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289 Stanford alumni and guests attended Stanford+Connects Arizona, and 47 Connectors helped make it happen.

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Can a motorcycle be fine art? Ask art professor Wanda Corn opines on “The Future of Museums."

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Staffers, student ambassadors and attendees mix it up between lecture sessions.

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President Hennessy takes in a micro lecture alongside students and alums.

Schedule — Saturday, April 20, 2013

1:00 p.m.

Check-in and Meet Up

2:00 p.m.

Welcome

Howard E. Wolf, '80, Vice President for Alumni Affairs and President, Stanford Alumni Association

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Howard has led the Stanford Alumni Association and its staff since 2001. He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology, with distinction, from Stanford in 1980 and his MBA from Harvard in 1985. Before his appointment as Vice President for Alumni Affairs and President, Stanford Alumni Association, he worked as both an entrepreneur and business manager in the publishing and commercial real estate development and management industries. An active alum and volunteer, as well as an avid Stanford athletics fan, he received the Stanford Associates Outstanding Achievement Award in 2000. In addition to his Alumni Association role, Howard is one of eight officers of the University and part of its senior management team, with particular responsibility for advising the University's president and the provost on alumni affairs.

Special Guest

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in conversation with Law School Dean Elizabeth Magill

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Sandra Day O'Connor '50, JD '52, (Retired), Associate Justice, served in the United States Supreme Court for 24 years, retiring in 2006. She participated in many important cases, including the upholding of Roe v. Wade. In Arizona, Justice O’Connor spent part of her childhood on her family's ranch, practiced law in Maryvale, and served as Assistant Attorney General and Maricopa County Superior Court Judge, as well as on the Arizona State Senate and the Arizona Court of Appeals. In 2009, Justice O’Connor founded iCivics to encourage civic knowledge and participation to ensure that democracy passes onto future generations. She is currently involved with various civic organizations including the Rockefeller Foundation, Heard Museum, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ABA Commission on Civic Education and Separation of Powers, and ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress.

M. Elizabeth Magill Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean

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M. Elizabeth Magill, is the law school's 13th dean. An award-winning scholar and expert in administrative law and constitutional structure, Dean Magill teaches administrative law, constitutional law, and food and drug law. Before coming to Stanford, Dean Magill was on the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law for 15 years, serving most recently as vice dean, the Joseph Weintraub-Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Law, and the Elizabeth D. and Richard A. Merrill Professor. A member of the American Law Institute, she served as a fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University, was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, and was the Thomas Jefferson Visiting Fellow at Downing College, University of Cambridge.

Micro Lectures

The Future of Museums

Wanda Corn, is the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and specializes in the study of modern art and visual culture.

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Wanda Corn, the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in the School of Humanities and Sciences, specializes in the study of modern art and visual culture. She has spent considerable time in the Southwest and done extensive research and writing on Georgia O'Keeffe's art and life in New Mexico. Wanda's scholarship on transatlantic modernism focuses on the exchanges and interdependencies of modern artists in Paris and New York, conceptualizing an Atlantic rim of avant-garde culture. She has chaired the Department of Art and Art History and has mentored generations of Stanford students as she continues to teach and lead Stanford Travel/Study Programs around the world.

Predicting Alzheimer's Disease

Hank Greely, '74, is the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law, and, by courtesy, of genetics, and specializes in legal and social implications of advances in the biosciences.

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Hank Greely, '74, the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and, by courtesy, of genetics, specializes in legal and social implications of advances in the biosciences. He has written on the social and legal implications of genetics, human cloning, stem cell research, and neuroscience, as well as on more general issues such as the ethics of human subjects research and human biological enhancement. Hank directs the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences and chairs the steering committee of Stanford's Center for Biomedical Ethics. In 2012, he received The Richard W. Lyman Award for exceptional volunteer service to alumni at Stanford.

Longevity

Jill Helms, is a professor in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the department of surgery at Stanford University's School of Medicine.

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Jill Helms is a professor in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the department of surgery at Stanford University's School of Medicine. Her main research interests are in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Jill has a strong interest in mentoring students, and has used television programs (Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, BBC), YouTube lectures, podcasts, profcasts, and high school outreach programs to reach students of all ages. She serves on a number of scientific advisory boards and journal editorial boards, and reviews grants and manuscripts for a range of high-profile journals.

 

3:15 pm

Break

3:45 pm

Seminars

Attend one of four afternoon seminars for an in-depth look at the topic that most interests you.

Dressing Modern: Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Clothes

Wanda Corn

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Wanda Corn, the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in the School of Humanities and Sciences, specializes in the study of modern art and visual culture. She has spent considerable time in the Southwest and done extensive research and writing on Georgia O'Keeffe's art and life in New Mexico. Wanda's scholarship on transatlantic modernism focuses on the exchanges and interdependencies of modern artists in Paris and New York, conceptualizing an Atlantic rim of avant-garde culture. She has chaired the Department of Art and Art History and has mentored generations of Stanford students as she continues to teach and lead Stanford Travel/Study Programs around the world.

Georgia O'Keeffe and other early 20th-century artists embraced change in the ways they led their personal lives as well as the ways they made art. To more fully understand modernist practices, Professor Wanda Corn will explore artists' choice of everyday dress, paying particular attention to Georgia O'Keeffe.

How Neuroscience May Change Society

Hank Greely, '74

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Hank Greely, '74, the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and, by courtesy, of genetics, specializes in legal and social implications of advances in the biosciences. He has written on the social and legal implications of genetics, human cloning, stem cell research, and neuroscience, as well as on more general issues such as the ethics of human subjects research and human biological enhancement. Hank directs the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences and chairs the steering committee of Stanford's Center for Biomedical Ethics. In 2012, he received The Richard W. Lyman Award for exceptional volunteer service to alumni at Stanford.

Today we know infinitely more about how the human brain works than we did 30 years ago. But we know almost nothing compared with what we will know 30 years from now. This revolution in neuroscience is being driven by medical concerns and funding, but it will have vast implications in other areas of our society as well, from the use of neuroimaging-based mind-reading in court to the creation of cognitive enhancing drugs. In this talk, Professor Hank Greely will review some of the ways neuroscience will change our world.

Stem Cells and the Field of Regenerative Medicine

Jill Helms

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Jill Helms is a professor in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the department of surgery at Stanford University's School of Medicine. Her main research interests are in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Jill has a strong interest in mentoring students, and has used television programs (Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, BBC), YouTube lectures, podcasts, profcasts, and high school outreach programs to reach students of all ages. She serves on a number of scientific advisory boards and journal editorial boards, and reviews grants and manuscripts for a range of high-profile journals.

 

We all begin life as a stem cell. Then, through a wildly complex series of events, those few stem cells develop into all of the specialized cells found in our adult bodies. Professor Jill Helms will talk about the field of stem cell research, highlighting recent advances at Stanford and beyond. This research holds tremendous potential for restructuring the way we practice medicine: By using stem cells to replace or repair damaged tissues and organs, we may be able to alter dramatically the way we treat diseases like cancer.

The Improviser's Mindset: Effortless Creativity, Agility and Resourcefulness

Dan Klein, '90

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Klein’s teaching taps into improvisation, design thinking and high-performance communication to help adults access their childlike creative reserves. A longtime improv instructor of beginning and advanced improvisation, he has helped create student groups including the Robber Barons (original sketch comedy), the Flying Treehouse (children’s theater) and Stanford Improvisors, an improv troupe that has performed on campus and in the community for 25 years.

How often do you think and act outside of your own box? Lecturer Dan Klein taps into improvisation, design thinking and high-performance communication to help adults access their childlike creative reserves. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to channel ideas and express them in a compelling way on demand, onstage and beyond.

Dan teaches workshops at the d. school on improv and design for interdisciplinary graduate students. He delivers programs that tap into improvisation, design thinking and high-performance communication to help adults access their childlike creative reserves. He also directs the Stanford Improvisors, a 19-year-old improv troupe that performs on campus and in the community. In 2009, students named him Stanford Teacher of the Year. 

5:00 p.m.

Break

5:15 p.m.

Remarks and Q & A

John L. Hennessy, President, Stanford University

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President of Stanford University since 2000, John L. Hennessy is the inaugural holder of the Bing Presidential Professorship. He joined the faculty in 1977 and since then has served as chair of computer science, dean of the School of Engineering and provost. A pioneer in computer architecture, his technology revolutionized the computer industry by increasing performance while reducing costs. He has lectured and published widely and co-authored two textbooks on computer architecture design. Dr. Hennessy has received numerous honors, including the 2000 IEEE John von Neumann Medal, a 2004 NEC C&C Prize for lifetime achievement in computer science and engineering, a 2005 Founders Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 2012 IEEE Medal of Honor, IEEE's highest award.

6:00 p.m.

Reception

Look Who Connected

First Name Maiden Name Last Name Degree(s) Parent Year(s) City State
Leah Peachey Won '00
Mona Thompson '13
Joel Parker '82
Phil Schneider '63
Merlynn Bergen PhD '86

Special thanks to all the Stanford+Connects Arizona Connectors without whose help this event would not have been possible. See all local connectors.

About Stanford+Connects

Stanford+Connects was a 16-city event tour that helped alumni re-experience Stanford (minus the midterms), multiply their networks and stretch their brain in infinite ways.