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Norman Shumway and Ed Harrison spoke to the media after the first adult heart transplant in US, 1968

Program Recordings

Many of the Society's past programs are now available as audio podcast and video through the Stanford iTunes and Youtube sites!! To listen to an audio podcast, open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts. Program recordings will be uploaded continuously as they become available.

March 13, 2014 | Audio
Stanford University’s unofficial motto, “Die Luft der Freiheit weht” (translated as “The wind of freedom blows”), was the theme of Gerhard Casper’s 1992 inaugural address as Stanford president. In his speech, he talked about the nine aspects of a university’s freedom. Twenty years later, as president emeritus, Gerhard Casper reflects on the freedoms of and at the university in his new book, The Winds of Freedom: Addressing Challenges to the University. The freedoms of and at the university in a historical, philosophical, ethical and experiential context is the subject of this talk. Casper...
February 18, 2014 | Audio
The teaching of human sexuality at Stanford is usually associated with Herant Katchadourian’s course Human Sexuality (Human Biology 10) which was initiated in 1968 and enrolled over 20,000 students over the next several decades. While that course was the first to explicitly focus on sex, there have been earlier courses about topics that most probably touched on the subject in one way or another. Some of these courses go back all the way to the founding of Stanford. Between 1891 and the post-World War II period, they were typically listed under physical education and hygiene, as part of the...
January 23, 2014 | Audio
  • Selected Highlights in the Relationship between Stanford and the Public Sector (pdf)

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Stanford in Government (SIG) during the seismic social change of the mid-1960s, a panel moderated by Larry Diamond ’73, MA ’78, PhD ’80, SIG faculty advisor, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and faculty co-director of the Haas Center for Public Service, explore Stanford’s emergence after World War II as a national and international institution with complex ties to government. Drawing on their personal experiences, panelists discuss...
November 11, 2013 | Audio
Professor Kennedy talks about "The Modern American Military," which is also the title of his most recent book (Oxford Press, June 2013) and Stanford's tangled history with ROTC.
October 17, 2013 | Audio
Since the mid-1960s, one of the most distinctive aspects of student life at Stanford and most visible features of the university’s on-campus culture has been The Incomparable Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band. This panel presentation will address the genesis and development of the Band as we know it today, beginning with the “Band Strike” in 1963. The discussion will be moderated by John Mannion, ’89, and will feature Dr. Arthur P. Barnes, emeritus professor of music and the Band’s director when it created its unique performance style. Other panelists are scheduled to include...
May 15, 2013 | Audio
  • John Chowning presentation slides (ppsx)

  • Stephen Hinton presentation slides (ppsx)

  • Steven Sano Video (mp4)

With its establishment in 1947, the Department of Music began a steady expansion of academic courses that had initially been offered as part of the curriculum in Education. In keeping with Stanford's tradition of combining theory and practice, knowledge and invention, community service and individual discovery, the Department has always sought to connect its programs to a broad range of scholarly and creative activities, which today embrace...
January 10, 2013 | Audio
  • Robert Cherny notes (pdf)

  • Robert Cherny presentation slides (pdf)

This talk explores, through Arnautoff's fascinating story, a little known aspect of Stanford's history, and how the University handled the volatile situation.
December 12, 2012 | Video
The panelists share recollections of the history of the Human Biology Program.
October 11, 2012 | Audio
An all-star panel discusses the impact of Title IX on women's sports in general -- and Stanford sports in particular -- since the passage of this groundbreaking legislation 40 years ago.
April 17, 2012 | Audio
Nancy Greenfield moderates a program with fellow Catholic Community leaders Nathan Castle, Barbara Gelpi, Teresa Pleins, and Peter Salazar, each highlighting a different aspect of the common history of Catholicism at Stanford University.
February 15, 2012 | Audio
A panel of past Stanford Daily editors discuss the life and times of the publication, its place in university and journalistic annals, their experience at the paper and how it helped shape their careers in the industry.