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Thursday, April 28
 

7:00pm

Panel: Hip Hop Race & Citizenship in Japan, France and the United States

Chuck D and Gaye Johnson (Professor of Black Studies and Chicano Studies at UCSB, and Chuck D’s partner) have presented together on Hip Hop, race, and citizenship in relation to Arizona’s and the American southwest’s anti-immigrant legislation. Dawn-Elissa Fischer (SF State) has produced exciting work investigating notions of Blackness based on her ethnography of Hip Hop in Japan. Samir Meghelli (Columbia University) researches issues of race and citizenship in relation to Afro-French immigrants in French Hip Hop communities in the banlieues of Paris. (Until 9:00pm)


diversityarts.stanford.edu

Thursday April 28, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education 485 LASUEN MALL, Stanford

10:00pm

Midnight Breakfast for the Arts & Humanities

Midnight snacker? Fueling up for a big Friday? Want to meet more people? Have a late-night bowl of your favorite cereal with some of the students in Stanford's thriving arts and humanities community.  Eat, hang out, and maybe get involved in an impromptu performance at Kimball, the Arts Theme House. EVERYONE WELCOME! (Until 12:30 a.m.)


http://shc.stanford.edu/

Thursday April 28, 2011 10:00pm - Friday April 29, 2011 12:30am
Kimball Lounge 661 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305
 
Friday, April 29
 

9:00am

Academic Expo: Cool Hands/Hot Performances: Better than steroids and legal

Academic Expo: Cool Hands/Hot Performances: Better than steroids and legal


www.stanford.edu/dept/biology/

Speakers
avatar for H. Craig Heller

H. Craig Heller

Dr. Heller's laboratory works in two areas.  One is the neurobiology of sleep, circadian rhythms, and learning disabilities.  The other is the regulation of body temperature in mammals and the relationship between temperature and human performance.  Dr. Heller is co-director... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 9:00am - 9:45am
Building 260 Room 113 Corner Escondido Mall and Lasuen Mall, Stanford Ca 94305

9:00am

Academic Expo: Is Everyone a Journalist?

Academic Expo: Is Everyone a Journalist?


http://communication.stanford.edu

Speakers
avatar for Ted Glasser

Ted Glasser

Professor, Stanford University
Ted Glasser's teaching and research focuses on media practices and performance, with emphasis on questions of press responsibility and accountability. His books include Normative Theories of the Media: Journalism in Democratic Societies, written with Clifford Christians, Denis... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 9:00am - 9:45am
Building 420 Room 041 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

9:00am

Academic Expo: Killing, Torturing, and Letting Die: Bad Means to Good Ends

Academic Expo: Killing, Torturing, and Letting Die:  Bad Means to Good Ends


Department of Philosophy

Speakers
avatar for Chris Bobonich

Chris Bobonich

Professor Bobonich works on topics related to Greek ethics, political theory, psychology and related issues in epistemology and metaphysics. He is currently working on a project about the relations between knowledge and action in Plato and Aristotle.


Friday April 29, 2011 9:00am - 9:45am
Building 200 Room 002 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

9:00am

Diversity Programs in Engineering

Come learn about programs that focus on promot­ing student achievement in engineering, particu­larly for women and under-represented students. Associate Dean for Student and Diversity Affairs Noe Lozano and student panelists will provide details on academic assistance, advising, fellow­ships and scholarships. (Until 9:45 a.m.)


http://soe.stanford.edu/current_students/edp/index.html


Friday April 29, 2011 9:00am - 9:50am
Oak Lounge, 2nd Floor, Tresidder Union 459 Lagunita Drive, Stanford

9:00am

Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

Come learn about one of Stanford’s unique resources, Jasper Ridge, our own 1,189-acre nature preserve and natural laboratory available for student research and education! (Until 9:50 a.m.)


http://jrbp.stanford.edu/


Friday April 29, 2011 9:00am - 9:50am
Cypress Room, 2nd Floor Tresidder Union 459 Lagunita, Stanford

9:00am

Home Sweet Home: A Visit to the Headquarters of Undergraduate Education

Sweet Hall will become your academic resources and support “home” at Stanford. Come meet the people who will open doors for you as you chart your path at Stanford. The Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising, the Senior Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and representatives from advising, overseas studies, undergraduate research, tutoring, introductory seminars, the freshmen writing and humanities curriculum, orientation, and freshmen years programs will be on hand to answer your questions and share their enthusiasm for working with Stanford undergraduates.

Note: This open house program includes a formal presentation from 9:00 – 9:30 A.M., followed by an informal conversation with faculty and staff. (Until 10:30 a.m.)


http://ual.stanford.edu/

Speakers
avatar for Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie received her undergraduate degree at Stanford in American Studies in 1989 and her law degree from Harvard Law School in 1994. She practiced law in Silicon Valley for several years prior to rejoining the Stanford community in 1998. From 1998-2000 she held the position of Associate... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 9:00am - 10:30am
Canfield Court 37.425174°N 122.166653°W

10:00am

Academic Expo: Beyond GDP

Professor Pete Klenow presents:

Beyond GDP

GDP is a popular but incomplete measure of human welfare.  How does taking into account leisure time, inequality, and mortality alter the portrait of living standards?  For example, is welfare currently higher in the U.S. or France?  Income and consumption are higher in the U.S., but in France people enjoy more leisure, live longer, and face less inequality.  For another example, take income growth in the U.S. and China.  In both countries inequality is rising and leisure is falling.  Do these trends mean welfare is rising more slowly than income, or even declining?

 


http://economics.stanford.edu

Speakers
MB

Michael Boskin

Tully Friedman Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research


Friday April 29, 2011 10:00am - 10:45am
Herrin Hall Room 175 393 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

10:00am

Academic Expo: Hip Hop Cultures, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language

Hip Hop Cultures, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language

Hip Hop, as Lupe Fiasco rhymes, has moved from “Africa to New York… Oakland out to Auckland… and the Gaza Strip to Detroit,” capturing the minds of youth all around the world, shaping youth identities, styles, fashions, attitudes, languages, and both physical and political stances. This course considers Hip Hop Cultures, youth identities and the politics of language to explore the complex cultural politics of communication in the Global Hip Hop Nation.

 


http://diversityarts.stanford.edu/

Speakers
HS

H. Samy Alim

Faculty Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts and the Committee on Black Performing Arts Member of Academic Council and Associate Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of Linguistics and Anthropology


Friday April 29, 2011 10:00am - 10:45am
Meyer Forum 560 ESCONDIDO MALL

10:00am

Academic Expo: If a Computer Can Do It, So Can You: The Science of Simple Rules for Successful Relationships

Academic Expo: If a Computer Can Do It, So Can You: The Science of Simple Rules for Successful Relationships


http://communication.stanford.edu

Speakers
avatar for Clifford Nass

Clifford Nass

Clifford Nass is currently the Thomas M. Storke Professor at Stanford University; he has been a professor at Stanford since 1986. His primary appointment is in Communication, but he also has appointments by courtesy in Computer Science; Education; Law; and Sociology, and is affiliated... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 10:00am - 10:45am
Building 320 Room 105 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

10:00am

Academic Expo: Why Volunteering and Community Service is Overrated, and Even Bad for Society

Why Volunteering and Community Service is Overrated, and Even Bad for Society

Do not worry if there is a brief period of silence during Professor Reich's
session.  A practitioner of the famed Socratic Method of teaching,
Reich believes the purpose of intellectual challenge in a classroom is a
moral education that probes students' core beliefs and values - or, as the
character of Socrates emphasizes in Plato's Republic, the central question
is how one ought to live.  If an interesting and unexpected idea arises in
the course of a classroom discussion, Reich believes teachers should be
willing to pursue it, even if they have no idea where it may lead.
Practicing what he preaches, Reich is a popular and award-winning teacher
who recognizes that spontaneous and unpredictable conversations make for
some of the best classroom experiences.  In this session, Reich will discuss the moral landscape of community service and volunteering, the ethics of public service.


http://politicalscience.stanford.edu/

Speakers
avatar for Rob Reich

Rob Reich

Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford University Faculty Director, Program on Ethics in Society Faculty Co-Director, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society


Friday April 29, 2011 10:00am - 10:45am
Building 420 Room 040 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

10:00am

Transfer Credit

Do you have questions about how advanced placement and transfer credit counts toward a bachelor’s degree at Stanford? Come learn about Stan­ford’s AP and transfer credit policies. (Until 10:45 a.m.)


Friday April 29, 2011 10:00am - 10:45am
Oak Lounge, 2nd Floor, Tresidder Union 459 Lagunita Drive, Stanford

10:00am

Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute

The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Educa­tion Institute is a major research effort to assemble and disseminate the works (sermons, speeches, letters) of Dr. King and historical information on the movements in which he participated. As a result, Stanford has become a major center for study of the civil rights movement. Come listen to current student researchers talk about their experi­ences at the Institute and what they have learned about the life and vision of Dr. King. (Until 10:50 a.m.)


http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/


Friday April 29, 2011 10:00am - 10:50am
Clubhouse Ballroom, Old Union 524 LASUEN MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

1:00pm

Inside the Academic Departments

The heart of your Stanford adventure lies within our academic departments and programs. Come whet your intellectual appetite and explore our academic facilities and meet some of our faculty. You can learn how students in the individual departments interact with their faculty sponsors and conduct their research alongside their professors, as well as work independently.  Students enhance their classroom experience through internships, independent study, and off-campus study programs specifically suited to a major.  Don’t miss this opportunity to make the acquaintance of the people and places at the center of your academic life at Stanford! (Until 2:30 p.m.)


https://admit.stanford.edu/academic_life/index.html


Friday April 29, 2011 1:00pm - Saturday April 30, 2011 2:30pm
Various Halls across campus

2:00pm

Study with Stanford Around the World

Hear current students describe their unique experiences studying away from Stanford. Learn about the dynamic academic, internship and extracurricular activities at our full quarter-length programs in Australia, Beijing, Berlin, Cape Town, Florence, Kyoto, Madrid, Moscow, Oxford, Paris and Santiago. Also learn about the Bing Stanford in Washington program, which combines academic study with hands-on internships in the nation’s capital. (Until 3:20 p.m.)

Also offered Saturday at 2:30 p.m.


http://bosp.stanford.edu/


Friday April 29, 2011 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education 485 LASUEN MALL, Stanford

2:30pm

Brooklyn Beats to Beirut Streets

Artist workshop with 'Brooklyn Beats to Beirut Streets: Growing Up Arab, Mexican, and Hip Hop in the U.S.' is a performance piece that traces three artists' development alongside the birth and growth of Hip-Hop culture as a global medium for creative transformation. 


Friday April 29, 2011 2:30pm - 4:00pm
CoHo 459 Lagunita Drive, Stanford

3:00pm

Academic Expo: Camera as a Witness: International Human Rights Documentaries

Academic Expo:

Camera as a Witness: International Human Rights Documentaries – ‘Speak Luvo, Speak Jane”


http://internationalrelations.stanford.edu/

Speakers
JB

Jasmina Bojic

At Stanford, Jasmina teaches documentary filmmaking with a focus on human rights issues. To that end, ten years ago, in 1997, she created the United Nations Association Film Festival. This Festival is an all-volunteer effort by Jasmina, its founder and... Read More →


Friday April 29, 2011 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Education 128 485 LASUEN MALL STANFORD CA 94305

3:00pm

Academic Expo: From Beanie Babies to Invasive Frogs: One Veterinarian’s Life on “The Farm”

Academic Expo:

From Beanie Babies to Invasive Frogs: One Veterinarian’s Life on “The Farm”

 


http://med.stanford.edu/compmed/

Speakers
DB

Donna Bouley (Dr. B)

Professor of Comparative Medicine and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center


Friday April 29, 2011 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Building 320 Room 105 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

3:00pm

Academic Expo: The Murder of Uly Mornach: Honor and Justice in Early Modern Europe

Academic Expo: The Murder of Uly Mornach: Honor and Justice in Early Modern Europe


The Murder of Uly Mornach: Honor and Justice in Early Modern Europe

Speakers
LS

Laura Stokes

Laura Stokes is an Assistant Professor of History. She has recently finished a book on fifteenth-century witchcraft trials in Switzerland and is beginning a new project on the social history of greed in the age of the Reformation.


Friday April 29, 2011 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Building 420 Room 040 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

3:00pm

Academic Expo: Your Computer is More Random Than You Think It Is: How probability theory underlies web search, email, and many other things your computer does

Your Computer is More Random Than You Think It Is: How probability theory underlies web search, email, and many other things your computer does

In this expo we explore the increasingly significant role that probability theory plays in computing.  We’ll examine topics including Google’s PageRank algorithm for web search, how email spam filters work, and determine how we can make computer network communications more reliable, all through understanding the probabilistic mechanisms involved.  We’ll also do some fun demonstrations made to stretch your thinking about the role of randomness in our everyday lives.


http://www-cs.stanford.edu/

Speakers
avatar for Mehran Sahami

Mehran Sahami

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Associate Chair for Education and Director of Educational Affairs, Computer Science


Friday April 29, 2011 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Hewlett 201 370 Serra Street, Stanford

3:00pm

Advising for the Health Professions

Members of the pre-medical advising team will discuss pre-med requirements, as well as other options available at Stanford for those interested in pursuing careers in health-related fields and/or medical research. (Until 3:45 p.m.)


Friday April 29, 2011 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Dinkelspiel Auditoirum 471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford

3:00pm

4:00pm

Academic Expo: Thinking Outside the Box: Conceptual Breakthroughs on the Threshold of the Modern World

Thinking Outside the Box: Conceptual Breakthroughs on the Threshold of the Modern World

At this vibrant and defining period in history, namely, on the threshold of the modern world, in the 16th and 17th centuries, we encounter unprecedented scientific, astronomical, religious, artistic and literary change.  We will view images that capture some of the remarkable cognitive and conceptual breakthroughs in thinking that accompanied these unprecedented events and that pointed their audiences---through reconfigurations of space and innovations in linear perspective---toward the modern world and  current research in the neurosciences.


http://english.stanford.edu/

Speakers
HB

Helen B. Brooks

Senior Lecturer, Emerita


Friday April 29, 2011 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Building 420 Room 040 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

4:00pm

Academic Expo: When the World Spoke French

Academic Expo:

When the World Spoke French


https://www.stanford.edu/dept/DLCL/cgi-bin/web/dept/fren-ital

Speakers
avatar for Dan Edelstein

Dan Edelstein

Dan Edelstein is Associate Professor of French and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. He has written books on the French Revolution and the Enlightenment, and is active in the emerging field of digital humanities.


Friday April 29, 2011 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Building 320 Room 105 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

4:00pm

A Celebration of Writing: Open Mic at Stanford's Hume Writing Center

Share the mic and your own stories, poems, and short essays with instructors and peer tutors in Stanford’s Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR). The Director of PWR, Nick Jenkins, will be on hand at this special event to say hello and read from his work. Be sure to bring yours! (No need to sign up in advance to read.) Everyone is welcome - if you don’t wish to read, come listen to an enjoyable hour of poetry and prose.


http://hwc.stanford.edu/


Friday April 29, 2011 4:00pm - 5:10pm
Margaret Jacks Hall Room 020, Building 460

6:30pm

Meet Your Major

Come meet upperclass students from all the popular majors at Stanford and get the inside word about how to pursue your academic interests. (Until 8:00 p.m.)


Friday April 29, 2011 6:30pm - 8:00pm
FloMoDining East 436 Mayfield Avenue, Stanford, CA 94305
 
Saturday, April 30
 

10:30am

Creativity and the Human Condition: Humanities Research and Arts Endeavors at Stanford

During their time at Stanford, many students expand their horizons by taking part in an array of arts and humanities programs, both academic and extra-curricular. In this panel discussion, current students will share how being involved in the arts and humanities has affected their Stanford experience and share their thoughts on everything from arts-themed dorms to getting grants for arts and humanities research projects. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the discussion. (Until 11:30 a.m.)


http://shc.stanford.edu/

Saturday April 30, 2011 10:30am - 11:30am
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building 435 LASUEN MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

11:30am

Academic Expo: Climate Change in the Century Ahead: What are we learning from Antarctic Science Expeditions?

Academic Expo:

Climate Change in the Century Ahead: What are we learning from Antarctic Science Expeditions?


http://earthsystems.stanford.edu/

Speakers
avatar for Robert B. Dunbar

Robert B. Dunbar

W.M. Keck Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment


Saturday April 30, 2011 11:30am - 12:15pm
Building 420 Room 040 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

11:30am

Academic Expo: Understanding the Sounds Around Us

Academic Expo: Understanding the Sounds Around Us


http://linguistics.stanford.edu/

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Sumner

Meghan Sumner

Assistant Professor in Linguistics


Saturday April 30, 2011 11:30am - 12:15pm
Building 320 Room 105 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

12:00pm

Structured Liberal Education and You

A program for freshman, SLE is a liberal arts cur­riculum within the University. Come learn about this year-long, residence-based way of fulfilling IHum and Writing requirements. Meet SLE stu­dents and faculty, and take an optional tour of the SLE residence hall. (Until 12:45 p.m.)


Saturday April 30, 2011 12:00pm - 12:45pm
FloMo Lounge 436 Mayfield Avenue, Stanford, CA 94305

1:00pm

Academic Expo: Can a random Rubik's cube be solved?

If the pieces of a Rubik's cube are pried apart with a screwdriver and reassembled in random positions, can the puzzle be solved? It turns out that the answer is no: the proportion of random arrangements of the puzzle pieces that can reach the "solved" position via legal moves is 1/12. In the course of explaining this curious fact, we will see how to use elementary ideas from group theory to analyze this famous puzzle as well as its 19th-century analogue, the 15-puzzle. Previous knowledge of group theory will not be assumed.


http://math.stanford.edu/

Speakers
avatar for Brian Conrad

Brian Conrad

Professor Brian Conrad is a mathematician and number theorist



Saturday April 30, 2011 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Building 380 Room 380C 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

1:00pm

Academic Expo: How Progressive are the Identity Politics in Glee?

Academic Expo:How Progressive are the Identity Politics in Glee?


http://feministstanford.wordpress.com/

Speakers


Saturday April 30, 2011 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Building 420 Room 040 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

1:00pm

Academic Expo: When Black Becomes White: A History of Racial Passing in American Life

This lecture examines the history of African Americans who passed as white between the late eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries.  Challenging the idea that passing was an individualistic practice, this talk will demonstrate that passing was deeply embedded in familial relationships and communal politics.


http://www.stanford.edu/dept/history/home/index.html

Speakers
AH

Allyson Hobbs

Allyson Hobbs is an assistant professor of American history.  She received a B.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.  Her doctoral dissertation examined the phenomenon of racial passing in the United States from the moment when passing became a problem... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Building 320 Room 105 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

1:00pm

Admit Weekend Symposium of Undergraduate Research & Public Service

Some of the most exciting intellectual pursuits at Stanford happen outside the classroom. Each year more than 2,000 Stanford undergraduates, from freshmen to seniors, engage in research and creative projects under the guidance of their faculty mentors. Come meet the research staff of the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Research and talk directly with undergraduates engaged in the search for new knowledge and arts creation. Do you see yourself doing research at Stanford? We do! (Until 3:00 p.m.)


http://www.stanford.edu/dept/undergrad/cgi-bin/drupal_ual/OO_research_opps_ResearchOpportunities.html

Saturday April 30, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Oak Lounge, 2nd Floor, Tresidder Union 459 Lagunita Drive, Stanford

2:00pm

Academic Expo: Kelp forests of central California: where things you didn't know you cared about make their home

Due to a scheduling conflict, Dr Somero will be unable to present his Academic Expo Global Change and Antarctica:  A Pole in Peril. He has been replaced by Professor Watanabe.

Professor Watanabe will present:

Kelp forests of central California: where things you didn't know you cared about make their home.


http://www-marine.stanford.edu/

Saturday April 30, 2011 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Building 370 Room 370 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

2:00pm

Academic Expo: The Stanford Graphic Novel Project. Some people read graphic novels. We make them.

Academic Expo:

The Stanford Graphic Novel Project. Some people read graphic novels. We make them.


http://www.stanford.edu/group/cwstudents/graphicnovel/

Speakers
avatar for Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

Associate Professor of English


Saturday April 30, 2011 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Building 320 Room 105 450 SERRA MALL, STANFORD CA 94305

2:00pm

A Conversation on Hip Hop

Join alumni, faculty and students as we explore recent innovative scholarship regarding Spoken Word and the Hip-Hop aesthetic. Sponsored by BROC. (Until 3:30 p.m.)


http://bcsc.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/bcsc/index.php

Saturday April 30, 2011 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Black Community Services Center 418 Santa Teresa Street Stanford, CA 94305-4009

2:30pm

Study with Stanford Around the World

Hear current students describe their unique experiences studying away from Stanford. Learn about the dynamic academic, internship and extracurricular activities at our full quarter-length programs in Australia, Beijing, Berlin, Cape Town, Florence, Kyoto, Madrid, Moscow, Oxford, Paris and Santiago. Also learn about the Bing Stanford in Washington program, which combines academic study with hands-on internships in the nation’s capital. (Until 3:50 p.m.)

Also offered Friday at 2:00 p.m.


http://bosp.stanford.edu/

Saturday April 30, 2011 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education 485 LASUEN MALL, Stanford

3:00pm

The Faces of Higher Education: Understanding Diversity

Diversity in higher education is a growing issue across the nation. Come to this short film screen­ing followed by a panel featuring current students and faculty for an honest and engaging discus­sion about the realities of faculty and student diversity in institutions of higher education. Learn the challenges that Stanford has faced in the past and what we are doing to overcome them. (Until 3:50 p.m.)


Saturday April 30, 2011 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cypress Room, 2nd Floor Tresidder Union 459 Lagunita, Stanford