We came

Attendees
150
Connectors
31

150 Stanford alumni and guests attended Stanford+Connects Minnesota, and 31 Connectors helped make it happen.

We saw

Who gets into Stanford today? Admissions Director Richard Shaw paints the picture in “Reflections on Stanford University’s Class of 2017.”

We connected

A student ambassador swaps stories with an alum.

Stay connected

The event may be over but your connections have only just begun. Explore the many ways you can keep learning from, and connecting with, your Stanford community.

President Hennessy connects with the crowd.

Schedule — Saturday, May 4, 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.

Micro Lectures

Food Security

Rosamond Naylor, PhD '89, is the director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, the William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Woods Institute of the Environment, and a professor of environmental earth systems.

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Rosamond Naylor, PhD '89, is the director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, the William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Woods Institute of the Environment, and a professor of environmental earth systems science. Her research focuses on the environmental and equity dimensions of intensive food production systems and the food security dimensions of low-input systems. She has been involved in a number of global field-level research projects and serves on several advisory boards, most recently the international advisory board for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Online Learning

Tina Seelig, PhD '85, is professor of the practice in management science and engineering and the executive director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, the entrepreneurship center at the School of Engineering.

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Professor Seelig teaches classes on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in MS&E and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, the d.school. Professor Seelig has written 16 popular books, including What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 and inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity. She is the recipient of several national awards, including the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, recognizing her as a national leader in engineering education.

Stanford Class of 2017

Richard H. Shaw, is Stanford's Dean of admission and financial aid.

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Richard H. Shaw, is Stanford's Dean of admission and financial aid. During his tenure, Stanford's need-based financial aid program has expanded and an on-campus visitor center (at the old Track House) opened its doors in 2010. He led the office in its transition to receiving and reviewing applications online. Previously, Shaw led Yale's undergraduate admissions and financial aid office. He is a member of several national admission organizations, including the College Board, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Consortium on Financing Higher Education, and the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.

Evolution of Books

Elaine Treharne is a professor of English.

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3:15 p.m.

Break

3:45 p.m.

Seminars

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

A Conversation on Food and Nutrition Security

Pamela Matson, Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth Sciences and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Environmental Studies, and senior fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment

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Pamela Matson, is the Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth Sciences, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Environmental Studies, and senior fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment. An interdisciplinary earth scientist, her research addresses a range of environment and sustainability issues, including sustainability of agricultural systems; vulnerability of particular people and places to climate and other changes; the consequences of tropical deforestation on atmosphere, climate and water systems; and the environmental consequences of global change in the nitrogen and carbon cycles. Matson is the founding co-chair of the National Academies Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability and serves on the board of the World Wildlife Fund.

Rosamond Naylor, PhD '89, is the director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, the William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Woods Institute of the Environment, and a professor of environmental earth systems.

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Rosamond Naylor, PhD '89, is the director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, the William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Woods Institute of the Environment, and a professor of environmental earth systems science. Her research focuses on the environmental and equity dimensions of intensive food production systems and the food security dimensions of low-input systems. She has been involved in a number of global field-level research projects and serves on several advisory boards, most recently the international advisory board for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Rob Zeaske, '95, is CEO of the nonprofit organization Second Harvest Heartland, and works to reinvent hunger relief through leadership and innovation.

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Rob Zeaske, '95, CEO of the nonprofit organization Second Harvest Heartland, works to reinvent hunger relief through leadership and innovation. As the Upper Midwest's largest hunger relief organization, its goal is to help the hungry today and provide the means for everyone to be fed tomorrow. In 2012 alone, the organization collected, warehoused and distributed more than 76 million pounds of food. Zeaske's work seeks win-win situations with good for-profit partners. Before Second Harvest Heartland, Zeaske directed organizations such as Jumpstart, nationally recognized for preparing schoolchildren for success, and Mercy Corps, where he served as a Harvard Business School service leadership fellow.

A Crash Course on Creativity

Tina Seelig, is professor of the practice in management science and engineering and the executive director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, the entrepreneurship center at the School of Engineering.

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Professor Seelig teaches classes on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in MS&E and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, the d.school. Professor Seelig has written 16 popular books, including What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 and inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity. She is the recipient of several national awards, including the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, recognizing her as a national leader in engineering education.

Stanford Admissions: The Dean's Perspective

Richard H. Shaw, is Stanford's Dean of admission and financial aid.

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Richard H. Shaw, is Stanford's Dean of admission and financial aid. During his tenure, Stanford's need-based financial aid program has expanded and an on-campus visitor center (at the old Track House) opened its doors in 2010. He led the office in its transition to receiving and reviewing applications online. Previously, Shaw led Yale's undergraduate admissions and financial aid office. He is a member of several national admission organizations, including the College Board, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Consortium on Financing Higher Education, and the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.

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
Christine Hazy P '04, '07, '11
Judy Heller P '12
Murtaza Mogri MS '08, PhD '11
Charles Lannin '78, MBA '87 P '10, '11, '13
Liz Torney Welsh '87

Special thanks to all the Stanford+Connects Minnesota 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.