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Employees invited to homecoming weekend activities
STANFORD -- Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, '50, and Stephen Breyer, '59, are among the 6,000 Stanford alumni expected to return to campus Oct. 12-15 for the university's annual Homecoming Weekend celebration.
O'Connor and Breyer will be joined by Stanford President Gerhard Casper and law Professor Emeritus Gerald Gunther in a panel discussion titled "The Supreme Court Closes the Century," from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in Memorial Auditorium.
At the same time in Dinkelspiel Auditorium, a panel discussion on political change from the '60s to the '90s will feature remarks by former congressman and Senate candidate Michael Huffington, '70; Hoover Senior Fellow Martin Anderson; and Stanford Professors Clay Carson, Terry Karl and Barton Bernstein.
Other highlights of the weekend will include panel discussions about student life on the Farm, free speech, major league law, public service and U.S. trade policy; an Ohlone tribe walk with campus archaeologist Laura Jones; a Memorial Church organ recital; a humorous monologue by Hoover Senior Research Fellow John Bunzel; a lecture on biodiversity by Donald Kennedy, the Bing Professor in Environmental Science and president emeritus; and an old-fashioned Homecoming Parade.
All Stanford employees are welcome to attend these events; no advance sign-up is necessary and most are free. For more information, see the schedule below or call the Stanford Alumni Association's 24-hour hotline at 723-1333. Updated homecoming information also may be found on the web at http://www- alumni.stanford.edu/SAA/regional.html.
Oct. 12-15, 1995
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, Oct. 12
11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Walking Tours of Campus
Meet at the steps in front of Memorial Auditorium for a student-led campus tour. Approximately 45 minutes.
Stanford's Original Inhabitants: Muwekma-Ohlone Tribe Walk
Laura Jones, campus archaeologist, with assistance from members of the Muwekma-Ohlone tribe, will lead a tour highlighting the history and livelihood of the people who, prior to European contact, occupied the land that is now the Stanford campus. Meet at the corner of Sand Hill and Arboretum roads.
12:15 and 3:15 p.m.
Rodin Sculpture Garden Tours
Meet at the "Gates of Hell" in the Garden (next to the Museum) for a docent-led tour of the largest collection of Rodin sculpture outside of Europe. Approximately 45 minutes.
1:15 and 4:30 p.m.
Memorial Church Tour with Organ Recital
Hear the Fisk-Nanney organ and see the refurbished church. Recital and tour approximately one hour.
3:15-4:15 p.m.: Cubberley Auditorium
Faculty Lecture: "Biological Diversity: Going, Going . . ."
Donald Kennedy, the Bing Professor in Environmental Science and president emeritus, will examine the sources of biological diversity and evaluate current estimates of extinction rates.
3:15-4:15 p.m.: Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Faculty Monologue: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Farm" John Bunzel, senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution, will offer an irreverent, non-partisan look at America and Americans as well as his own 40 years in higher education.
4:30-5:45 p.m.: Memorial Auditorium
Life on the Farm: "Students Tell It Like It Is"
A panel of undergraduates will offer an inside look at student life at Stanford today. A question-and-answer session will follow.
Friday, Oct. 13
10-11:45 a.m.: Memorial Auditorium
Roundtable Forum: "Can We Talk? Free Speech, Speech Codes and the First Amendment"
Harvard law Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr., '75, will moderate a discussion featuring panelists Richard W. Lyman, Stanford president emeritus; Thomas Grey, the Switzer Professor of Law; Robert Corry, J.D. '94, attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation; Anna Chavez, '76, Channel 5 Eyewitness News anchor/reporter; Kathleen Sullivan, professor of law; Nancy Hicks Maynard, J.D. '87, president, Maynard Partners Inc; and George J. McKenna III, deputy superintendent of the Compton Unified School District.
10-11:30 a.m.: Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Law School Panel: "Major League Law and Major League Business: The New World of Sports"
Stanford law Professor Bob Weisberg, J.D. '79, will moderate a panel including San Francisco 49ers President Carmen Policy; Seattle Mariners President Charles Armstrong, J.D. '67; and Gene Upshaw, executive director of the NFL Players Association.
"Interactive Diversity" Workshop
Braun Rehearsal Hall
Experience multicultural education at Stanford by participating in a hands-on workshop.
OPEN HOUSES AND RECEPTIONS
Native American Cultural Center Open House
Old Union, Cultural Center (downstairs)
The Cultural Center and American Indian Program facilities will be open for tours.
Human Biology Open House
Building 80, Inner Quad
Talk with the program's founders and faculty, and enjoy light refreshments in the newly renovated building.
"Three Events on the Green"
Department of Biological Sciences Merck Green, Gilbert Building
3:30-4 p.m.: Open House at the Biological Sciences facility
3:30-4 p.m.: Discussion with current biology majors about opportunities in biotechnology and medicine
4-5 p.m.: Reception
Department of Drama Reception and Theater Tour
Little Theater, Memorial Hall
The Department of Drama will host a reception and theater tour.
"What is Public Service and What Can It Accomplish?"
Haas Center for Public Service
A panel of Stanford alums and students engaged in public and community service will discuss these questions and examine how different service efforts can address pressing social problems. An informal reception and tours of the building will follow.
Bechtel International Center
The presence of foreign students and scholars at Stanford underlines the international nature of the university and ensures the future importance of Stanford to the wider world.
Earth Sciences Afternoon Reception
Mitchell Building, Hartley Conference Center
Earth Sciences Dean Lynn Orr will talk about the school's initiatives for the future. A reception will follow.
"Is U.S. International Trade Policy on the Right Track?"
Center for Economic Policy Research
Landau Economics Center
A panel of Stanford economists with expertise in international trade and finance will discuss U.S. trade policy with Japan, Mexico and Europe. An informal reception will follow.
"The Global Stanford"
Institute for International Studies
Encina Hall, Lobby Conference Room
Key faculty will make presentations on university-wide initiatives in the areas of the global environment, global security and international trade.
Walking Tour of Campus
Meet at the steps in front of Memorial Auditorium for a student-led campus tour.
Memorial Auditorium Lobby and Stairs
Sponsored by the Council of Multicultural Organizations, the reception will feature a diverse mix of people, food and music. Following the reception, visit the Stanford University Museum of Art's exhibit, "Our Art, Our Voices: Native American Cultural Perspectives" at the nearby Art Gallery.
Saturday, Oct. 14
10-11:30 a.m. Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Panel Discussion: "Political Change from the '60s to the '90s"
Members of the sponsoring Class of '70, Hoover researchers and
Stanford faculty members will represent a broad political spectrum on the panel. They include Michael Huffington, '70, 1994 Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from California and former member of the House of Representatives; Martin Anderson, Hoover senior fellow, adviser to California Gov. Pete Wilson and former chief domestic policy adviser to President Reagan; Barton Bernstein, Stanford history professor and New Left critic of U.S. foreign policy; Clay Carson, Stanford history professor and editor of the Martin Luther King Jr. papers; and Terry Karl, '70, Stanford political science professor and specialist on U.S. policy toward Latin America. Hoover political scientist Bill Evers, '70, will moderate.
10-11:30 a.m. Memorial Auditorium
Law School Panel: "The Supreme Court Closes the Century"
Law Professor Kathleen Sullivan will moderate a discussion about the judicial system with Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, '50, J.D. '52, and Stephen Breyer, '59. Joining them on the panel will be law Professor Emeritus Gerald Gunther and Stanford President Gerhard Casper.
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tour the Home of Stanford Athletics
Arrillaga Family Sports Center
Self-guided tour of the Sydney and Theodore Rosenberg Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame Room and the surrounding 109,000- square foot athletic headquarters. Chalk talk by one of the football coaches will begin two hours before game time on Dallmar Court.
American Indian Short Film Festival
The Stanford American Indian community will sponsor a showing of short films selected by the American Indian Film Institute of San Francisco.
Sunday, Oct. 15
Theta Breakers 1995 Stanford Homecoming Walk/Run
This 5K Walk/10K Run will pass through the heart of campus, rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit Child Advocates of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. A commemorative T-shirt is included in the price. Register race morning from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at Gate 2 of Stanford Stadium. Entry fee is $18.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Great Student/Alumni Debate
All are invited to the Class of '35/'40 Headquarters tent for a moderated debate with current students. Topics will range from the serious to the lighthearted.
Fifth Annual "All Right Now" Stanford/Palo Alto Homecoming Parade
More than 100 parade units will march down Palm Drive to Palo Alto City Hall Plaza. Parade units will include Stanford alumni, students and friends, ageless athletes, the Stanford Band and Dollies, and a variety of other traditional and non-traditional entries. For more information or an entry form, call Cavalli & Cribbs at 856-3200.
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