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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.

March 10, 2011 | Audio
Diana Strazdes, Professor of Art History, University of California, Davis
Diana Strazdes discusses Leland Stanford in the late 1800s and how the mansions he constructed lent themselves to a useful purpose as well as sent a message to the public.
January 13, 2011 | Audio
Robin Kennedy, Alumna, BA, Stanford University
Steven Zipperstein, Professor of History, the Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History, Stanford University
Patricia Karlin-Newmann, Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life, Stanford University
Joe Gettinger, President of the Jewish Student Association, Emeritus, Stanford University 
The prominent Jewish figures on the Stanford University campus discuss how the Jewish community has evolved over the years and what direction in might be heading towards in the future.
November 10, 2010 | Audio
Winona Simms, Director, The  Native American Cultural Center, Emeritus, Stanford University
Matthew Snipp, Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University
Denni Woodward, Assistant Dean and Associate Director, The  Native American Cultural Center, Stanford University
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Stanford American Indian Organization, three members of the Stanford community discuss the experiences of Native Americans at the university.
October 13, 2010 | Audio
David Freyberg, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University 
David Freyberg explores the past and the future of Stanford University's complex water source, distribution, and management system that typifies the challenges of managing water resources in a densely-populated, semi-arid environment.
May 25, 2010 | Audio
Robert Byer, The William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the School of Humanities and Sciences Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University; Co-Director, Stanford Photonics Research Center, Stanford University
Robert Byer discusses his involvement in the development of laser technology while at Stanford University.
April 14, 2010 | Audio
Alain Enthoven, The Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management, Emeritus, Stanford University
Victor Fuchs, Henry J. Kaiser, Jr., Professor of Economics and of Health Research and Policy, Emeritus, FSI Senior Fellow, Stanford University
Alan Garber, Provost,  Mallinckrodt Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, Professor of Economics in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Faculty of Arts and Science, Harvard University
Arnold Milstein, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University 
A panel of Stanford and UCSF professors discuss the newly...
April 1, 2010 | Audio
Jeanne Friedman
Georgia Kelly
Lenny Siegel
The movement at Stanford University against the Vietnam War emerged as a significant force in 1965 and continued through the end of the war in 1975.
April 1, 2010 | Video
Jeanne Friedman, Student protestor late 1960s/early 1970s, Stanford Univesity
Georgia Kelly, Student protestor late 1960s/early 1970s, Stanford Univesity 
Lenny Siegel, Student protestor late 1960s/early 1970s, Stanford Univesity
The movement at Stanford University against the Vietnam War emerged as a significant force in 1965 and continued through the end of the war in 1975.
March 10, 2010 | Audio
Gordon Chang, Professor of American History, Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities, Senior Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford University
The presence of persons of Asian ancestry has been at Stanford since its earliest days. As students, staff, and faculty, Asian Americans have played an important role in the life of the University.
February 17, 2010 | Audio
Charles Junkerman, Associate Provost and Dean of Continuing Studies, Emeritus, Stanford University  
Charles Junkerman follows the fluid biography of Stanford's sandstone: scoured out of the Sierras by great rivers, sedimented along the ancient ocean shore, upthrust by colliding tectonic plates, and blasted out of Greystone Quarry.
January 7, 2010 | Audio
Betsy Fryberger, Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator of Prints and Drawings, Emeritus, Cantor Arts Center
Betsy Fryberger, who retired after many years as the Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Cantor Arts Center, discusses the history of the museum with particular attention to some of the exhibitions.
December 3, 2009 | Audio
Gerard Koskovich, Gay Historian, Editor and Book Dealer, Stanford Univeristy
Heather Hadlock, Director of Feminist Studies and Associate Professor of Music, Stanford University 
Paul Robinson, Richard W. Lyman Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, Stanford University
This is a symposium of presentations on the past, present and future of the LGBTQ community at Stanford.