recognizing and appreciating a wide range of cultural and global perspectives
Tressie McMillan Cottom is an award-winning Associate Professor of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and a faculty affiliate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Her work has been recognized nationally and internationally for the urgency and depth of her incisive critical analysis of technology, higher education, class, race, and gender.
Jia Tolentino, a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of the widely acclaimed essay collection Trick Mirror, will join Stanford’s English professor Mark Greif for a conversation about her craft and career. Formerly, Tolentino was the deputy editor at Jezebel and a contributing editor at the Hairpin. She grew up in Texas, went to University of Virginia, and received her MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Grantland, and Pitchfork, among other places. She lives in Brooklyn.
Essayist and novelist Alexander Chee will join HPWP Director Laura Goode for a discussion about craft and career. The author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, as well as the essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, Chee is a contributing editor at the New Republic and an editor at large at Virginia Quarterly Review.
PANELISTS: 2019-20 CASBS fellows Rene Almeling and R. Alta CharoMODERATOR: H&S dean and 2017-18 CASBS fellow Debra SatzEmerging biomedical technologies – particularly those involving genome editing and human reproduction – carry the power to cure illness and alleviate suffering. They also pose challenges. They are expensive, often beyond the limits of insurance and most people’s pocketbooks. Some require complex equipment and facilities, which many countries don’t have.
Join our Diversity Works discussion with JD Schramm, director of the King Global Leadership Program at Knight-Hennessy and lecturer at the Graduate School of Business since 2007.
The Presidential Initiative IDEAL – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in a Learning Environment – is about the future of Stanford.
7 – 7:30 PM:
Artist Jordan Casteel in conversation with Susan Dackerman, John and Jill Freidenrich Director, Cantor Arts Center.
7:30 – 10 PM:
First Friday: Opening Party
Stay for the opening party! Watch performances by Stanford students, get creative with art activities, learn more about our awesome exhibitions, grab a free snack (or two), oh, and don't forget to take more free stuff.
The What Matters to Me and Why series encourages reflection within the Stanford community on matters of personal values, beliefs, and motivations in order to better understand the lives and inspirations of those who shape the University.
All are welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Jenny S. Martinez, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School
This two-session Compelling Communication workshop gives you the skills and practice you need for your next important presentation, such as a qualifying exam, conference presentation, research meeting, or job talk.
Compelling Communication will take place on the following two Mondays: Oct. 7 & 14 from 4:45 - 6:15 PM. Due to the workshop's interactive format, full participation in both sessions is required.
Stanford University has been affectionately known as "The Farm" ever since it was established by founders Leland and Jane Stanford on their Palo Alto stock farm.