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Friday, April 26
 

9:00am PDT

Academic Expo: The Enduring Appeal of the Sicilian Mafia

Laura Wittman 

Associate Professor of French and Italian


Friday April 26, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Building 260 Room 113 (Main Quad) 450 Serra Mall, Stanford

9:00am PDT

Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

Come learn about one of Stanford’s unique resources, Jasper Ridge, our own 1,189-acrenature preserve and natural laboratory available for student research and education! 


Friday April 26, 2013 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
Cypress Room, 2nd Floor Tressider Union 459 Lagunita Drive, Stanford

9:00am PDT

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

Perhaps you already know what you want to study, perhaps you’re ready to explore, perhaps you don’t know where to start. Stanford offers a tremendous amount of freedom to personalize your path through the undergraduate requirements, and many opportunities for you to delve into or discover your interests. Begin charting your path at Stanford here at Sweet Hall. Come learn about the special programs and opportunities unique to Stanford that will help you engage deeply in your intellectual interests, such as Introductory Seminars, Overseas Studies, Arts Intensive, Sophomore College, Undergraduate Research, and more.This open house program begins with a formal presentation by Rob Urstein, Dean ofFreshmen and Senior Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, followed byconversations with faculty, advisors, staff, and current students eager to share their experiences with you. 


Friday April 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Sweet Hall

10:00am PDT

Transfer Credit

Do you have questions about how advanced placement and transfer credit count towards a bachelor’s degree at Stanford? Come learn about Stanford’s AP and transfer credit policies. 


Friday April 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am PDT
Oak Lounge, 2nd Floor, Tresidder Union 459 Lagunita Drive, Stanford

10:00am PDT

Academic Expo: How Contemporary Philosophy Gives Us New Tools to Show that Moral Relativism Is False

Nadeem Hussain

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Dean of Freshman Sophomore College


Friday April 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
School of Education 128

10:00am PDT

Academic Expo: Earthquake Physics and Seismic Hazard

Eric M. Dunham

Assistant Professor, Department of Geophysics and Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering


Friday April 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Building 320, Room 105 (Main Quad) 450 Serra Mall, Stanford

10:00am PDT

Academic Expo: Materials Science & Engineering: What is it and how is it revolutionizing medicine?

Sarah Heilshorn

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


Friday April 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Building 200, Room 002 (Main Quad) 450 Serra Mall, Stanford

10:00am PDT

Academic Expo: Walt Whitman's Body Language

Gavin Jones

English Department Chair


Friday April 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Meyer Library Forum 560 Escondido Mall

10:00am PDT

Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute

The Martin Luther King Jr. Research andEducation Institute is a major research effort toassemble and disseminate the works (sermons, speeches, letters) of Dr. King and historical information on the movements in which he participated in a fourteen-volume edition. 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, as well as the Institute’s Scholar-in-Residence,Clarence Jones, a personal friend, confidant, speechwriter and legal counsel for Dr. King.


Friday April 26, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Clubhouse Ballroom, Old Union 524 Lasuen Mall, Stanford

10:00am PDT

Academic Expos: How Contemporary Philosophy Gives Us New Tools to Show that Moral Relativism Is False

See http://admit.stanford.edu for a complete schedule of Academic Expo topics and presenters.


Friday April 26, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
School of Education 128

1:00pm PDT

Engineering Fair

Stanford Tau Beta Pi, in collaboration with the School of Engineering, introduces you to theopportunities, programs, and resources that will be available to you from Stanford Engineering ifyou say YES to Stanford!


Friday April 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Huang Engineering Center 475 Via Ortega, Stanford

1:00pm PDT

Inside the Academic Departments

The heart of your Stanford adventure lies within our academic departments and programs. Whet your intellectual appetite by exploring academic facilities and meeting faculty. Learn how students interact with and conduct research alongside faculty, as well as work independently within the department. Students can 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! 


Friday April 26, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Various Departments

2:00pm PDT

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, as well as summer opportunities with the Overseas Seminars. Also learn about the Bing Stanford in Washington program, which combines academic study with hands-on internships in the nation’s capital. Also offered Saturday at 2:30 p.m.


Friday April 26, 2013 2:00pm - 3:20pm PDT
CEMEX Auditorium, Graduate Schol of Business 641 Knight Way, Stanford

2:45pm PDT

Academic Expo: Computing and Randomness: How Probability Theory Underlies Web Search, Email, and Many Other Things Your Computer Does

Mehran Sahami

Associate Professor of Computer Science


Friday April 26, 2013 2:45pm - 3:35pm PDT
Hewlett Teaching Center 201 370 Serra Mall, Stanford

2:45pm PDT

Academic Expo: Do Journalists Need an Education in Journalism?

Ted Glasser

Professor of Communication


Friday April 26, 2013 2:45pm - 3:35pm PDT
School of Education 128

2:45pm PDT

Academic Expo: Was Your Ancestor a Slime Mold?

W. James Nelson

The Rudy J. and Daphne Donohue Munzer Professor /Professor of Biology, and of Molecular and Cellular Physiology


Friday April 26, 2013 2:45pm - 3:35pm PDT
Herrin Hall T175 Stanford

2:45pm PDT

Diversity Programs in Engineering

Come learn about programs that focus on promoting student achievement in engineering, particularly for women and students of color. Associate Dean for Student and Diversity Affairs Noé Lozano and student panelists will provide details on academic assistance, advising, fellowships and scholarships. 


Friday April 26, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm PDT
McCullough Building Room 115 476 Lomita Mall, Stanford

2:45pm PDT

Introductory Seminars: Learning Partnerships for Freshmen and Faculty

How are you going to get to know professors during your freshman year? How can you meet other freshmen from diverse backgrounds and similar intellectual interests? Where can you explore a wide range of fields of study through interactive discussion, hands-on activities and field trips? How will you learn about research possibilities open to first-year students? Two words answer these questions and more: Introductory Seminars. More than 140 professors will be teaching Freshman Seminars especially designed for first-year students. Limited to 16 students each, these classes offer creative and welcoming learning opportunities. An IntroSem can make your year. Come to this faculty/student panel and learn what makes IntroSems so extraordinary.


Friday April 26, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm PDT
Building 320, Room 105 (Main Quad) 450 Serra Mall, Stanford

4:00pm PDT

Academic Expo: Camera as Witness: International Human Rights Documentaries

Jasmina Bojic

Lecturer, International Relations

Director, Camera As Witness Program

School of Education, Stanford University


Friday April 26, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Cummings Art Building, Room 2 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford

4:00pm PDT

Academic Expo: The Civil Rights Revolution as Economic History

Gavin Wright

William Robertson Coe Professor in American Economic History and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research


Friday April 26, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Building 380 Room 380C (Main Quad) 450 Serra Mall, Stanford

4:00pm PDT

Women in STEM

Join the Women’s Community Center for a student panel to hear about the opportunities in science and engineering at Stanford. This is your chance to ask questions about classes, majors, research and internships to women in STEM fields who willshare their Stanford experiences and offer advice for success. Refreshments will be served.


Friday April 26, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Women's Community Center (WCC)

4:00pm PDT

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

Share the mic and your own poem or short (1-2 pages) story or essay with other prospective and current Stanford students, as well as instructors and members of the Spoken Word Collective. No need to sign up in advance. If you don’t wish to read, come listen to an enjoyable hour of poetry and prose. Everyone is welcome!


Friday April 26, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Building 460 Room 020, Main Quad 450 Serra Mall, Stanford
 
Saturday, April 27
 

10:30am PDT

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.


Saturday April 27, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Annenberg Auditorium (adjacent the Cummings Art Building) 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford

11:30am PDT

Academic Expo: Ice, Mud, and Thermometers - Understanding Human Impacts on Earth's Climate System from a Geological Perspective

Richard Nevle

Undergraduate Program Director, School of Earth Sciences


Saturday April 27, 2013 11:30am - 12:20am PDT
Building 320, Room 105 (Main Quad) 450 Serra Mall, Stanford

11:30am PDT

Academic Expo: The Cognitive and Social Effects of Multitasking

Clifford Nass

Thomas M. Storke Professor, Communication


Saturday April 27, 2013 11:30am - 12:20pm PDT
Building 420, Room 041 (Main Quad) 450 Serra Mall, Stanford

11:30am PDT

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

Helen Brooks

Senior Lecturer, English


Saturday April 27, 2013 11:30am - 12:20pm PDT
Building 370 Room 370 (Main Quad) 450 Serra Mall, Stanford

12:00pm PDT

Structured Liberal Education Program and You

A program for freshmen, SLE is a liberal arts college experience 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 27, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45am PDT
Florence Moore Hall - Alondra 436 Mayfield Ave, Stanford

1:00pm PDT

2:00pm PDT

2:30pm PDT

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, as well as summer opportunities with the Overseas Seminars. Also learn about the Bing Stanford in Washington program, which combines academic study with hands-on internships in the nation’s capital. Also offered Friday at 2:00 p.m.


Saturday April 27, 2013 2:30pm - 3:50pm PDT
CEMEX Auditorium, Graduate Schol of Business 641 Knight Way, Stanford

3:00pm PDT

Ideas to Reality: The Entrepreneurial Spirit at Stanford

Wellspring of Innovation:

 

Stanford’s entrepreneurial spirit, the result of its California location and the legacy of Leland and Jane Stanford, has helped spawn more than 3,000 companies in high technology and other fields. Come and engage the ideas that may shape the world.

 


Saturday April 27, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Building 320, Room 105 (Main Quad) 450 Serra Mall, Stanford

3:00pm PDT

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 faculty for an honest and engaging discussion about the realities of faculty

and student diversity in institutions of higher education. Learn about the challenges that Stanford has faced in the past and what we are doing to overcome them.

(Until 3:50 p.m.)

 


Saturday April 27, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Building 420 Room 040 (Main Quad) 450 Serra Mall, Stanford