Washington DC Stanford Association November 2003 Newsletter

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Sat. Nov. 8 Wine Tasting at the Wine Cellars of Annapolis (can pay online)
Sun. Nov. 9 DC Book Club Meeting
Fri. Nov. 14 Steele & Markus Reception (can pay online)
Fri. Nov. 14 Ivy Singles – Fran O'Brien's
Sat. Nov. 15 Psychology Dept. Day
Mon. Nov. 17 "Die Walkure" Opera (our tickets are now sold out)
Sat. Nov. 22 Big Game 2003 (can pay online, new pricing structure)
Thurs. Dec. 4 Baltimore Book Club Meeting
Sat. Dec. 6 Hiking – Billy Goat Trail
Fri. Dec. 12 Ivy Singles – Holiday Happy Hour
Sun. Dec. 14 Stanford Holiday Party (can pay online)

Wine Tasting at the Wine Cellars of Annapolis
Saturday, November 8, 5-7PM

1410 Forest Drive #6, Clock Tower Place, Annapolis, MD 21403, 410-216-9080
$35 per person in advance. Sponsored by the Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter of the Stanford Business School Alumni Association. Register online at www.123signup.com/register?id=bbyf For more detail, visit https://alumni.gsb.stanford.edu/chapters/WashingtonDC_Baltimore/events.html

DC Stanford Book Club:
Map of Love
Sunday, November 9 5PM – 8 PM

Location: Announced via email list; Book: Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif

If you would be willing to host a discussion and potluck in your home, please email Carina. Your home must be within walking distance from a metro and be wheelchair accessible.

If you notice a scheduling conflict for a discussion you would like to attend, please email the group at least one month in advance to suggest an alternative date. We will always try to maximize the number of people able to make a meeting. To join http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe/wdcsabooks For more information, contact: Carina Uraiqat at carinau@stanfordalumni.org

Stanford Psychology Reception
Friday, November 14, 6:30 – 8:30PM
Faculty Reception in Washington DC for Claude Steele and Hazel Markus

Location: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
1800 K Street, NW, Farrugut West Metro

Cost: $15 for WDCSA/SBAA-DC members' early-bird RSVPs received by Nov. 7. $20 after Nov. 7. Space is limited. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The Affirmative Action debate centers on equal access to educational opportunity. But what happens after the student’s been accepted? Through 15 years of research aimed at explaining differences in academic identity, these two renowned scholars identified a pressure powerful enough to shape the intellectual performance and academic identities of entire groups of people. For more information on the topic, please visit: www.theatlantic.com/ issues/99aug/9908stereotype.htm

Professor Hazel Markus' (Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences) research focuses on the socio-cultural shaping of mind and self with specific reference to how gender, ethnicity, religion, social class, cohort, or region or country of national origin may influence thought and feeling, particularly self-relevant thought and feeling.

Professor Claude Steele (Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences) has invested over 25 years in the social psychology of race and race relations and the effects of race and gender on standardized test performance and the formation of academic identity.

To reserve your space, make checks payable to "SBAA-DC" and write "Faculty Speaker" in the memo section. Mail checks to SBAA-DC, 1058 48th Place, NE, Washington, DC 20019 or you can pay online below:

After November 7: $20
Contact D'Neisha Simmons (202) 204-8002, dsimmons@boardsource.org or Jeffrey Neal at (202)685-5299, jneal@stanfordalumni.org

Ivy Singles – Fran O'Brien's
Friday, Nov. 14 6:30PM - 9:00 PM
Fran O'Brien's Stadium Steakhouse at the Capitol Hilton
1001 16th Street NW (at K Street), Washington, DC 20036, 202-783-2599

Hosted by the Cornell Club of Washington. Light hors d'Oeurves and Cash Bar

Share the evening with interesting people in the banquet room of this centrally located restaurant 3 blocks from the White House, where political figures and Washington Redskins meet for drinks and fine dining. The restaurant is handicap accessible (ask Hilton hotel staff for directions in the hotel).

Prepaid Reservations: $20 by check to Steve Piekarec, 2535 West Meredith Drive, Vienna, Virginia 22181, by Monday (11/10). Make checks payable to "The Cornell Club of Washington" & note school on the check.

E-mail Reservations and Walk-ins: $25 at the door. Email your reservation to Steve Piekarec at SPiekare@compuserve.com or call 703-281-4311 by November 13th. Please RSVP if possible.

Metro: There are 3 Metro Stations within 3 blocks of the Capital Hilton, Farragut North (Red Line) and McPherson Square (Orange/Blue) and Farragut West (Orange/Blue). For those driving, street parking is available nearby after 6:30 and there are also parking garages nearby (check on closing times).

Stanford Psychology Department Honored at the Smithsonian
Saturday, Nov. 15 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington DC

Stanford's renowned Psychology Department will be honored in the day-long Smithsonian Associates' "Great Schools" program. Seminar themes will be: vision and perception; memory; language and cognition; emotion; and culture and society. Participating faculty are Albert Bandura, Laura L. Carstensen, John D. E. Gabrieli, Brian Knutson, Mark R. Lepper, Eleanor Maccoby, Hazel Markus, Michael Ramscar, Claude Steele, Jeanne L. Tsai and Philip Zimbardo.

WDCSA & SBAA members participate for $85 instead of the $135 public fee. Call (202)357-3030 for info or visit: http://residentassociates.org/com/psych.asp

Big Game 2003!
Saturday, November 22 Doors open at 2:45PM
Clarendon Ballroom (703-469-2244)
3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

This year's celebration of our venerable Cardinal - Bear rivalry will be held on the traditional Saturday before Thanksgiving. Pull out your red and white garb and join us as we provide moral support for our team's effort to regain the Axe's hosting honors. We look forward to seeing you in Arlington for the most well attended WDCSA event!

Doors Open at 2:45 p.m. Game Starts at 3:30 p.m.

Revised Pricing: $20 at the door. Admission includes an appetizer buffet and discount drinks.

For more information, contact Lindsay Arnold (202) 224-1680, Lindsay_Arnold@gsmith.senate.gov

The deadline for advance signups is past.

Tickets will be held for you to pick up at the door.

Metro: The Clarendon Metro stop is two blocks west of the Clarendon Ballroom

Parking: There is a 400 space public parking lot under Arlington's Deparment of Human Services building at the intersection of Highland and Wilson (near the Metro stop). Enter from Highland Street.

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, December 4 7PM

Location: 1116 William St., Baltimore
Book: The Corner: A year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood, by David Simon and Edward Burns

Please join us for the second gathering of the Stanford Alumni Baltimore Book Club. This month's book is a non-fiction account of the year the authors spent observing the drug trade in a Baltimore neighborhood, and is an interesting companion to last month's novel. Please be in touch with Sarah Clever, '91, 410-685-7558, for info & directions to the December meeting. slclever@earthlink.net

Stanford Hiking: Billy Goat Trail
Saturday, Dec. 6 10AM – late afternoon

Join us for an "easy to medium" hike of the beautiful and historic Billy Goat trail (near Great Falls). Bring lunch, plenty of liquids, and good hiking shoes. Meet at 10am in the parking lot across the street from Old Angler’s Inn, 10801 MacArthur Blvd. Potomac, MD. Note this is not metro accessible; we will help coordinate carpooling upon request.

Please email RSVP to Vered Sharon at vered_sharon@hotmail.com. For more information, call Jim Finucane at 301-365-3485 (before 9pm please).

Ivy Singles – Holiday Happy Hour
Friday, Dec. 12 6:30PM – 8:30 PM
DACOR-Bacon House
1801 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Cost: $25 Prepaid, $30 Email/Walk-In Hosted by the Washington DC Stanford and Cornell Alumni Associations. Light hors d'Oeurves and Cash Bar

Come enjoy the spirit of the season as we help decorate the DACOR-Bacon House for the holidays. One of the most elegant residences in Washington, the DACOR-Bacon House has been home to several Supreme Court Justices as well as a Maryland governor over its glorious history. Now restored, it is the perfect setting for the best Ivy Singles event yet, the Holiday Happy Hour. Cornell, Harvard and Stanford alumni have all made substantial efforts to make this a great event.

Reservations are strongly recommended! Send check ($25 payable to "WDCSA") to J. C. Hyde, 2758 Viking Drive, Oak Hill VA 20171 by 12/9. Note your school on the check. For walk-in reservations ($30) or for info contact J. C. Hyde at jhyde@cox.net or (703)476-3566 by 12/11. See www.jchyde.com/ivy/ivy_events.html#dec for directions and parking info. House is near the Farragut West Metro and is handicap accessible.

Stanford Holiday Party at Stanford in Washington
Sunday, December 14 6PM – 9PM

Cost: $25 per person

The Stanford Holiday party will be held at the Stanford in Washington facility on Connecticut Avenue. Danielle Westphal, a professional singer who has performed in Washington, New York and other venues, will provide our holiday entertainment. She will perform classic jazz vocals and holiday songs. Heavy hors d' oeuvres will be served.

Make sure you reserve this evening on your calendar to join us during the Holidays. Send check made payable to "WDCSA" to Helen Britton at 5021 Seminary Rd, #1006, Alexandria, VA 22311 and note "Holiday Party" on check or you can pay online below
Stanford Holiday Party: $25
. For info or reservations you may contact Helen at (703) 566-6566 or helenab@ix.netcom.com


Co-Presidents: Risa Shimoda ’77, risa@amwhitewater.org – Events and Outreach; Garry Tyran ‘75, gktyran@aol.com – University Contact
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 #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclub.org/dc