March 2011

American Wasteland

Mon, Mar 7 2011 - 6:00pm

American Wasteland

Jonathan Bloom, Author, American Wasteland
Michael Dimock, President, Roots of Change
A.G. Kawamura, Former Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Americans generate enough food waste to fill the Rose Bowl each day. How sustainable can that be? What is the economic and environmental cost of such a system? How will climate change affect our year-round cornucopia of food? Read more »

Generation Hot

Wed, Mar 9 2011 - 6:00pm

Generation Hot

Mark Hertsgaard, Author, Generation Hot
Scott Harmon, Sustainability Advisor to Boy Scouts of America
Alec Loorz, Founder,

What are kids doing about their future in a world with a swelling population, receding glaciers and weird weather? There’s a move afoot to activate 100 million boy and girl scouts to develop skills for more sustainable living. Read more »

Andre Dubus in Conversation with Tobias Wolff

Wed, Mar 16 2011 - 6:00pm

Andre Dubus in Conversation with Tobias Wolff

Andre Dubus, Author, House of Sand and Fog and Townie

After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their exhausted working mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and crime. The acclaimed novelist reflects on his violent past and a lifestyle that threatened to destroy him, until he was saved by writing.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

Bart Ehrman

Mon, Mar 21 2011 - 6:00pm

Bart Ehrman

Ph.D., Author, Forged and Jesus, Interrupted

Alan Jones, Dean Emeritus, Grace Cathedral - Moderator

Ehrman takes you on a journey to the ancient world and the forgery battles that have raged through the centuries. Ehrman contends that the New Testament is riddled with contradictions about the life of Jesus and his significance. Read more »

Stress: The New Biological Clock -- How we can turn it back

Thu, Mar 3 2011 - 6:00pm

Stress: The New Biological Clock – How We Can Turn It Back

This program is sold out

Elissa Epel, Ph.D., Health Psychologist, UCSF
Calvin Harley, Ph.D., pioneer in telomere biology
Jue Lin, Ph.D., Telomere/telomerase assay specialist in Elizabeth Blackburn's lab, UCSF
Thea Singer, Author, Stress Less

Groundbreaking science by Nobel Prize Winner Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel links psychological stress Read more »

Health Care and Americans

The health care that Americans receive is a source of pride and worry. Pride, because of the world-class level of care available in the country. Worry, because nearly 50 million people remain uninsured, and millions more have insufficient coverage. How can the country continue to deliver high-quality care, expand the percentage of its people who are covered by insurance, and push the boundaries of medical knowledge? Read more »