August 2009

Bust a Myth with Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage

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Thu, Aug 6 2009 - 6:00pm

Bust a Myth with Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage

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Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, Hosts, "MythBusters" 

In conversation with Moira Gunn,  Host, NPR’s "Tech Nation"

Does the Bermuda Triangle defy the laws of physics? Are banana peels really as slippery as they are in slapstick comedy? Finally, a television show that makes science cool. Read more »

Jon Fisher: Entrepreneurism, Begin With The End In Mind

Wed, Aug 5 2009 - 6:00pm

Entrepreneurism: Begin with the End in Mind

Jon Fisher, Ernst & Young 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year; Author, Strategic Entrepreneurism

With private-sector jobs declining, would-be entrepreneurs may grow in number. But what are the secrets to success for startups and business builders in today's world? Fisher will explain the benefits of an approach that emphasizes potential acquirers and a powerful economic predictor. Read more »

Morten T. Hansen: Collaboration - Working Smarter in a Recession

Tue, Aug 4 2009 - 6:00pm

Collaboration: Working Smarter in a Recession

Morten T. Hansen, Professor, UC Berkeley and Insead; Author, Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results

In today’s recession, you need to work smarter, but how? Collaboration is a powerful way to get more results by working with others. Yet bad collaboration can be worse than none at all. Read more »

Chris Mooney: Unscientific America

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Mon, Aug 3 2009 - 7:00pm

Chris Mooney

Visiting Associate, Center for Collaborative History at Princeton; Co-author, Unscientific America

Why is it that for every five hours of cable news, less than a minute is devoted to science? Read more »

Obama's Agenda for the Arts and Humanities: Stimulating the Cultural Economy

Mon, Aug 3 2009 - 6:00pm

Obama's Agenda for the Arts and Humanities: Stimulating the Cultural Economy

Matthew Tiews, Associate Director, Stanford Humanities Center
Ralph Lewin, Executive Director, California Council for the Humanities
Josie Talamantez, Director of Grants, California Arts Council
Kary Schulman, Director, Grants for the Arts, City of San Francisco
Representative of the National Endowment for the Arts TBA

Will this recession leave the arts and the humanities poorer, or p Read more »