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Upcoming Events

Indigenous Languages Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Please join us on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 14, 2019, in El Centro Chicano (at the front of Old Union, on the Stanford campus), at any time between 10am and 4pm, for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focusing on indigenous languages. 

To celebrate the thousands of indigenous languages across the world, the United Nations has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages. From the Penutian languages of the San Francisco Bay area to the Pahoturi River languages of Papua New Guinea, language is used to share information and as a central part of our cultures and identities. Despite the work done by anthropologists and linguists on the world’s indigenous languages, information about the languages indigenous to where we live and work is hard to find and especially so for those with a personal connection to these languages. Read more.
Monday, October 14, 2019 | 10:00AM-4:00PM | Building 590, Old Union
Energy Seminar: Dynamic Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles
Road transportation, which accounts for 22 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, is undergoing a major transformation with the advent of ridesharing, autonomous driving, and vehicle electrification. Collectively these technologies, in conjunction with renewable sources of electricity, have the potential to dramatically reduce the negative impact of road transportation on the health of the planet. The successful convergence of these technologies will require electric vehicles that are low cost and fully autonomous. These attributes can be realized through dynamic wireless charging. However, this will require wireless charging technology that is well beyond current capabilities, and opens new areas of research related to power and transportation infrastructure. Using examples from Afridi's group’s research on capacitive wireless charging (as opposed to the more common inductive techniques), which leverage very high frequency power electronics, this talk will highlight the opportunities and challenges in dynamic wireless charging of electric vehicles. Read more.
    Monday, October 14, 2019 | 4:30PM-5:20PM | NVIDIA Auditorium
Center for Innovation in Global Health Fall Kickoff

Come to our annual Fall Kickoff to reconnect with members of the Stanford global health community. Learn about exciting initiatives and opportunities at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health this year. Drinks and light refreshments will be served. Read more.

       Monday, October 14, 2019 | 5:00PM– 7:00PM | Koret-Taube Conference Center
Corpus Synodalium: Mapping Law (and Resistance) in Late Medieval Europe
The bishops of late medieval Europe issued thousands of laws, on subjects ranging from the regulation of midwives to the tithing of livestock, and even on what to do if a spider fell into the communion wine. Yet despite the value ofthis legal corpus as a source for the social and religious history of the late Middle Ages, its sheer scale (to say nothingof the challenges of scattered manuscripts, indecipherable handwriting, linguistic variety, and messy textual trans-mission) has long deterred scholars from exploiting its riches. In this talk, we will present Corpus Synodalium, a new online database that gathers together the extant corpus of medieval episcopal legislation into a user-friendly platform that supports a range of text analysis tools as well as an innovative mapping function. The talk will be of particular interest to scholars working with non-English or multilingual sources, as well as those seeking to integrate spatial visualizations into textual research. Read more.
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:00 PM | 4th Floor, Wallenberg Hall
Ethics and Technology Talk
Interested in questions surrounding ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY?  

Then join us for a lunch talk series, featuring professors from across the university who will discuss fascinating topics surrounding data privacy, social media, artificial intelligence, and more.

Our first talk in the series is Communications Professor, Jeff Hancock, the Founding Director of Stanford’s Social Media Lab, on Tuesday, October 15th from 12:00 – 1:00pm in the law school, room 320D.

Prof. Hancock will be teaching COMM 124: Lies, Trust, and Tech in Winter quarter, and specializes in ethical issues associated with computational social science.  Professor Hancock is well-known for his research on how people use deception with technology, from sending texts and emails to detecting fake online reviews. His TED Talk on deception has been seen over 1 million times and he’s been featured as a guest on “CBS This Morning” for his expertise on social media. Read more.

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    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:00 PM | Room 3200, Law School
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.
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 4:00PM-5:00 PM | Room 101, Encina Hall West
Funding Opportunities and Grant Awards

Learn about search strategies and key resources to help you identify funding opportunities and view grants awards for a research area.  This session includes a search tool that lets you search multiple funding resources at one time and set up alerts to notify you about new funding opportunities.  Attendees limited to current students, postdocs, faculty, and staff at Stanford University.  Free but advanced registration required.  Read more.

          Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 6:00PM – 7:00PM | 376 Lomita Drive, Room 402

Equitable Algorithms and Computational Policy

Machine learning algorithms are increasingly used to guide decisions by human experts, including judges, doctors, and managers. Researchers and policymakers, however, have raised concerns that these systems might inadvertently exacerbate societal biases. Dr. Goel will discuss different ways to conceptualize, design, and evaluate equitable algorithms, drawing on ideas from computer science, economics, and legal theory.  Read more.
    Wednesday, October 15, 2019 | 6:00PM – 7:20PM | Building 200, Room 303
International Engagement Fair

Come learn about opportunities for Stanford students to study and explore the world both on campus and abroad. This event will feature many Stanford student and campus organizations that provide experiences abroad, internationally-focused activities on campus, as well as other forms of international exchange. Read more.

Wednesday, October 15, 2019 | 4:00PM – 7:00PM | Koret-Taube Conference Center
Computer programming pioneer and MIT Institute Professor Barbara Liskov
Barbara Liskov was already breaking new ground in 1968, when she became one of the first American women to earn a doctorate in the emerging discipline of computer science. 

After receiving that PhD at Stanford, she went on to design several influential programming languages, including CLU, an important precursor to Java. More recently, as an Institute Professor at MIT and head of the institute’s Programming Methodology Group, she has undertaken crucial research on distributed systems, information security and complex system failure issues. 

Liskov will be joined in conversation by host Ann Miura-Ko, a lecturer in Stanford’s Department of Management Science and Engineering. Miura-Ko earned her PhD from Stanford in quantitative modeling of computer security, and has leveraged that technical background to become one of Silicon Valley’s pioneer investors in AI technology. As a founding partner of the venture capital firm Floodgate, she has made decisive seed-stage investments in companies like Lyft, TaskRabbit and Modcloth. She is a co-sponsor of the AI Grant, a nonprofit research lab that funds work on open source artificial intelligence, and is a founding member of All Raise, an organization devoted to increasing the representation of women in the VC-funded technology ecosystem. Read more.
Wednesday, October 15, 2019 | 4:30PM – 5:20PM | NVIDIA Auditorium
Job & Internship Search

Come learn about effective job and internship search strategies to maximize your search. This session will provide an overview of the job search process. You will search for postings in your field and learn to analyze job postings for skills, abilities and specifics the employer is looking for. You leave with next steps for your job/internship search. Bring your laptop for this lab-style event. 
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Thursday, October 16, 2019 | 12:15PM-1:15PM | Second Floor Conference Room - BEAM
Edge Computing in Autonomous Vehicles — panel discussion
Sven Beiker is a Lecturer in Management at the GSB, and the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Mobility, an independent consulting & advisory firm. He covers the electrification, automation, connectivity, and sharing of automobiles through the lens of new technologies and business models. This is reflected in his teaching at the GSB as well as in his professional engagements. Prior to his independent consulting work, he served as an Expert Consultant for mobility topics at McKinsey & Company for 2.5 years.
In this role he has oversight of all technical innovation with responsibility to connect Silicon Valley research outcomes to all Alliance research & advanced engineering functions. Previously, as the founding Director of Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley, Sierhuis created the NRC-SV research portfolio and lead a team of researchers in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles and Human-Machine Interaction and Interfaces (HMI²) to help shape the future of intelligent cars capable of driving themselves. Read more.
Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 4:30PM-6:00PM | Skilling Auditorium


Accessibility Analyst

Stanford Online Accessibility Program (SOAP) provides campus-wide resources to assist all Stanford units in the production of online website, materials and systems that are accessible to the broadest audience possible, including individuals with disabilities. SOAP promotes usability and accessibility best practices and solutions to be integrated into all of Stanford's online materials and systems. It also coordinates evaluation and remediation efforts for websites, interacting with diverse web content, technical, procurement and management teams across Stanford.

The Accessibility Analyst will report directly to the Stanford Online Accessibility Program Manager. You may gain valuable knowledge and experience evaluating and engineering front-end solutions for websites across Stanford. You may also build experience in analysing data and compiling reports, and providing insights on trends to drive better user experience and greater compliance. Read more.

Coordinator, Legal and Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District Sustainability Coordinator position is supported through an innovative partnership between Strategic Energy Innovations and Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD). Aimed at addressing a myriad of sustainability issues in the education system, this presents a distinct opportunity to shape sustainability practices at BUSD and to influence efforts of resource reduction goals. The Climate Corps Fellow placed at BUSD will work collaboratively with SEI and the District to support sustainability efforts within each of the eight identified sections within the newly-adopted BUSD Sustainability Plan: Waste; Green Buildings and Materials; Transportation; Water; Energy; Food; Schoolyards; and Eco-literacy and Nature-based Education. 
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Climate Corps - Sustainability Coordinator

This internship will focus on identifying trends in innovation, technology & hospitality and figuring out how to apply these trends in impactful ways that improve the guest & crew experiences.
This role will require collaboration within the innovation team and across the company. We are looking for someone that is a creative problem solver and has a desire to bring big ideas to life that influence the way we operate using advanced and emerging technology.

We are the team that is promoting collaboration across the organization, inspiring exciting new thinking and delivering actionable solutions while embracing an entrepreneurial energy, attitude and passion. We focus on thinking differently, challenging conventions, taking intelligent risks & encouraging entrepreneurial ideals. We work on solutions that will delight guests and crew alike.  Read more. 
Healthcare Innovation

Throughout the Ohana experience, Fellows will be provided with educational experiences where they will learn both high-level, as well as practical skills to be successful in the health startup environment. We focus on topics like: 1) Healthcare: Past, Present, and Future; 2) Entrepreneurship & Innovation, 3) Leadership & Professional Development. Experts from a variety of positions across the healthcare industry will join OhanaHealth in training the fellows. 

OhanaHealth's Full-Time Fellows program is a "one of a kind" experience designed for recent grads to build a career in healthcare innovation. With OhanaHealth, students with a passion to see positive change in healthcare through entrepreneurship are connected to leading health / healthcare organizations that are currently researching, designing, and implementing healthcare innovation initiatives. Fellows receive an immersive, hands-on experience, as they work with a startup to solve some of the biggest problems in healthcare.  Read more.
Tesla Car Design Internship

Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world’s best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably.

The Car Design team at Tesla is responsible for contributing to the exterior design development of future Tesla vehicles. You will be part of the team that creates and executes world-class exteriors in terms of form, function and luxury. 
Using your design experience and innovative thinking, you will be tasked with working with the team in creating designs for future cars, but may also be called upon for other design tasks (interior, product, etc.) based on your skillset. Our design team prides itself on being multitalented and flexible, and we look for the same in our potential candidates. You will report to a design manager and this position resides in the Hawthorne Design Studio.
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Cinequest Product Design Internships and Fellowships

Cinequest produces the Cinequest Film Festival (recently named Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers) and Cinequest Picture The Possibilities (global youth empowerment). The founders of Cinequest are building a new sister company, Creatics, to empower global creativity and create new paradigms for the consumption of creative media. Creatics has exciting opportunities for product designers for its current builds.

Fellowships are awarded to top-performing interns or highly qualified candidates and provide elevated ownership, training, and opportunity. If you want an internship or fellowship that makes a difference, and if you want to walk away with enhanced skills and a far better resume, take a look at the Cinequest.
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Conservation and Climate Policy Analyst

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Maryland/DC Chapter’s Government Relations and Policy Team! Our work is focused on two areas where our outcomes can have the greatest impact for the residents of Maryland/DC: protecting clean water and tackling climate change. Our efforts span the region, from western Maryland's Central Appalachian forests to our nation's capital and beyond to the Chesapeake Bay. The Conservation and Climate Policy Analyst plays a key role in programs at the international, country, sub-national or departmental level to affect public and/or corporate policy to further The Nature Conservancy’s mission. They serve as liaison and informational contact between the organization and country, sub-national, local agencies, multilateral institutions, business and/or private groups. Providing research and policy analysis in support of The Nature Conservancy’s policy and/or corporate practice priorities and tracking policies and decisions that directly affect conservation goals, they build and facilitate internal networks, coordinating meetings, agendas, and presentations. The Conservation and Climate Policy Analyst provides services that assist in influencing the outcome of policy and/or corporate initiatives at the international, country, sub-national, and local levels. They develop strategic partnerships with relevant agencies, conservation organizations, and industry to advance the organization’s conservation agenda.  Read more.
Additional job and internship postings can be found at Handshake.
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