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Reunion 2009 Highlights

The Graduate School of Education hosted a one-day reunion last year. All Graduate School of Education alumni from around the globe were invited back to campus for this exciting gathering.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Photo Highlights

By Steve Castillo


  • Breakfast
    8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
    Join friends for coffee, tea and a light breakfast

  • Coffee Hour Classes Without Quizzes
    8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
    Grab a cup of coffee and sit back for an early morning lecture.
    Visit the Classes Without Quizzes page for more information

  • President's Welcome and Panel Discussion: Life-Changing Technologies
    9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Kick off your reunion with a "state of the university" address from Stanford President John L. Hennessy as he welcomes alumni and guests. Following his remarks, top faculty including the Graduate School of Education's Roy Pea will share life-changing technologies being developed at Stanford. From reducing green house gas emissions to improving the aging process, from designing smarter and safer automobiles to creating enhanced learning environments, Stanford researchers are building technologies that will alter the way we live, work, learn and heal.

    Paul Goldstein, Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law

    Learning in a Networked World Roy Pea, professor of education and the learning sciences and co-director, Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning

    Molecular Spies to Track and Image Cancer Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD, professor of radiology and bioengineering, director, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford and division chief, Nuclear Medicine Division

    On the Future of the Automobile Sebastian Thrun, professor of computer science and electrical engineering and director, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL)

    Providing Energy without Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sally Benson, director of the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP), professor (research) of energy resources engineering and senior fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

    Reversing the Aging Process: A Stem Cell Fountain of Youth Thomas Rando, professor of neurology and neurological sciences and deputy director, Stanford Center on Longevity.

  • Graduate School of Education's Welcome Back Lunch

    11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Enjoy lunch with Dean Deborah Stipek and Graduate School of Education faculty, staff and students and reunite with fellow alums.

  • Campus Tour
    CHECK-IN TIME 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. at CERAS located across from Sweet Hall
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Revisit your favorite places on a campus tour that includes the School of Education's Cubberley Building, Barnum Family Center for School and Community Partnerships, Wallenberg Hall, the Center for Educational Research at Stanford (CERAS), and explore the many changes to the Farm.

  • Career Networking, Stanford-Style
    3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Whether you're on the job hunt or looking to help someone who is, join the SAA Career Services Office to gain a new perspective on career networking. You'll meet alumni from a variety of reunion years, take part in an exciting networking exercise and gather career information from businesses Andy Chan, BA '84, MBA '88, a seasoned career professional and executive coach, will facilitate. All ages and stages and fields and industries are encouraged to attend.

  • Stanford Graduate School of Education's K-12 Charter School Bus Tour
    CHECK-IN TIME 11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. at CERAS located across from Sweet Hall
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Tour the Stanford Graduate School of Education's K-12 charter school, East Palo Alto Academy. Visit the elementary school, see research-driven instructional strategies in action, and meet with the principal, teachers and students. Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-requested basis.

  • Classes Without Quizzes
    CERAS (near Sweet Hall), room 100B
    3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
    Open your mind with an extraordinary mix of stimulating lectures and discussions. Attend a CWOQ led by the Graduate School of Education's Eric Bettinger entitled "Navigating the Gauntlet of Higher Education Admissions"
    Visit the Classes Without Quizzes page for more information.

  • 15th SAA Annual Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame Reception
    4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Honor Stanford's most accomplished alumni of color and recognize the outstanding achievements of diverse alumni leaders as they are inducted into the Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame.

Saturday, October 24, 2009



Stanford Graduate School of Education
Sharon Dauskardt, Director of Alumni Relations

Phone: (650) 498-5181
Fax: (650) 725-7412
Mailing Address: Office of Alumni Relations, Stanford University, Graduate School of Education, Cubberley 143, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-3096


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