PSA Events 2006-2007

Spring Quarter Events:

PSA Spring Party

Persian Student Association presents:

PSA Spring Party

Featuring:
DJ Dadmehr

Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2007
Time: 9:00pm 1:00am
Location: Elliot Program Center (map)

Ticket:

  • Free! With SUID
  • Students: $5
  • Others: $10



Middle Eastern Cultural Evening

Thanks to the new PSA board and the PSA Arya ensemble we are going to have an active presence in Stanford's International Week. Please join us to celebrate being International at Stanford!

Please note that all the performances will be outdoor and it's good to have some warm clothes with you.

What: Middle Eastern Cultural Evening
Where: Bechtel International Center, Stanford University
Date: Friday, May 18, 2007
Time: Food will be available at 7pm, performances start at 7:30pm

Program:

  1. Beshkan Dance Group - Traditional Iranian Dance
  2. Yoredance - Turkish Dance from Artvin
  3. Beshkan Dance Group - Bandari Dance
  4. Turkish Music
  5. Hala Dance Company - Egyptian Folk Dances from the southern Egyptian villages
  6. Yoredance - Turkish Dance from the Black Sea
  7. Persian Student Association's Arya ensemble - Spiritual Persian Music and Folkloric/Traditional Music of Iran
  8. Sari Gelin/ Sâqi-e Meykhârân



PSA Presents: Bam 6.6

The Persian Student Association at Stanford proudly presents:

"Bam 6.6"
A Documentary Produced by: Jahangir Golestan-Parast


Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 PM
Building 420, Room 40 Stanford University


Bam 6.6 is the story of the human condition. The film weaves together stories of survival, loss, and healing, as we explore the humanity of the Iranian people through the prism of the devastating 2003 earthquake that struck at the heart of Bam, an ancient Iranian village.

Our subjects come from different walks of life- an American woman, an American businessman, and the Iranian residents of Bam.

Through their experiences, we will witness how a natural disaster can overcome religious and political barriers, dispel stereotypes, and unite disparate members of the human family.

Free and open to public. Doors open at 6:30 PM and seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. A Q&A panel with the Film Producer and Director will follow the film screening.

This event is cosponsored by Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, the Billie Achilles fund and Graduate Student Council

Film Official Website:
http://www.essenceofiran.com/html/home.html

Address: JORDAN HALL (PSYCHOLOGY)
450 SERRA MALL, Building 420, Room 40
Map & Parking



PSA Presents: "I am spiritual, but not religous: what does it mean?"

Once offered as a course here at Stanford, at the request of PSA, Prof. Robert Gregg will discuss the topic again and help us explore the subject through a discussion session.

Dr. Robert Gregg, Professor Emeritus in Religious Studies and Director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, will be discussing the issues of spirituality and religion in the context of the contemporary world setting. He will be addressing such questions as:

  • What do people mean when they say, "I'm spiritual, not religious!"?
  • What are our working definitions of "spirituality" and "religion"?
  • Are those who describe themselves as "spiritual" disenchanted with religious institutions, and so enthused more by their own personal journeys in search of meaning?
  • Is this contrast --"spiritual" < -- > "religious"-- a U.S. phenomenon, or does it have global reach in today's world?

Join the discussion at the Nairobi room in GCC on Thursday, May 10th, 6:00pm.

What: "I am spiritual, but not religious: What does it mean?", a discussion session by Prof. Robert Gregg
When: Thursday, May 10th. 6:00pm
Where: Nairobi room, GCC

About Prof. Robert Gregg:
Award winning Prof. Robert Gregg as the best teacher in 2001, is a Professor Emeritus in Religious Studies and Classics. He is currently the director of Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. He Specializes in the history of Christianity to the year 700 and concentrates research and teaching in three areas: (1) early Jewish, Christian and Muslim interpretations of a number of biblical and qur'anic sacred stories which the Hebrew Bible, Christian Bible and the Qur'an have in common, (2) interactions between Jews, pagans, Christians and Muslims in the late antique and early Byzantine periods, and (3) developments internal to the Christian movement in its opening centuries-appropriations of Greek and Roman philosophy, disputes over orthodox and heterodox teachings, formation of the canon of Christian scriptures, emergence of ritual practices. creeds, and church institutions.



PSA Hike/Brunch

Spring is passing by quickly; let's go for a hike this Saturday and enjoy the weather together before it is too hot! We can go for a hike and go for a brunch afterward. Please RSVP to me by Thursday noon if you are planning to come for the brunch so that we can make a reservation.

Hike: Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve (website)
Location: Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Date: Saturday, May 5
Hiking Distance: 3 miles round trip
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Meet: 8:30 (Sharp) at the park entrance or 8:10 in front of EV center for carpool

Getting there: From Interstate 280 in Santa Clara County, exit Page Mill Road (exit #20). Drive west to the junction with Skyline Boulevard (CA 35). Turn left and drive south about 1 mile, to the preserve entrance on the right side of the road.

Brunch: Menlo Park Stacks (website)
Meet: Go together after the hike or meet at 11 at the restaurant



Poetry Night

Poetry is a breeze for Persian souls.

Please come and give warmth to our Persian Poetry Night on Tuesday, May 1st. It is an open floor with an open theme. Anyone is welcome to bring their favorite poems and read it to others or just be a listener.

May 1st, Tuesday
8:30-11:00pm
Location: Timoshenko Lounge, Rains Houses
Stanford, CA, 94305



PSA-BA Event: Business Strategies in High-Tech Companies

Details available on the PSA-BA website:
http://www.stanford.edu/group/psa/cgi-bin/events.php



PSA-BA Event: What it takes to be a leader: The Role of the CEO

Details available on the PSA-BA website:
http://www.stanford.edu/group/psa/cgi-bin/events.php



Greek-Iranian-Turkish-Romanian Movie Series

This quarter, in Greek-Iranian-Turkish-Romanian movie series, 8 movies, two from each country, will be screened. Movies reflect diverse aspects of various cultures and this movie series aims to provide an opportunity to learn more about the similarities and differences of our traditions and cultures. The great part of watching these movies together is that you can ask native people about the details, and the answers are often quite surprising.

Full schedule of screenings

Join us for the first movie this Tuesday, at 7:30 PM, in Assembly Room, Bechtel International Center.

The Bandit - Eskiya (1996) (action-drama)
Directed by: Yavuz Turgul
Starring: Sener Sen, Ugur Yucel, Ozkan Ugur, Yesim Salkim


Plot: The epic adventures of the legendary Baran the Bandit following his release from prison. After serving 35 years, it is no surprise that the world has changed dramatically. Still, Baran can't help but be shocked to discover that his home village is now underwater thanks to the construction of a new dam. He then heads for Istanbul to get revenge upon his former best friend, the man who snitched on him and stole his lover Keje. Along the way, Baran teams up with Cumali, a tough young punk who finds the thief's old-fashioned ways rather quaint. When Cumali gets into deep trouble with a crime boss, Baran adds another vengeful task to his roster.

2 awards:
Bogey Awards, GermanyFestróia
Tróia International Film Festival



Winter Quarter Events:

Norooz Party

Where: GCC Havana Room, 750 Escondido Road - map
Date: Friday, March 23rd, 2007
Time: 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM



Norooz Celebration


At the dawn of the year 1386 and the beginning of spring, let us get together to celebrate our new year and begin with good spirits. Most of us don't have the opportunity to be with our families for the new year's celebrations, khone tekooni, did o bazdid, eidi gereftan, the grand tradition of "neshastan" (although this does sometimes happen) and .... So let us be each others' family, get together and uphold some of the traditions of our beloved Norooz. Let's make it an Eid to remember, just like the ones we remember from our childhoods.

This year the Vernal Equinox (hamoon sal tahvile khodemoon) is on March 20th at 5:07 pm. We'll begin the festivities at 4:30 pm, this year to be held at a newly designed venue, which includes live coverage of Tahvil e Sal on IRIB, followed by refreshments, our traditional sabzi-polo mahi, traditional music performance, and a special dance performance by the PSA dance group. There will be other fun stuff to spend the night together including music, games, dance, fun Iranian movies and ...Please do not hesitate to bring any musical instrument you like to play or any games you'd like to share with others.

Where: GCC Havana Room, 750 Escondido Road - map
Date: Tuesday, March 20th, 2007
Time: 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Vernal Equinox (Saal Tahvil): 5:07 PM
Dinner: 6:30 PM

Please note that the PSA Norooz Program is for Stanford Affiliates (students, staff, faculty, scholars, and alumni) and their guests.



PSA Election 2007


It is time for the 15th election of PSA!

Please join us to listen to the candidates and ask your questions. The current PSA board will also give a brief report on what PSA has been through in this year and of course there will be the Persian election dinner you don't want to miss. For more information regarding the election or nomination, please see the attached email.

Date: Wednesday February 28th
Time: (Dinner is served at) 6:30 pm
Location: EV Cottage Room (same building as EV Office: 859 Escondido Road)



I-Gala

Dear all,

The Stanford Graduate Student International Gala (I-Gala) 2007 will be celebrated at the Francis C Arillaga Alumni Center on March 4th from 5 - 10 pm. There will be exciting performances, exhibitions, and free food from international student groups.

PSA will participate in all the programs. We will have:

  • A cultural exhibition table
  • Free Persian food
  • and a must-see performance by our very own music group!

DO NOT BE LATE or you will miss the free food!

Please note that entry into the Graduate Student International Gala requires a student, staff or faculty ID. Students are allowed one guest per ID, but the guest must enter with the student.

What: Stanford I-Gala 2007
Date: Sunday, March 4th
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Place: Francis C Arillaga Alumni Center - map



Poetry Night

Poetry is a breeze for Persian souls.

Please come and give warmth to our Persian Poetry Night on Tuesday, Feb 20th. It is an open floor with an open theme. Anyone is welcome to bring their favorite poems and read it to others or just be a listener.

Feb 20th, Tuesday
8:30 - 11:00 PM
Location: Bailey Lounge at Rains
205 Running Farm Lane
Stanford, CA, 94305



Night of Persian Music and Dance

Venue: Bechtel International Center
Address: Bechtel International Center, 584 Capistrano Way (map)
Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Date: Sunday February 18th 2007

Refreshments will be served. The event is Free and Open to the public.

About the program:

This program is part of the I-Center cultural series. The PSA music group and the PSA dance group are going to have a unique performance.

The music program will be in three parts covering traditional, contemporary, and mystical music of Iran. PSA's newly expanded music group will be playing a variety of Persian instruments including Santur, Tonbak, Violin, and the newly added instruments Daf and Tanbur, accompanied by our vocalists. In this progtam the PSA Dance group will have their FIRST formal appearance! They will perform folkloric and traditional Persian dance that will be accompanied by live music.

This Event is sponsored by Persian Student Association, Bechtel International Center and the Billie Achilles fund.



GPT (Greek, Persian and Turkish) Party

Venue: EV Center
Address: Escondido Village Center, 845 Escondido Rd. (map)
Time: 9:00 pm- 1:00 am
Date: Saturday February 17th 2007

There will be plenty of food and drinks (must be 21+ to drink). This event is free and Your friends are more than welcome!

Please join us for a night of fun, music and dance with your Greek,Turkish and Persian fellows. FYI this will be the third GTP party in the history of PSA and we hope you come and make it the coolest GTP party ever!

This event is sponsored by Persian Student Association, Hellenic Association of Stanford and Turkish Student Association.



From Concept to Corporation

Persian Student Association Business Alliance presents:

RSVP to reserve a seat:

  • Send an email to psa-admin@lists.stanford.edu with the subject: "RSVP for PSA-BA event"
  • RSVP before Feb. 21
  • To have your reserved seat, you should check in at the front desk before 1:25 PM, otherwise no reserved seat is guaranteed.

Doors will be opened at 12:45 PM

Location: Braun Auditorium, Stanford University (map)

  • Society of Iranian Professionals (SIP)
  • Graduate Student Council at Stanford (GSC)
  • ASSU Sperkers Bureau

For more information, please refer the PSA-BA website.



Blogging in Persian: The Joys and the Challenges

In the past few years, blogging has become a very popular activity among Iranians living in Iran or abroad. There are many Persian blogs written by Iranians or Iranian-Americans in the US. They cover wide range of issues including daily challenges as an immigrant, Iran-US politics, and personal and emotional issues in daily life.

Blogging in Persian is an interesting and unique experience. In less than a minute of writing a piece, the author reaches out to people who live in all corners of the world. There are few immigrant communities with such a wide spread and vibrant blogging community. This creates its challenges too. Readers have widely different backgrounds, and every written piece can get subjected to widely different interpretations. This can create misunderstandings and tension between the blog author and the readers.

In our panel, we will have four bloggers from Bay area who would discuss their experience as a blogger:

Omid Memarian: http://omidmemarian.blogspot.com
Leva Zand: http://balootak.com
Mehran Ebrahimi: http://mehran1978.blogspot.com
Mehdi Yahyanejad: http://zharf.blogspot.com

There will be a moderated discussion with time for questions and answers. The talks will be in Persian and open to public.

Time: 4pm to 6pm
Date: Saturday, February 10th
Location:
   Havana Room, GCC building, Stanford University
   750 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305

Note: If you are coming from outside the campus, please note that you have to take "Campus Drive Rd" instead of "Stanford Avenue" to come to"750 Escondido Road" due to road block on Escondido Rd.



Talk on How We Can Help HIV+ Patients in Iran

Please join us to learn about the history of HIV/AIDS and drug additcion in Iran.

"Global Health in the Middle East & Central Asia: How we can help HIV+ patients in Iran"

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kamiar Alaei, MD, MPH
Executive Director of Pars Institude, Iran
Harvard School of Public Health, USA

When: Thursday, January 4th, 2007 - 7-9 PM
Where: UCSF Parnassus Campus - Medical Sciences Bldg, Room S-214

(appetizers/refreshments provided)

About our speaker: Dr. K. Alaei is the co-author of "Iran’s National and International Strategic Plans for the Control of HIV/IDU/TB". He was a key player in putting Iran’s proposal to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS/TB/Malaria, which was awarded 16 million dollars. He and his brother have established the first counseling and care center for HIV-positive patients in Iran, which recently was documented as one of the "Best Practice[s]" by the World Health Organization in the Middle East and North Africa region. He has currently been named by Asia Society as one of the 21st century young leaders in Asia.
http://www.ghinmeca.com

Sponsored by UCSF’s Iranian Cultural Organization, UC Hastings’ Iranian Law Students Association, and Stanford’s Persian Student Association. Funding provided by ASUCSF.



PSA Ski Trip


This year, the PSA ski trip will be on Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial weekend, from Friday (Jan. 12, 2007) to Monday (Jan. 15, 2007). PSA has rented four houses in South Lake Tahoe, very close to the very popular Heavenly Ski Resort. You will enjoy 3 days and 3 nights of fun with friends.

NOTE: Registration for this event has closed.



Fall Quarter Events:

Yalda Night Celebration

Dear PSA members and friends,

The longest night of all is near. It is said that Yalda night has been celebrated by Iranians for more than 6000 years. Let’s get together and celebrate it again. Sing some songs along with live music, read some poems, eat lots of pomegranates, Ash-Restheh, watermelons and maybe even more.

When: Thursday, Dec. 21st 8:00PM ~ midnight
Where: Timoshenko Lounge, Rains Houses

Important Note: If you are a fan of Ash-Restheh or Pomegranate, Don’t be late!


PSA Fall Party

Dear PSA Friends,

Please Join us for the most anticipated event of the quarter! Let's get together to have fun and dance the night away. Your friends are more than welcome!

The Persian Student Association at Stanford proudly presents:


PSA FALL PARTY By the Lake

Featuring
DJ Alireza

Venue
Elliot Program Center


Date: Saturday, December 2nd 2006
Time: 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Place: Elliot Program Center, located near Governor's Corner, overlooking Lake Lagunita - map


Anousheh Ansari: A Journey to the International Space Station

The Persian Student Association at Stanford proudly presents:

"A Journey to the International Space Station"
Anousheh Ansari
The First Female Private Space Explorer

Friday, November 10th at 7:00 PM
Kresge Auditorium, Stanford University (map)

This event is free and open to public. Doors open at 6:30 PM and seating is on a first-come first-served basis.

The event is cosponsored by: ASSU Speakers Bureau, Stanford Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford International Center, Stanford Program in Iranian Studies, Electrical Engineering Department, and Stanford Mechanical Engineering Women's Group.

Anousheh Ansari's official website

Directions & Parking:

From 101

  • Take the Embarcadero Rd/Oregon Expwy exit
  • Bear onto the Oregon Expwy, continue for 2 miles
  • Turn right at El Camino Real, go 0.7 miles
  • Turn left at Serra St.
  • Turn left at Campus Dr E, go 0.6 miles
  • Turn right at Arguello Mall
  • Turn left at Bowdoin Lane
  • After one intersection, arrive at Kresge Aud. on your right

From 280

  • Take the Page Mill Rd exit to Palo Alto, go 1.5 miles
  • Turn left at Junipero Serra Blvd, go 1.5 miles
  • Turn right at Campus Dr E, go 0.6 miles
  • Turn left at Arguello Mall
  • Turn left at Bowdoin Lane
  • After one intersection, arrive at Kresge Aud. on your right

Click on the map for parking information.

Update:

This PSA event made headlines on the Nov. 13, 2006 edition of The Stanford Daily! Click here for the full article.



PSA Dinner/Eftar

Dear PSA members,

You are cordially invited to the Dinner/Eftar hosted by PSA. This event is part of the daily Eftar held by ISSU.

If it has been a while that you’ve not been with your friends and you’re tired of daily conversations with your office mates, this is one big opportunity to meet your old friends and perhaps find some new ones while having our very traditional Persian cuisine, 'Chelo Kabob', 'Khoresh e Gheymeh', 'Noon Panir Sabzi' and more ...

When: Friday, Oct. 20th 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Where: Tresidder Student Union



PSA Welcome Dinner

Dear PSA members and alumni,

You are cordially invited to our annual welcome dinner on September 29th.

Traditionally, this is the first official opportunity to greet the newcomers and for the newcomers to get to know the active and embracing PSA body and for friendships to be forged for years to come. Not to mention the opportunity to see old friends. In case these incentives are not appealing, there's always the welcome dinner itself which you can enjoy.

This event also officially introduces the new PSA board and our expression of gratitude for the old board.

This year's welcome dinner is extra special as we have a special guest, our very own, Professor Behnam Tabrizi. Professor Tabrizi is professor of Management Science & Engineering, he is one of our (PSA) founding fathers and a principal author of PSA's constitution. He has kindly agreed to join us and speak to us about his memories and lessons from PSA's early days, the early days which led to one of the most successful and active student groups at Stanford today. The talk is titled "PSA and the Birth of its Constitution".

Date: Friday, September 29th
Dinner: 7:00 pm (sharp!)
Professor Tabrizi's talk: 8:00 pm
Place: 750 Escondido Road, GCC Havana Room

Update: Pictures from the event:
Dr. Tabrizi's speech #1
Dr. Tabrizi's speech #2
Group photo #1
Group photo #2
Dr. Tabrizi's family and the PSA board
Dr. Tabrizi and the PSA board



Summer Quarter Events:

Orientation Meeting for New Iranian Students

The Persian Student Association (PSA) at Stanford would like to invite all new Iranian students to a friendly welcome get-together. We will provide dinner and chat about your questions and concerns about the new environment. We have also prepared an information booklet for you that we will hand out at the meeting, while sharing some ideas that you might find useful. It is also a great oppurtunity to meet other new students as well as some old-timers and make useful contacts.

Please note that this event is NOT the same as the annual PSA Welcome Dinner which is scheduled in a couple of weeks.

The meeting is going to be at 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 23, 2006, in Fairclough Lounge (Building 231) in Rains Houses. (Map)


PSA Summer Picnic and BBQ

The scorching heat of summer is gone and the breeze of change is in the air, this can only mean one thing:

PSA SUMMER PICNIC

... our special BBQ which you do not want to miss and a myriad of fun activities, volleyball, vasati (dodgeball), football (soccer), takhte (backgammon), varagh (card games) and much more.

Come, join us and enjoy a beautiful September day, bring along your friends and any fun stuff you'd enjoy sharing with friends, your own board games, your fishing gear or any other imaginative sort of fun.

When:

  • Sunday, September 10 2006
  • Fun begins at 11:00 AM
  • BBQ begins at 12:00 PM

Where: Huddart Park - 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside 94062 - (650) 851-1210 - homepage - directions

Ask the officer at the entrance about the PSA picnic and they will guide you. And don't hesitate to bring your friends along!


PSA Music Lecture Series

 

We have listened to and enjoyed Persian classic music all our lives, but how much do we really know about its origins, history, terminology, different instruments, influential artists and masters, and many other topics related to this most beautiful of arts?

To seek knowledge and enjoy the splendor of Persian classic music, PSA is organizing three "Persian music lecture series" this summer. The lectures will be given by our dear friend, Mohammad Hekmat, a brilliant and learned student of Persian classic music, who has offered to perform for us and share his knowledge of its different aspects with us.

The lectures will include live and recorded performances as well as discussions on the history and structure of Persian classic music. Come join us, as we enjoy and learn about our music.

Here is the time and place for the first session:

Date: Thursday, August 31, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: Timoshenko Lounge (in Rains Houses)

The second session will be on the structure and terminologies of Persian music:

Date: Thursday, September 7, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: Timoshenko Lounge (in Rains Houses)

The third and final session will be on the instruments of Persian music. We will also have a live performance by PSA's newly formed music ensemble:

Date: Thursday, September 14, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: Timoshenko Lounge (in Rains Houses)


Exploring the Opportunities of Silicon Valley

You are cordially invited to attend a special gathering with Leading Light Associates. This is the first event in this years PSA business events series that tries to integrate Stanford students with local industry and business leaders and to introduce the various business and technical opportunities in the area.

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Address: Plug and Play Real Estate Building located at 440 N. Wolfe RD, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Please RSVP by: Friday, August 11, 2006 via email to: august15@amidzad.com


Iran: Future Prospects (IFP) Conference 2006

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Iranian Studies Program at Stanford University, the Persian Students Association at Stanford University, in collaboration with the Iranian Studies Group at MIT and the Iran Research Committee at the University of California-Berkeley invite paper submissions for the third annual conference of young Iranian scholars of North America.

The conference, hosted by Stanford University, seeks to bring together promising young Iranian scholars residing primarily in North America, who do research on various issues related to Iran and Iranian societies worldwide. The goal of the conference is to foster scholarly exchange and collaboration among the next generation of Iranian scholars, to promote dialogue on issues facing contemporary Iranian societies in Iran and worldwide.

Please visit the IFP website for details and paper submission instructions.


Paintball

When?
Saturday Aug. 12, 2006. The paintball field is open from 9:30am to 3:30 pm. We will leave Stanford Campus at around 7:45 am, and will leave the field at around 3:30 pm.

Where?
Paintball field in concord (Click here to see their website).
2340 Morgan territory road
Clayton CA 94517

How do we get there?
PSA is arranging carpool, so please let us know if you can give or need a ride.

How much does it cost?
Around $55.00. (There is a $30 fee for the field and the gears plus $15 to $25 for paintballs for one day).

Update: Pictures from the event are here!
Group photo #1
Group photo #2


PSA Welcomes: Dr. Ata'ollah Mohajerani

 

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ata'ollah Mohajerani, the Iranian politician, journalist, and author at Stanford University. The talk will be in Farsi and on "Hekmat e Ferdowsi". Attendance is free and open to public.

When: Wednesday June 28th. 7:00 pm

Location: Stanford University
Havana room @ GCC (Graduate Community Center)
750 Escondido Road
Stanford, CA 94305


World Cup 2006: Iran - Angola

 

Who cares about TWO losses :D. Let's unite again, let's do what we have to do. Let's shout out loud and cheer up and let the neighbors know that Iran is still in the World Cup. This is our last chance. We will gather in GCC on Wednesday morning 7:00 AM and watch Iran-Angola match. Join us and enjoy it.

Univision (national TV network) wants to interview Iranian fans. Dress Iranian clothes, wear face paints and have fun. If you know Spanish please please show up and tell the world that Iranians are not disappointed yet!

  • Where: GCC (Graduate Community Center) - 750 Escondido Road, Stanford CA
  • When: Wednesday - June 21, Game starts at 7:00 AM

World Cup 2006: Iran - Portugal

 

Who cares about one loss. Let's unite again, let's do what we have to do. Let's shout out loud and cheer up and let the neighbors know that Iran is in the World Cup. We will gather in GCC on Saturday morning 6:00 AM and watch Iran-Portugal match. Join us and enjoy it. Tea and muffin will be served. Free tickets will also be available to get drinks from the bar Pub 750.

  • Where: GCC (Graduate Community Center) - 750 Escondido Road, Stanford CA
  • When: Saturday, June 17, Game starts at 6:00 AM
  • Note: Ride to GCC will be provided to those who are uncomfortable walking around the campus at that hour

World Cup 2006: Iran - Mexico

 

The globe is spinning according to the rhythms of the ball and we have to spin with it. Please join us Sunday morning to watch the Iran-Mexico match, have breakfast and be prepared for lots of kicking and screaming!

  • Where: Willis Lounge, Rains Houses
  • When: Sunday, June 11, Game starts at 9:00 AM. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 AM.

Regular Events:

PSA Volleyball

  • When: Every Sunday at 4:00 PM
  • Where: The Oval, Stanford University

PSA Basketball

  • When: Every Saturday at 1:00 PM
  • Where: Arrillaga Center for Sports & Recreation (ACSR)

PSA Thursday lunch

  • When: Every Thursday at 12:15 PM
  • Where: Tressider Student Union, in front of TreeHouse

Persian Dance Class

  • Start date: Wednesday, October 18
  • When: Every Wednesday, 6 - 7 PM
  • Where: Bechtel International Center (Assembly Room)
  • What to bring: Comfortable clothes and a positive attitude
  • Contact: shadig AT stanford DOT edu

Masnavi Lecture Series

  • When : First three Tuesdays of the month 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Where : Bechtel International Center (English Room)
  • Fees : Free for Stanford Students with ID; 75$ per month (3 sessions) for others
  • Contact : mathnavi AT yahoo DOT com
   

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