Stanford Events: Week of April 14

April 15, 2014 • Stanford • Views: 648

eventsThese are in no way a full list of events at Stanford.  But these are the standouts for me personally; these are taken directly from the Stanford Events Page. For a full list (most of which are free and open to the public, see Stanford Events.

A Conversation with Khaled Hosseini

Paul Costello, Chief Communications Officer for the School of Medicine, will lead us through a talk with Dr. Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. Born in Kabul, Khaled Hosseini centers his luminous writing and humanitarian work on the people of Afghanistan, particularly women, children and homeless refugees.

  • Wednesday April 16, 2014
  • 5:30p – 8:30p
  • with reception and art exhibit to follow
  • Li Ka Shing Center, second floor
  • Berg Hall

Sal Khan: DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series

Join us as Sal Khan tells the inspiring, entrepreneurial story of how Khan Academy came to be and how the free, online education platform is impacting millions of people worldwide. Khan will also share his thoughts on what education reimagined could be like and how his dream of “providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere” could become a reality.

The DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar series is generously supported by the venture-capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

SWS Wine Tasting + Lecture: Barbara Dunn, yeast microbiologist

Meet the microbe that is responsible for the difference between wine and plain old grape juice. The Stanford Wine Society hosts Barbara Dunn, senior research associate in the Sherlock Lab at Stanford, where she probes the elusive history of the evolution of yeast. Join us for some amazing microbe stories and some great wine, too.

Solplay Field Day

Remember your favorite childhood games? Things like bubbles, giant parachutes, and potato sacks? It’s time to revisit them for a day. Come join Students for a Sustainable Stanford on Wilbur field for a fun afternoon of activities, learning, and great food! Along with the traditional games and competitions from yesteryear, there will be environmentally-themed educational game booths, the Stanford Solar Car, and more. Participate to redeem points for carnival prizes!

  • Saturday, April 19, 2014. 2:00 PM.
  • Wilbur Field (Above Parking Structure 6) (Map)
  • No tickets required, all are welcome.

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