October 2009

Astronomy Salon

Thu, Oct 8 2009 - 6:00pm

Astronomy Salon

Patricia Lundberg, Ph.D.

Lundberg leads a lively discussion of the issues raised during Humanities West’s program “Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler: Redefining Our Place in the Universe,” being presented at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on October 2 and 3. Share your thoughts and flex your intellectual muscles with fellow humanities fans.

MLF: Humanities
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. Read more »

Honorable Survivor: Mao's China, McCarthy's America and the Persecution of John S. Service

Wed, Oct 7 2009 - 6:00pm

Honorable Survivor: Mao’s China, McCarthy’s America and the Persecution of John S. Service

Lynne Joiner, Author, Honorable Survivior; Television News Consultant

Bay-Area Emmy Award-winning journalist Joiner discusses the compelling and rarely told story of U.S. Foreign Service Officer John S. Service and his prediction of Mao Zedong’s revolution before others even knew that the Chinese Communists were a potent force. Unheeded by U.S. Read more »

Robert Mueller: Cloak and Dagger in the Virtual World

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Wed, Oct 7 2009 - 12:00pm

The FBI’s Fight Against Cyber Crime, Espionage and Terrorism

Robert S. Mueller III, Director, FBI

The FBI’s top man tackles the Internet age. The web has changed the way we learn, work and communicate. But with that convenience we have compromised our security, and widespread use has also left us vulnerable to attack from hostile foreign powers, hackers, spies – and even terrorists. Read more »


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Tue, Oct 6 2009 - 6:00pm

Noam Chomsky: Philosophies of Language and Politics

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Noam Chomsky: Philosophies of Language and Politics

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Tue, Oct 6 2009 - 6:00pm

Noam Chomsky: Philosophies of Language and Politics

This program is sold out. There will be no wait list for this event.

Noam Chomsky, Professor, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT
Larry Bensky, Former National Affairs Correspondent, Pacifica Radio;  Host, "Sunday Salon"  KPFA; Professor at Stanford, California State University East Bay and Berkeley City College - Moderator Read more »

Ray Anderson: Carbon Footprint Zero

Mon, Oct 5 2009 - 6:30pm

Ray C. Anderson: Carbon Footprint, Zero

Chairman and Founder, Interface, Inc.; Former Co-chair, President’s Council on Sustainable Development; Author, Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: Profits, People, Purpose--Doing Business by Respecting the Earth

If Anderson could make the dramatic transformation of emission rates from 10,447 tons of solid waste, 605.3 million gallons of contaminated water, 704 tons of toxic gases and 62,800 tons of carbon dioxide a year to zero emissions, why can't we all? Read more »

Bethany Cobb: In Galileo's Footsteps, Edwin Hubble and the Reshaping of Our Universe

Thu, Oct 1 2009 - 6:00pm

In Galileo’s Footsteps: Edwin Hubble and the Reshaping of Our Universe

Bethany Cobb, Ph.D., NSF Fellow, UC Berkeley

Learn about the great astronomy pioneer Edwin Hubble and how his use of a 100-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California not only resolved the “Great Debate” over the scale of the universe but also provided radical evidence that the universe is expanding.

MLF: Humanities/Science & Technology
SF Club Office
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Andrew Winston: Green Recovery

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Thu, Oct 1 2009 - 7:00pm

Andrew Winston

This program has been cancelled

Author, Green Recovery and Green to Gold

A widely recognized expert on green business, Winston makes the case that going green is one of the best ways for companies to survive and thrive in hard economic times. This leading environmental strategist discusses why going green should be a priority for every company and how getting lean, creative, and keeping employees engaged can ensure success for years to come. Read more »