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Past event

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

Mon, Jun 1 2009 - 6:30pm

The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

Leonard Mlodinow, Author, The Drunkard’s Walk

From economic disaster to Supreme Court rulings, pure randomness may explain life’s outcomes more than we realize. Mlodinow proposes that we tend to overestimate the control we have over our destinies. The best-selling author will explain how a better understanding of statistics might bring hope to a nation facing an onslaught of misfortune. Read more »

Past event

Bonk with Mary Roach

Mon, May 4 2009 - 6:30pm

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Mary Roach, Author, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Spook and Stiff

In conversation with Jeff Greenwald, Writer; Artist; Performer

Bestselling author Roach tackles the salacious, creepy and titilating fringes of science and ventures into topics where others fear to tread. In her new book, Bonk, Roach broaches an area of science not normally included in polite conversation. Read more »

podcast

Getting Your Green Dream Job

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1:05:13

Getting Your Green Dream Job

Nick Ellis, CEO, Bright Green Talent
Liz Maw, Executive Director, Net Impact
Jeff Horowitz, Founder, Avoided Deforestation Partners
Peter Beadle, CEO, Green Jobs
Joel Makower, Executive Editor, GreenBiz.com; Author, Strategies for the Green Economy – Moderator Read more »

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Middle East History 101: The Origins of the Current Conflict (8/15/2006)

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1:01:38

George Bisharat, Professor of Law in Middle Eastern Societies, UC Hastings
Noel Kaplowitz, Former Professor of International Relations and Middle East Affairs, UC Davis, UC Berkeley and UCLA
Andrew Ross, Executive Foreign and National Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
Frederic Wehrey, International Policy Analyst, RAND Corp. Read more »

podcast

Urban Singles: Solo in the City (2/14/2007)

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1:08:25

Sasha Cagen, Author, Quirkyalone: Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics; Founder, quirkyalone.net
Ethan Watters, Author, Urban Tribes: A Generation Redefines Friendship, Family, and Commitment
Emily Morse, Host, “Sex with Emily” Read more »

podcast

Litquake, Inforum and Good Lit Talk About Science and Religion: Are They Irreconcilable? (10/9/2007)

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1:01:53

Michael Lerner, Rabbi, Beyt Tikkun Synagogue; Editor, Tikkun Magazine; Author, The Left Hand of God
Joan Roughgarden, Professor, Stanford University; Author, Evolution and the Christian Faith
Robert Russell, Founder and Director, The Center for Theology and Natural Science; Author, Cosmology, Evolution and Resurrection Hope
Dr. George Smoot, Nobel Laureate; Professor, UC Berkeley Read more »

podcast

Web 2.0: Amateur Hour or Mass-ive Knowledge? (2/28/2008)

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1:06:06

INFORUM Salons present
Web 2.0: Amateur Hour or Mass-ive Knowledge? Read more »

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Exit Strategies: Making the Decision to Sell (3/10/2008)

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1:00:23

Fentress Seagroves, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Private Company Services Practice
Grant Evans, Former CEO, A4Visions, Inc.
Jeff Fluhr, Former CEO, Stubhubam Read more »

podcast

Buy, Sell or Wait Part II: Real Estate in the Bay Area (7/1/2008)

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1:04:42

Joseph Perkins, President and CEO, Home Builders Association of Northern California
Rich Arzaga, Financial Planner; Professor, Real Estate Investment, U.C. Berkeley Extension
Tom Davidoff, Assistant Professor of Real Estate, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Read more »

podcast

Panel: Getting Your Green Dream Job (1/26/2009)

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Duration: 
1:05:16

Nick Ellis, CEO, Bright Green Talent
Liz Maw, Executive Director, Net Impact
Jeff Horowitz, Founder, Avoided Deforestation Partners
Peter Beadle, CEO, Green Jobs Read more »

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