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The Sky Event of the Decade: The “All-American” Eclipse of the Sun on August 21

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Mon, Jul 31 2017 - 6:30pm

Andrew Fraknoi, Chair, Astronomy Department, Foothill College; Former Executive Director, Astronomical Society of the Pacific; Author, When the Sun Goes Dark Read more »

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Chinatown Walking Tour

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Thu, Jul 27 2017 - 10:00am

Enjoy a Commonwealth Club neighborhood adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable, midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store, the site of the first public school in the state and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory.

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Vinod Khosla: The Future of Technology

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Thu, Jul 20 2017 - 7:00pm

Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures; Entrepreneur; Investor Read more »

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For-Profit Punishment? The Private Prison Question

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Tue, Jul 18 2017 - 6:30pm

Shane Bauer, Senior Reporter, Mother Jones; Co-Author, A Sliver of Light
Alysia Santo, Staff Reporter, the Marshall Project
Mina Kim, News Anchor and Friday's "Forum" Host, KQED—Moderator
Additional Panelists TBA Read more »

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Ancestry’s Catherine Ball: Who Do You Think You Are?

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Mon, Jul 17 2017 - 6:30pm

Catherine Ball, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Ancestry

Perceived identity has been a discussion for centuries because of its crucial and diverse psychological implications. Culture, social roles, relationships and family structure have been known to make up and create one’s sense of self. This need rests deep inside every human—to feel connected to something bigger than ourselves and to find our place in the world.   Read more »

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Richard Harris and Mary Roach: Is Sloppy Science Killing Us?

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Thu, Jul 13 2017 - 6:30pm

Richard Harris, Science Correspondent, NPR; Author, Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hopes, and Wastes Billions; Twitter  
In Conversation with Mary Roach Read more »

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Thu, Jul 13 2017 - 2:00pm

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets and public squares.

Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, art deco lobbies, unique open spaces and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!

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Nirvana Through Technology

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Wed, Jul 12 2017 - 7:00pm

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, UCSF; Director, UCSF Neuroscience Imaging Center; Founder and Executive Director, Neuroscape; Co-Founder and Chief Science Advisor, Akili Interactive Labs; Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Jazz Venture Partners
Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Spirit Rock Center; Buddhist Monk; Author; Teacher Read more »

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How to Fall in Love with Anyone

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Tue, Jul 11 2017 - 6:30pm

Mandy Len Catron, Author, How to Fall In Love with Anyone; Professor of English and Creative Writing, the University of British Columbia; Editor, The Love Story Project
Moira Weigel, Author, Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating; Editor, Logic; Ph.D. Candidate, Yale University—Moderator Read more »

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U.S. Health Care Under Trump: Former Medicaid/Medicare Chiefs Square Off

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Tue, Jun 27 2017 - 6:30pm

Gail Wilensky, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Project HOPE; Former Administrator Under President George H.W. Bush, Health Care Financing Administration 
Andy Slavitt, Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center; Former Acting Administrator President Barack Obama, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Mark Zitter, Chair, the Zetema Project—Moderator Read more »

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