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STS Wire 6/6/2017

In this Issue
  • In/Visible: Nuclear Representation in Japan from Hiroshima to Fukushima
  • Iran's Food-Water Dilemma: The Challenge of Feeding 80 million People in a Dry Zone
  • The Still Point | medicine from the inside
  • EXPE : Mechanical Engineering Design Group EXPEerience
  • Health Policy Intern/Fellow 
  • Instructional Design Assistant
  • Summer Opportunity- Working with Redwood City 3rd&4th Graders interested in STEM fields!
In/Visible: Nuclear Representation in Japan from Hiroshima to Fukushima 

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit in its entrance hall display cases entitled "In/Visible: Nuclear Representation in Japan from Hiroshima to Fukushima."  The exhibit was curated by Dr. Kyoko Sato, Associate Director of Stanford's Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS), with the help of Joshua Capitanio, Public Services Librarian, and Regan Murphy Kao, Japanese Studies Librarian. The East Asia Library will host a reception to celebrate the opening of this new exhibit on June 6th at 4:30pm, featuring remarks from the exhibit's curator, Kyoko Sato. Light refreshments will be served. 

Using a wide range of materials from the East Asia Library and other Stanford Libraries collections, including comic books, photography, children's books, newspapers, and movie posters, it traces the different ways that "the nuclear" - nuclear bombs, nuclear power, and nuclear disasters - has been represented in Japanese media and popular culture from the 1945 atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the 3-11 Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant nuclear disaster of 2011 and beyond.  Topics covered range from the Japanese media's portrayal and marginalization of the hibakusha - survivors of the 1945 bombings, many of whom suffered serious health issues - to the rise of nuclear power plants in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s, to the Fukushima disaster and the contentious debate about the safety of nuclear power in its aftermath. Read more.

Ongoing everyday from June 6, 2017-September 1, 2017
Opening Reception: June 6, 2017 | 4:30PM | East Asia Library
Iran's Food-Water Dilemma: The Challenge of Feeding 80 million People in a Dry Zone

Increasing population has posed insurmountable challenges to agriculture for the provision of food security in Iran. As a major agricultural country in the Middle East, Iran has long been on the quest for food self-sufficiency. However, the capability of its land and water resources to realize this ambitious goal has remained equivocal and controversial. Dr. Mohsen Mesgaran will present the results of a recent study with the Stanford Iran 2040 Project that involved a nationwide analysis to evaluate Iran’s land suitability for sustainable agricultural production. In addition to the well-known water scarcity challenge, the study highlights additional constraints superimposed by a paucity of suitable land upon Iran’s agriculture. Finally, preliminary results of an ongoing study to tackle Iran’s water crisis through reducing agricultural water use will be presented.

Dr. Mesgaran currently co-leads the Food and Agriculture initiative of Stanford Iran 2040 Project. Prior to joining Stanford University, he has been a Research Fellow with The University of Melbourne since the completion of his PhD in Agriculture at The University of Tehran in 2011. Researching at the interface of agriculture and ecology, he uses a variety of tools including GIS, big data computing, and climate and crop models to better understand and predict agroecosystems. Read more.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 6:30PM-8:30PM | Building 260, Room 113

The Still Point | medicine from the inside

Come hear and participate in a unique musical performance featuring MacArthur Digital Media and Learning award winning violinist Benjamin Robison (MS4) and emergency medicine physician-painter-spoken word artist Matthew Wetschler and explore the inner world of medicine brought to life in sound, image and word.

At the intersection of science and art, humanity and technology, data and design, medicine is a crucible where we will decide how to retain our humanness, our joy-in-practice, and our deepest purpose - to heal all those who suffer. 

The Still Point is a multimedia wellness project based at Stanford University School of Medicine that promotes mindfulness and shared empathetic experience through art. Read more.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 7:00PM-8:30PM | Berg Hall

EXPE : Mechanical Engineering Design Group EXPEerience
Celebrate student design project work at EXPE!
Stanford's Mechanical Engineering Design Group invites you to join us as we celebrate our students' creative work in design research, design practice, engineering, and manufacturing.
The Stanford Design EXPErience is a unique, once-a-year opportunity to meet with students, faculty and industry colleagues. This year brings you an expansive range of participating courses, faculty, and students from a broad cross section of design thinking activities at Stanford. Read more.
Thursday, June 8, 2019 | 9:30am-5:00pm | Hewlett Teaching Center 200 & Peterson Building Atrium

Health Policy Intern/Fellow
New America is a non-profit, nonpartisan public policy institute and think tank focusing on a wide range of issues, including national security studies, technology, asset building, health, gender, energy, education, and the economy.
This position is located in the Office of Former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States, Rear Admiral Susan Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A (ret.). Dr. Blumenthal currently serves as a Senior Fellow in the Health Policy Program at New America where she focuses on health care reform implementation, women’s health, obesity, food insecurity, and global health issues. New America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the challenges and opportunities facing the United States and world.
Currently seeking interns and fellows to start in the Fall of 2017. Applications for the following months are also welcome. Applications are rolling, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Read more.
Instructional Design Assistant
The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) promotes and advances the vibrant, intellectual endeavor of teaching and learning at Stanford. VPTL’s Digital Learning Design team is looking for an Instructional design assistant to help design, develop, and support digital learning. Start and end dates are flexible. This intern will have the opportunity to work closely with our instructional designers in developing MOOCs, flipped courses, and websites. Read more.
Summer Opportunity- Working with Redwood City 3rd&4th Graders interested in STEM fields!
The Multicultural Institute is recruiting mentors for its Youth Writing Festival (YWF) program this summer! The Mission of the Multicultural Institute is to accompany immigrants in their transition from poverty and isolation to prosperity and participation. We are a dynamic organization committed to improving the quality of life of those we serve. The Mentoring for Academic Success (MAS) & YWF programs offer a continuum of academic support for under-served low-income students. The YWF is the month long intensive summer writing program. YWF offers up to 30 students an opportunity to work on their writing skills and receive a combination of writing and STEM instruction. It addresses the issue of students backsliding over the summer on progress made during the school year. STEM related activities, on-site visits and field trips are offered and an anthology is published at the end of the summer. Read more.
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