August 2010

Spin It Green: The Story of Marissa Muller

Thu, Aug 19 2010 - 6:00pm

Spin It Green: The Story of Marissa Muller

Marissa Muller, Solar-Powered Bicycle Pioneer

After graduating from business school in Spain, Muller returned home to California and worked with her family in building her vision: a solar powered electric bike. During her 1,000-mile solo adventure on the roads of California, she visited 14 high schools, offering a seminar on solar and electric vehicles, and sparking a dialogue with the students to start brainstorming ways to combat our energy and environmental challenges. Read more »

Mary Roach: Journey Through Outer Space Without Leaving Earth

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Thu, Aug 19 2010 - 6:30pm

Mary Roach: Journey Through Outer Space Without Leaving Earth

Author, Stiff and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Jeff Greenwald, Travel and Science Writer - Moderator

She took us into the world of cadavers and examined the anatomy, physiology and psychology behind sex. Now, Roach discovers the surreality and weirdness of space. For example, what happens when you’ve been in space for a year? And is it possible for a human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour? Read more »

Aneesh Chopra: Innovation and Technology in Health Care (SF)

Wed, Aug 18 2010 - 12:00pm

Innovation and Technology in Health Care

Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer

Thomas Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances, UC Davis School of Medicine - Moderator

Chopra, assistant to the president and the nation's first-ever chief technology officer, has made it a priority to advance America's health-care reform goals through the use of technology and innovation for one of the administration's top priorities. Read more »

The Importance of Vitamin D for Optimal Health

Wed, Aug 18 2010 - 6:00pm

The Importance of Vitamin D for Optimal Health

Carole Baggerly, Director, GrassrootsHealth.net 

Vitamin D is the current "miracle" compound. The health benefits of vitamin D include reduced risk of about 20 types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, infectious diseases (including influenza and pneumonia), autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, 75 other types of disease, and improved pregnancy outcomes. Optimal vitamin D intake or production levels are about 10 times the current recommended values. Read more »

Rick Bayless in SF

Tue, Aug 17 2010 - 12:00pm
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Beyond Dualities: Power and Love for Women and Men

Tue, Aug 17 2010 - 6:00pm

Beyond Dualities: Power and Love for Women and Men

Miki Kashtan, Co-founder, BayNVC

Despite impressive gains won through decades of feminist activism, many women are still either serving in traditional supportive roles or asked to forego care and love and adapt to a harsh, competitive, and impersonal work-world. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offers the premise that women and men share the same human needs and can therefore connect and work together effectively. Read more »

Aneesh Chopra: Building a Future for Technological Innovation (SV)

Tue, Aug 17 2010 - 7:00pm

Building a Future for Technological Innovation

Aneesh Chopra, United States CTO

Michael Moritz, Managing Member, Sequoia Capital; Former Board Member, Google, PayPal and Yahoo!; Current Board Member, GameFly and Kayak; Former Correspondent and San Francisco Bureau Chief, Time - Moderator

Chopra was sworn in by President Obama in May 2009 as the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer. Read more »

Why Is President Obama Reading Ben Sherwood's "The Survivor's Club"?

Aug 16, 2010 @ 11:17 AM by Anonymous
President Barack Obama was recently photographed carrying a copy of Ben Sherwood's book The Survivor's Club.

Why Is President Obama Reading Ben Sherwood's "The Survivor's Club"?

Aug 16, 2010 @ 11:17 AM by Anonymous
President Barack Obama was recently photographed carrying a copy of Ben Sherwood's book The Survivor's Club.

Women Changing the Way We Eat

Mon, Aug 16 2010 - 6:00pm

Women Changing the Way We Eat

Temra Costa, Author, Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat
Nina Simons, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Bioneers, Collective Heritage Institution
Jesse Ziff Cool, Restaurateur; Cookbook Author, Simply Organic
Kira Gould, Co-author, Women in Green; Director of Communication, William McDonough & Partners - Moderator

Women (including First Lady Michelle Obama) are using their unique leadership skills to play a critical role in the Read more »