public health

Monday, 6 October, 2008

Invitation to Special Event on October 11

Space has been reserved for Aurora Forum guests to attend a Stanford Reunion Homecoming Weekend Classes Without Quizzes session: "The Future of Human Health: Seven Very Short Talks that Will Blow Your Mind."

This event features seven very different and inspiring stories about the frontiers of human health from seven of Stanford's most innovative faculty members.  Borrowing from a format used at the TED Conference, each speaker will deliver a highly engaging talk in just 10 minutes about his or her research.

Learn about Stanford's newest and most exciting discoveries in neuroscience, bioengineering, brain imaging, psychology, and more.  Moderated by Mark Gonnerman with presentations by Kwabena Boahen, Karl Deisseroth. Stefan Heller, Brian Knutson, Jennifer Raymond. Krishna Shenoy, and Brian Wandell.

The Future of Human Health:
Seven Very Short Talks that Will Blow Your Mind

Saturday, October 11, 2008
Dinkelspiel Auditorium. 2:30 – 4:00pm
Free and Ticketed | Tickets available at the
Stanford Ticket Office | Call 650-725-2787

Simply Delicious

Frances Moore Lappé and Alice Waters

Monday, March 3, 2003 | 7:30 - 9:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

In 1971, Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley and invented "California cuisine." That same year, Frances Moore Lappé published Diet for a Small Planet, a book which has helped millions of Americans rethink their connection to food, the earth, and democracy. Join Alice Waters and Frances Moore Lappe for a conversation on food and social change as they discuss the ongoing "Delicious Revolution" they helped launch.
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From Sharecropper’s Daughter to Surgeon General

Joycelyn Elders with LaDoris Cordell

Monday, April 14, 2003 | 7:30 - 9:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

Joycelyn Elders entered college at age 15 after growing up in a sharecropper’s shack. She attended medical school on the G. I. Bill and became a pediatrician and professor. In 1993, she was appointed Surgeon General of the United States.
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Waging Peace:
Practical Approaches to a Violent World

Arun Gandhi, James Gilligan, Frances Moore Lappé, and Michael Nagler with Mark Gonnerman

Saturday, August 14, 2004 | 10:00 – 5:00 | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

At the beginning of a new century marked already by war and seemingly intractable conflicts, it is more important than ever to listen to thinkers and leaders with historical knowledge, cultivated insight, and practical approaches to peace. We have invited four such people to Stanford for a symposium on ways and means to improve our prospects for a less threatening future at home and abroad.

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