Back to School Class Schedule

All Back to School Classes are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the class.
Be sure to arrive early!

Saturday, February 23

Session I: 10:3011:30 a.m.

Dark Matter: The Search for 85% of the Mass in the Universe
Risa H. Wechsler
, Assistant Professor, Stanford University Department of Physics, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

Emotional Health and Well-Being of Stanford Students
Carole Pertofsky, Director, Health Promotion Services at Vaden Health Center
Frederic Luskin, Director, Stanford Forgiveness Project; Senior Consultant, Health Promotion Services at Vaden Health Center

From the Few to the Many: Scaling-Up Excellence
Robert I. Sutton, Professor, Stanford Department of Management Science & Engineering

Haydn Quartets Make You Smarter
St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford Ensemble in Residence

Online Teaching and Learning, On and Off the Farm
John Mitchell, Mary and Gordon Crary Family Professor of Computer Science and (by courtesy) Electrical Engineering; Vice Provost for Online Learning

Session II: 1:002:00 p.m.

Career Talk
Panel discussion moderated by Lance Choy, Director of Career Development Center and Assistant Vice Provost

Ethical and Legal Challenges from the Cutting Edges of Bioscience: Whole Genome Sequencing, Predicting Alzheimer's Disease, "De-Extincting" the Dodo, and the End of Sex
Hank Greely, Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics

Foreign Policy Challenges for the Second Obama Administration
Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution & Freeman Spogli Institute; Director, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law; Peter E. Haas Faculty Co-Director, Haas Center for Public Service

The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What We Can Learn About Ourselves from Our Machines
Clifford I. Nass, The Thomas More Storke Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Computer Science, of Education, of Law, of Sociology

Taking Dance to Prison: Using the Arts for Social Change with Juvenile Hall Inmates
Janice Ross, Professor, Dept. of Theatre and Performance Studies; Director of Dance Division

Session III: 2:303:30 p.m.

Addressing Alcohol Issues at Stanford: An Overview and Parent Perspectives
Ralph J. Castro, Associate Dean & Director, Stanford Office of Alcohol Policy & Education

Building Smart Machines: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Human Brain
Andrew Ng, Director, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab; Associate Professor of Computer Science

Solutions to the Omnivore's Dilemma: Stealth Health
Christopher Gardner, Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center (a division of the Department of Medicine)

Study Abroad
Ramón Saldívar, Burke Family Director of the Bing Overseas Studies Program; Hoagland Professor of Humanities & Sciences; Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education; Professor of English and Comparative Literature; Professor, by courtesy, of Iberian and Latin American Cultures