July 2012

Alejandro Garcia: The Physics of Animation

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Sun, Sep 16 2012 - 2:00pm

The Physics of Animation

Alejandro Garcia, Professor, San Jose State University
Angie Coiro, Radio Host, “Live from the Left Coast” — Moderator

Computer animation in feature films is a modern-day nexus of art and science. Garcia discusses the animation industry from both the scientific and artistic perspectives and the process of making illustrations come to life. Read more »

Peter Gleick: The Future of Our Water - Can We Learn From The Past?

Thu, Sep 13 2012 - 6:00pm

The Future of Our Water:  Can We Learn from the Past?

Peter Gleick, Water Expert; Co-founder, Pacific Institute; MacArthur Fellow Read more »

Kira Z. Reginato: Here I am to Save the Day! What a Skilled Eldercare Manager Can Do for You

Mon, Sep 17 2012 - 5:15pm

Here I Am to Save the Day! What a Skilled Eldercare Manager Can Do for You

Kira Z. Reginato, Eldercare Manager; Radio Show Host

If you’re a caregiver for an aging spouse or one or more parents, you’re in good company with 66 million other Americans. Many will spend more years at this than they did raising children, and they are doing a demanding job without training or having a break. However, Reginato will explain that there is no need to struggle alone any more. Read more »

Russian Hill Walking Tour #8

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Thu, Aug 30 2012 - 2:00pm

Russian Hill Walking Tour

Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a two-hour hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. See where great artists and architects lived and worked, and walk down residential streets where some of the most historically significant houses in the Bay Area are located.

Location: Meet in front of Swensen's Ice Cream Store located at 1999 Hyde Street at Union. Read more »

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour #15

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Thu, Sep 13 2012 - 2:00pm

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot! Read more »

70 Years On: The Japanese American Curfew, Exclusion and Detention Orders and Civil Rights Today

Tue, Sep 25 2012 - 6:00pm

70 Years On: The Japanese-American Curfew, Exclusion and Detention Orders and Civil Rights Today

Karen Korematsu, Co-founder, The Korematsu Institute, Civil Rights Activist
Dale Minami, Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP
Don Tamaki, Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP

In 1942, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, and as a result, 120,000 Japanese Americans, more than half of whom were U.S.-born citizens, were uprooted from their homes, businesses and friends and held in camps. Read more »

Einar Enevoldson: The Perlan Project - Climate Science and Altitude Record

Tue, Oct 23 2012 - 6:00pm

The Perlan Project: Climate Science and Altitude Record

Einar Enevoldson, Founder and Chairman, Perlan Project

The Perlan Project is dedicated to building and flying a manned research glider to 90,000 feet in altitude, or “near space”, to study what role the strong stratospheric winds called the “polar vortex,” play in ozone depletion and how they influence global weather patterns.

The Perlan Project has a three-part mission of science, engineering, and education. Read more »

Thea Bellos: Timeless Explorations - A Creative Odyssey

Mon, Sep 24 2012 - 6:00pm

Timeless Explorations: A Creative Odyssey

Thea Bellos, Artist; Photographer; Global Marketing and Management Consultant; Educator; Mentor; President, Global Stewards Institute

Berkeley photographer and professor Bellos will be speaking about her exhibit, "Timeless Explorations: Views from Cuba, Chile, Vietnam, Cambodia and Turkey," currently on view at the Club office. Read more »

Chris Dodd: Creative Content and the Cloud

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Tue, Oct 2 2012 - 6:00pm

Chris Dodd: Creative Content and the Cloud

Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America; Former Senator, Connecticut

In conversation with Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor, California; Host, The Gavin Newsom Show Read more »

The Arts as a Medium for Exploring Racial Issues: Past, Present, Future

Mon, Jul 30 2012 - 6:00pm

The Arts As a Medium for Exploring Racial Issues: Past, Present, Future

Sherri Young, Executive Director, African American Shakespeare Company
Joyce Jordan, Founder and Director, Joyce Jordan Gallery, Oakland
Sean San Jose, Co-founder, Campo Santo; Program Director, Intersection for the Arts
Marcus Shelby, Jazz Bassist; Composer; Director, Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra

The Arts Forum hosts a lively panel discussion in association with AfroSolo Arts Festival 19. Read more »