August 2010

The Origins of the Education of Women

Mon, Aug 2 2010 - 6:00pm

The Origins of the Education of Women

Patricia Lundberg, Professor Emerita of English Language and Literature and Women’s Studies, Indiana University Northwest

Monday Night Philosophy peers back in history, where not that many men were educated, and almost no women. How was that stifling cultural ideal challenged and changed, so that the ascent of woman could get started? Read more »

Cynthia Kenyon: Exploring Genes That Can Extend Your Lifespan

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Mon, Aug 2 2010 - 7:00pm

Exploring Genes that Can Extend Life Span

Cynthia Kenyon, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Director, Hillblom Center for the Biology of Aging, UCSF  

Could it be possible for people to reset their internal clocks and live to 110? Scientists like Kenyon think so. Through her groundbreaking research with roundworms, she discovered disabling a single gene doubled the life span of the worm. This led to the realization that the rate of aging is subject to genetic control and not just “wear and tear,” as previously thought. Read more »