Science

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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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The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning

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Mon, Oct 6 2014 - 12:00pm

Marcelo Gleiser, Author, The Island of Knowledge; Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College Read more »

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Roberto Trotta: The Edge of the Sky – All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is

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Tue, Sep 23 2014 - 6:00pm

Roberto Trotta, Theoretical Cosmologist, Astrophysics Group, Imperial College London; Author, The Edge of the Sky Read more »

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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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Ruth S. DeFries: The Big Ratchet - How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis

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Thu, Sep 18 2014 - 6:30pm

Ruth S. DeFries, Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development and Chair, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University; Author, The Big Ratchet 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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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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Science & Technology Planning Meeting

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Mon, Sep 15 2014 - 6:30pm

Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming Science & Technology Member-Led Forum programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead.

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