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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 on Apple podcasts, the Stanford Digital Repository, and the SHS YouTube Channel. They address important topics including Stanford’s relationship with the Silicon Valley, the Stanford peace movement, the Stanford Prison Experiment, and the history of women at Stanford. Program recordings will be made available continuously. Our programs are mainly funded by membership dues. As you enjoy the recordings, we hope you would consider becoming a member or making a donation to support our programming.

January 23, 2014 | Audio
Larry Diamond , SIG faculty advisor, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and faculty co-director of the Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University
Larry Horton, Senior Associate VP for Public Affairs, Stanford University
Steve Westly, Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Meredith Wheeler, Chair of Stanford in Government '14, Class of '14, Stanford University 
  • 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...
November 11, 2013 | Audio
David Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University
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
Frank Robertson, ’65, Stanford University
Dr. David Ruiz, ’73,Stanford University
Jacki Williams-Jones, ’76, A.M. 77, Stanford University
Patrick Neschleba, ’96, M.S. ’98. Stanford University
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...
May 15, 2013 | Audio
Stephen Hinton (moderator), Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Professor , Department of Music, Stanford University
John Chowning, Professor, Department of Music, Stanford University
Albert Cohen, Professor, Department of Music, Emeritus, Stanford UniversityU
Steve Sano, Professor,  Department of Music, Director of Choral Studies, Stanford University 
  • 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...
January 10, 2013 | Audio
Robert Cherny, Professorof History, Emeritus, San Francisco State University 
  • 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
Carol Boggs  (moderator), Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences; Director, School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment, Stanford University
Sandy Dornbusch, Reed-Hodgson Professor in Human Biology, Emeritus; Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, Stanford University 
Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies, Emeritus; President of the Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University
Shirley Feldman,  Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences,  Associate Director in the Program in Human Biology, Stanford University 
Herant Katchadourian, Professor of Human...
October 11, 2012 | Audio
Gary Cavalli (moderator), Executive Director of Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, Co-Founder and CEO of American Basketball League
Marlene Bjornsrud, CEO of the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative
Frank Brennan, Coach, Women's Tennis, Stanford University 
Anne Cribbs, 1960 Olympic swimming gold medalist and Co-Founder of American Basketball League,  Class of ’79, Stanford University 
Julie Foudy, Two time Olympic soccer gold medalist and ESPN analyst, Class of ’94,  Stanford University 
Angela Taylor, Member of two Stanford ational championship basketball teams and former VP of two WNBA teams, Class of...
May 10, 2012 | Video
SLAC Director Emeritus and 2010 Enrico Fermi Award recipient Dr. Burton Richter presents this retrospective of the history of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, from the lab's inception within the physics community at Stanford University, to becoming the multiprogram laboratory that it is today.
April 17, 2012 | Audio
Nancy Greenfield, Chaplain, Stanford University 
Nathan Castle, O.P., Pastor/Director, Stanford University 
Barbara Gelpi, Professor of English, Emeritus, Stanford University 
Teresa Pleins, Chaplain/Liturgy and Music, Stanford University 
Peter Salazar, class of ‘14, Stanford University
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
Helen Pickering, Editor, Stanford Daily, Emeritus
Felicity Barringer, Editor, Stanford Daily, Emeritus
Rich Jaroslovsky, Editor, Stanford Daily, Emeritus
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.
May 17, 2011 | Audio
Janet McClanahan Morris, ’44, Stanford University
Merlon Albrecht Howard Williamson, ’46, Stanford University
Marie Wagner Krenz, ’47, Stanford University
Olive (Babs) Wilbur Waugh, ’48, Stanford University
Jeanne Rogers Moffatt, ’50, Stanford University
Five extraordinary women share poignant and often humorous stories of how they helped rewrite the rules about gender roles on campus during WWII, a period of profound change.
April 21, 2011 | Audio
Al Hastorf, Dean of the School of Humanities & Sciences, Emeritus; Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, Stanford University
Professor Al Hastorf describes how he first became involved in psychology in the army and the history of the department's enormous growth from its founding in 1892 under Frank Angell to what it is today.