November 2009

Prevention of Osteoporosis

Wed, Nov 4 2009 - 12:00pm

Michael Castleman: Prevention of Osteoporosis

Science Writer; Co-author, Building Bone Vitality

For 30 years, health authorities have insisted that calcium is the key to bone health, but during that period, fracture rates have increased. In addition, the countries that consume the most calcium have the highest rates of osteoporotic fractures. What does this mean? Noted San Francisco health journalist Castleman and nutritionist Amy Lanou, Ph.D., analyzed 1,200 studies of diet and osteoporosis risk and concluded that calcium is not the answer. Read more »

MEET(Middle East Education Through Technology)

Tue, Nov 3 2009 - 6:00pm

MEET (Middle East Education Through Technology)

Anat Binur, J.D., Hebrew University; M.S. Public Policy, Columbia University; MIT Ph.D. Student in Political Economy

MIT-supported MEET empowers Palestinian and Israeli students to create positive social change in their own communities, to be business partners and to build a leadership network by assisting them to develop technology projects and to find common ground. Read more »

What's Science Got to Do with Climate Change?

Tue, Nov 3 2009 - 12:00pm

What’s Science Got to Do with Climate Change?

Stephen Schneider, Professor of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Stanford

Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One

What risks does the changing climate pose to the global economy and how can we manage those risks? Rather than betting so much on a cap-and-trade regime for carbon pollution, Schneider says policymakers should fund more research to invent our way to a greener economy. Read more »

10 Americans: the "Inconvenient Truth" for Environmental Health

Mon, Nov 2 2009 - 6:00pm

Ten Americans: The “Inconvenient Truth” for Environmental Health

Kenneth Cook, President and Founder, Environmental Working Group

We know there are harmful substances in everything from the food we eat to the air we breathe, but do we know how many industrial chemicals and carcinogens have already invaded our bodies? The Environmental Working Group will reveal the updated results of its body-burden study, which finds 287 toxins linked to cancer and other serious health problems in the blood of 10 Americans. Read more »

Introduction to Monday Night Philosophy Series

Mon, Nov 2 2009 - 6:00pm

Introduction to Monday Night Philosophy Series

George Hammond, Author, Conversations with Socrates and Rational Idealism

Monday Night Philosophy returns to The Club with a new format. This lecture serves to preview what to expect from the new series. Read more »

The Animation of Disney Pixar's Up with Scott Clark

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Mon, Nov 2 2009 - 7:00pm

The Animation of Disney/Pixar’s Up

Scott Clark, Lead Animator, Pixar Animation Studios

In conversation with Martine Paris, Editor, Content NOW

Enjoy a magical evening with Clark as he shares the process of making award-winning, visually stunning animated films. After getting his start at Pixar as an intern, Clark stayed with the company to help work on some of their greatest hits like Finding Nemo and Up. Read more »