Washington D.C. Stanford Association Newsletter

Last updated 10/7/96

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October 1996

Oct. 15 Adopt A School Fundraiser
Oct. 18 Over 30 Singles Event
Oct. 19 First day of Meyer School Tutoring
Oct. 21 Dinner & Dialogue
Oct. 29 Breakfast Briefing with:
Maureen (Mo) Steinbruner
Oct. 30 The Austrian Embassy Hosts
Faculty Speakers:
Carl Djerassi and Diane Middlebrook
Nov. 5 Election Night at Red, Hot & Blue
Nov. 24 La Boheme


Tuesday, Oct. 15
ADOPT A SCHOOL FUNDRAISER
6 - 8 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St., WDC

For more information and reservations, or if you're interested in tutoring, call April Pearson at (202) 518-8211. Or come by the Meyer School tutoring program "kick-off" at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct 19 at 11th & Clifton St., N.W.

See September newsletter for more details.

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Friday, Oct. 18
OVER 30 SINGLES EVENT
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Capitol Hill Club
300 First St., SE (at 1st and C Streets, SE)
$15 in advance, $20 at the door.

The WDCSA joins with our counterparts from Harvard, Princeton and Yale to bring you another in this series. The event in May (with more schools) at the Botanical Garden drew about 30 Stanford people and about 150 overall. This location was wonderful and the Stanford people in attendance all said they had a good time. We hope to return there soon. Come join us this time at the Capitol Hill Club!

Send checks (payable to WDCSA to:

Bill Pegram, 815 S. 18th, Apt 400, Arlington, VA 22202

*Metro: Capitol South (blue/orange lines), at 1st and C Streets, SE. Parking may be available after 6:00 p.m. in the Congressional lot across the street.

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Monday, Oct. 21
DINNER & DIALOGUE
6:30 PM - dinner
7:30 PM - dialogue
Luna Books
1633 P St., NW
(202) 667-5937

The Modern Drama Discussion Group will discuss Robert Bolt's "A Man for All Seasons." RSVP to David Sobelsohn at (202)484-8303 or by e-mailing dsobelso@counsel.com.

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Tuesday, Oct. 29
"THINK TANKS" IN A TOWN FULL OF SMART FOLKS

The Washington, D.C. Stanford Association invites you to a breakfast briefing" with:
Maureen (Mo) Steinbruner
(Stanford B.A., 1963)
President, Center for National Policy

What do Washington "think tanks" really do? The head of one (and a Stanford colleague as well) would like to tell you about hers. Mo Steinbruner is president of the Center for National Policy (CNP), a non-profit public policy research center which she helped found in Washington, D.C. in 1981. She directs the organization's policy projects across a range of economic, domestic and foreign policy issues with the overall objective of developing better understanding about major issues confronting our nation.

Current CNP projects include a study of Critical Industries in the U.S. Economy, U.S. National Interests in the Post-Cold War World, and Community Building in Troubled Urban Neighborhoods. Through its Resident Scholars program, the Center recently completed a study on affirmative action policy in America. Through its on-the-record Newsmakers breakfasts and luncheons, the Center regularly hosts key figures in the federal government such as the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Labor, the U.S. Trade Representative and members of Congress for timely announcements and reports on major policy initiatives they are undertaking. Through its Squaretables forums and its Symposiums programs, the CNP brings together many Washington, D.C. experts within and outside the government on timely public policy issues such as health care reform, NAFTA, reinventing government and immigration law. The CNP operates on an annual budget of $1 million - modest in comparison to other Washington, D.C.

Prior to coming to the CNP, Mo served in the Carter administration as a political appointee in the then U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and in state government in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Place: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St., N.W.
Metro: Metro Center (13th and G Streets exit)
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 1996
Time: 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. (please be prompt)
Cost: $12.00 per person
Menu: Continental breakfast

Please make checks payable to: Washington, DC Stanford Association. Sign up form and checks should be sent by October 25 to: Terry Adlhock c/o Florida Power Corporation, Suite 250, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20004, tel. (202) 783-5560.

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Wednesday, Oct. 30
A STANFORD WRITING COUPLE:
CARL DJERASSI & DIANE MIDDLEBROOK
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
The Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
$8/person, $12 at the door
6:30 p.m. Reception and light supper
7:30 p.m. Remarks and Q&A

Join Ambassador Dr. jur. Helmut Tuerk in welcoming Stanford University Professors Carl Djerassi and Diane Middlebrook at the Embassy of Austria. This special event is sponsored by the Washington, D.C., Stanford Association and the Stanford Alumni Association. Books by Carl Djerassi and Diane Middlebrook will be available for purchase and for signing at a substantial discount.

About the Speakers:

Born in Vienna, and raised in Austria and Bulgaria, Carl Djerassi has had a distinguished career as a chemist, patron of the arts, and writer. He is perhaps best known for synthesizing the first oral contraceptive-"the pill," and is recognized as one of the world's foremost organic chemists.

At Stanford since 1959, Professor Djerassi's many scientific awards include the 1992 Priestley Medal, our nation's highest honor in chemistry, as well as the National Medal of Science. After an extraordinarily successful dual career in academic and industrial chemistry, Dr. Djerassi began his "third intellectual career" in literature with the 1988 publishing of a first collection of short stories. His novels include Cantor's Dilemma; The Bourbaki Gambit; the newly published Marx, Deceased; as well as the autobiography The Pill, Pygmy Chimps, and Degas' Horse. Find out more on the Web: http://www.djerassi.com.

The other half of this dynamic married couple, Diane Wood Middlebrook, is a professor of English at Stanford and professional writer. In 1991 her biography of the poet Anne Sexton was a finalist for the National Book Award, and in 1992, for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Anne Sexton, A Biography attracted national attention and debate regarding the use of psychiatric audiotapes for biographical research. Professor Middlebrook's latest work, a biography of the cross-dressing jazz musician Billy Tipton, will be published in 1997. At Stanford since 1966, she has received numerous teaching awards, as well as the 1989 Richard W. Lyman Award for service to Stanford and the Alumni Association. Professor Middlebrook has served as director of Stanford's Center for Research on Women and chair of the Program in Feminist Studies. Her professional honors include fellowships from the NEH and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Event and Location Information:

The Embassy of Austria is located off Van Ness Street, between Connecticut Avenue and Reno Road, and behind the University of the District of Columbia. The Van Ness Metro Station (Red Line) is four blocks away. Parking is available on surrounding streets.

Please make checks payable to the Washington, D.C., Stanford Association. Please reply by Wednesday, October 23, 1996, to: Monica M. Mulrooney, 3107 Circle Hill Road, Alexandria, VA 22305.

Please include guest name(s) for nametags (include class year if Stanford). No tickets will be mailed; your name will be held at the door. For more information about the reception, call Monica M. Mulrooney, '55, at (703) 548-5467 (daytime only, please).

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Tuesday, Nov. 5
ELECTION NIGHT AT
RED, HOT & BLUE
7:00 - Midnight
Red, Hot & Blue
1600 Wilson Blvd.
Rosslyn, VA

Optional: All you can eat Chicken, Ribs and side dishes for $12.95
(703) 276-7427
R.S.V.P. by Nov. 2 to Stephen Heifetz (202) 686-6095

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Sunday, Nov. 24
LA BOHEME

2 p.m., Kennedy Center, $80 First Tier Seats
Send in your checks today if you don't want to miss this outstanding opportunity buy tickets to the Washington Opera. Please make checks out to WDCSA and send to:
Monica Mulrooney, 3107 Circle Hill Road, Alexandria, VA 22305; (703) 548-5467.

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