Washington DC Stanford Association April 2004 Newsletter

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Wed 4/14 Wizards vs. Hornets Basketball
Sun 4/18 Washington Book Club Meeting
Thur 4/22 Baltimore Book Club Meeting
Thur 4/22 Young Alum Outdoor Happy Hour
Thur 4/22 Vienna Teng - Borders & Birchmere
Mon 4/26 Dahlia Lithwick on Supreme Court
Sat. 5/1 William Gould at Smithsonian
Sun 5/16 Sallie Mae 10K
Wed 5/19 Donald Kennedy Reception


Wizards vs. Hornets Basketball
Wednesday, April 14 7PM
MCI Center

We have 6 tickets for the Wizards vs. the New Orleans Hornets. This is the last game of the season for the Wizards. We have 2 tickets in the lower level section 109 rows S and T. These are $95 dollar list price tickets and we have them at $26. We have 4 upper level tickets in section 420, row H. These are $50 tickets that we are selling for $11.

Please send a check, payable to WDCSA, for the total number of tickets you want along with a stamped self-addressed envelope to: Tom Hwang, 5647 Columbia Road, #304 Columbia, MD 21044. For further information, call Tom Hwang at 410-884-3533 or email tom.hwang@stanfordalumni.org. Tickets will be allotted on a first come basis.


Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, April 18 6 - 8 PM
Location: TBD
Book: Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi

For meeting locations and more information on the Washington DC Stanford Alumni Book Club, please join the Yahoo! group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks Questions? Please contact Carina Uraiqat at carinau@stanfordalumni.org


Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, April 22 7 PM
Location: 1201 William St., Baltimore
Book: The Seven Daughters of Eve, by Bryan Sykes
Snacks will be available

Book is a national bestseller that reveals how we are descended from seven prehistoric women. One of the most dramatic stories of genetic discovery since James Watson's The Double Helix, The Seven Daughters of Eve reveals the remarkable story behind a groundbreaking scientific discovery. After being summoned in 1997 to an archaeological site to examine the remains of a five-thousand-year-old man, Bryan Sykes ultimately was able to prove not only that the man was a European but also that he has living relatives in England today.

Please be in touch with Sarah Clever, '91, 410-685-7558, for info & directions to the discussion. slclever@earthlink.net


Young Alum Outdoor Happy Hour
Thursday, April 22 6:00 – 8:00PM
Location: Local 16
16th & U St., NW

Stanford Young Alum Happy Hour: Outdoor Edition!

Join your fellow young alums at our first outdoor happy hour of the season at Local 16. If you have never been to this hip upstairs patio, you won't want to miss it! If you have been, you KNOW you don't want to miss it! If you are not already subscribed to the DC Cardinal Young Alum list, please sign up at www.stanfordalumni.org or e-mail Lindsay Arnold at larnold@stanfordalumni.org.


Vienna Teng Warm Strangers Album Vienna Teng Performances
Thursday, April 22 12:30 PM
Borders 600 14th Street, NW - free
7:30 PM - The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA - $19.50

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Vienna Teng, a 2000 Stanford graduate, who has been featured on the Late Show with David Letterman, NPR, & CNN, will be celebrating the release of her new album, Warm Strangers. For more info, visit www.viennateng.com or www.virtrecords.com.


Supreme Court Dispatches
Monday, April 26 6:00 - 8:00 PM
The Hay-Adams, Concorde Room, One Lafayette Square, 16th & H Streets, NW.

"Slate" Legal Analyst Dahlia Lithwick JD '96 will discuss current Supreme Court cases, in conversation with Latham & Watkins partner Richard P. Bress JD '87, and sign copies of her legal humor book Me vs. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Washington, DC. RSVP to alumni.relations@law.stanford.edu by Wednesday, April 21, or by mail to Office of Alumni Relations, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305, 650-723-2730, $25/person.


William Gould Lives Under Slavery
Saturday, May 1 2 – 4:30PM
Carmichael Auditorium
National Museum of American History
14th and Constitution, N.W.

William B. Gould IV, Professor of Law emeritus at Stanford Law School and former chair of the National Labor Relations Board, joins Dennis Pogue and Catherine Clinton in this Smithsonian Resident Associates event. Gould is the author of Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor, a wartime diary of his great grandfather. For further information, and to register, visit http://residentassociates.org/com/slavery.asp or call (202) 357-3030. Cost is $20 (WDCSA members receive a $5 discount off the general admission price).


Sallie Mae Fund 10K Fundraiser
Sunday, May 16 8AM
West Potomac Park, Washington, DC

The annual Sallie Mae Fund 10K event will raise funds for the DC College Access Program (DC-CAP), which helps DC public high school students enter and graduate from college. Sallie Mae wants to attract alumni groups to run in this year's race. The winning school/alumni team gets $10,000 donated to their general scholarship fund. Second place will receive $5000 and third place $2500. Not a fast runner? – the team ranking results from the top two male and two female finishers on the team and alumni teams that send 10 people to run in the race receive $100 and another $100 for each 10 runners after that.

A special alumni tent will be set up, which will be a great opportunity for groups to meet each other. If interested, please contact Vered Sharon at vered_sharon@hotmail.com. You can find more information about the event at www.salliemae10k.org.


Don Kennedy Donald Kennedy Reception
Wednesday, May 19 7:00 – 9:00 PM
“ Where Science and Policy Meet”
Stanford in Washington Campus
2661 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., DC

The Washington D.C. Stanford Association cordially invites you to an evening with Stanford Professor Donald Kennedy

Donald Kennedy, former Stanford president and a faculty member since 1960, is the Bing Professor of Environmental Science, emeritus at Stanford's Institute for International Studies. Dr. Kennedy, who earned three degrees in biology from Harvard, was chairman of Stanford's Department of Biological Sciences and of the Program in Human Biology. After serving as commissioner of the federal Food and Drug Administration, he became Stanford's vice-president, provost, and, in 1980, was named Stanford's eighth president, a post in which he served for 12 years. Currently he serves as Editor-in-Chief, Science magazine and is on the board of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 12
$15 WDCSA members, $20 Non-WDCSA members, $10 Young alumni (undergrad ’99-’03)

To reserve a space, please send checks made payable to “WDCSA” to 6691 Hillandale Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Please include your name, class year, daytime phone and guest names. You may also pay register and pay online below
WDCSA Members: $15
non-Member Price $20:
Young alum $10:
Questions? Contact Barbara Bauman Tyran, ’75, or Garry Tyran, ’75, at (301) 652-6632 or email BBaumanTyran@aol.com.


KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

Co-Presidents: Risa Shimoda ’77, risa@amwhitewater.org – Events and Outreach; Garry Tyran ‘75, gktyran@aol.com – University Contact and Outreach
Treasurer: Jim Finucane ’61, jim.finucane@eia.doe.gov
Webmaster/Email Newsletter/Membership: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: MJ Hermes ’83, mhermes@bbandt.com, (301) 662-1148 #74
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc (new address - now plural)

Revised: April 12, 2004