WDCSA Newsletter – September 2011


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

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 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

WDCSA and CYA Unveil Young Alumni
Cheap Eats
Tuesday, September 20 7 pm
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 @

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

National Arboretum

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
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.

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