Washington DC Stanford Association May 2005 Newsletter

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Sat 5/7 Virginia Gold Cup Tues 5/24 Prof. David Brady: Corporate Responsibility.
Sun 5/8 Washington Book Club Sun 5/29 Midsummer Night’s Dream – Free
Sat 5/14 Sierra Club Canoeing Wed 6/8 Prof. Michael McFaul: Russia
Mon 5/16 Prof. David Victor: Energy Policy Thur 7/21 Wolf Trap: Peter Pan
Tue 5/17 Black House Reception Sat 7/23 Bowie Baysox Baseball
Fri 5/20 Ivy Singles - Mansion on O Street Sat 7/30 – Sun 8/7 Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Fri 5/20 Shakespeare Reading Group Sun 9/4 Wolf Trap: My Fair Lady

Also: Nationals baseball tickets, Summer intern classifieds.

Thanks go to all who attended last month’s reception of the Museum of the American Indian, hosted by WDCSA and Stanford Black Alumni Association volunteers and Stanford Alumni Association staff. The effervescent group of over 600 enjoyed Director and Stanford Trustee Rick West’s hospitality during a night to remember.

This month, join us at one of many events, and come out to cheer the Stanford softball team whose record is 2-1, and watch their progress at www.leaguelineup.com/gocardinal (watch out -- Stanford Band music starts automatically!)

Virginia Gold Cup
Saturday, May 7 12:00 - 5:15 PM

WDCSA is sponsoring a Tent on University Row this year, along with several other alumni clubs. And…we’re SOLD OUT! You can still purchase tickets through Penn State at www.universityrow.org

If you have already signed up: WDCSA's agreement with U of M / University Row requires us to provide two volunteers from our paid attendees to help the event organizers. If you can help out, please email Kerri at klc184@yahoo.com with name, email address and cell phone number.

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, May 8 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Perry and Dianne Seiffert, 8213 Kentbury Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, S. Greenblatt. A potluck dinner will precede the book discussion. Please RSVP with what you are bringing to eat or drink.

RSVP & Directions: Perry Seiffert (301) 652-1288, (301) 951-1588 (office), or e-mail at seifferco@covad.net.

For information on or to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group."

Sierra Club: Mason Neck Canoeing
Saturday, May 14 9:00-11:30 AM
Mason Neck State Park (near Lorton, VA)

The Sierra Club (including many alums) will rent canoes from the state park (cost is $7/person) and be guided on this 2.5 hour tour up Kanes Creek into the Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge where you will see many heron, and probably bald eagles and osprey. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED (limited to 15 adults). Carpools will be formed to minimize the number of cars (parking fee $4/car) Leader: Jim Finucane, 301/365-3485 before 9pm.

david victorProf. David Victor: Energy Policy
Monday, May 16 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

With gasoline prices soaring, what are the prospects for America’s energy future? Stanford Professor David Victor, Director of Stanford’s Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, will discuss “Energy Policy and Climate Change: What Next for America?”

Prof. Victor teaches in the Political Science Department and the Law School at Stanford. Previously, he directed the Science and Technology program at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, where he remains Adjunct Senior Fellow. He has published several books on these topics and is the author of more than 100 essays and articles, which have been printed in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and Scientific American.

The evening will begin with a 6:30 reception; Prof. Victor will speak from 7:00-8:00 p.m., including Q&A. Kindly RSVP to Garry Tyran at GKTyran@aol.com, or by phone at 301-652-6632. Bring your $10/person payment with you to the event if you register by May 13; after that, $15.

Black House Reception
Tuesday, May 17 6:30 - 8:30 PM
3499 Newark Street, NW, Washington, DC

The Stanford Black Alumni Association of Washington, DC (SBAA-DC) invites you to a very special event that will bring together alumni from the area and raise awareness of the Black Community Services Center (BCSC) Expansion Project.

Black students and alumni have joined for an unprecedented capital project to renovate and expand the Black House. You’ll have the opportunity to see the new architectural plans, hear from a current student, and reunite with old friends.

Light dinner will be served at the home of Judy and Ken Bacon, Stanford Trustee and Leadership Committee Member for the project. Special guest: Jan Barker Alexander, Assistant Dean and Director of the Black Community Services Center

Please reply by May 9th to May-Ling Gonzales via phone (650) 723-7486 or email at maylingg@stanford.edu

Ivy Singles - Mansion on O Street
Friday, May 20 6:30 - 8:30 PM
The Mansion on O Street, 2020 O Street NW Washington DC

Hosted by the University of Chicago and Harvard Clubs of Washington, DC
Light Hors d'oeuvres and Cash Bar

Prepaid Reservations: $25 by check payable to "The University of Chicago Club of Washington"; note your school on the check. Send to Debby Prigal, 1625 Q St. NW #207, Washington, DC 20009, by Mon, May 16th.
Email Reservations and Walk-ins: $30 for email or phone reservations to dprigal@aol.com or (202)265-3145.

For more information please see their website at www.ivysinglesdc.com

Shakespeare Reading Group
Friday, May 20 6:30 - 9:30 PM

This new Stanford group invites you to participate in an informal reading of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew". No acting or pre-reading required, but a sense of humor is handy. Non-Stanford alums are also welcome in the group, which meets monthly. We share bread, cheese, fruit and wine, and trade parts as we read. Email Nancy Moss (nemoss@att.net) or Alison Westfall (alisoncolew@hotmail.com) to RSVP and obtain information on location, or call Nancy Moss at (202) 518-0022.

David BradyProfessor David Brady
What We Know and Don’t Know about Corporate Social Responsibility
Tuesday, May 24 6:30 pm
Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Corporate social responsibility has grown to be a recurring theme for public discussion, forcing business leaders to take responsibility for the influence their individual and corporate actions have on their stakeholders.

Professor David Brady will share his perspective on a corporation’s ethical issues related to social responsibility.
David Brady is the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science and Leadership Values at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Deputy Director at the Hoover Institution. His research has focused on the political history of the U.S. Congress, the history of U.S. election results, and public policy processes.

He has taken a special interest in issues of corporate social responsibility, has taught ethics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a champion of the Business School’s Center for Social Innovation.

Cost - $20. You can register online at: https://alumni.gsb.stanford.edu/chapters/WashingtonDC_Baltimore/ or send a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. Space is limited. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after May 13, 2005. For more information, please contact Patricia Dwyer at 650-725-2471 or dwyer_patricia@gsb.stanford.edu

Shakespeare Free for All: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sunday, May 29 7:30 pm
Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Ave., NW

Enjoy a night of Shakespeare under the stars with Stanford alumni, family, and friends! Each spring, the Shakespeare Theatre treats Washington-area residents to a week of free, outdoor performances in Rock Creek Park during their annual Free for All celebration. This year's production, A Midsummer Night's Dream, has been described by The Washington Post as "a breath-stopping realization of an enchanted world." Don't miss out -- tickets are limited, so RSVP today!

Prior to the show, alumni and guests are invited to a potluck dinner beginning at 5PM in the picnic area just outside the amphitheatre gates. Bring a dish of your choice and look for the red and white balloons near the parking lot.

RSVP: Kelly McKenzie, Class of '03 (kellymck@stanfordalumni.org or 202-244-4621) by May 20. Please indicate how many tickets you will need (maximum of four per person). Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30. If you do not plan to attend the potluck, please be sure to arrive by 7:10 in order to claim your ticket from Kelly in the potluck area. Tickets CANNOT be held for individuals at the box office.

For directions and transportation to Carter Barron Amphitheatre, see www.shakespearedc.org/ffatrans.html. For more information about the Free for All and the venue, please see www.shakespearedc.org/ffa2005.html.

This event is being organized by the Cardinal Young Alumni Network of DC (C-YA) in conjunction with WDCSA and is open to DC-area Stanford alumni (and guests) of all ages.

Michael McFaul

Professor McFaul
Russia and Democratic Transition
Wednesday, June 8 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC

You are cordially invited to a talk and reception with Dr. Michael McFaul, Stanford Associate Professor of Political Science, speaking on Russia: Between Dictatorship and Democracy, and Other Democratic Transitions.

Dr. McFaul is an expert on U.S.-Russia relations, regime change in non-democratic states, and the current U.S. policy of promoting democracy. He co-directs the project on democratization in Iran at the Hoover Institution. He has written articles on Russian-U.S. affairs for major U.S. newspapers, has appeared as a featured guest on all US networks, BBC, and as topic expert on The Lehrer NewsHour.

Before joining the Stanford faculty, Dr. McFaul worked as Senior Associate for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He serves as an advisor to many non-governmental organizations, companies and government agencies.

To sign up, send a check for $10 payable to WDCSA by June 6 ($15 at the door) to Jim Finucane, 8100 Fenway Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20817, or pay online below. For more infor-mation, call Lois Herrmann 202-333-4678.

Advance Price - $10:

Washington Nationals
May-October 2005
RFK Stadium, Washington, DC

WDCSA has purchased 4 season tickets to the Washington Nationals baseball games at RFK Stadium. The seats are located in the 5th row of the lower left outfield reserve section 448. All games are $8 except $10 for weekend (Friday-Sunday) games in June, July, and August. Giants.

Ticket Availability - Upcoming games for which we have tickets are the following (as of 11PM June 2)

Friday, June 3, 7:05PM - Florida Marlins - 2 tickets - $10
Tuesday, June 7, 7:05PM - Oakland Athletics - 2 tickets - $8
Sunday, June 12, 1:05PM - Seattle Mariners - 2 tickets - $10
Tuesday, June 28, 7:05PM - Pittsburgh Pirates - 4 tickets - $8
Thursday, June 30, 1:05PM - Pittsburgh Pirates - 4 tickets - $8
Monday, July 4th, 1:05PM - New York Mets - 4 tickets - $10
Wednesday, July 6 7:05PM - New York Mets - 2 tickets - $8

The schedule may be found at www.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=was&m=6&y=2005 and we have

  1. 4 seats for all games except those listed below
  2. we are sold out for June 2, 4-5, June 8-11, 24-26, 29, July 5, 7, July 22-24, August 2, August 4-6 and Sept. 3, 10-11, 21-23 and
  3. have 2 remaining for June 3, 7, and 12, July 6 and Aug. 23, 26, and 27.

Send an email to Bill Pegram at dc@stanfordalumni.org listing your choices in order (number of tickets and the game), indicating whether you want tickets to more than one game. Once your request is accepted via return email, please send a check for the appropriate amount payable to WDCSA to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. Questions? Contact Bill at 703-486-0952,

WDCSA has also purchased group tickets for the following two games against these California teams:

Tuesday, August 2 - Dodgers 7:05PM - Rows 1-3, Section 523
Tuesday, September 20 - Giants 7:05PM - Row 3, Section 514

Seats for these 2 games are $9/each (normally $15 seats) and are in the infield upper reserved section. Section 523 is about at 3rd base, whereas 514 is close to home plate on the first base side.

Wolf Trap Musicals
Thurs., July 21 Peter Pan 8 PM
Sun., Sept. 4 My Fair Lady 8 PM

We have secured 20 side front orchestra seats to each performance (Peter Pan: rows F42-51, G48-57; My Fair Lady E40-49, F42-51). Tickets are $48/ticket, which is a $4 discount off the regular price (and no service charge). To reserve your seats, please send a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. You can also pay below. Tickets will be mailed this summer. Questions email Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net or 703-486-0952.

Peter Pan - $48:
Peter Pan - $48:

WDCSA Night – Bowie Baysox
Saturday, July 23, 7:05PM

Join fellow WDCSA members for a family night of fun as the Bowie Baysox take on the Binghamton Mets. A spectacular fireworks show will follow the game. The gates open at 6:00pm and we are planning a pre-game event. Discounted ticket prices for our group are $8 for adults and $5 for youth. Marlene Engberg '93, the Assistant Director of Marketing for the Baysox, has hinted that she might get us involved in on-the-field during the game!

Email C.Shinkman@verizon.net, or call Chris for information/tickets: 301-229-4427.

Legg Mason Tennis Classic
July 30-August 7, 2005

The WDCSA has 6 box seats in Aisle 36, Section 3 to all sessions at 16th & Kennedy, NW; our seats are in the same location as last year - at the end of the court and close to the court. Our prices average 18% less than single box seats and there is no service charge. We will allocate our two onsite parking passes per session by lottery.

Sat., July 30, 9 am $15 (qualifying) Friday, August 5, TBD $47 (quarterfinals)
Sun., July 31, 11 am, $15 (qualifying) Friday, August 5, 7 pm $47 (quarterfinals) (2 left)
Monday, August 1, 4 pm $30 Saturday, August 6 TBD $51 (semifinals) (2 left)
Tuesday, August 2, 4 pm $35 (4 remain) Saturday, August 6, 7 pm $51 (semifinals) (none)
Wednesday, August 3, 4 pm $39 (2 left) Sunday, August 7, TBD $60 (finals) (4 left)
Thur, August 4, 4 pm $43 (4 left)  

Check back here for current availability (as of 8:30PM May 10th) and then email wmpegram@comcast.net indicating the number of tickets desired and the session. Upon confirmation of seat availability, send in a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th St., #400, Arlington, VA 22202.

StanfordFest NYC

StanfordFest NYC is accepting documentaries, shorts, features, animations and experimental films for a night of films and bands showcasing Stanford talent for the NY audience. A Stanford alum must be either the writer, director, producer or major actor. For bands, alums must be able to perform in NYC on a night in October tbd.

Questions? email StanfordFest@gmail.com. Send entries by June 30th to StanfordFest, 302A West 12th Street, Box #345 New York, NY 10014

"Classifieds" - Summer Intern Housing

Stanford undergrad Mrinal Menon is looking for summer family stay or shared housing for approximately 9 weeks starting the middle of June. Please contact:Ravi & Mallika Menon (804) 788-6022. Ravi.Menon@AftonChemical.com

Stanford sophomore looking for summer housing - 10 weeks: mid-June to early Sept. Please contact Milton Solorzano '07 milano@stanford.edu or via cell at (707) 592-0322 with leads.

Graduating senior Mary Perez is looking for summer housing for six weeks beginning mid-June, looking for a place close to the metro. If you know of anyone interested in renting out a room, contact mtperez@stanford.edu - 650-387-6564.


Co-Presidents: Risa Shimoda '77, risashimoda@msn.com - Events and Outreach; Garry Tyran '75, gktyran@aol.com - University Contact and Outreach
Vice-President: Lindsay Arnold '02, larnold@stanfordalumni.org
Treasurer: Jim Finucane '61, jim.finucane@eia.doe.gov
Webmaster/Email Newsletter/Membership: Bill Pegram '73, MBA '77
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

Revised: May 15, 2005