WDCSA Newsletter – February 2022

This month’s newsletter is available for download in PDF format.

Events Calendar

  • Feb 13 • Washington DC Book Club Discussion
  • Feb 25 • Stanford Women’s Lacrosse at University of Richmond
  • Feb 27 • Stanford Women’s Lacrosse at University of Virginia
  • Mar 14 • Baltimore Book Club Discussion

Upcoming Events

Stanford Women’s Lacrosse at University of Richmond

Friday, February 25, 12pm
Robins Stadium 
Richmond, VA

Stanford Women’s Lacrosse at University of Virginia

Sunday, February 27, 11 am
Klockner Stadium 
Charlottesville, VA

Join the local alumni community as we cheer on the Stanford Cardinal women’s lacrosse team for these DMV away games. 

The Stanford women’s lacrosse team will play the University of Richmond on Friday, February 25 at noon at Robins Stadium in Richmond (https://richmondspiders.com/facilities/robins-stadium/6)  and then play the University of Virginia team on Sunday at 11am at Klockner Stadium (virginiasports.com/klockner-stadium/).  The Friday match will be on ESPN+; unknown about Sunday.

Stanford has six players from this area (Alexandria, Baltimore, Bethesda, Charlottesville, McLean, and Richmond) and assistant coach Megan Whittle played for and is from Maryland.  

Stanford in the News

  • John Arrillaga ’60, a Silicon Valley real estate developer and Stanford donor, has died at the age of 84.  Arrillaga attended Stanford as an undergraduate on a basketball scholarship and donated more than $300 million throughout his lifetime to the University after a successful career as one of the top real estate moguls in Silicon Valley. He has left a physical footprint and legacy at Stanford, gifting a number of buildings on campus, including the Arrillaga Family Sports Center, the Frances Arrillaga Alumni Center and the Arrillaga Family Dining Commons. 

WDCSA Book Club Corner

Washington DC Book Club Discussion

Sunday, February 13, 5 pm

Exact location information will be sent one week prior to the event.

The February book is Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. 

This novel tells the story of a Ghanian family that immigrated to the American South. Gifty, a neuroscience PhD candidate at Stanford, studies addiction and depression in her lab and runs experiments on mice. She has a deeply personal connection to her research topic, as her brother, Nana, died of a heroin overdose after falling victim to opioid addiction after being prescribed OxyContin, and her mother suffers from depression. Transcendent Kingdom is an unforgettable meditation on the values of science and religion and the life of an immigrant family in America today.

This in-person meeting has a requirement for full COVID vaccination.  Attendees are also asked to bring a pot-luck food contribution. 

For further information, contact  Don Bieniewicz, MS ’75, at donbien@erols.com.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion

Monday, March 14, 7:30 pm
Google Meet:  Registrants will be emailed a link to join the meeting a few minutes before.

We’re reading You’re Not Listening:  What You’re Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy, selected by Joel Cavicchia.  

“In this always illuminating and often humorous deep dive, Murphy explains why we’re not listening, what it’s doing to us, and how we can reverse the trend. She makes accessible the psychology, neuroscience, and sociology of listening while also introducing us to some of the best listeners out there … Equal parts cultural observation, scientific exploration, and rousing call to action that’s full of practical advice.” (Amazon)

Our May 9th book is Head of School by Hilde Kahn, selected by Helene Myers.  The author will be joining us for the discussion!

Questions/RSVP:  Helene Myers, Ph.D., P’14, at cedarhouse@comcast.net