Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall, Building 460, 4th floor


Why Did I Eat That - Again?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  12:30 PM.
3160 Porter Drive, Pacific Ocean Rm


A Secret Dialogue between Washington and Havana with Peter Kornbluh

Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  4:00 PM.
Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row


Chinese In Pre-Colonial And Colonial Korea, 1882-1945

Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  4:15 PM.
Lathrop East Asia Library, Room 224


The Patchwork Ecosystem of Local Shopping Streets: Globalization and Gentrification from New York to Shanghai.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  4:15 PM.
Building 200, Room 002


"Quantum Computing and the Entaglement Frontier"

Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  4:15 PM.
Hewlett Teaching Center Rm. 201


Saving Privacy

Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  4:30 PM.
Law School, Room 190


How Conquest Transformed Northern Europe

Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  05:15 PM.
Building 500, 488 Escondido Mall, Terman Lab


DANCE LECTURE: Yutian Wong on "Shen Yun: An Asian American Dance Company?"

Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  5:30 PM.
Room 125, Memorial Hall


“Revolution Street”

Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  6:30 PM.
Pigott Hall, Room 113


Stanford Breakfast Briefings

Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  7:30 AM.
Stanford Faculty Club 439 Lagunita Dr.


Compassion & Healthcare Conference

Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  9:00 AM.
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA


Juned Shaikh: "Indology and Marxism: Caste in the Time of a Vibrant Labor Movement in Bombay, 1928-1974"

Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Encina Hall West, Room 208


Archaeology Lunch Club: "Should Archaeologists be Talking to Economists?" with Peter Gould

Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Bldg. 500, archaeology center, rm. 106


Am I Good Enough Yet? Media Images and Their Effect on Health, Relationships, and Self-acceptance

Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  5:30 PM.
Medical School Office Bldg. (MSOB), Rm 303


LIVE ON SCREEN: Dionysus in 69

Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  6:00 PM.
Room 125, Memorial Auditorium


Spinefulness: Enabling Back Relief Top to Bottom

Thursday, November 13, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Alway Bldg., Rm M208 Whole Lab


"Cuba in 2014: A conversation with Nancy Alonso"

Thursday, November 13, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row


Global Speaker Series: Hyeonseo Lee, North Korean Defector and Activist

Thursday, November 13, 2014.  12:00 PM.
CEMEX Auditorium


Through the Eyes of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University

Thursday, November 13, 2014.  5:00 PM.
The Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Denning Family Resource Center


Archaeology Workshop: "Can Community Projects Survive?" with Peter Gould

Thursday, November 13, 2014.  05:00 PM.
Bldg. 500, archaeology center, rm. 106


FREE Cosmetic Surgery Lecture Presented by Dr. David Kahn

Thursday, November 13, 2014.  05:15 PM.
770 Welch Road, 4th Floor


Panel Discussion: Reflections on Robert Frank in America

Thursday, November 13, 2014.  5:30 PM.
Cantor Auditorium, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305


Massively Scaling Learning: A Talk by Dr. Daphne Koller, Co-Founder of Coursera

Thursday, November 13, 2014.  5:30 PM.
Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, Room 120


Diabetes and Exercise - Part Two of a Three Part Series

Thursday, November 13, 2014.  7:00 PM.
Arrillaga Alumni Center 326 Galvez Street Stanford, CA 94305-6105


How I Write: Ian Morris

Thursday, November 13, 2014.  7:30 PM.
Bldg. 320, Geology Corner


"Transplanting Buddhism on the Korean Peninsula"

Thursday, November 13, 2014.  7:30 PM.
Oberndorf Event Center, Knight Management


CLAS Lecture Series: "State-Censorship of the Press and of Dissenting Voices in 'Competitive Authoritarian' Regimes: A Case Study of Venezuela (1999-2014)"

Friday, November 14, 2014.  1:15 PM.
Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row


Fashion at Stanford: Franca Sozzani

Friday, November 14, 2014.  5:00 PM.
CEMEX Auditorium


Living Compassionately Retreat

Saturday, November 15, 2014.  9:00 AM.
Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center


Zinda Bhaag: Discussion with Director Meenu Gaur

Monday, November 17, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Encina Hall West, Room 208


Sobreviviendo la desparición forzada de personas en Argentina y Uraguay

Monday, November 17, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Bldg. 260, Room 252


GUEST DANCE LECTURE: Monk's Mood: Sculptural Storytelling in Dance

Monday, November 17, 2014.  6:00 PM.
Margaret Jacks Hall, Terrace Room (Building 460, 4th floor)


The Security Conundrum: Inside the Newsroom: The Media and Edward Snowden: An Evening with Barton Gellman

Monday, November 17, 2014.  7:30 PM.
CEMEX Auditorium, 641 Knight Way


WEBINAR Sleep: from A to Zzzz

Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Online


View From The Top: Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO, and Cofounder, Blackstone

Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  12:00 PM.
CEMEX Auditorium


"Order of Magnitude Smaller Limit on the Electric Dipole Moment of the Electron"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  4:15 PM.
Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 201


ARTIST TALK: Mohr Visiting Artist Grisha Coleman

Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  6:00 PM.
Wallenberg Learning Theater (160-124)


Meet the Makers Expert Session: Robin Petravic

Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  7:00 PM.
Peterson Engineering Building 550


Cafe Scientifique: Seven Secrets for Storytelling Success

Wednesday, November 19, 2014.  7:00 PM.
Stanford Blood Center, 3373 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304


QUEST Speaker Series: Professor Paul Robinson

Thursday, November 20, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Mariposa House-Conference Room


Geophysics Department Seminar: Kaj Johnson, Indiana University

Thursday, November 20, 2014.  12:15 PM.
Mitchell 350/372


Mona Hassan: Longing for the Lost Caliphate

Thursday, November 20, 2014.  12:15 PM.
Encina Hall West, Room 208 (616 Serra Street)


Studio Lecture Series with Masaki Fujihata

Thursday, November 20, 2014.  5:30 PM.
Cummings Art Building


The National Conversation on Board Diversity: What Will It Take for the U.S. to Become a Global Leader in the Advancement of Women to the Board Room?

Thursday, November 20, 2014.  5:30 PM.
Room 290, Stanford Law School


"The Popularity of Tibetan Buddhism in China Today"

Thursday, November 20, 2014.  7:30 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center


Everything that Can Go Wrong in a Field Experiment

Friday, November 21, 2014.  12:00 PM.
CISAC Central Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor


Peter Robinson - Tear Down This Wall: The Story of a Speech

Friday, November 21, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Annenberg Auditorium


Skill Building for Crucial Conversations

Friday, November 21, 2014.  1:00 PM.
3160 Porter Dr., Crystal Springs Rm


CLAS Lecture Series: "Hoyo Negro and the Oldest Most Complete Human Remains Ever Found in the Americas"

Friday, November 21, 2014.  1:15 PM.
Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row


Using integrative taxonomy to reveal hidden biodiversity in the deep-sea and open ocean

Friday, November 21, 2014.  04:00 PM.
Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey Boatworks Lecture Hall, Pacific Grove


German Studies Lecture Series: “A Tiger's Leap into the Past” – Correspondences of Carl Schmitt and Jacob Taubes”

Tuesday, December 2, 2014.  12:00 PM.
260-252


Ian Morris: "From early Athens to the history of everything."

Tuesday, December 2, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Department of Classics, Building 110, Room 112


David Adjaye: Designing the Architecture of Civic Space

Tuesday, December 2, 2014.  6:00 PM.
Cubberley Auditorium


Inaugural Celebration: Introducing the Stanford Medicine Music Network

Wednesday, December 3, 2014.  5:30 PM.
Lobby of Berg Hall in Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge


Imagining the Universe: Dr. Mae Jemison

Wednesday, December 3, 2014.  6:00 PM.
CEMEX Auditorium


Indian Literature and Culture in Medieval China: A Focus on Manuscripts from Dunhuang and Turfan

Thursday, December 4, 2014.  6:00 PM.
Main Quad, Bldg. 70, Room 72A1


Diabetes and Nutrition - Part Three of a Three Part Series

Thursday, December 4, 2014.  7:00 PM.
Arrillaga Alumni Center 326 Galvez Street Stanford, CA 94305-6105


EuroMaidan in Ukraine: Its Meaning and After-Effects

Friday, December 5, 2014.  12:00 PM.
Encina Hall West, Room 208


Evolutionary rewiring of a developmental gene regulatory network

Friday, December 5, 2014.  04:00 PM.
Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey Boatworks Lecture Hall, Pacific Grove


Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Monday, December 8, 2014.  5:45 PM.
Room 290, Stanford Law School


“East of Melancholy: Piano Music from Russia to Iran”

Tuesday, December 9, 2014.  7:00 PM.
Campbell Recital Hall


Simin Behbahani: An Icon and Iconoclast

Saturday, December 13, 2014.  4:00 PM.
CEMEX Auditorium


David Pritchard (Queensland)

Monday, January 12, 2015.  5:15 PM.
Stanford Classics Department


Tincture of Humor: The Lighter Side of Medicine

Thursday, January 15, 2015.  5:30 PM.
Cantor Arts Center Auditorium


Donna Zuckerberg (Palo Alto)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015.  5:15 PM.
Stanford Classics Department


"Reflections of an Attendant to Chan Master Sheng Yen"

Thursday, January 22, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Sanctuary, Old Union, Third Floor


"Venerable Sheng Yen and the Construction of a New Chan School in Taiwan"

Friday, January 23, 2015.  12:15 PM.
Building 70-72A1, Main Quad


From Dunhuang, China, to the Getty Center, Los Angeles: Opportunities and Challenges of Exhibiting Buddhist Cave Temples and Their Art

Thursday, January 29, 2015.  6:00 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center


Emerson String Quartet

Thursday, February 5, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Bing Concert Hall


"Seeing Buddha, the Photographic Experience"

Thursday, February 12, 2015.  6:00 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center


Institutional and Behavioral Challenges to Solving “Easy” Problems in International Development: The Case of Micronutrient Deficiencies in India

Friday, February 13, 2015.  12:00 PM.
CISAC Central Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor


The Nile Project

Wednesday, February 18, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Bing Concert Hall


Why Policy Interventions and Foreign Aid Have Yielded So Little: The Origins and Impact of Long Run Political and Economic Institutions

Friday, March 13, 2015.  12:00 PM.
CISAC Central Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor


St Lawrence String Quartet

Sunday, April 12, 2015.  2:30 PM.
Bing Concert Hall


"The Expedition of the French Sinologist Paul Pelliot to Chinese Turkestan and China, 1906-1909"

Thursday, April 16, 2015.  6:00 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center


"Film screening of "Saving Mes Aynak" with Introduction by Producer, David Huffman"

Thursday, May 7, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center


The 40th Annual David M. Mason Lectures in Chemical Engineering presented by Pablo Debenedetti

Ongoing every day from May 11, 2015 through May 13, 2015.
TBD


"Dying to Give: Buddhism and Cadaver Donations for Medical Education in Modern Taiwan"

Thursday, May 14, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center


Selected Shorts

Friday, May 15, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Bing Concert Hall


"Zongmi's Strategy for Reconciling Meditative Practice and Textual Study"

Thursday, May 28, 2015.  7:30 PM.
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center