October 2012

California Cuisine and Just Food

Tue, Oct 30 2012 - 7:45pm

California Cuisine and Just Food

Sally Fairfax, Henry J. Read more »

Ira Shapiro: Recapturing Courage and Statesmanship in American Politics

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Wed, Oct 31 2012 - 12:00pm

Ira Shapiro: Recapturing Courage and Statesmanship in American Politics

This program is cancelled

Ira Shapiro, Former General Counsel and Ambassador, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Clinton Administration; Veteran U.S. Senate Staff Member; Author, The Last Great Senate: Courage And Statesmanship in Times of Crisis

Journalists have called the U.S. Read more »

After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Thu, Nov 15 2012 - 12:00pm

After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Douglas Foster, Author, After Mandela: the Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa; Associate Professor, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism

Foster provides a sobering portrait of a country caught between a democratic future and a political meltdown. Read more »

Kim Silverman: The Science of Magic

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Mon, Oct 29 2012 - 7:00pm

Making Magic Meaningful: Where Science and Magic Interact

To register for this program, please call 415 597 6705

Kim Silverman, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, Apple; President, the Society of American Magicians

A research scientist as well as a magician, Silverman draws on his background in science, technology and cognitive psychology to take magic from mere "tricks" to creating something scientifically meaningful.  He will discuss the interaction between science and magic, demonstr Read more »

Recent Acquisitions: Bay Area Museums Collect

Thu, Jan 24 2013 - 6:00pm

Recent Acquisitions: Bay Area Museums Collect

Alexis Coe, Museums Blogger, SF Weekly
Susan Goldstein, City Archivist of San Francisco
Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford
Julie M. Read more »

Just Added: Governor Jerry Brown

Thu, Nov 1 2012 - 12:00pm

Just Added: Governor Jerry Brown Read more »

Humanities West Book Discussion: A Pepys Anthology

Wed, Jan 23 2013 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: A Pepys Anthology

Join us to discuss the writings of Samuel Pepys, a Restoration-era London civil servant who worked to improve the Royal Navy and eventually became a member of Parliament. The diary he kept as a young man in the 1660s, published in 1825, has made him posthumously famous. Pepys’s diary gives vivid insight into his life and times and includes a first-hand account of the Great Fire of London. Read more »