November 2013

White House Story

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Wed, Mar 26 2014 - 6:00pm

Melinda Bates, Author, White House Story: A Democratic Memoir Read more »

Learning from Leonardo

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Tue, Mar 18 2014 - 6:00pm

Fritjof Capra, Founding Director, Center for Ecoliteracy; Author, Learning from Leonardo Read more »

Svante Pääbo: Neanderthal Man - In Search of Lost Genomes

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Thu, Mar 6 2014 - 6:00pm

Svante Pääbo, Ph.D., Director, Department of Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany Read more »

Where's Rosie? The State of Personal Robotics

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Mon, Mar 10 2014 - 6:00pm

Melonee Wise, Co-founder and CEO, Unbounded Robotics
Joe Augenbraun, Founder, Neato Robotics
Pieter Abbeel, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley Read more »

Robots in Unconventional Workplaces

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Wed, Feb 26 2014 - 6:00pm

Brian Gerkey, CEO, Open Source Robotics Foundation 
Rich Mahoney, Director, Robotics Program, SRI International 
Paola Santana, Co-founder, Matternet
Steve Henn, Technology Correspondent, NPR – Moderator
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Glimpsing the Past: a Virtual Tour of Pompeii

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Mon, Feb 10 2014 - 6:00pm

Michael Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, San Francisco State University

Monday Night Philosophy explores the past with Anderson, who will present a virtual day in Pompeii: a walking tour of the highlights of the ancient city designed to reveal aspects of its history, development, daily life and destruction. Monuments visited will include the forum and its temples and administrative buildings, theatre district and the city's amphitheater, and numerous ancient houses. Italian espresso not provided, but highly recommended.

Step into My Shoes - Validating the Older Person with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

Wed, Jan 15 2014 - 5:15pm

Jane Mahakian, Ph.D., President/Founder, Aging Matters, Inc. Read more »

Arthur M. Shapiro: Ecological Communities and the March of Time

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Mon, Mar 24 2014 - 12:00pm

Arthur M. Shapiro, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Evolution and Ecology, College of Biological Sciences, UC Davis Read more »

Plato at the Googleplex

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Thu, Mar 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Rebecca Goldstein, MacArthur Fellow, Professor of Philosophy; Author, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Read more »

Joe R. McBride: The History, Ecology and Future of Eucalyptus Plantations in the Bay Area

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Wed, Apr 9 2014 - 12:00pm

Joe R. McBride, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley Read more »