Upcoming events

    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WSGR Law Offices, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA

    Join the DAASV Events Committee, and help us plan and execute events and activities in 2018. Plan an event that will attract the people you want to meet. Sharpen your event planning and project management skills with like-minded alumni. This is a great starting point for getting involved in your Club.

    All DAASV members are welcome.

    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Private Home in Monte Sereno, CA

    The DAASV Parent Committee invites First Year Parents for a fun discussion of all things Dartmouth on Friday, October 19 from 6-9PM at a private home in Monte Sereno.  There will be a presentation on what to do and where to stay in the Hanover area, as well as time to ask your questions and find out more about First Year Family Weekend (May 3-5, 2019).

    Come and meet fellow parents of first year students, compare notes, and experience our famous Dartmouth spirit!

    Please RSVP by Sunday, October 14 to Katherine.E.Bidlack@Dartmouth.edu.  Directions will be sent to those planning to attend.  

    Please note that this is a parent-only event. Any questions, please email Cameron at Cameron@bilgers.org

    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Fox Theatre, Redwood City, CA

    Dartmouth alumna Jennifer Leigh Warren '77 will be performing locally in a West Coast tour of "A Night With Janis Joplin" at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City on Friday, October 19 at 2 pm and 8 pm. Jennifer is a longtime actor, based in L.A., famous on campus for her amazing vocal and theatrical performances, who made her Broadway debut as Purlie in "Big River". Tickets should be purchased on your own at http://anightwithjanisjoplin.com.

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 370 Santa Teresa St., Stanford, CA 94305
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    Join DAASV for a very special opportunity to view the Nathan Oliveira paintings in Stanford's Windhover Center with the artist's son Joe Oliveira. Joe gives a very engaging talk about his father's work, the Windhover collection, and the history behind getting the contemplation center built, appropriate to those who are already art aficionados and those who aren't, and people of all ages.

    Nathan Oliveira loved the natural lands of the university. For years, he worked in an airy studio that boasted extraordinary vistas, north to San Francisco and south to San Jose. In the afternoons, he would set out on long walks in the foothills, where he would encounter magnificent birds of prey that make their home at the campus’s edge: hawks, eagles, owls, and kestrels. Oliveira began to include these birds in his canvases. In 1972, a student’s gift of a stuffed kestrel became a model for a series of drawings and paintings. His renowned Windhover series is named after “The Windhover,” a poem written in 1877 by Gerard Manley Hopkins. The five paintings were inspired by kestrels swooping above the Stanford foothills. Oliveira felt the calming power of these works and believed they should hang together in a place set aside for contemplation. “The Windhover” series is now displayed throughout Windhover for visitors to enjoy. 

    Nathan Oliveira was a leading member of the Bay Area figurative movement and a professor of art at Stanford University for more than 30 years. His work is in the collections of many museums, among them the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Besides the Windhover, Nathan is well represented at both the Cantor Center for the Arts as well as the newly opened Anderson Collection at Stanford. 

    Windhover is a spiritual refuge on the Stanford University campus meant to both inspire and promote personal renewal. Named for the series of paintings by Nathan Oliveira that grace its walls, Windhover provides an environment for quiet reflection throughout the day for Stanford students, faculty, and staff. By offering easy access to a venue explicitly devoted to relieving stress and invigorating the spirit, without explicit religious reference, the university hopes that its community members will become happier and more productive.

    Part of Dartmouth's Hood Museum expansion includes acquisition of several pieces by Nathan Oliveira. Joe will also share some thoughts about the Hood expansion, in the context of this acquisition. 

    Parking at Stanford is easy and free on weekends. For more information, here's a link to the Windhover web page <http://windhover.stanford.edu/>. 

    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Palo Alto Baylands Park Nature Preserve, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

    The Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley (DAASV) and the Class of 1977 invite all local Dartmouth alumni/ae to join a wonderful morning docent-led walk in the Palo Alto Baylands Park Nature Preserve. If you haven't explored this gem of a park, you're in for a treat! And if you are quite familiar with it, you'll have a chance to learn more and enjoy it all over again. 

    "The 1,940-acre Baylands Preserve is one of the largest tracts of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay. Fifteen miles of multi-use trails provide access to a unique mixture of tidal and fresh water habitats. Many consider this area to be one of the best bird watching areas on the west coast. The preserve has a substantial resident population of birds as well as being a major migratory stopover on the Pacific Flyway." 

    The trails along the beautiful natural surroundings of the tidal bay marshes offer frequently exquisite views of shorebird wildlife; the not so natural but still appealing hills created by centuries of civilization at the edge of the bay, offer 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains, forests, and water that have created our local climate and make the Bay Area such an appealing place to live for so many.

    Details: Meet at the Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter at 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, 650-493-8000. 

    We will start with a short talk & tour of the EcoCenter led by docents.  

    BYO picnic lunch to follow - bring your own food & drink. Family members and other significant others are welcome to accompany you. 

    Enjoy further walking, running, cycling at the park after lunch, or visit other local attractions.

    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • DaSH Workshop, San Jose, CA
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    "Dead Simple Human-Powered Airplane" is the brainchild of Alec Proudfoot. This impressive project was years in the making before first flying in December 2015. The project has a Wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DaSH_PA where you can learn more. The team is now engaged in final preparations for additional flights late this year.

    A final build session for upcoming flights will be done in the team’s workshop near San Jose airport over the weekend of October 27.  Attendees will receive a tour of the workshop by Alec, followed by an optional chance to do some hands-on work on the plane’s components. This is a family-friendly event. Participants should be able to follow directions and well-behaved; the minimum age is 10 years old.  We can accommodate 20 people for the tour, but the build session will be limited to 8 people.  If you’re interested in the build session, please send an email to Ken Hauck at khauck@pacbell.net.  Participation will be handled in the order email requests are received.

    The exact address and directions will be sent to registrants by email before the date of the event.

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 4001 North First Street, San Jose, CA
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    Help with food for the needy: Second Harvest Food Bank

    Please join other Dartmouth alumni in providing some of our great “helping hands” to one of the largest food banks in the U.S., the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Second Harvest provides food to nearly a quarter of a million people each month - people who sorely need their help. More than half of that food is healthy and nutritious fresh produce! 

    DAASV is scheduled for a Second Harvest Food Sort on Saturday, November 3, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Second Harvest’s Cypress Center at 4001 North First Street, San Jose. Dartmouth alums can help make a difference - and help with food for the needy in our community is a great way to provide that help!

    Young, strong backs are especially welcome, as food sorting usually involves quite a bit of lifting and bending. Participants must be at least 14 years old, and youths 14 and over must be accompanied by an adult. The dress code at the Food Bank is casual and comfortable. No shorts and no tank tops are permitted. Closed toe shoes and long pants are required.

    Here’s a link to a video about Second Harvest’s amazing work!  


    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Sea Cliff area of San Francisco. Address provided to registrants.

    Come join us for a workshop and candid discussions on the challenges of coping with life changes, whether it be career-related (e.g. re-entering the workforce, starting a new company, being laid off, retirement) or personal (e.g. losing a loved one, divorce, major illness).  Our very own Penn alumna Leslie Santos, a life coach specializing in such areas, will lead group discussions on the common challenges and guide you through some thought exercises.  We will hold our workshop in the intimate & relaxed setting of a fellow alum's home in San Francisco.  The exact address will be provided upon registration. All alumni & friends are welcome!

    This event is co-hosted by the Penn Club of SF, Dartmouth Silicon Valley Alumni Association, the Wharton Club of Northern California, and the Penn Club of Silicon Valley.

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