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Upcoming Events

Mayfield at CoHo!
Ever wished you could see our Director rockin' out on an electric guitar? Now is your chance!

Mayfield plays at CoHo this Thursday, January 31st, at 6:30pm!

From WW1 Battlefields to Global Leadership in Enterprise Software & Semiconductors
Session #3 of Stanford's 'European Entrepreneurship & Innovation' speaker series showcases Flanders Belgium, one of Europe's leading regions for enterprise software and semiconductor startups and industry. One hundred years after the utter devastation of World War 1, Flanders has emerged as a province that has demonstrated a consistent ability to found, finance and grow new enterprise software and semiconductor companies aimed at the global marketplace. Our speakers represent the two main startup formation hubs in Gent and Leuven, with close ties to the University of Gent and KU Leuven. The transformation of 'Flanders Fields' and Limburg from historical foundations in agriculture and heavy industry rooted in coal mining, steel and automotive manufacturing to a tech-based economy is inspirational, and a testament to the work ethic and enduring cultural cohesion and pride of the Flemish business, university and government communities. Read more.
Monday, January 28, 2019 | 4:30PM-5:50PM | Hewlett 201 Auditorium
Racial Equity through Research, Media and Policy
 In our era of disinformation, fake news, and rally politics, it may seem utopian to imagine policy informed by scholarship. This panel will discuss how scholars can work effectively with journalists, advocates, and non-profits to advance racial equity. Read more.

Join us for the launch of the Racial Equity Action Lab at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, featuring:

-Allyson Hobbs (Associate Professor of History | Stanford; Contributor | New Yorker, NYT)

-Dara Lind (Senior Correspondent | Vox Media)

-Felicity Rose (Director of Research and Policy for Criminal Justice Reform,

-Anne Price (President, Insight Center for Community Economic Development)

-Avi Green (Executive Director, Scholars Strategy Network)

-Tomás Jiménez - Moderator (Associate Professor of Sociology | Stanford; Contributor | Washington Post, LA Times)
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | 3:00PM-4:30PM | Black Community Services Center
Tahira Reid on When Diversity and Engineering Intersect
In this talk, Tahira will describe several research and engineering projects that were largely inspired by observations and personal experiences as a woman and a woman of color.  Although engineers are called upon to address numerous problems that are human-centered, there are some problems that are best addressed by members of the population most affected.  She will discuss several projects that demonstrate how the intersection of diversity, engineering, and design can help to frame novel problems and identify solutions. Read more.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | 3:30PM-4:30PM | Building 550, 1st floor in the Atrium
Planetary Health & Megacities
As the world urbanizes, megacities, or rapidly developing urban centers with populations of 10 million or more inhabitants, present a unique opportunity to understanding the future of planetary health. Urbanization brings both health benefits and threats to megacities, particularly as a result of increasing vulnerabilities due to climate change. Innovative interventions are being designed and implemented in megacities across the world to cultivate a more resilient and healthy planet.

Dr. Michele Barry, Director of Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, will delve into the health impacts of these rapidly expanding urban metropolis. Come to our kickoff keynote event for our Research & Practice in Planetary Health speaker series!  Read more.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | 5:00PM-6:00PM | Y2E2 299
The Future of Learning, Opportunity, and Work: The Future of Work and Learning in California  
In the second half of the 20th century, California made a spectacular investment in higher education that brought great dividends for quality of life and economic vitality for generations. As the state faces a future of rapid technological change, it must invest in new forms of educational provision that are more accessible, flexible, and cost-effective than ever before. Chancellor of the California Community Colleges Eloy Ortiz Oakley has been at the forefront of thought leadership on the postsecondary ecology in California. In this lecture, he will share his vision for how lifelong learning opportunity might be best afforded for all of the state’s diverse residents. Read more.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | 7:30PM-9:00PM | Location TBA
Public Service Through Podcasting
In 2014, President Obama awarded On Being podcast host Krista Tippett the National Humanities Medal at the White House. He praised her for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence" and "avoiding easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of every background to join her conversation about faith, ethics, and moral wisdom.” Join Krista and On Being Studios executive producer, Liliana Maria Percy Ruíz, in an open conversation about their work — both in audio and as a public life and media initiative — which seeks to renew inner life, outer life, and life together. Their conversation will also discuss the shifting landscape of journalism, and how podcasting and other forms of media play a role in that shifting landscape. Read more.
Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 3:30PM-5:00PM | DK Room, Haas Center for Public Service
Gods and Robots: Ancient Dreams of Technology
Long before technology made robots possible, Greek mythology envisioned ideas about creating artificial life—and grappled with ethical concerns about technology. As early as Homer, Greeks imagined robotic servants, animated statues, and even ancient versions of artificial intelligence. Many sophisticated robotic devices were actually built in antiquity, reaching a climax with the creation of a host of self-moving devices and automatons in the ancient city of learning, Alexandria, the original Silicon Valley. Join Adrienne Mayor as she explores how some of today’s most advanced innovations in robotics and AI were foreshadowed in ancient myth. Read more.
Friday, February 1, 2019 | 12:15PM-1:30PM | 110-112


STS Summer Research College - Apply by Feb 6. 
During the summer, five undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in the STS Summer Research College (SRC). The Summer Research College is designed to foster close intellectual exchange by engaging students in research with a faculty member on a new or ongoing research project. The program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students from diverse disciplines to undertake research with a faculty mentor while being paid for their work!  
Research topics include Ethics, Nuclear Weapons & Public Opinion, Building Empathy with Virtual Reality, Gendered Innovations in Science and more!


Partnership for Public Service Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative™ is recruiting our nation’s next cadre of cybersecurity leaders to protect the digital infrastructure from global threats. Recent graduates in cybersecurity-related fields are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity to gain public and private sector work experience and leadership development training. Participants make an immediate difference protecting the nation and digital economy, while also accelerating their careers as cybersecurity leaders.  Read more.
Global Studies Internship Program

Build your global competence! Opportunities in 20+ countries! See the internship listing. 
Undergraduate students in ALL majors are eligible to apply including undeclared and co-terms. Program identified internship positions cover a wide range of fields. We will also support students for self-arranged internships. 

The internship stipend $6,000 will be provided by the program, the host organization, or both.
Program website:
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Youth Leadership Workshop Mentor 

Do you have a passion for promoting creative and reflective leadership thinking? Are you motivated to mentor and inspire young people through offering your guidance and personal insight? Does problem-solving bring out the positive and growth mindset in you?

The Stanford University Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness is committed to inspiring inquisitive and innovative thinking for sustainable development by sharing our expertise in research and education. We are seeking passionately creative yet approachable undergraduate or graduate Stanford students for internships involving project development and workshop mentoring for the Stanford CSDGC Youth Creativity, Innovation and Sustainable Leadership (YCISL) program. Read more.

Air Quality Consulting Intern

Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company constantly striving to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to our customers, end-users and society as a whole. We acknowledge that our solutions depend on the creativity, insight and integrity of our employees. Therefore, we empower the people within our organization, welcome their individual differences and enable them to work in multi-talented teams to produce inspired solutions. Read more.
Communications & Design Intern - Walt Disney
The Communications & Design Intern provides design and publication layout support for a weekly pocket guide produced for Cast Members to assist Guests at four theme parks and Disney Springs. Additionally, technology skills are leveraged to support various content management systems and graphic design skills support the development of assets for digital signage and communication templates. Read more.
Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake.

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