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Upcoming Events

21st UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival)
The 21st UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), October 18-28, 2018 in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University, celebrates the power of documentary films dealing with human rights issues, the environment, racism, health, women’s issues, universal education, war and peace. The theme for this year is “TOMORROW?” Read more.

4:00 PM  TRUTH DETECTIVES (Germany/US, 85 min)

7:30 PM  I’VE SEEN SO MUCH (Ethiopia/Spain, 5 min)
7:45 PM  GO DEBBIE (US, 9 min)
8:10 PM  BIAS
Monday, October 22, 2018 | 4:00PM-9:30PM | Palo Alto, Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road
Carbon Management: Fun, Profit, Policy, and Climate Mitigation 
Since the signing of the Paris agreement in 2015 and its ratification in 2016, direct, large-scale management of CO2 emissions has grown in prominence. This reflects current emissions trends, policy trends, and technology advances. Specifically, major technology progress in carbon capture, CO2 conversion and use (sometimes called carbon-to-value or CO2 recycling), and CO2 removal has led to philosophical changes in the efficacy and role of carbon management, as well as enabled policy actions (which in turn enable financing and investment). Major policy outcomes in 2018 have changed the investment landscape and increased ambition within states and nations regarding what is possible from the perspective of climate, energy security, and economic vitality (including competitiveness). Read more.
Monday, October 22, 2018 | 4:30PM-5:20PM | NVIDIA Auditorium
The Secret Lives of the Brain
If the conscious mind—the part you consider you— accounts for only a fraction of the brain’s function, then what is all the rest doing? This is the question that David Eagleman has spent years researching and which he will answer in this state-of-the-science talk. Our behavior, thoughts, and experiences are inseparably linked to a vast, wet, chemical/electrical network called the nervous system. The machinery is utterly alien to us, and yet, somehow, it is us. In this talk, Eagleman will take us into the depths of the subconscious to answer some of our deepest mysteries. Why does the conscious mind know so little about itself? What do Ulysses and the subprime mortgage meltdown have in common? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? Eagleman charts new terrain in neuroscience and helps us understand how our perceptions of ourselves and our world result from the hidden workings of the most wondrous thing we have ever discovered: the human brain.  Read more.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 7:30PM-9:00PM | Bishop Auditorium
Public Policy Coterminal M.A. and M.P.P. Info Session
 Earn an M.A. in Public Policy in as little as one year, while completing your undergraduate degree! Participate in an intellectually-rigorous program that provides a strong foundation in policy and public service. Students from all undergraduate majors are encouraged to apply.  Read more.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 3:30PM-4:30PM | Conference Room A, Landau Economics Building
Jamie Susskind on Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech
Future Politics author Jamie Susskind argues that rapid and relentless innovation in a range of technologies will transform the way we live together. Calling for a fundamental change in the way we think about politics, he describes a world in which certain technologies and platforms, and those who control them, come to hold great power over us. Future Politics.  Read more.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 12:45PM-2:00PM | Stanford Law School – Room 190
Pediatric Grand Rounds (CME): Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU)
Adolescents, children, even infants spend increasing proportions of their waking hours interacting on mobile devices – communicating, learning, and entertaining themselves. Nearly all adolescents now have a smartphone and 45% say they are online 24/7. We will review research on the media youth use and how they use them and on how those uses affect, in positive as well as negative ways, physical, mental, and social health. We will examine those young people whose well-being has been compromised by Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU), with distinct subtypes of gaming, social media, pornography, and information-seeking. Finally, we will discuss best practices for preventing PIMU and other media-related health problems, how to identify PIMU in primary care practice, and how we treat PIMU at the Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders (CIMAID). Read more.
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 8:00AM-9:00AM | Auditorium (180), Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
A New Form of Biotechnology: Novel Data Logging Devices Reveal Secrets About the Lives of Marine Animals
My research focuses on the ecology and conservation of birds and mammals, especially marine species. Underlying themes include studies that examine the links between foraging behavior, energy expenditure, at-sea distribution, and predator-prey interactions. This research uses a variety of techniques including isotopic tracers, heart rate loggers, and respirometry to measure energy expenditure, and state of the art electronics like GPS loggers, satellite telemetry, archival geolocation data loggers, and VHF radio tags to study foraging behavior, activity, distribution, and habitat use of free-ranging animals. Read more.
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 12:00PM-1:00PM | Hopkins Marine Station, Boat Works Lecture Hall



Recycling Technologies Intern

 Are you passionate about responsible resource management and the technologies that can enable a more sustainable supply chain? Do you want to work on hard problems with real world impacts? Are you a committed optimist?

Apple's Environmental Technologies team is seeking an intern to assist with investigations into recycling technologies and material recovery, in support of Apple’s dedication to building a closed-loop supply chain. We are committed to making our products from recycled and renewable materials and ensuring that those products are recycled responsibly at their end of life. As a team, we focus on material extraction and recovery technologies, separation and purification methods, material flow mapping, and other data-driven analyses around material life cycles. Read more.

 Health Policy Intern

Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and health policy institute that for more than two decades has offered expert analysis and facilitated convenings for California policymakers and decisionmakers focused on health reform. The work of ITUP is more important than ever as the shifting federal health reform landscape poses new and potentially daunting challenges to California’s progress in reducing the number of uninsured.  Read more.
Water and Wastewater Design Engineer/PM

This is an exciting opportunity to advance WSC’s water, wastewater and recycled water design expertise, and contribute to the direction of existing and future projects with our clients and technical professionals. This position requires serving as a Project Manager and/or Lead Engineer for all phases and aspects of water and/or wastewater treatment and recycled water projects including: planning, preliminary design, process modeling, value engineering, detailed design, construction services and commissioning. Read more.

Innovation Designer Internship

Care Indeed is an In-Home Care company taking a disruptive business-model pivot. We’re taking a shift from the traditional care provider business model to a Design-Driven model that focuses on recreating the patient experience. Our founders, Dee and Vanessa bootstrapped this company by knocking on doors asking strangers “do you need in-home care?” Seven years later and revenue projections of $20MM in sales for FY’17, we’re taking action on recreating this company. We plan to do this through open-source technology, use of the IoT space, and partnerships-as-a-service to eliminate the fragmented communication loop that exist between the doctor, patient, patient family, caregiver, and caregiver agency. Our mission is to rebrand the destiny of being a senior citizen and we can’t do it without YOU. Regardless of experience level or lack of participation in healthcare, you’re a design-driven human who is hungry for taking action and ownership of their position and creating the future with us. If you’ve talked to us, you’ll know that we are not yet able to provide the perks and benefits of companies like Google and Apple; but we can provide the opportunity to design the future of our company in addition to developing products and services that will alter the lives of seniors and their families. Read more.
Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake.

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*Please note the following course(s) are not currently on the approved course list, though you are able to petition them to count toward your curriculum.

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