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GSE Reunion Homecoming

Thank you for celebrating Reunion Homecoming 2023 with the GSE!

We hope you had a great time celebrating this year's Alumni Excellence in Education Award recipients, making new connections at our GSE Community Mixer, attending Classes Without Quizzes, and enjoying some tailgating with us. It was wonderful to welcome you back to campus!

Please take a look at the gallery below to relive the moments from Reunion Homecoming Weekend 2023.

Cheers to all of you, and see you next year!

Reunion Homecoming Events

Thursday, October 19

Emily J. Levine

1:30 p.m. - 2:30  p.m. | Encina Hall

Classes Without Quizzes

Stanford & Its Worlds, 1885-present

Learning Objective: How has Stanford been shaped by and contributed to the creation of five worlds: the West, the nation state, the global academy, the student culture, and Silicon Valley?

Emily J. Levine, MA '05, PhD '08
Associate Professor, GSE

photo of Thomas Dee

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | CERAS 101

Classes Without Quizzes

Reinventing our First Response to Behavioral-Health Crises

Learning Objective: What are the fast-growing, first-responder reforms for behavioral health crises? What are the motivations and character of these reforms? What evidence is available about their impact and what are the current opportunities for high-impact, policy-relevant research?

Thomas Dee
Professor, GSE

Photo of three people posing for a camera

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Center for Educational Research at Stanford (CERAS) Lobby

GSE Community Mixer Hosted by the Graduate School of Education Alumni Board 

Join us for a memorable afternoon of camaraderie as GSE alumni and students connect over mocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the CERAS lobby.

Friday, October 20

Photo of Denise Clark Pope

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. | CEMEX

Classes Without Quizzes

Restoring Youth Mental Health

Learning Objective: What is the research behind current youth mental health trends as well as concrete strategies to improve youth mental health at home and in schools?

Denise Clark Pope, '88, PhD '99
Senior Lecturer, GSE

Students biking in front of Stanford Quad

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. | Memorial Auditorium

President’s Welcome and Micro Lectures

Learning Objective: How can we have dialogue over differences given divergent points of view and what are the essential tools to build bridges toward more respectful and civic engagement?

  • Carolyn Bertozzi
  • Karl Deisseroth, PhD '98, MD '00
  • Geoffrey Cohen, PhD '98
  • Michele Elam
  • Michael McFaul '86, MA '86
Collage with photos of event speakers

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. | Memorial Auditorium

Classes Without Quizzes

Democracy, Division, and Bridge Building

Learning Objective: How can we have dialogue over differences given divergent points of view and what are the essential tools to build bridges toward more respectful and civic engagement? To learn more about this CWOQ, visit the SAA Reunion website.

Larry Diamond, '74, MA '78, PhD, '80, American Political Sociologist, Mosbacher Senior Fellow of Global Democracy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Gretchen Carlson, '90, Alumni Moderator
Condoleezza Rice, Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution
Jenny S. Martinez, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School
James Fishkin, Janet M. Peck Professor of International Communication

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Center for Educational Research at Stanford (CERAS) 101 and Lobby

GSE Alumni Award Reception

5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony | CERAS 101 Learning Hall

6:30 p.m. Awards Reception | CERAS Lobby

Join Dean Daniel L. Schwartz as we honor the 2023 GSE Alumni Excellence in Education Award recipients. An evening reception will immediately follow the ceremony and remarks. We look forward to celebrating our distinguished alumni with the GSE community.

Marciano Gutierrez, MA ’06, Middle College academic advisor and instructor at Foothill College

Su Jin Jez, MA ’06 and PhD ’08, CEO of California Competes: Higher Education for a Strong Economy

Joi A. Spencer, BA ’94 and MA ’99, Dean of the University of California Riverside School of Education

Saturday, October 21

Photo of Sarah Levine

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | SIEPR

Classes Without Quizzes

How Will Students Learn to Write Now That We Have ChatGPT?

Learning Objective: We will explore what ChatGPT is, how students and teachers feel about it, and how they use it as a tool for writing

Sarah Levine
Assistant Professor, GSE

Photo of Bill Damon

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Hauck

Classes Without Quizzes

The Development of Purpose Across the Lifespan

Learning Objective: What is the unique role of purpose in human life and how can purpose be found in the different phases of life?

Bill Damon
Professor, GSE

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Templeton Plaza

GSE Tailgate

Join fellow GSE alumni, faculty, emeriti, and students for a pre-game tailgate. Connect with classmates and meet some new friends! Fun, food and drinks, family-friendly activities, and conversation will abound.

7:30 p.m. | Stanford Stadium

Stanford vs UCLA

Sit with your fellow classmates to watch Stanford vs. UCLA! Click the link below to purchase tickets

Recent Grads('19 -'23) |  Class of 2018 | Class of 2013 | Class of 2008 | Class of 2003 | Class of 1998 | Class of 1993 | Class of 1988 | Class of 1983 | Class of 1978 | Class of 1973 |  Class of 1968 | Class of 1963 | Cardinal Society

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