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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.

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.
February 8, 2006 | Audio
John Chowning, Professor of Music Emeritus, Stanford University
Leonard Herzenberg, Professor of Genetics Emeritus, Stanford University
Cal Quate, Professor of Applied Physics Emeritus, Stanford University
Kathy Ku, Director, Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University
Niels Reimers, Director of the Office of Technology Licensing (OTL), Emeritus, Stanford University 
Panel Discussion with: John Chowning, Leonard Herzenberg, Cal Quate, Kathy Ku, and Niels Reimers.
November 16, 2005 | Audio
Dick Scott, Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, Stanford University
Ray Bacchetti, University Vice Provost, Emeritus, Stanford University
Dick Scott, Professor of Sociology, Emeritus. Introduction by Ray Bacchetti, University Vice Provost, Emeritus.
October 19, 2005 | Audio
Fred Hargadon, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Emeritus, Stanford University
Bill Stone, President of Society's Board of Directors, Stanford University
The insights and musings of Fred Hargadon, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Stanford 1969-1984, in conversation with Bill Stone, president of the Society's Board of Directors.
February 28, 2005 | Audio
Mike Hudnall, Deputy Gerneral Counsel, Emeritus, Stanford University
Mark Mancall, Professor of Modern World History, Emeritus, Stanford University
Mike Hudnall, former deputy general counsel, interviews Professor Mark Mancall about his vision as director of Overseas Studies and the changes in the program between '73 and '85 that reflect the increasing globalization of the Stanford student.
January 25, 2005 | Audio
James W. Lyons, Dean of Student Affairs, Emeritus, Stanford University
Norman W. Robinson, Associate Dean, Emeritus, Stanford University
Former student affairs deans James W. Lyons and Norman W. Robinson give a provocative and entertaining retrospective on student affairs "management" during challenging times on the Stanford campus.
October 19, 2004 | Audio
Norman Tutorow, '60, PhD '68, historian and author
Norman Tutorow talks about his myth-busting book on Leland Stanford.
April 13, 2004 | Audio
Marvin Herrington, Stanford police chief, emeritus
Former director of public safety, Marvin Herrington shares his behind-the-scenes perspective on more than 30 years as Stanford's top cop.
October 21, 2003 | Audio
Robert Gregg, Professor of Religious Studies and Classics, Emeritus, Stanford Univeristy
Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life, Stanford University 
Imran Arif Maskatia, BS Computer Science '97, MS Computer Science '98, Stanford University 
A panel discusses the history of change to multi-faith religions at the Stanford Chapel.
March 4, 2003 | Audio
John Pearson, Director, Bechtel International Center
John Pearson gives an overview of the presence of international students on campus. He discusses how they have helped shape the culture and learning experience of Stanford since the founding class.