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AI Ethics, Policy, and Governance
HAI's October 28-29 conference on AI Ethics, Policy, and Governance at Stanford University will convene experts and leaders from academia, industry, civil society, and government to explore critical and emerging issues related to understanding and guiding AI's human and societal impact. Through plenary discussions, breakout sessions, and workshops we will explore the latest research, delve into case studies, illuminate best practices, and build a global community of research, policy, and practice committed to ensuring that AI benefits humanity.  Read more.
Monday, October 28, 2019 | All Day | David and Joan Traitel Building of Hoover Institution
Flexible urban energy in a decarbonized world
The power sector will likely play a pivotal role in a low-carbon future, and successfully integrating different energy networks will be a key component of that future. Urban energy centers are large and growing. Meeting their heating, cooling and electrical energy demands is both a challenge and an opportunity. We explore the future interactions of a flexible urban energy system with a decarbonized world through a combination of real-life and thought experiments around a first-of-a-kind facility that meets energy requirements equivalent to a city of 30,000 people. Specifically, we assess the potential for a thermal-storage-backed, electrified district energy system to deliver cost reductions, grid services or decarbonization while reliably meeting demand. This work leverages advanced analytical methods for decision making under uncertainty at different time scales and aims to bridge two distinct research communities: energy systems modeling and operations research.             Read more.
    Monday, October 28, 2019 | 12:30PM-1:00PM | Room 104, Green Earth Sciences 
Q&A with teamLab

Join us for a presentation and Q&A with members of Tokyo-based artist collective, teamLab, an interdisciplinary group of ultratechnologists whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world. Learn about their work and their available opportunities for emerging artists and technologists. 
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       Monday, October 28, 2019 | 12:30PM– 1:30PM | Roble Arts Gym
Soy Milk Sentiment: Phytoestrogens and the Making of a Chinese Metabolism
Soy and soy products have become controversial figures in nutritional thinking. As a phytoestrogen, soy is often thought to have healthy effects. But soy is also classified as an endocrine disruptor, with potentially negative impacts on reproductive and developmental health. This paper does not attempt to end such debate, but instead to show how toxicologists in China think through the effects of soy on the male reproductive body in a context where soy consumption and “soy milk sentiment” are common. Through an analysis of toxicology, I show how ideas of Chinese metabolism, ethnicity and masculinity come into being in studies of soy.  Read more.
    Monday, October 28, 2019 | 3:30PM-5:00 PM | Building 50, 51A
Linking the Past, Forging the Future: A Symposium on Chained Bindings in Forms Old and New

This event provides us with the opportunity to engage with broader questions. For example, what does it mean to create a model of a chained binding in the modern world of digital materials, and what can we learn by doing so? What choices were made by the artisans who created these materials? How do libraries and museums assign value to objects and balance questions of security and conservation while providing access and availability?

The presence of several original chained bindings on codices in the Stanford collections testifies to the use of chains to secure valuable books to medieval library shelves. To explore both the materials and techniques used in their creation as well as the meaning and importance of this aspect of library and book history, Stanford Libraries is commissioning a handmade book with chained binding to be used as a teaching model.

The inspiration for this initiative was an original chained binding attached to the boards of a 15th-century manuscript of the biblical commentaries of Nicholas of Lyra (Stanford Libraries Manuscript Collection MSS codex M0413 FF BB) that is frequently used in instruction and teaching. This teaching model will contribute to the knowledge gained by working with the original codex and chained binding. The handmade book will be created by Karen Hanmer, a nationally-recognized book artist, working with Chicago metalsmith Joycelyn Merchant on the fastenings. The chain and clasp will be hand-forged by Celeste Flores, a Bay Area blacksmith. Aude Gabory, book conservator in the Department of Conservation who is treating MSS codex M0413, is consulting closely in the creation of this teaching model. Read more.

 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 1:00PM-5:00 PM | David Rumsey Map Center
Are You Worried About Data Bias? Invest in Libraries
With our most powerful optimizing engines today fueled on information from the past, it is more important than ever to know the provenance of that information and to understand its context. To keep pace with the needs of this information hungry age, we need to take care to maintain a thriving ecosystem of data management so that we don’t find ourselves drowning in a swamp of undifferentiated data. Libraries are not merely repositories, they are complex organizations that, in helping us manage information, knowledge, and cultural heritage, also help us manage bias. Read more.

 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 6:00PM-7:20 PM | 200-303
Author Event: Lily Zheng & Inge Hansen, "The Ethical Sellout"

We all fear selling out. Yet we all face situations that test our ideals and values with no clear right answer. In a world where compromise is an essential aspect of life, authors Lily Zheng and Inge Hansen make the bold claim that everyone sells out–and that the real challenge lies in doing so ethically.

Zheng and Hansen share stories from a diversity of people who have found their own answers to this dilemma and offer new ways to think about marginalization, privilege, and self-interest. From these stories, they pull out teachable skills for taking the step from selling out to selling out ethically. The Ethical Sellout is for all those committed to maintaining their integrity in a messy world. Read more.
     Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 6:00PM-8:00 PM | Stanford Bookstore
Cardinal Careers Fellowships Info Session

If you are a graduating senior or co-term interested in public service careers, come to this information session to learn about Stanford-exclusive, Cardinal Careers Fellowships! The fellowships provide full-time, mentored experiences in nonprofit or governmental organizations. Hear from current and former fellows and get tips for your applications. The fellowships covered at this info session include - Community Impact Fellowship Work for a specific participating public interest organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. Be part of a professional development cohort. Occasional placements in other cities throughout the United States. Plcityacements in community health, tech nonprofits, education, city government, and more! John Gardner Public Service Fellowship Work in a government or nonprofit organization of your choice, matched with a mentor to guide your professional growth and development. Schneider Fellowship Work at one of the Natural Resources Defense Council's regional offices to tackle today's sustainable energy challenges. Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy Work in a mentored position at a U.S.-based grantmaking foundation of your choice, and learn about the role of philanthropy in society. Read more.

          Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 5:30PM-6:30 PM | DK Room, Haas Center

eWEAR Seminar

Jennifer Hicks received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2010. Her work, applying computer modeling and statistical learning to understand human movement disorders, was supported by fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the Stanford Bio-X Program. Dr. Hicks is the Director of Data Science for the Mobilize Center, a Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Center of Excellence at Stanford University.  Dr. Hicks also serves as the Associate Director of the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research, (NCSRR), an NIH-funded center that brings state-of-the-art engineering tools to rehabilitation scientists. Her research is focused on interfacing biomechanical modeling with statistical and machine learning methods to predict the effects of surgery and other interventions on human movement. She is also using data from mobile phones and other novel sources to understand how to motivate physical activity. Dr. Hicks helps run the multi-faceted training and outreach programs at the Mobilize Center and NCSRR. Read more.
    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 12:00PM – 1:00PM | Shriram Center, Room 366
Accomable founder and accessibility advocate Srin Madipalli @ ETL

After travelling the world for six months in 2011, Srin Madipalli quit his job as a lawyer and joined the MBA program at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School. A power wheelchair user living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Madipalli was particularly attracted to tech and startups, and quickly focused in on the power of technology to transform the lives of people with disabilities. While earning his MBA he taught himself to code, and soon co-founded Accomable, a web app that grew to list accessible accomodations in 60 countries around the world. 

In November of 2017, Accomable was acquired by Airbnb, and Madipalli joined Airbnb as its accessibility product and program manager. There, he has overseen the addition of 21 new consumer-facing accessibility filters, while also exploring how Airbnb can make its hiring and management practices more inclusive for job candidates and employees living with disabilities.  Read more.

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019  | 4:30PM – 5:20PM | NVIDIA Auditorium
Cybersecurity and Privacy Festival

Stanford’s Information Security and Privacy Office is hosting a Cybersecurity and Privacy Festival in October for National Cybersecurity Awareness month.  The theme of the event is “Defending the Human” and will provide information on online best practices for end users and IT professionals.  The festival will feature an expo area with themed villages, and will host a variety of breakout sessions from security and privacy leaders. 
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Friday, November 1, 2019 | 10:00AM-2:00PM | Stanford Redwood City Campus in Cardinal Hall
Women in Data Science @ Stanford Earth
Women in Data Science@Stanford Earth features outstanding work done by outstanding women with the aim to educate, inspire and provide network opportunities for students, faculty and researchers. The workshop covers a range of topics in fundamental science as well as application areas in Earth resources, hazards, climate and sustainability.

This event is part of the global WiDS initiative that aims to inspire and educate data scientists and data science enthusiasts worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. WiDS includes a global conference held annually at Stanford, nearly 200 regional conferences in over 55 countries, an annual datathon and a podcast series (

WiDS @Stanford Earth nine speakers from the US and abroad who discuss groundbreaking research at the intersection of data science and the Earth Sciences. This year, the three main areas of research covered are Climate & Sustainability, Geophysics and Earth & Planetary Sciences. Apart from technical talks, the day will also feature panels on education, research collaboration and career planning as well as a poster presentation by women graduate students.  Read more.
Friday, November 1, 2019 | 8:00AM – 5:00PM | Arrilaga Alumni Center


Call for Applications
PhD Program in Science and Technology Studies

The Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer invites applications for admissions into our PhD program. Founded in 1982, the STS Department at Rensselaer is one of the oldest and most highly recognized programs in this field. Our Faculty is internationally recognized for research that emphasizes the cultural, historical, economic, political, and social dimensions of our scientific and technological society, with a strong emphasis on ethical engagement. Topically, our work spans a wide range including and not limited to sustainability, digital culture, disability studies, food security/justice, STEM education, critical design, human health, medicine, and energy and environmental policies. 

Students who have completed, or are nearing completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree, as well as those who hold or are completing a Master’s degrees in relevant fields may apply directly to the Ph.D. program. Currently, the Department is not accepting students who wish to pursue a stand-alone Master’s degree, but students may earn a Master’s degree while working toward the Ph.D. Read more.
Social Impact Entertainment Intern

The Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) believes philanthropy has the opportunity and obligation to take on big risks to test bold ideas. We conduct deep due diligence across a range of issue areas, promote creative and well-informed giving strategies, and advise families and foundations on where and how to channel their philanthropy to maximize a return on their investment.

The Social Impact Entertainment Intern at CSP will directly support a project on the role of philanthropic capital in leveraging storytelling for impact in film and media. Also, the intern with support the team on a range of projects, including developing and supporting philanthropic advisory projects and support to Milken Institute convenings. The intern will also undertake one or two long-term assignments throughout his/her internship. 
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Health Trust Fellow

The Professional Development Fellowship with The Health Trust is designed for early to mid-career public health and public policy professionals. There will be four (4) fellows selected to work in the areas of Chronic Conditions, Food, Housing, and Policy. Each fellowship is a two (2) year experience, with the possibility of an additional one (1) year extension. The fellowship is intended to provide participants with the opportunity to work with various community stakeholders/partners in the areas of Chronic Conditions, Food, Housing, and Policy in the Santa Clara County area. The fellowship will also provide professional development opportunities and training, in particular in the area of health equity, with a focus on underserved communities. 
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Data and Policy Analyst - Statistical Programmer

Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute conduct public policy research and statistical analysis on health programs at the national, state, and local levels. We leverage our unparalleled data access to improve information available to policymakers, while our meritocratic environment offers rapid advancement and leadership opportunities. Our policy firms offer an exciting opportunity to work in health care topics. 
At Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute, Data and Policy Analysts provide analytical support for research and consulting projects for government and private clients, primarily in the area of health policy. This position is responsible for managing and analyzing data, researching and interpreting policy, and communicating findings to multiple audiences. 
Data and Policy Analysts perform a wide array of functions as part of the research process. Those applicants interested in focusing on statistical programming help create and report descriptive statistic, conduct econometric and statistical analyses of data using statistical software such as SAS and STATA, interpret study specifications, research findings, and quantitative analyses for relevant audiences, develop research files from large confidential datasets, and perform other duties as assigned.  Read more.
Design Intern Mary Kay, Inc 

Mary Kay is an iconic global brand in the multi-billion dollar direct sales and cosmetics industries established upon the principle of enriching women’s lives. Each day, in over 36 markets worldwide, Mary Kay enriches the lives of millions of women by providing a rewarding business opportunity and irresistible, top quality cosmetic products. As a leader and innovator in its market, Mary Kay is committed to pursuing talent with this same passion and drive for excellence and making a difference in the world.

Helping doing research, mood boards, presentation documents, designing layouts, designing logos/icons, illustrations, assisting Art Directors in the Photo studio.  Read more.
Forest Conservation Internship

Runa Foundation is implementing a project to work alongside three communities to develop integrative forest management plans. This includes sustainable forest management, agroforestry production, community forest investment plans, and wildlife monitoring and conservation.
Our conservation interns will work with Runa Foundation Staff and community members to collaboratively draft management plan activities related to sustainable forest management, women’s empowerment, agroforestry production, and wildlife monitoring.
Conservation intern activities include planning workshops in the communities and assisting with their implementation; implementing monitoring and evaluation models; reporting findings from household, timber harvest and agricultural economic surveys. Interns will also have the chance to place camera traps in the forest reserves near the communities, create a wildlife census and conduct their own conservation workshops.
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Consultant-Technology Innovation & Management

Are you ready to lead the charge in energy transformation and sustainability? Come and roll up your sleeves and join Navigant’s growing global Energy practice. Our consultants are passionate about building the energy systems of tomorrow and working side by side with utilities, governments, large corporations, and manufacturers to transform their businesses, manage complexity, and accelerate operational performance. From day one, you will develop ground breaking solutions that will jumpstart the distributed, intelligent, and low carbon energy industry of the future. Do you think you are up for the challenge?

At Navigant, we continuously strive to foster an inclusive and diverse work culture a thoughtfully develop our people through challenging work, valuable learning and educational programs, and a culture of mentorship and feedback for professional and personal growth. Read more.
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