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Emeriti Council

The Stanford Emeriti Council provides an ongoing community of Stanford emeriti and their spouses/partners. 


Upcoming Events

All events are open to Emeriti Faculty, their spouses/partners and by invitation.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 4pm - 6pm. Presentation by Dr. Linda Hawes Clever, in Mendenhall Library, McClatchy Hall (Bldg. 120) on the front of the Quad, co-sponsored by the Stanford Center on LongevityLinda Hawes Clever, MD, MACP, is the founding president of RENEW, a not-for-profit organization aimed at helping devoted people maintain (and regain) enthusiasm, effectiveness, and purpose. She is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine, Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF, former Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs at Stanford University School of Medicine, and former Editor of the Western Journal of Medicine. Dr. Clever received undergraduate and medical degrees from Stanford and had several years of medical residency and fellowships at Stanford and UCSF in internal medicine, infectious diseases, community medicine, and occupational medicine. She was a Stanford trustee for fourteen years and chaired the board of KQED. Dr. Clever will be engaging us in a discussion entitled “Four Steps to Renewing Your Energy, Health, and Life.” Based on her book, The Fatigue Prescription, we will explore values, definitions of “success,” attitude, ways to refresh, and data-based information on full, robust health. One part of getting older is losing valuable connections. An antidote is to be in groups that are aimed at learning – about ourselves, each other, and the world. Hence our gathering.

The David B. Abernethy Emeriti Lecture Series: “Autobiographical Reflections”This lecture series happens once every quarter, co-sponsored by the Stanford Center on Longevity. The next series lecture will be held in Winter 2019. Details to be announced.

Social Hour ReceptionThis bi-annual reception is held in the fall and summer. The next reception will be held in June 2019. Details to be announced.

Past Events

After each lecture series event, audio of the talk is uploaded to Stanford on iTunes U under the collection, Emeriti Council Autobiographical Reflections. They are available for download to the public for free.

Thursday, November 8, 2018. Reception preceded by talk by Irv Weissman, Professor of Pathology, Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor for Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research, Professor of Developmental Biology and, by courtesy, Biology.

Thursday, April 12, 2018. Talk by Ewart Thomas, Professor of Psychology, served as Chair of the Psychology Department, and as Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Thursday, May 30, 2013. Talk by William Miller, Co-Director of the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) and Former Stanford Provost, Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management Emeritus, Professor of Computer Science Emeritus and Professor of Computer Science Emeritus on "Autobiographical Reflections."

Monday, February 25, 2013.  Informal reception followed by talk by Hank Greely, the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law, and Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics on "The Revolution in Neuroscience: Likely Effects on Society and on Law."

Thursday, March 21, 2013. Wine and cheese reception followed by talk by William J. Perry, Berberian Professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Hoover Institution on "A Journey to the Nuclear Brink."

Contact Information

The Council receives administrative support from the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity.  For more information, contact Pamm Moore at 650-736-0384.

2018-2019 Council Members

David Abernethy, Sandy Fetter, Chuck Holloway, Roberta Katz, Marion Lewenstein, Iris Litt (chair), Michelle Marincovich, John Perry, John Rickford, Susan Schofield, Stan Schrier, Dick Scott, George Springer, Bill Stone.

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