June 2011

Brain plasticity across the lifespan

Wed, Jun 15 2011 - 6:00pm

Brain Plasticity Across the Lifespan

Additional tickets now available!

Adam Gazzaley, Professor, UCSF

It is now known that our brain changes structurally and functionally in response to our interactions with our environment throughout our lives, not just during critical times like childhood. This modern perspective is called neuroplasticity and scientists are actively exploring the intricacies of this phenomenon. Read more »

"Pudd'nhead Wilson"

Tue, Jul 5 2011 - 5:30pm

The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson and the Comedy of Those Extraordinary Twins

Come join in a post-holiday discussion of Pudd’nhead Wilson, Mark Twain’s acerbic look at miscegenation and racism in the antebellum South. 

MLF: SF Book Discussion
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Howard Crane

INFORUM Happy Hour and New Member Welcome

Published in:
Tue, Jun 14 2011 - 6:00pm

Inforum Happy Hour and New Member Welcome

With summer just beginning, we'd like to welcome new Inforum members with a happy hour at one of SF's newest, delicious lounges - Churchill. Our happy hour will be rife with interesting people, intriguing conversations and exquisite cocktails. Come connect your intellect and socialize over beverage specials with new and veteran INFORUM members. 
 
Location: Churchill, 198 Church St. (at Market St.)
Time: 6-8 p.m. Read more »

Finalists Announced for 80th Annual California Book Awards

Categories include:
Poetry, Young Adult, Juvenile, First Fiction, Fiction, and Nonfiction
Winners announced: week of April 11, 2011
Awards Ceremony: Thursday June 2, 2011 at 6 p.m.
Read more »

The Commonwealth Club of California 23rd Annual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner

FORMER SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR WILLIE BROWN, SAN FRANCISCO’S FIRST FEMALE FIRE CHIEF, JOANNE HAYES-WHITE, KGO RADIO’S RONN OWENS HEADLINE “A ROOM WITH VIEWS”
MARYLES CASTO AND BRIAN D. RILEY TO CO-CHAIR EVENT
THE PALACE HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO MARCH 15, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO
Read more »

Winners of 80th Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

Gold Medals Awarded to:
Karen Tei Yamashita’s I Hotel for FICTION
Yunte Huang’s Charlie Chan for NONFICTION
Alexandra Teague’s Mortal Geography for POETRY

Awards Ceremony: Thursday June 2, 2011 at 6 p.m.
Sponsored by Bank of the West
Read more »

The Commonwealth Club of California Presents "India Now" Series

SAN FRANCISCO – (June 8, 2011) Just two years after the 2008 Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire renewed our fascination with India, The Commonwealth Club is presenting a closer look at this ancient culture in their August series of special lectures this year. “India Now" will feature topics ranging from Bollywood to yoga, ancient tradition to remarkable innovation. Home to 1.2 billion people and a burgeoning economy, India is rapidly emerging as one of the world superpowers of the twenty-first century. Read more »