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Humanities West Book Discussion - The Song of Roland

Wed, Mar 4 2015 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss The Song of Roland, the anonymous classical epic that glorifies the heroism of Charlemagne in the 778 battle between the Franks and the Moors. Lynn Harris will lead the discussion.

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Changing the Way We Die

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Mon, Oct 27 2014 - 6:00pm

Fran Smith, Author, Changing the Way We Die; Blogger, Psychology Today
Sheila Himmel, Author, Changing the Way We Die; Blogger, Psychology Today Read more »

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The Rise and Fall of a Jewish American Princess

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Tue, Dec 16 2014 - 5:15pm

Barbara Rose Brooker, Author; Columnist; Performer; Teacher Read more »

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Leon Panetta

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Thu, Oct 16 2014 - 6:30pm

Leon Panetta, Former Director, CIA; Former U.S. Secretary of Defense; Author, Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace

Dr. Gloria C. Duffy, President & CEO of The Commonwealth Club – Moderator Read more »

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Ace the Interview: Critical Skills for Midlife Applicants

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Wed, Oct 15 2014 - 5:15pm

Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC; Job Search Specialist; Career/Life Transition Counselor; Writer Read more »

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Tony Serra: The Green, Yellow, and Purple Years in the Life of a Radical Lawyer

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Fri, Oct 10 2014 - 12:00pm

J. Tony Serra, Criminal Defense Attorney; Author, The Green, Yellow, and Purple Years in the Life of a Radical Lawyer Read more »

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No More Heart Attacks

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Thu, Oct 9 2014 - 12:00pm

Steve Blake, ScD, Faculty Nutritional Biochemist, Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience LLC; Author, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified Read more »

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Charles Blow - New York Times Visual Op-Ed Columnist

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Mon, Sep 29 2014 - 12:00pm

Charles Blow, Visual Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times; Author, Fire Shut Up in My Bones; Twitter @CharlesMBlow
Ian F. Haney-López, Professor, UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law; Author, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class - Moderator 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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Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin and the Organized Mind

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Thu, Sep 4 2014 - 6:30pm

Daniel J. Levitin, Author, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload and This Is Your Brain on Music Read more »

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