WDCSA Newsletter – 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


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.,

See September newsletter for more

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Friday, Oct. 18


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


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

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Tuesday, Oct. 29


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
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)

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Wednesday, Oct. 30



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

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:

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

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



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


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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