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  • House Type: Four-class
  • Capacity:  46 first-year students and 38 upperclass students
  • Neighborhood A: Stern, Columbae, Mars, Sigma Nu, Delta, Delta, Delta, and apartments in Mirrielees and EVGR-A
  • Placement: Burbank

Students in ITALIC+Arts are members of a tightly knit arts community who live together in Stern Hall’s Burbank House. 46 of them are first-year students involved in the ITALIC program. The remainder are sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a demonstrated commitment to the arts community on campus. To build connections between these groups, sophomores, juniors, and seniors may opt to attend field trips and workshops with the ITALIC class, as ticketing allows. They are also welcome to take the ITALIC 92 conversation series in the winter quarter (1-2 variable units), as well as ITALIC 99 courses throughout the year.

All Burbank residents will have access to the suite of specially-designed arts practice rooms (a music room, a dance/improv space, an art studio), as well as a basement gallery, a flexible performance space with a baby grand piano, and two seminar rooms.

Students who live in ITALIC+Arts are asked to contribute to the life of the community by attending at least two of the programmed events per quarter. They also have the option to participate in one of the student-run arts leadership committees to determine programming in music, theater and dance, visual arts, and writing or spoken word. ITALIC+Arts residents are all eligible to submit proposals for ITALIC 99 courses, which are 1-unit courses on arts topics of the students’ choice.

Leadership Team

  • Amir Abou-Jaoude, ITALIC and Stanford ’20 (Art & Art History major)
  • Samer Al-Saber, Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance Studies, Affiliate of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, and faculty member, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
  • Kim Beil, Associate Director and Lecture, ITALIC
  • Jonathan Berger, William R. and Gretchen B. Kimball Fellow in Undergraduate Education; Denning Family Provostial Professor of Music
  • Jessica de La Paz, ITALIC and Stanford ‘20, Master’s student in CEE Atmosphere and Energy Course and Instructor for CEE277S/X at Stanford
  • Claudia Dorn, Manager of Resources and Community, Office of the Vice President for the Arts
  • Richard Thompson Ford, George E. Osborne Professor of Law
  • Marisa Galvez, Associate Professor of French and Italian, and by courtesy, German Studies; Director, Structured Liberal Education (SLE)
  • A-lan Aren Holt , Resident Fellow for ITALIC+Arts
  • DeAndre Johnson, ITALIC student (2020-21), Stanford ‘24
  • Karla Oeler, Faculty Director, ITALIC; Associate Professor (Teaching), Department of Art & Art History
  • Anne Shulock, Assistant Vice President for the Arts 
  • Adam Tobin, Senior Lecturer, Film & Media Studies, Department of Art & Art History
Fall Activities Fair in White Plaza. Students work the tables for various clubs and organizations at the Fall Activities Fair aimed especially at new students. Playing a ukelele. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service