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Is Your Car Killing Your Lawn?

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Thu, May 19 2016 - 6:30pm

Noah Diffenbaugh, Associate Professor of Earth System Science, Stanford

Noah Diffenbaugh and other scientists have shed further light on why Californians should care about the weather up in the land of Santa Claus. A conversation on the connection between dirty fuels, white sea ice, brown lawns and what we can expect in the future now that we realize El Niño didn’t kill the drought.

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Lecture-demonstration: The Gamelan Degung Ensemble of West Java

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Wed, May 11 2016 - 12:00pm

Henry Spiller, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Music, University of California Davis
UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble, with guest artist Burhan Sukarma Read more »

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Getting to Green

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Tue, Apr 26 2016 - 6:30pm

Jill Buck, Founder and Executive Director, Go Green Initiative Association
Frederic C. Rich, Author, Getting to Green: Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution

Pew polling reveals that the environment is one of the two things about which Republicans and Democrats disagree most. It wasn’t always this way. President Nixon created the EPA and President Reagan tackled the hole in the ozone and acid rain. President George Bush described himself as an environmental president. Read more »

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Dr. Theodora Ross: Cancer in the Family

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Tue, Feb 23 2016 - 7:00pm

Theodora Ross, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of the Cancer Genetics Program, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Author, A Cancer in the Family: Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance
Alison van Diggelen, Host, "Fresh Dialogues"; BBC Contributor—Moderator Read more »

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An Evening with Meredith Maran, Kelly Corrigan and Ayelet Waldman

Tue, Feb 16 2016 - 6:30pm

Meredith Maran, Editor, Why We Write About Ourselves: Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature
Kelly Corrigan, Author, Glitter and Glue
Ayelet Waldman, Author, Bad Mother

This is a Good Lit event, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Longevity Explorers Discussion Group: Better Aging. You. Your parents.

Mon, Dec 14 2015 - 6:30pm

This regular discussion group will be exploring new and emerging solutions to the challenges of growing older. Not only will we be uncovering interesting new products at the intersection of aging and technology, we will also be conducting a series of ongoing deep dive discussions into topics like brain health, apps for seniors, hearing and wearables for seniors. The results of our discussions will be shared with a larger community of older adults interested in improving their quality of life through our partner in this initiative, Tech-enhanced Life, PBC. Read more »

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Roberta Kaplan

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Tue, Oct 20 2015 - 7:30pm

Roberta Kaplan, Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Author, Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA
In conversation with Kara Swisher, Executive Editor, Re/code Read more »

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Where's the Beef? Our Changing Ideas About Meat

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Thu, Oct 1 2015 - 7:45pm

Nicolette Hahn Niman, Environmental Lawyer; Vegetarian; Cattle Rancher; Author, Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production
Patricia Unterman, Chef and Co-owner, Hayes Street Grill; Blogger; Author; Long-time Restaurant Critic, San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner
Gibson Thomas, Publisher, Edible Marin & Wine Country Magazine — Moderator Read more »

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Dialogos: Perspectives on Cuba and the U.S. Through the Lens of Ballet and the Arts

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Thu, Sep 24 2015 - 7:00pm

José Manuel Carreño, Artistic Director, Silicon Valley Ballet
Carla Dirlikov, Singer; Founder, El Camino Project 
Additional Speakers TBA Read more »

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Music from the Inside Out: Film and Q&A

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Thu, Aug 27 2015 - 6:45pm

Cyrus Ginwala, Music Director, San Francisco State University

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation Read more »

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