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Upcoming Events

Governance in the Emerging World: National Security
George P Shultz's project of Governance in an Emerging New World explores the challenges and opportunities for our democracy, our economy, and our security posed by emerging technologies and societal changes. This year-long research series aims to understand these changes and inform strategies that both address the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities afforded by these dramatic shifts. For more information and panelist essays, see
Monday, February 25, 2019 | 4:00PM-5:15PM | Hauck Auditorium
Growing 'Bitcoin Cities' Across the Globe from Slovenia
Session #6 of Stanford's 'European Entrepreneurship & Innovation' speaker series showcases European innovations in bitcoin payments models. Our kickoff founder and startup, based in Ljubljana (Slovenia), will present a very exciting and unique initiative aimed at establishing 'Bitcoin Cities' across Southeast and Western Europe, as well as in Asia and North America. The session also continues our prior examination of EU GDPR data privacy regulations and how these are affecting Silicon Valley company operations, with a case study of GDPR compliance at a leading San Francisco startup. Finally, we are pleased to present the EU's lead diplomat in the USA for digital economy policy, based in Washington DC, who will discuss recent legislative developments in Brussels. Read more.

              Monday, February 25, 2019 | 4:30PM-5:50PM | Hewlett 201 Auditorium

Product Design: Industry Insights From Young Alumni
Thinking about studying Product Design or a Product Design related career? Not sure what that means or where to start? Connect with recent Stanford alumni in Product Design to:
   - Get the low-down on navigating jobs that involve product design
   - Participate in an experiential activity to get a taste of "a day in the life" \
   - Ask your questions - such as how to land an internship - and get real, honest answers This interactive Industry Insights event is a perfect way to get the inside scoop from young alumni about the world of product design.
Please RSVP so we have an accurate headcount for dinner. Read more.
Monday, February 25, 2019 | 6:30PM-8:00PM | BEAM
VLAB Event: Breakthroughs in Diabetes
More than 1.5 million people in the United States live with Type 1 diabetes, a disease in which the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, and managing this disease can be a huge burden. Yes, the industry has come a long way from the room-sized artificial pancreas of the 70s, paper records, finger pricking, and manual injections. However, even though these treatments are improving, they still require constant vigilance. One missed alarm or delayed injection could be fatal.

With today’s continuous glucose monitoring systems and self-optimizing insulin pumps — and improved software that connects the two — the search for the artificial pancreas may be close to over. And it’s not just big companies and startups that are having an impact. Feeling that progress still seems slow, some patients are taking matters into their own hands and creating their own artificial pancreas. Wherever these new solutions come from, they will have the power to transform millions of lives. Read more.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 6:00PM-8:30PM | Stanford Faculty Club
Social Impact & Education Career Fair
There are many ways to make an impact in your work, and these employers can show you how. 
This fair is a great place to learn about 
non profits as well as companies with a social impact and social justice focus. 

Graduating from or have your experience in Education? 
There will be many opportunities to connect with school districts, private and charter schools as well as other educational institutional institutions. Don't miss it! Read more.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 5:00PM-8:00PM |  Tresidder Student Union, 2nd Floor
Stanford GSB Sports Innovation Conference

The Stanford GSB Sports Innovation Conference provides an intimate, candid, and energetic atmosphere for sports industry leaders to have authentic conversations about the difficult questions facing the future of the sports industry. The day consists of keynotes, topic-specific panels, and an Innovation Showcase highlighting companies that are transforming the way consumers and athletes experience sports. Read more.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 9:30M-6:00PM | CEMEX Auditorium
Star Light, Star Bright: Art, Astronomy, & The Night Sky

Pictures from high-powered telescopes, such as NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, have conditioned us to imagine the cosmos as vividly colored and brilliantly lit, a sublime landscape of stars. Such views balance the need for scientifically valid representations with a desire for aesthetically powerful ones. How might these scientific images come into conversation with artistic representations? This lecture will review the history of 20th- and 21st-century astronomical images alongside the work of Joseph Cornell, Vija Celmins, Spencer Finch (all in the permanent collection at either the Cantor Arts Center or Anderson Collection), and other artists, in an exploration of how astronomy and art help us understand our place in the cosmos. Read more.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 6:15PM-7:15PM | Cantor Arts Center
International Discussion Series: Critical Journalism Under Attack
As working conditions for foreign correspondents in China further deteriorate, Chinese authorities are becoming more sophisticated in surveillance and silencing critical voices. While local Chinese media learned to self-censor, foreign media are increasingly shying away from stories that are perceived as troublesome. Media warfare has become an explicit part of Beijing’s military strategy and critical reporting is considered as an existential threat. Is China redrawing the global information order?

Tom Van de Weghe is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker for the Belgian public broadcaster VRT. He has reported from China since 2004 and founded the first China Correspondent Bureau in 2007. During his 5 years in China he has reported from ‘forbidden’ territories like Tibet and Xinjiang and was several times detained and even physically attacked by local authorities. In 2012 Van de Weghe became the Washington DC Bureau Chief for VRT NWS. He is a 2018-2019 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, researching the impact of Artificial Intelligence and synthetic audiovisual media (deepfakes) on journalism. Read more.
Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Bechtel International Center




The Brown Institute for Media Innovation seeks innovative ideas that lay at the intersection of media and technology. Founded in 2012, our joint program between the Stanford School of Engineering and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism provides "Magic Grants” for up to $300,000 per team per academic year to help back an innovative idea, story, or product from conception to iteration.
Are you passionate about the role that emerging technologies can play in the future of media? Do you have a story that can only be told using technology outside the scope of traditional media? A Brown Institute Magic Grant might be for you. 
We are looking for hardware, software, story proposals. We are interested in projects that advance storytelling, media information systems, and journalism through new applications of technology. We also are interested in new tools and technologies that can be applied to the media space writ large. We welcome interest from all areas of research and in all disciplines! Read more.

Stanford Honors in the Arts

The Honors in the Arts program allows students from any major to combine their critical and creative interests by completing an interdisciplinary capstone program in the arts during their senior year.

Strong preference is given to group projects (two or more students), and projects with real world impact are encouraged. Applications for individual projects will also be evaluated. All accepted projects are eligible for modest financial support.

We are particularly interested in experimental work that engages new forms of expression for a 21st century audience. Additionally, we are committed to building a cohort that reflects a diversity of identities, experiences, educational backgrounds, and artistic and scholarly interests. Such diversity only enhances our interdisciplinary and collaborative endeavors. Read more. 

Internships and Externships in Public Health Law

Law has been critical in achieving public health goals and serves as the foundation for governmental public health practice in the United States. Many of public health's greatest successes, including high childhood immunization rates, improved motor vehicle safety, safer workplaces, and reduced tooth decay, are the result of legal interventions. Today, law plays an increasingly important role in addressing emerging public health threats such as childhood obesity, healthcare-associated infections, motor vehicle injuries, and prescription drug overdoses.

CDC’s Public Health Law Program (PHLP) is seeking motivated students who love a challenge and can bring a fresh perspective and innovative solutions to CDC. With rolling start and completion dates during the academic year, unpaid internships and externships with PHLP expose students to the public health field, allowing them to explore the role of law in advancing public health goals. Read more.
Product Management Intern at Kohl's

As a Product Management Intern for, you will be the bridge between the business units and engineering teams. You will help guide our products from concept to launch and collaborate to grow their impact in the marketRead more.

Course Information

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