July 2012

The Illusion of Building Green: How our Fight for Responsible Building Design is Falling Short

Tue, Aug 28 2012 - 6:00pm

The Illusion of Building Green: How Our Fight for Environmentally Responsible Building Design Is Falling Short

Rick Chitwood, BSME, HVAC: Insulation Contractor, Field Researcher; Code Writer; Author
Frank Bergamaschi, California Registered Architect, LEED Accredited Professional

The way we approach the marketing of environmental design and technology rarely includes practical, cost saving methods. Often the marketing message is: more money = best energy practices. Read more »

Bastille Day Celebration with the Bay Gourmet Forum

Fri, Jul 13 2012 - 12:00pm

Bastille Day Celebration with the Bay Gourmet Forum

Cara Black, Author, Murder at the Lanterne Rouge - the 12 Aimee Leduc Mystery
in conversation with Leonard Pitt, Physical Theatre Actor and Teacher, Author, Walks Through Lost Paris: Paris, A Journey Through Time

And Yigit Pura, Winner, "Top Chef: Just Desserts"; Owner, Tout Sweet, in conversation with Cathy Curtis, Chair, Bay Gourmet Forum

San Francisco resident Black frequents a Paris little known outside the Read more »

Success and Chocolate

Mon, Jul 16 2012 - 6:00pm

Success and Chocolate

Kathy Wiley, Owner, Poco Dolce
Ellin Purdom, Director of Social Media, Toffee Talk
Wendy Lieu, Chief Chocolatier, Socola Chocolatier  
Zohara Mapes, Chocolate Maker, TCHO
Peggy Butler, Blogger, Success & Chocolate Blog - Mode Read more »

Jonathan Canick: Aging and the Persistence of Mind

Thu, Sep 20 2012 - 6:00pm

Aging and the Persistence of Mind

Jonathan Canick, Member, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, California Pacific Medical Center; Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Read more »

William Clancey: Working on Mars - Voyages of Scientific Discovery

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Sun, Aug 26 2012 - 2:00pm

William J. Clancey: Working on Mars – Voyages of Scientific Discovery

Chief Scientist, Human-Centered Computing Intelligent Systems Division, NASA Ames Research Center and Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition; Author, Working on Mars: Voyages of Scientific Discovery with the Mars Exploration Rovers

For more than eight years, scientists have been doing fieldwork on Mars in the first overland investigation of another planet. Read more »

Tony Haymet: Understanding the Deep Sea - Oceanography Meets Business

Wed, Sep 5 2012 - 6:00pm

Understanding the Deep Sea: Oceanography Meets Business

Tony Haymet, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, and Dean, Graduate School of Marine Sciences, UCSD

Our community is increasingly asking demanding questions on the prediction of the natural world. What useful chemicals will be discovered from the ocean and ocean mud? Will the steady trend in movement of California precipitation from snow to rain continue, or accelerate? Read more »

Joel Fajans: Antimatter, Anti-Atoms, and the Big Bang

Mon, Oct 1 2012 - 6:00pm

Antimatter, Anti-Atoms, and the Big Bang

Joel Fajans, Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley Read more »

Rebecca Costa: The Watchman's Rattle - Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

Wed, Jul 18 2012 - 6:00pm

The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

This program is postponed until November 8

Rebecca Costa, Interviewer, The Costa Report, Author, The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

Sociobiologist Costa asks what happens to us when complexity exceeds our ability to handle it. Read more »

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 »