Science

Upcoming event

Healthy Aging: Lowering the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

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Tue, Feb 3 2015 - 5:15pm

Patricia Renaut Spilman, M.S., Senior Scientist, Buck Institute Read more »

Upcoming event

NASA’s Kepler Mission: A Bounty of Planets Orbiting Distant Stars

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Thu, Jan 29 2015 - 6:00pm

Jack J. Lissauer, American Research Scientist, NASA's Ames Research Center; Co-Investigator, Kepler Mission Read more »

Past event

Up the Ladder: Women Pursuing Careers in Science and Technology

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Mon, Nov 17 2014 - 6:00pm

Hilary K. Seligman, M.D., MAS, Associate Professor in Residence, Departments of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF
Diane Wara, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF
Eva Cole, Student, Holy Names High School, Oakland; Alumna, Girls Who Code
Sara Seims, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Population and Reproductive Health Program, Packard Foundation – Moderator Read more »

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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
In conversation with Scot Sherman, Executive Director, Newbigin House of Studies; Teaching Pastor, City Church Read more »

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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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TechWomen: Advancing Women’s Leadership in Africa and the Middle East

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Mon, Oct 27 2014 - 6:00pm

Sylvia Mukasa, Chief Executive Officer, GlobalX Investments Ltd, Kenya
Tarimin Kewa, Senior Technical Specialist, Kisero Ltd, Nigeria
Ouafae Alami, Senior Software Engineer, Devoteam Services Maroc, Morocco
Evelyn Zoubi, Founder and CEO of Glanse
Eileen Brewer, Senior Manager, Symantec - Moderator Read more »

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Steven Johnson: Six innovations that Made the Modern World

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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
Stephen Ciesinski, Vice President and General Manager, SRI International - Moderator 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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Kevin Roe: The Ultimate Robot Challenge at Fukushima

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Thu, Oct 9 2014 - 6:00pm

Kevin Roe, Patent Attorney  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.

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