Science

Upcoming event

Steven Johnson: Six innovations that Made the Modern World

Wed, Oct 22 2014 - 7:00pm

Steven Johnson, Author, Where Good Ideas Come From and How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World; Twitter @stevenbjohnson

From the printing press to Wi-Fi, popular science writer Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation and examines where these ideas came from and how they moved from idea to existence. From a simple concept, bizarre coincidence, or surprising accident, hear more about some of the most brilliant inventions that have revolutionized the world we live in. Read more »

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Science & Technology Organizational Meeting

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Mon, Oct 20 2014 - 6:15pm

The Club’s Science & Technology Member-Led Forum has an opening for the new chair to lead our Forum in 2015 and beyond. Both long-time and new Club members are welcome! If you are interested in being considered, please bring (1) your resume and (2) a one-page essay on why you would like to serve as the chair of the Science & Technology Member-Led Forum. Read more »

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Steven Pinker

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Wed, Oct 8 2014 - 7:00pm

Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University; Author, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century; Twitter: @sapinker

LOL and CU L8R – is technology corrupting the English language? With our daily lives bombarded by texts and tweets, are etiquette, writing, and grammar going out of style? Noted linguist and cognitive scientist Pinker will discuss the science of language as well as the challenges of crafting clear, coherent and stylish prose.

Upcoming event

Eric Metaxas: Do you Believe in Miracles?

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Wed, Oct 29 2014 - 6:00pm

Eric Metaxas, Lecturer, King’s College; Author, Bonhoeffer and Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life

What are miracles and why do we believe in them? Is it for comfort, to explain the inexplicable, or do we simply long for a connection with something larger than ourselves? And why do some people dismiss them out of hand, as if they can never happen? Read more »

Past event

Benedict Carey: How We Learn

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Thu, Sep 18 2014 - 7:00pm

Benedict Carey, Science Reporter, The New York Times; Author, How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens; Twitter: @bencareynyt

Jenny Dearborn, Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, SAP – Moderator Read more »

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Stewart Brand and Ryan Phelan: Genetic Rescue for Extinct and Endangered Wildlife

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Tue, Sep 16 2014 - 6:00pm

Stewart Brand, Co-founder, Revive and Restore; Founder, The Long Now Foundation; Founder/Editor, The Whole Earth Catalogue
Ryan Phelan, Co-founder and Executive Director, Revive & Restore Read more »

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Water Underfoot

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Wed, Aug 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Debbie Davis, Community & Rural Affairs Advisor, Office of Planning and Research, State of California
Felicia Marcus, Chair, State Water Resources Control Board
Barton Thompson, Director, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
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Upcoming event

Stanley B. Prusiner: Madness and Memory

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Tue, Oct 28 2014 - 6:00pm

Stanley B. Prusiner, MD, Director, Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases; Professor, Department of Neurology, UCSF; Winner, Nobel Prize for Medicine Read more »

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The Cutting Edge of Science, Homeopathy and Nanomedicine

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Wed, Sep 17 2014 - 6:00pm

Dana Ullman, MPH, CCH, Author, Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines; Founder, Homeopathic Educational Services Read more »

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