WDCSA Newsletter – October 1997

Upcoming Events

100th Big Game Party

November 22

Again, we’ll be joining the Cal Club at Ramparts in Alexandria for the centennial
match. Look for details in the November newsletter.

Anna Deavere Smith

November 23

The special invitation to this event should arrive in your mailboxes any
day now. The deadline for ticket orders will be October 17, so if you’ve
not received an invitation by October 11, call Sherry Abel at 202-244-4568
for details.

Breakfast Briefing with James Baker

October 16, 1997

The Washington, D.C. Stanford Association invites you to a “breakfast briefing”

“El Nino”, Global Climate And Other Planetary Matters with Dr. James Baker
(Stanford B.S., ’58), Under Secretary of Commerce and Administrator, National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

About James Baker:

As Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, James Baker is
responsible for the National Weather Service; the National Environmental
Satellite, Data and Information Service; the National Marine Fisheries Service;
the National Ocean Service; and NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric

The details:

Date: Thursday, October 16

Time: 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. (please be prompt)

Place: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St., N.W.

Menu: Continental breakfast

Cost: $12

RSVP: Please send checks along with your name and phone number by October
14 payable to WDCSA to: Terry Adlhock, c/o Florida Power Corporation, Suite
250, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20004

Questions: Contact Terry at (202) 783-5560 or

Reception at the World Bank

October 29, 1997

The Washington D.C. Stanford Association cordially invites you to a reception
at the World Bank’s New Headquarters with Senior Vice President and Chief
Economist of the World Bank and Stanford Professor Joseph Stiglitz. The World
Bank headquarters building is so exciting, it far exceeds anyone’s expectation
of style, sweep, and elegance. Our whole event will take place in the atrium,
so you will be able to thoroughly enjoy the space throughout our rich program.

The details:

Date: Tuesday, October 29

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Place: 1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Commercial parking on 18th and G Streets

Cost: $17

Buffet dinner included, drinks additional

RSVP: Please send checks along with your name and phone number by October
23 payable to WDCSA to: Monica Mulrooney 3107 Circle Hill Road, Alexandria,
VA 22305

Questions: Contact Monica at 703-548-5467 or
KeithMon@aol.com or Sherry Dunn Abel
at 202-244-4568

The Evening’s Agenda:

6:00 p.m. Registration and Informal Gathering in the Atrium with Drinks and

6:30 p.m. Information on Architectural Design of the building by World Bank
Staff Member, Douglas Hatch

6:55 p.m. Introduction of Joe Stiglitz by Executive Director for the United
States at the World Bank and Stanford Alum, Jan Piercy,

7:00 p.m Remarks and Q & A by Joseph Stiglitz

Over 30s Singles Halloween Event

October 31, 1997

Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Wellesley,
and Chicago are all partnering this time to celebrate Halloween in style.
Price of admission includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The room at the
Capitol Hill Club is supposed to be a large one, so there should be plenty
of space.

The details:

Date: October 31, 1997.

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Place: Capitol Hill Club,

300 First Street SW (across the street from Capitol South Metro),

Cost: $20

RSVP: Please send checks payable to WDCSA to Bill Pegram, 815 S. 18th Street
#400, Arlington, VA 22202; Questions: Call Bill at 703-486-0952 (h)

Professor Wanda Corn at The Phillips

November 13, 1997

Stanford Professor Wanda Corn, eminent art historian and currently in residence
at Stanford In Washington, will inaugurate The Phillips Collection’s Duncan
Phillips Lecture Series with a lecture entitled “Why We Don’t Laugh At Art.”
The Phillips Gallery says, “Wanda Corn begins with the premise that we laugh
in the theater, we laugh in the movies, but we rarely laugh – or even smile
– in museums. Professor Corn will speculate about the prohibitions on laughter
in the visual arts. She will also look at how humor operates in the works
of art intended to be funny.

Following the lecture there will be a wine reception at the Phillips Gallery,
and at that time you may have a look at the newly installed exhibit, “Arthur
Dove: A Retrospective Exhibition.” Arthur Dove (1880-1946) is frequently
referred to as America’s first abstract painter, although many of his works
are colorfully realistic. Also available for viewing is the Phillips’s own
superb permanent collection which includes Renoir’s masterpiece, “The Luncheon
of the Boating Party” as well as other beautiful paintings by Van Gogh, Degas,
Matisse, etc.

The details:

Date: Thursday, November 13, 1997

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm (lecture begins promptly at 6:30)

Lecture: Powell Auditorium (Cosmos Club)

entrance: 2170 Florida Avenue, NW (do not use the Cosmos Club entrance)

Reception: The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St (a short walk around the
corner via Mass. Ave. to 21st St.)

Parking: Street parking, or the pay lot on P Street between 21st & 22nd,
or valet parking at the Embassy Row Hilton, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. (do not
use Cosmos Club lot)

Metro: Red Line, Dupont Circle, Q Street Exit or by bus, N2 or N4

Cost: $10 per person (with group discount)

RSVP: Please send checks payable to WDCSA to: Dell Wilkinson, 6401 N 27th
Street, Arlington, VA 22207. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Questions: Call Dell at 703-237-4818

Introduction to Building Web Pages with HTML

November 15, 1997

Have you spent time exploring the Web and wondered how Web pages are built?
If so, we hope you will attend a free two-hour class, “Introduction to Building
Web Pages with HTML.” The class will be hosted by WestLake Solutions
(http://www.westlake.com), an Internet training and Web site development
firm with offices in Washington and Arlington. Steve Heckler (BA/MA ’94),
WestLake’s Vice President of Training, will be teaching. In the course, Steve
will teach the basics of building a Web page with HyperText Markup Language.
By the end of the two hours, you will have successfully built your first

The class will be held at WestLake Solutions’ Arlington offices at 2440 Wilson
Boulevard, just two blocks from the Courthouse Metro station on the Orange
Line. For directions, please visit
E-mail sheckler@westlake.com,
or call WestLake’s offices at (202) 237-6600.

Harvard and Yale Tennis Social

November 15, 1997

Mixed doubles for all levels and ages!

The details:

Date: Saturday, November 15, 1997

Time: 7:45 pm to 12 midnight

Place: Arlington (Y) Tennis and Squash Club

3400 North 13th Street, Arlington, VA 22201; 703-522-1700

Cost: 20 per person to cover court rental, snacks, and tennis balls

RSVP: Please make checks payable to: The Harvard Club of Washington DC. Mail
payments & reservation forms by Nov. 10th to The Harvard Club of Washington
DC, National Press Building, Suite 997, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC

Questions: For more information, call Kuni Matsuda (Harvard) at 301-953-9870
(w), 703-765-1653 (h) or David Federbush (Yale) at 301-657-4691 (h)


1. Responsibility: Each attendee is responsible for any injuries or incidents
in connection with this function

2. Sign-Up: Reservations are made only by sending in your payment. Mail by
Nov. 10th to avoid door admission charge (see #4)

3. Cancellation: Refund requests for canceled reservations must be received
by 3:00 pm on Nov. 12, 1997

4. Door Admission: If space is available, the door admission fee will be

5. Non-playing Guests: The admission fee for non-playing guests is $9.00

Please detach this form and include with your check.


Name _______________________________________(M/F) School

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Guest Player _________________________________(M/F)

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Non-Playing Guest ____________________________________


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