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STS Wire 6/6/2016

In this Issue
  • Stanford's 125th Commencement
  • STS Commencement
  • Meditation and the Science of Human Flourishing Workshop
  • Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous
  • Jazz Inside Out with Jim Nadel & Friends
  • POST Marketing Internship
  • Wiz Kid Labs Research/Design Internship
  • SIW Internship
Stanford Commencement
Stanford's 125th Commencement
Stanford's 125th Commencement ceremony takes place June 12, 2016 in the Stanford Stadium. The Commencement speaker will be Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker. Free and open to the public. You can also watch a live webcast of Stanford's 125th Commencement.  Read more.
Sunday, June 12, 2016 | 9:30AM | Stanford Stadium

STS Commencement
Please join The Program in Science, Technology and Society for the 2016 Commencement Ceremony on June 12th from 12-3:00pm. Tickets are not required. Read more.
Sunday, June 12, 2016 | 12:00PM | Canfield Courtyard

Meditation and the Science of Human Flourishing
Meditation and the Science of Human Flourishing Workshop

Can we cultivate well-being in the same way that we can train our bodies to be healthier and more resilient? If so, how might we use the practice of meditation to experience equanimity, to open our hearts fully to others, and to cultivate insight and wisdom? In this workshop, two world-renowned experts, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Richard J. Davidson, PhD, will share their perspectives and insights on meditation and the cultivation of well-being. This workshop will include teachings on simple meditation practices that help us to recognize and nurture the mind’s natural qualities of awareness, compassion, and wisdom, as well as discussions on the practice and science of self-transformation and the cultivation of well-being. There will also be short periods of guided meditation and opportunities for participants to ask questions.

This workshop will conclude with a Conversation on Compassion with CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty. He will ask Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Richard Davidson about their life’s work and what role compassion has played. Read more.

This is a ticketed event. Please see our webpage for ticket pricing.

Saturday, June 11, 2016 | 9:00AM-5:00PM | Paul Brest Hall
Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous
The Stanford LASERs are part of a national program of gatherings that brings artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with the audience. Each evening event, free of charge and open to the public, will present four artists, scientists, thinkers, inventors, and scholars who are working on paradigm shifts. Each evening also allows the audience to socialize and encourages people in the audience to briefly introduce their own work. Chaired by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi. Read more.
The evening will feature presentations by:
  • Nicholas de Monchaux (UC Berkeley/ Architecture) on "Spacesuits and Cities"
  • Tom Abel (Stanford/ Physics) on "How Things in the Universe Came About & How They Ended Up Within Us"
  • Piero Scaruffi (Cultural Historian) on "Why the Singularity is not Coming any Time Soon - A Contrarian's View"
  • Andra Keay (Silicon Valley Robotics) on "Designing Good Robots"
Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 7:00-9:30PM | Li Ka Shing Center, Room LK101
Jim Nadel
Jazz Inside Out with Jim Nadel & Friends
Jazz is different, and so are jazz musicians. What makes jazz so special and so enjoyable? If you’re new to the music and wonder how the musicians all play together without any sheet music, this special Festival kickoff concert is for you. Even if you’re a longtime jazz fan but still aren’t clear on what differentiates improvisation from the rest of the music, SJW Artistic & Executive Director Jim Nadel will enlighten you with his horn and his band of top-notch players. Free for SJW members, but open to all who want to become a little wiser — and hipper! Read more.
Friday, June 17, 2016 | 8:00-10:00PM | Campbell Recital Hall
Marketing Internship

The Marketing Intern at POST is an entry-level position that is perfect for a recent college graduate exploring the non-profit or environmental sector but is interested in the marketing side of the business. The position isessential to our marketing team as it directly supports many of the administrative needs that go into planning for, executing and running an effective outreach event or marketing campaign. The majority of the functions (75%) performed in support the Outreach Manager with the remainder supporting our Communications Manager. Interns will leave POST with an excellent exposure to local land conservation efforts as well as hands on experience and involvement with the programs and practices required to grow our donor base and community through online and offline marketing tactics. Interns will also leave with an improved knowledge of and handling of technical tools such as donor/customer databases, cloud based tools and Wordpress. This is a part time position requiring 20 hours per week. Read more.
Research/Design Internship
Understanding the power of creativity and imagination, Wiz Kid Labs is rebooting traditional education to equip our future leaders with the innovative skills required to solve the world’s toughest challenges.
Wiz Kid Labs is creating the world’s first ever App Creation Platform for early-secondary education students. By combining educational content with home based coding courses, students will make better sense of their world and how to improve it by 1. acquiring knowledge, 2. adding knowledge, and 3. applying knowledge into games and school and home projects.
Wiz Kid Labs is seeking motivated interns looking for a meaningful research and / or design role for an early-stage Silicon Valley technology company.  Read more.
Are you a current sophomore or junior interested in Science, Technology, Health, or Environmental policy?
Stanford in Washington has added a Second Round for winter quarter!
At SIW, you will have the opportunity to engage in a full-time internship, take classes with policy experts and Stanford faculty, and participate in cultural events & activities. Past internship placements have included: the Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Defense Fund, Federal Communications Commission, Office of the Surgeon General, World Wildlife Fund, the White Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division and many others.

To to learn more about the opportunity to spend a quarter working and studying in our nation's capital, visit the SIW website or contact Jill Vizas jvizas@stanford.edu

Application deadline June 17
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