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Tennis Tourney at Stanford

posted Jul 15, 2008, 3:45 PM by Mark Schiavoni

A chance to see world class womens tennis is here.  As you are out and about you probably have seen the Tennis setup for a touney.  Here is the link to the touney, http://www.bankofthewestclassic.com/site4.aspx and as you can see this promises to be an exciting event.  You can purchase tickets directly on line using this link. 

Motorbike Trip

posted Jul 8, 2008, 4:50 PM by Mark Schiavoni

Guys,

 

We intend to go for a 2-day trip on Saturday and Sunday on Road 49 (and possibly 36 and 120).

 

For those who want to rent a motorbike, we have identified and tested a renter in Mountain View (15 min drive from the campus) please let me know and I will make a reservation tomorrow or Thursday the latest. We would pick-up the bikes on Friday around 6 PM and could go to Palo Alto for a while on Friday evening.

 

Cars welcome.

 

Cheers,

 

Stephane.

 

PS: for those who have personal constraints, this is just to let you know

Las Vegas

posted Jul 5, 2008, 7:46 AM by Mark Schiavoni

Dear all,

 

I have the ‘votes’ for the Las Vegas trip, which you can see below. I am going to send out a reminder to all the SEP group, plus put a notice on the board. Please also speak to your colleagues if you think anyone is interested but has not responded yet.

 

By Sunday evening therefore we should have firm numbers, can book flights, and can take Chris Schimek up on his kind offer to point us in the right direction in terms of booking hotels.

 

For those interested in a short weekend, I have opted for the 26th and 27th July on the basis of preferences expressed so far, and on the basis that this will give people time to recover if they are planning any trips on the mid-term break.

 

You will see there is a larger group for the short weekend. Can you let me know if any of you want to change your preferences (SEE BELOW).

 

Many thanks

 

Richard

 

Mid-Term Break

Ian Robson

Anders Malmstrom

Ruben Bocanera

Premlin Pillay

Roderick McInerney

 

2nd Half Weekend

Jacob Madsen

Richard Daniel

Armin Meier

Anne Bove-Nielsen

Paul McLaughlin

Carroll, David

Scott Riedel

Gunter Schauble, (26th / 27th)

 

Either

Enrique Sanchez

Pool/Ping Pong

posted Jul 4, 2008, 4:46 PM by Mark Schiavoni

Visit for details

Ultimate Frisbee: Friday 4th of July

posted Jul 3, 2008, 2:45 PM by Mark Schiavoni

We’re going to play Ultimate Frisbee tomorrow afternoon on the soccer field/football pitch.  We decided to play Ultimate since it is a lot of fun and is easy to play since the rules are simple.

 

For those of you who’ve never played, Ultimate Frisbee is kind of like a non-contact version of American/Canadian football, expect played with a Frisbee and you can only pass the Frisbee and not run with it.  You  pass a Frisbee from team member to team member until you get across the goal line.

 

We welcome everyone to come and play or watch and we’ll have a keg of American beer for those who get thirsty.

 

Here are the rules for those who want to play, but we’ll also give a quick demonstration prior to the game.

  1. The Field -- A rectangular shape with end lines at each end. A regulation field is 70 yards by 40 yards, with endzones 25 yards deep.
  2. Initiate Play -- Each point begins with both teams lining up on the front of their respective end line. The defense throws the Frisbee to the offense. A regulation game has seven players per team.
  3. Scoring -- Each time the offense completes a pass in the defense's end line, the offense scores a point. Play is initiated after each score.
  4. Movement of the Disc -- The Frisbee may be advanced in any direction by completing a pass to a teammate. Players may not run with the Frisbee. The person with the Frisbee ("thrower") has ten seconds to throw the disc.
  5. Change of possession -- When a pass in not completed (e.g. out of bounds, drop, block, interception), the defense immediately takes possession of the Frisbee and becomes the offense.
  6. Non-contact – You must stay at an arms-length distance from the player with the Frisbee and no physical contact is allowed between players. Picks and screens are also prohibited. A foul occurs when contact is made.
  7. Fouls -- When a player initiates contact on another player a foul occurs. When a foul disrupts possession, the play resumes as if the possession was retained. If the player committing the foul disagrees with the foul call, the play is redone.
  8. Self-Refereeing -- Players are responsible for their own foul and line calls. Players resolve their own disputes.
  9. Spirit of the Game -- Ultimate stresses sportsmanship and fair play. Competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of respect between players, adherence to the rules, and the basic joy of play.

 

Elective: Antony Tyler, Distinguished SEP Graduate Lecture

posted Jul 2, 2008, 2:24 PM by David Burnett

Cathay Pacific: Sustaining Success in a Dysfunctional Industry.  Friday, July 4th 2:00-3:25 PM @ Bishop Auditorium

Elective: Frank Lloyd Wright's Hanna House Tour

posted Jul 2, 2008, 2:22 PM by David Burnett   [ updated Jul 2, 2008, 2:24 PM ]

Sunday, July 6 2008.  Sign up at the Schwab office if you are interested.  

Class Photos!

posted Jul 1, 2008, 12:53 AM by David Burnett   [ updated Jul 1, 2008, 12:55 AM ]

A reminder: The Class Photo will be taken at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, July 1 on the Encina Hall Steps.  Please meet Cal and Tom in Vidalakis Dining Room at 7:20 AM and they will walk you over to Encina Hall

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