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STARS Assembly 2019 Schedule

Friday, April 12, 2019

Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

11:30 a.m. Registration / Optional Boxed Lunch
12:30 p.m. Welcome
Marcela Muñiz
, ’97, MA ’08, PhD ’12, Chair, STARS Leadership Assembly
12:40 p.m. Stanford Update
Howard Wolf,
’80, Vice President, Alumni Affairs and President, Stanford Alumni Association
1:00 p.m. Finding Purpose in Life and Work
Leah Weiss, ’00, lecturer in management at the Graduate School of Business and founding faculty member of the CCARE/Compassion Institute Compassion and Cultivation Program
1:45 p.m. Micro Lectures: Go back to class with short talks from Stanford scholars
Math Education: Jo Boaler, professor of mathematics education
Exercise & Longevity: Anne Friedlander, adjunct professor in human biology
Future of Energy: Arun Majumdar, co-director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor at Stanford University and professor of mechanical engineering and, by courtesy, of materials science and engineering
2:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:00 p.m. Constructing Stanford’s Future
David Lenox
, University Architect and Director of Campus Planning
3:45 p.m. Insider's View: Hot Topics at Stanford
Top Stanford administrators will join SAA President Howard Wolf to share the latest about what’s happening on campus.
Susie Brubaker-Cole, Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Persis Drell, Provost, the James and Anna Marie Spilker Professor in the School of Engineering, professor of materials science and engineering and physics
Harry Elam, vice president for the arts, senior vice provost for education, Oliver H. Palmer Professor in the Humanities and the Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Farnaz Khadem, vice president for university communications
5:00 p.m. STARS Wine Stroll
After a full afternoon of programs, enjoy stellar wines and tasty bites! Alumni vintners will be on hand pouring their wines to accompany casual dinner fare.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning (Old Chem)

8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Remarks and Q&A with the President
Marc Tessier-Lavigne
, President, Stanford University
9:45 a.m. Beyond Blame and Shame: Tough Conversations with Positive Outcomes
Dereca Blackmon
, ’91, Associate Dean and Director of the Diversity and First-Gen Office
11:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m. From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia
Michael McFaul
, ’86, MA ’86, P ’20, professor of political science, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution
12:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m. Student Performance Showcase
2:15 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Stanford Associates Award Ceremony
Separate registration required.
Presentations of the Awards of Merit, Governors' Awards and the Stanford Medals.
6:30 p.m.
April 12-13, 2019

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