WDCSA NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2011

This newsletter is available on our website in both HTML and PDF format. The HTML version has several updates from the PDF version.

Stanford vs. Duke Football
Saturday, September 10

Stanford pre-game tailgate tickets 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. tailgate, 3:30 p.m. kickoff
Tent on Blue Devil Alley
320 Towerview Drive (directly across from Card Gym)
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Price: $30; $25 for young alumni ('02-'11 undergrad); $15 children 11 and under
Online registration is closed. Onsite registration will be accepted on a limited basis due to space capacity. Game tickets are $45.

WDCSA has information on hotels and restaurants in Durham and parking at the stadium ($10/car.) Washington Duke Inn is a very pricey, but very nice, option on campus and within walking distance to the stadium. Duke Tower Hotel and Condo is another slightly less convenient option. As far as restaurants, Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom is near the D Bulls Stadium and is a fun spot with other bars and rests. For further information, please email Chris Shinkman (c.shinkman@verizon.net) or Nels Nordquist (nelspeter@yahoo.com).

Stanford vs. Duke Football Game Watch
Saturday, September 10 2:30 pm
RFD, 810 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

Can’t make it down to Durham to watch the game in person? Don’t worry, WDCSA has arranged a local option. The Cardinal Faithful will gather at RFD, across from the Verizon Center and one block from the Chinatown Metro stop. Kick-off is at 3:30pm and the private room in the back has been reserved for us starting at 2:30pm. Food and drink specials will be provided and this will be a joint game watch with the Washington DC Duke Alumni Club.

No reservations are required, but come wearing Stanford garb and be prepared to be loud and proud. Questions? Contact John Smithson ‘05, jsmithson@gmail.com, (818) 599-9010.

Book Club Discussion
Sunday, September 11 5-8 pm Vienna, Va.

The book group will meet at the home of Connie and Terence Barrett to discuss Little Bee by Chris Cleave. The October book is Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff. For information about the group contact alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

Boomers to Busters' Farewell to Summer
Friday, September 16 6-8pm
Old Ebbitt Grill 675 15th Street NW Washington, DC

If you have ever felt lost among a sea of young alumni, there is now a group for you! If you were an undergraduate around the mid 1970s to mid 1990s, please join us for hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Say hello to fall in a gorgeous atrium with marble floors, palm trees and a literal glass ceiling. Make some new friends and stay for dinner if you like. Online registration is $30 (www.alumni.uchicago.edu, Connect & Learn, Events, By Region, DC) until Tuesday, September 13th. Email reservations and walk-ins are $40. Contact Cindy at prince388@comcast.net for more information.

Marsha Ralls

The Art of Entrepreneurship and The Entrepreneurship of Art: An Evening with DC Commissioner on the Arts and Humanities Marsha Ralls
Tuesday, September 20 6:30-8:30pm
The Ralls Collection Gallery 1516 31st Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.
WDCSA SPEAKERS SERIES SOLD OUT!

WDCSA and the Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter of the Stanford Graduate School of Business present an unprecedented private viewing of The Ralls Collection 20th anniversary celebration of “20 Years, 20 Artists”, cocktails, and discussion led by renowned business figure, art expert, and philanthropist Marsha Ralls (Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program, ’02) Trained initially at Sotheby’s Auction House, as an apprentice to the 20th century master Robert Rauschenberg, and as student in executive business programs both at Stanford and M.I.T., Ms. Ralls is informed by unique expertise and life experience in both domains of art and business, and intersections in between. As Founder and CEO of The Ralls Collection, Inc., Ms. Ralls has sold over 40,000 works of art. She serves on several business organization boards, including for the global Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). In 2008, Ms. Ralls was honored by NFTE as Entrepreneur of the Year. She has since gone on to advise governments – most recently that of United Arab Emirates – on economic development through the Arts.

Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres will be available from 6:30 to 7:15pm. The lecture will begin promptly at 7:15pm, followed by discussion and Q&A. Questions? Contact Vered Sharon ‘89/’91 at Vered@CalyxVentures.com.

WDCSA and CYA Unveil Young Alumni Cheap Eats
Tuesday, September 20 7 pm
Vapiano 1800 M Street NW Washington, D.C.

WDCSA and Cardinal Young Alumni are excited to introduce Cheap Eats, a great way to get to know new people and restaurants in the District. Much like grubwithus, Cheap Eats will coordinate dinner for 12 young alumni each month. If you are interested in participating, email cheap.eats.wdcsa@gmail.com The first 12 people to respond will be included and all other responses will be placed on a waiting list. Every month will feature a new restaurant and a new group of young alumni. Attendees are expected to pay for their own meal. Sign up today! Questions? Please email: cheap.eats.wdcsa@gmail.com

Ivy Singles Reception
Friday, September 23 6:30-9:30 pm
International Student House 1825 R Street NW Washington DC

The Ivy Singles Social Club returns to the International Student House (ISH) for their September reception. This 19th century Tudor style mansion with oak paneled walls, fine stonework, antiques, and artwork is now the home to ISH, a non-profit, serving visiting scholars, interns, and clerks working at our major institutions, embassies, and Congress. Join your fellow Ivy alumni for food, wine, and fine conversation. Prepaid reservation only — NO WALK-INS Admission is $40 includes open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Register online here (a $2 transaction fee will be added), or send a check payable to MIT Club of Washington to Greg Howland, 6312 Carnegie Drive, Bethesda MD 20817. Please write your email address and the name of your school on the check. Send any questions to gbhowland@gmail.com.

Annual Cardinal Young Alumni End of Summer/Welcome to DC Bash
Thursday, September 29 5:30 pm
Cafe Citron 1343 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington DC

Join your fellow young alumni for an extended happy hour at one of the most popular venues in Dupont Circle - Cafe Citron on Thursday, September 29 starting at 5:30pm until 8pm! Come celebrate the end of summer and welcome the most recent Stanford grads to DC. We have reserved the entire VIP Access Area for Stanford only - just mention at the door that you are with the "Stanford VIP Party" and you will be led to a secret door. Happy hour specials will be available and DJ music will also be playing. First drink is on us!!! Cafe Citron is only one block away from the Dupont Circle metro station, south exit. Looking forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP on the CYA Facebook Group Event. Questions? Please contact Nina Rodriguez @ ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com

WDCSA Family Brunch/International Potluck
Saturday, October 8 11:30-2:30 pm
National Arboretum

FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT Join fellow Stanford alums and their families for an international potluck and brunch at the National Arboretum. We were inspired by the workshop and dinner event Black Chefs in the White House, and would like to extend our cultural exploration for Stanford food lovers. This event will be held in conjunction with 64th Annual Orchid Show at the Asian Pavilion of the National Arboretum where you can enjoy a splendid tour and free workshops. We invite you to bring an international-themed dish and share with us any food and culture secrets you know, either from your home country or from your family members. The theme and story of your dish should follow the concept of NPR’s Splendid Table http://splendidtable.publicradio.org/. The event is free of charge and spaces are unlimited. If interested, please RSVP to Jenny Hou at jennyhou@stanfordalumni.org, so that we will be able to coordinate the diversity of the dishes brought to share.

There are free educational workshops and gigantic orchid tent sales throughout the day organized by National Capital Orchid Society. You can tour the display and attend the workshop either before or after our brunch. Please check out the 64th Annual Orchid Show website for a detailed workshop schedule www.ncos.us/ncos/fallshow.htm. If you have any questions, contact Jenny Hou at jennyhou@stanfordalumni.org, or Patricia Marby Harrison at patriciamarbyharrison@gmail.com.

Stanford In the News

• A team of Stanford researchers has invented a sutureless method for joining blood vessels.

• A Stanford Computer Science Professor and the Director of Research at Google will co-teach a free online course in Artificial Intelligence this fall.

KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

President: John Smithson, ‘05, jsmithson@gmail.com, (818) 599-9010
Vice-President: Chris Shinkman, P ‘98, c.shinkman@verizon.net, (301) 229-4427 Kevin Coyne, MS ‘02, kevin.coyne@stanfordalumni.org, (703) 517-9082
Newsletter Editor: Sarena McRae, ’06,  sarena.mcrae@gmail.com
Treasurer: Patricia Marby Harrison, '91, patriciamarbyharrison@gmail.com
Webmaster: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net
Membership Initiatives: Risa Shimoda, ’77, risa@theshimodagroup.com
Membership Processing: Bill Pegram, ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net (703) 486-0952
Young Alumni: Nina Rodriguez, MS '05, ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com; Jackie Crespo, '05, jackie.crespo@gmail.com
Parents Initiative: Melissa Clark P ’12, madgardenr@comcast.net, (301)656-3560
Community Service: Lindsay Caldwell, '09, MA '09, lacaldy5@gmail.com
CAN Representatives: Laura Gravley, '10, laura.gravley@gmail.com; Chris Shinkman, P ‘98, c.shinkman@verizon.net
Ivy Singles: Phebe Greenwood, ’79, phebepg@yahoo.com, Charlotte Perry, ’81, charmperry@aol.com
Admissions Office Liaisons: Gautam Raghavan, ’04, gaurag@gmail.com

Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th Street, #500, Arlington, VA 22202 Website: www.stanfordclubs.org/dc

Revised: September 9, 2011