WDCSA Newsletter – November 2003

Sat. Nov. 8 Wine Tasting at the Wine
Cellars of Annapolis
(can pay online)
Sun. Nov. 9 DC Book Club Meeting
Fri. Nov. 14 Steele & Markus Reception (can
pay online)
Fri. Nov. 14 Ivy Singles – Fran
Sat. Nov. 15 Psychology Dept. Day
Mon. Nov. 17 "Die Walkure" Opera (our
tickets are now sold out)
Sat. Nov. 22 Big Game 2003 (can pay online, new
pricing structure)
Thurs. Dec. 4 Baltimore Book Club Meeting
Sat. Dec. 6 Hiking – Billy Goat Trail
Fri. Dec. 12 Ivy Singles – Holiday Happy Hour
Sun. Dec. 14 Stanford Holiday Party (can pay

Wine Tasting at the Wine Cellars of Annapolis
Saturday, November 8, 5-7PM

1410 Forest Drive #6,
Clock Tower Place, Annapolis, MD 21403,
$35 per person in advance. Sponsored by the Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter
of the Stanford Business School Alumni Association. Register online at www.123signup.com/register?id=bbyf For
more detail, visit https://alumni.gsb.stanford.edu/chapters/WashingtonDC_Baltimore/events.html

DC Stanford Book Club:
Map of Love
Sunday, November 9 5PM – 8 PM

Location: Announced via email list;
Book: Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif

If you would be willing to host a discussion and potluck in your home,
please email Carina. Your home must be within walking distance from
a metro and be wheelchair accessible.

If you notice a scheduling conflict for a discussion you would like to
attend, please email the group at least one month in advance to suggest
an alternative date. We will always try to maximize the number of people
able to make a meeting. To join http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe/wdcsabooks For more information, contact: Carina Uraiqat at carinau@stanfordalumni.org

Stanford Psychology Reception
Friday, November 14, 6:30 – 8:30PM
Faculty Reception in Washington DC
for Claude Steele and Hazel Markus

Location: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
K Street, NW, Farrugut West Metro

Cost: $15 for WDCSA/SBAA-DC members’ early-bird
RSVPs received by Nov. 7. $20 after Nov. 7.
Space is limited. Beverages and
hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The Affirmative Action debate centers on equal access to educational opportunity.
But what happens after the student’s been accepted? Through 15
years of research aimed at explaining differences in academic identity,
these two renowned scholars identified a pressure powerful enough to
shape the intellectual performance and academic identities of entire
groups of people. For more information on the topic, please visit: www.theatlantic.com/

Professor Hazel Markus’ (Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences)
research focuses on the socio-cultural shaping of mind and self with
specific reference to how gender, ethnicity, religion, social class,
cohort, or region or country of national origin may influence thought
and feeling, particularly self-relevant thought and feeling.

Professor Claude Steele (Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences)
has invested over 25 years in the social psychology of race and race
relations and the effects of race and gender on standardized test performance
and the formation of academic identity.

To reserve your space, make checks payable to "SBAA-DC" and
write "Faculty Speaker" in the memo section. Mail checks to
1058 48th Place, NE,
Washington, DC 20019 or you can pay online below:

After November 7: $20

Contact D’Neisha Simmons (202) 204-8002, dsimmons@boardsource.org or Jeffrey
Neal at (202)685-5299, jneal@stanfordalumni.org

Ivy Singles – Fran O’Brien’s
Friday, Nov. 14 6:30PM – 9:00 PM
Fran O’Brien’s Stadium Steakhouse at the
Capitol Hilton
1001 16th Street NW (at K Street), Washington, DC 20036, 202-783-2599

Hosted by the Cornell Club of Washington. Light hors d’Oeurves and Cash

Share the evening with interesting people in the banquet room of this
centrally located restaurant 3 blocks from the White House, where political
figures and Washington Redskins meet for drinks and fine dining. The
restaurant is handicap accessible (ask Hilton hotel staff for directions
in the hotel).

Prepaid Reservations: $20 by check to Steve Piekarec, 2535 West Meredith
Drive, Vienna, Virginia 22181, by Monday (11/10). Make checks payable
to "The Cornell Club of Washington" & note school on the

E-mail Reservations and Walk-ins: $25 at the door. Email your reservation
to Steve Piekarec at SPiekare@compuserve.com or call 703-281-4311 by
November 13th. Please RSVP if possible.

Metro: There are 3 Metro Stations within 3 blocks of the Capital Hilton,
Farragut North (Red Line) and McPherson Square (Orange/Blue) and Farragut
West (Orange/Blue). For those driving, street parking is available nearby
after 6:30 and there are also parking garages nearby (check on closing

Stanford Psychology Department Honored at the Smithsonian
Saturday, Nov.
15 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington DC

Stanford’s renowned Psychology Department will be honored in the day-long
Smithsonian Associates’ "Great Schools" program. Seminar themes
will be: vision and perception; memory; language and cognition; emotion;
and culture and society. Participating faculty are Albert Bandura, Laura
L. Carstensen, John D. E. Gabrieli, Brian Knutson, Mark R. Lepper, Eleanor
Maccoby, Hazel Markus, Michael Ramscar, Claude Steele, Jeanne L. Tsai
and Philip Zimbardo.

WDCSA & SBAA members participate for $85 instead of the $135 public
fee. Call (202)357-3030 for info or visit: http://residentassociates.org/com/psych.asp

Big Game 2003!
Saturday, November 22 Doors open at 2:45PM
Clarendon Ballroom (703-469-2244)
3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

This year’s celebration of our venerable Cardinal – Bear rivalry will
be held on the traditional Saturday before Thanksgiving. Pull out your
red and white garb and join us as we provide moral support for our team’s
effort to regain the Axe’s hosting honors. We look forward to seeing
you in Arlington for the most well attended WDCSA event!

Doors Open at 2:45 p.m. Game Starts at 3:30 p.m.

Revised Pricing: $20 at the door.
Admission includes an appetizer buffet and discount drinks.

For more information, contact Lindsay Arnold (202) 224-1680,

The deadline for advance signups is past.

Tickets will be held for you to pick up at the door.

Metro: The Clarendon Metro stop is two blocks west of the Clarendon Ballroom

Parking: There is a 400 space public parking lot under Arlington’s Deparment
of Human Services building at the intersection of Highland and Wilson
(near the Metro stop). Enter from Highland Street.

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, December 4 7PM

Location: 1116 William St., Baltimore
Book: The Corner: A year in the Life
of an Inner-City Neighborhood
, by David Simon and Edward Burns

Please join us for the second gathering of the Stanford Alumni Baltimore
Book Club. This month’s book is a non-fiction account of the year the
authors spent observing the drug trade in a Baltimore neighborhood, and
is an interesting companion to last month’s novel. Please be in touch
with Sarah Clever, ’91, 410-685-7558, for info & directions
to the December meeting. slclever@earthlink.net

Stanford Hiking: Billy Goat Trail
Saturday, Dec. 6 10AM – late afternoon

Join us for an "easy to medium" hike of the beautiful and historic
Billy Goat trail (near Great Falls). Bring lunch, plenty of liquids,
and good hiking shoes. Meet at 10am in the parking lot across the street
from Old Angler’s
Inn, 10801 MacArthur Blvd. Potomac, MD. Note this is not metro accessible;
we will help coordinate carpooling upon request.

Please email RSVP to Vered Sharon at vered_sharon@hotmail.com. For more
information, call Jim Finucane at 301-365-3485 (before 9pm please).

Ivy Singles – Holiday Happy Hour
Friday, Dec. 12 6:30PM – 8:30
DACOR-Bacon House
1801 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Cost: $25 Prepaid, $30 Email/Walk-In Hosted by the Washington DC Stanford
and Cornell Alumni Associations. Light hors d’Oeurves and Cash Bar

Come enjoy the spirit of the season as we help decorate the DACOR-Bacon
House for the holidays. One of the most elegant residences in Washington,
the DACOR-Bacon House has been home to several Supreme Court Justices
as well as a Maryland governor over its glorious history. Now restored,
it is the perfect setting for the best Ivy Singles event yet, the Holiday
Happy Hour. Cornell, Harvard and Stanford alumni have all made substantial
efforts to make this a great event.

Reservations are strongly recommended! Send check ($25 payable to "WDCSA")
to J. C. Hyde, 2758 Viking Drive, Oak Hill VA 20171 by 12/9. Note your
school on the check. For walk-in reservations ($30) or for info contact
J. C. Hyde at jhyde@cox.net or (703)476-3566 by 12/11. See www.jchyde.com/ivy/ivy_events.html#dec for directions and parking info. House is near the Farragut West Metro
and is handicap accessible.

Stanford Holiday Party at Stanford in Washington
Sunday, December 14 6PM – 9PM

Cost: $25 per person

The Stanford Holiday party will be held at the Stanford in Washington
facility on Connecticut Avenue. Danielle Westphal, a professional singer
who has performed in Washington, New York and other venues, will provide
our holiday entertainment. She will perform classic jazz vocals and holiday
songs. Heavy hors d’ oeuvres will be served.

Make sure you reserve this evening on your calendar to join us during
the Holidays. Send check made payable to "WDCSA" to Helen Britton
at 5021 Seminary Rd, #1006, Alexandria, VA 22311 and note "Holiday
Party" on check or you can pay online below

Stanford Holiday Party: $25

. For info or reservations you may contact Helen
at (703) 566-6566 or helenab@ix.netcom.com