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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. They feature senior Stanford administrators and faculty and staff members, including John Hennessy, Don Kennedy, David Kennedy, Estelle Freedman, Al Camarillo, Gordon Chang, and Denni Woodward; and address important topics including Stanford’s relationship with the Silicon Valley, the history of the School of Medicine, Stanford athletics, Stanford peace movement, student life, and the history of women at Stanford. Program recordings will be uploaded continuously as they become available.

February 17, 2009 | Audio
Al Camarillo, Leon Sloss Jr. Memorial Professor, Emeritus, Stanford University
Professor Al Camarillo reviews the history of Latinos at Stanford over three decades.
January 12, 2009 | Audio
Clayborne Carson,  Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor of History, Ronnie Lott Founding Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, Stanford University 
Clayborne Carson, the founding director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford and head of the King Papers Project, speaks about his life.
November 5, 2008 | Audio
John Alderete, CBO of Mayfield Brewing Company, Stanford University
John Alderete discusses the history of the company, which was founded by Alsace native Michel Klineclaus in 1868.
October 15, 2008 | Audio
Jeffrey R. Koseff,  founding co-director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
In Stanford’s first “Green building,” Professor Koseff will explain how Stanford’s efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and to begin to make the campus more sustainable led to the building of Y2E2. With the support of Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment that Professor Koseff directs, the Initiative on the Environment and Sustainability was launched to make the Stanford campus and its activities more environmentally sustainable.
May 13, 2008 | Audio
Donald Kennedy, President, Emeritus, Bing Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Emeritus, Stanford University
In winter quarter 1987, then-President Donald Kennedy initiated a planning process with four Stanford faculty/staff members to try “to generate a picture of what the University would be like in the year 2010. In this program, the panelists revisit the plan against the current context of the Univeristy.
February 28, 2008 | Audio
Catherine Milton, Senior Advisor with Cardinal Careers,  founding director of the Haas Center, Stanford University
Catherine Milton talks about the history of the Haas Center and how the tradition of public service evolved at the University.
October 28, 2007 | Audio
Larry Wolff, Professor of History and Director of the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, New York University.
Norman Naimark, Professor of History, Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor in East European Studies, Fisher Family Director of SGS, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Introduced by Norman Naimark, Larry Wolff talks about Wayne Vucinich's memoirs "Memoirs of My Childhood in Yugoslavia" and shared stories about Vucinich's childhood.
March 30, 2007 | Audio
January 30, 2007 | Audio
David P. Lenox, University Architect, Stanford University
David P. Lenox, University Architect, shares his vision on the future development of the Stanford campus.
October 4, 2006 | Audio
Henry Lowood, Curator for History of Science & Technology Collections and Film & Media Collections, Stanford University Libraries
In what sense did the Valley's spirit of innovation, management styles, and entrepreneurial spirit all have roots on campus? A close look at the history of this relationship can tell us more about what Stanford has meant for Silicon Valley.
September 29, 2006 | Audio
Maggie Kimball,  University Archivist, Emeritus, Stanford University 
The speakers discuss the history of the Knoll and its renovation, and Chris Chafe performs computer music.
May 10, 2006 | Audio
David Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University 
By telling the story of Robert Louis Stevenson's journey from Europe to the American West, Kennedy draws parallels between the railroad and Stanford University and contemplated on what each represented in American history.