Washington DC Stanford Association October 1997 Newsletter

Calendar of Events - Click below for more info

October 16    Breakfast Briefing: Dr. James Baker
October 29    Reception at the World Bank
October 31    Over 30's Singles Halloween Event
November 13 Phillips Gallery Talk with Professor Wanda Corn
November 15 Seminar: Introduction to Building Web pages
November 15 Harvard andYale Tennis Social

Upcoming Events

100th Big Game Party
November 22

Again, we'll be joining the Cal Club at Ramparts in Alexandria for the centennial match. Look for details in the November newsletter.

Anna Deavere Smith
November 23

The special invitation to this event should arrive in your mailboxes any day now. The deadline for ticket orders will be October 17, so if you've not received an invitation by October 11, call Sherry Abel at 202-244-4568 for details.

Breakfast Briefing with James Baker
October 16, 1997

The Washington, D.C. Stanford Association invites you to a "breakfast briefing" on
"El Nino", Global Climate And Other Planetary Matters with Dr. James Baker (Stanford B.S., '58), Under Secretary of Commerce and Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

About James Baker:

As Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, James Baker is responsible for the National Weather Service; the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service; the National Marine Fisheries Service; the National Ocean Service; and NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.

The details:

Date: Thursday, October 16
Time: 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. (please be prompt)
Place: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St., N.W.
Menu: Continental breakfast
Cost: $12
RSVP: Please send checks along with your name and phone number by October 14 payable to WDCSA to: Terry Adlhock, c/o Florida Power Corporation, Suite 250, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20004
Questions: Contact Terry at (202) 783-5560 or tadlhock@aol.com

Reception at the World Bank
October 29, 1997

The Washington D.C. Stanford Association cordially invites you to a reception at the World Bank's New Headquarters with Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank and Stanford Professor Joseph Stiglitz. The World Bank headquarters building is so exciting, it far exceeds anyone's expectation of style, sweep, and elegance. Our whole event will take place in the atrium, so you will be able to thoroughly enjoy the space throughout our rich program.

The details:

Date: Tuesday, October 29
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Place: 1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Commercial parking on 18th and G Streets
Cost: $17
Buffet dinner included, drinks additional
RSVP: Please send checks along with your name and phone number by October 23 payable to WDCSA to: Monica Mulrooney 3107 Circle Hill Road, Alexandria, VA 22305
Questions: Contact Monica at 703-548-5467 or KeithMon@aol.com or Sherry Dunn Abel at 202-244-4568

The Evening's Agenda:

6:00 p.m. Registration and Informal Gathering in the Atrium with Drinks and Food
6:30 p.m. Information on Architectural Design of the building by World Bank Staff Member, Douglas Hatch
6:55 p.m. Introduction of Joe Stiglitz by Executive Director for the United States at the World Bank and Stanford Alum, Jan Piercy,
7:00 p.m Remarks and Q & A by Joseph Stiglitz

Over 30s Singles Halloween Event
October 31, 1997

Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Wellesley, and Chicago are all partnering this time to celebrate Halloween in style. Price of admission includes hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The room at the Capitol Hill Club is supposed to be a large one, so there should be plenty of space.

The details:

Date: October 31, 1997.
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Place: Capitol Hill Club,
300 First Street SW (across the street from Capitol South Metro),
Cost: $20
RSVP: Please send checks payable to WDCSA to Bill Pegram, 815 S. 18th Street #400, Arlington, VA 22202; Questions: Call Bill at 703-486-0952 (h)

Professor Wanda Corn at The Phillips
November 13, 1997

Stanford Professor Wanda Corn, eminent art historian and currently in residence at Stanford In Washington, will inaugurate The Phillips Collection's Duncan Phillips Lecture Series with a lecture entitled "Why We Don't Laugh At Art." The Phillips Gallery says, "Wanda Corn begins with the premise that we laugh in the theater, we laugh in the movies, but we rarely laugh - or even smile - in museums. Professor Corn will speculate about the prohibitions on laughter in the visual arts. She will also look at how humor operates in the works of art intended to be funny.

Following the lecture there will be a wine reception at the Phillips Gallery, and at that time you may have a look at the newly installed exhibit, "Arthur Dove: A Retrospective Exhibition." Arthur Dove (1880-1946) is frequently referred to as America's first abstract painter, although many of his works are colorfully realistic. Also available for viewing is the Phillips's own superb permanent collection which includes Renoir's masterpiece, "The Luncheon of the Boating Party" as well as other beautiful paintings by Van Gogh, Degas, Matisse, etc.

The details:

Date: Thursday, November 13, 1997
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm (lecture begins promptly at 6:30)
Lecture: Powell Auditorium (Cosmos Club)
entrance: 2170 Florida Avenue, NW (do not use the Cosmos Club entrance)
Reception: The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St (a short walk around the corner via Mass. Ave. to 21st St.)
Parking: Street parking, or the pay lot on P Street between 21st & 22nd, or valet parking at the Embassy Row Hilton, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. (do not use Cosmos Club lot)
Metro: Red Line, Dupont Circle, Q Street Exit or by bus, N2 or N4
Cost: $10 per person (with group discount)
RSVP: Please send checks payable to WDCSA to: Dell Wilkinson, 6401 N 27th Street, Arlington, VA 22207. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Questions: Call Dell at 703-237-4818

Introduction to Building Web Pages with HTML
November 15, 1997

Have you spent time exploring the Web and wondered how Web pages are built? If so, we hope you will attend a free two-hour class, "Introduction to Building Web Pages with HTML." The class will be hosted by WestLake Solutions (http://www.westlake.com), an Internet training and Web site development firm with offices in Washington and Arlington. Steve Heckler (BA/MA '94), WestLake's Vice President of Training, will be teaching. In the course, Steve will teach the basics of building a Web page with HyperText Markup Language. By the end of the two hours, you will have successfully built your first page!

The class will be held at WestLake Solutions' Arlington offices at 2440 Wilson Boulevard, just two blocks from the Courthouse Metro station on the Orange Line. For directions, please visit http://www.westlake.com, E-mail sheckler@westlake.com, or call WestLake's offices at (202) 237-6600.

Harvard and Yale Tennis Social
November 15, 1997

Mixed doubles for all levels and ages!

The details:

Date: Saturday, November 15, 1997
Time: 7:45 pm to 12 midnight
Place: Arlington (Y) Tennis and Squash Club
3400 North 13th Street, Arlington, VA 22201; 703-522-1700
Cost: 20 per person to cover court rental, snacks, and tennis balls
RSVP: Please make checks payable to: The Harvard Club of Washington DC. Mail payments & reservation forms by Nov. 10th to The Harvard Club of Washington DC, National Press Building, Suite 997, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045-1901.
Questions: For more information, call Kuni Matsuda (Harvard) at 301-953-9870 (w), 703-765-1653 (h) or David Federbush (Yale) at 301-657-4691 (h)

1. Responsibility: Each attendee is responsible for any injuries or incidents in connection with this function
2. Sign-Up: Reservations are made only by sending in your payment. Mail by Nov. 10th to avoid door admission charge (see #4)
3. Cancellation: Refund requests for canceled reservations must be received by 3:00 pm on Nov. 12, 1997
4. Door Admission: If space is available, the door admission fee will be $25
5. Non-playing Guests: The admission fee for non-playing guests is $9.00

Please detach this form and include with your check.


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Guest Player _________________________________(M/F)

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Non-Playing Guest ____________________________________


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Membership Information: Paul Garrett, BA '92 (703) 227-6352 Paul_Garrett@mail.amsinc.com
Stanford Club Hotline: (301) 230-5575
Co-Presidents: Sherry Abel, BA '64 (202) 244-4568, eabel@erols.com
Monica Mulrooney, (703) 548-5467, KeithMon@aol.com
Vice President: Kendall Andrews, BA '90 (301) 718-6483 Kandrews@dc.infi.net
Newsletter: Katie Gray, BA '90 (202) 237-6377 KatieGray@grays.org

Last Modified: 7/15/99
Comments to: William Pegram, williampegram@stanfordalumni.org