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STARS Assembly 2022 Schedule

Friday, April 1, 2022

McCaw Hall, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

11:30 a.m. Registration / Optional Boxed Lunch
12:30 p.m. Welcome
Howard Wolf,
’80, Vice President, Alumni Affairs and President, Stanford Alumni Association
Jené Elzie, ’95, MA ’96 Chair, STARS Leadership Assembly
12:45 p.m. Faculty Keynote: Creativity and Design
Sarah Stein Greenberg, MBA ’06
, executive director of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (
2:00 p.m. Stretch Break
2:15 p.m. Stanford’s New School – Climate and Sustainability

  • Kam Moler, ’88, PhD ’95, transitional dean of the new school, vice provost and dean of research, the Marvin Chodorow Professor and professor of applied physics and of physics

  • William Tarpeh, ’12, assistant professor of chemical engineering and, by courtesy, of civil and environmental engineering
2:45 p.m. Micro Lectures: Go back to class with short talks from Stanford scholars

  • Antero Garcia, associate professor at the Graduate School of Education

  • Didi Kuo, senior research scholar and associate director for research at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law

  • Tony Wyss-Coray, D.H. Chen Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
3:30 p.m. Stretch Break
3:45 p.m. Insider's View: Hot Topics at Stanford

Moderated by Howard Wolf, ’80

  • Persis Drell, Provost, the James and Anna Marie Spilker Professor in the School of Engineering, professor of materials science and engineering and physics

  • Matthew Rascoff, vice provost for digital education and lecturer in management at the Graduate School of Business

  • Patrick Dunkley, vice provost for institutional equity, access and community

  • Sarah Church, Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and a professor of physics

  • Susie Brubaker-Cole, vice provost for student affairs
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 2, 2022

David and Joan Traitel Building, Hoover Institution

8:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Remarks and Q&A with the President
Marc Tessier-Lavigne
, President, Stanford University
9:45 a.m. Stanford Impact Labs: Putting Social Science to Work for Society

Alyce Adams, associate director of Stanford Impact Labs, Stanford Medicine Innovation Professor and professor of epidemiology and population health, of health policy and, by courtesy, of pediatrics

Tomás Jiménez, professor of sociology, director of the undergraduate program on urban studies, and the Robert and Ruth Halperin University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. Finding Meaning and Purpose at Stanford: The Office for Religious & Spiritual Life Tiffany Steinwert, dean for Religious and Spiritual Life
11:30 a.m. Faculty Keynote: Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Disease
Frank M. Longo, George E. and Lucy Becker Professor of Medicine and chair of neurology and neurological sciences
12:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. STARS Assembly concludes
4:00 p.m. Stanford Associates Award Ceremony
David and Joan Traitel Building, Hoover Institution

Separate registration required.
Presentations of the Awards of Merit, Governors' Awards and the Stanford Medals.
6:30 p.m.
April 1-2, 2022

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