The Windhover Contemplative Center: Lecture and Tour
SHS Special Members-Only Event
September 19, 2015 / Saturday
9:00 am - 10 am / or / 10:00 - 11:00 am
Space is limited.
Please register for one session and
no later than September 14.
The Windhover Contemplative Center
370 Santa Teresa Street
Stanford, CA 94305
Join us for a presentation and tour by
Joe Oliveira at the Windhover Contemplative
Center that was conceived by his father and
internationally acclaimed artist Nathan
Oliveira. Nathan Oliveira taught at Stanford
for three decades. Some of his Windhover
paintings adorn the walls of the center. Joe
Oliveira worked closely with Professor
Oliveira during the last decade of his life.
Before the program, Rev. Joanne Sanders,
Associate Dean for Religious Life, will give
a brief talk about the Labyrinth nearby.
Space is limited.
no later than September 14.
Trees of Stanford: A Walk through Time
October 10, 2015 / Saturday
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
11:00 am - Guided Tree Walks
Room 40, Stanford Campus
registration is required by October 1,
Join Canopy and the Stanford Historical
Society as we explore the rich mosaic of
Stanford trees on a journey through the
past, present and future.
Certified Arborist and
retired Stanford Grounds
Supervisor; guru of campus
facilities and landscaping
for over 36 years
Professor of Botany at Cal
Poly, San Luis Obispo, and
author of several books
including "A Californian's
Guide to the Trees Among Us"
Senior Arborist for Apple,
native oak specialist and
passionate tree advocate
(moderator), Trees of
editor; Board Member and
editorial Assistant of Pacific Horticulture
Cosponsored by Canopy, Palo Alto
Sandstone & Tile, Winter 2015
Volume 39, Number 1
Herant Katchadourian, winner of the Dinkelspiel Award for distinctive contributions to undergraduate education, joined Stanford’s faculty in 1966.
Photo: Linda A. Cicero/Stanford News Service
Teaching Sex at Stanford
Since coming to Stanford in 1966, Herant Katchadourian, emeritus professor of Psychiatry and Human Biology, served as university ombudsman, dean of undergraduate studies, and vice provost of undergraduate education. His course on Human Sexuality, initiated in 1968, enrolled more than 20,000 students over three decades. Katchadourian has received many awards, including Stanford’s Dinkelspiel Award and the Lyman Award from the Stanford Alumni Association. In a December 2013 program sponsored by the society, he reflected on his legendary course and the history of sex-related instruction at Stanford. This article has been adapted from those remarks as well as his 2013 oral history interviews, conducted by the SHS. (read more)
The Human Biology Program: A Look Back
Donald Kennedy, University President, Emeritus, and Bing Professor of Environmental Science, Emeritus, co-founded and taught in the Human Biology Program. After serving as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Stanford’s provost and president, he returned to teach Hum Bio until 1998. Photo: Chuck Painter/Stanford News Service
Since it was founded in 1969—a time of social and political upheaval—the Program in Human Biology has prepared undergraduate students to confront complex issues about the use of technology, the role of scientists in society, and revolutionary discoveries in biology and medicine that raise ethical, social, and political issues. The curriculum, which integrates the study of biology with related social sciences, consists of basic core courses in the natural and social sciences that have been continually evaluated and revised, followed by upper-division courses on particular issues, topics, and areas of interest. Soon after its founding, Hum Bio became one of Stanford’s most popular majors; by 1973, it was the university’s third largest. In a December 2012 program sponsored by SHS, early faculty from the Program in Human Biology gathered to discuss the concepts behind Stanford’s largest interdisciplinary, interschool program and why it has been so successful for more than four decades. This article has been adapted from their remarks.
Also In This Issue:
- Stanford through the Century
- Upcoming Society Activities
Recent Programs Now Available Online
Stanford and VIA (Volunteers in Asia):
years of International Service
Stanford Historical Society Membership
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Stanford Street Names: A Pocket Guide. Revised and Updated
Why does Stanford have streets named Electioneer,
Lasuen, Charles Marx, Olmsted, and Santa Teresa?
A revised and updated pocket guide to Stanford streets tells all
If you have ever wondered about these or other street names on the Stanford campus, you have a kindred spirit in Stanford professor Richard W. Cottle.
The book is available for $9.95 (plus $0.87 sales tax for CA residents and $4.00 shipping and handling fee per book) from the Stanford Historical Society, P.O. Box 20028, Stanford, CA 94309 or at the Stanford Bookstore.