Next week, Stanford leaders will pilot Reflections Seminars, a new initiative offering freshmen the opportunity to reflect on their lives, identities and time at Stanford. The project, spearheaded by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) and the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA), is a collaboration of faculty, administrators and ASSU leaders.
“Our images of other people, of ourselves, reflect the history we are taught as children. This history marks us for life,” said Mario Carretero, quoting French historian Marc Ferro before an audience in Levinthal Hall on Tuesday evening. Carretero, a professor of psychology at Autonomous University of Madrid, gave a presentation on “Historical Narratives and the Construction of National Identities” at the Stanford Humanities Center, where he is currently a research fellow.
This week, the Beijing Wushu Team, with actor Zhenwei Wang from the 2010 “Karate Kid” movie making a special appearance, will perform two shows at Stanford on Wednesday and Thursday night in Burnham Pavilion, as well as two shows in San Francisco. The shows range from 90 minutes to two hours and have 32 acts.