Humanities

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Robert A. Scott: Scholasticism and the Design of the Medieval Gothic Cathedral

Wed, Nov 2 2011 - 6:00pm

Scholasticism and the Design of the Medieval Gothic Cathedral

Note new date! Rescheduled from November 2 to January 9

Robert A. Scott, Author, The Gothic Enterprise

Monday Night Philosophy explores how ideas shape influential architecture. The design of the great gothic cathedrals of Medieval Europe is characterized by geometric regularity. Read more »

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Transforming Terror

Thu, Oct 27 2011 - 6:00pm

Transforming Terror: Remembering the Soul of the World

This program is cancelled

Susan Griffin, Co-editor, Transforming Terror; Author, A Chorus of Stones
Karin Carrington, Co-editor, Transforming Terror; Professor of Depth Psychology, Pacifica Institute and JFK University
Howard Teich, Author, The Psychology of Light: Healing the Divided Soul
Rebecca Solnit, Author, Savage Dreams
Micha Read more »

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Elliott S. Fisher: Achieving a Sustainable Health-Care System

Tue, Oct 25 2011 - 6:00pm

Achieving a Sustainable Health-Care System: What Might We Do?

Elliott S. Fisher, M.D., MPH, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School

In medical care, is more always better? Dr. Fisher calls this widely held assumption into question. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo

Wed, Oct 19 2011 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Join us to discuss The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo, as background reading on medieval Paris and its centerpiece, the Gothic cathedral masterpiece justly famous throughout the world. The discussion will be moderated by Lynn Harris. Neither the author nor Quasimodo will be present.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. discussion
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
George Hammond

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Philip Schultz: My Dyslexia

Tue, Oct 18 2011 - 12:00pm
This program is cancelled
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Stephen Greenblatt: The Swerve - How the World Became Modern

Mon, Oct 10 2011 - 6:00pm

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Stephen Greenblatt, Author, The Swerve; Professor of English and American Literature, Harvard University Read more »

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Andrew Jameson: The Battle of the Bulge

Wed, Oct 5 2011 - 6:00pm

The Battle of the Bulge

Andrew Jameson, Military Historian; Former Assistant Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley

A veteran of the Battle of the Bulge takes us behind the scenes of the biggest and costliest battle ever fought by the U.S. Army, lasting from December 16th, 1944, to January 25, 1945. As many as 250,000 German soldiers and 1,000 tanks pushed the Allied line back during a very cold, snowy Ardennes Forest winter. Read more »

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Bruce Cain: Saving California's Government - Burn the Wagons?

Fri, Sep 23 2011 - 12:00pm

Saving California's Government: Burn the Wagons?

Bruce Cain, Heller Professor of Political Science and Director of the Washington Center, University of California

Though almost everyone realizes California currently has enormous politically caused economic problems, not many of us have realistic ideas for how to move forward again. Professor Cain is a well-known acute observer of the California political scene. Read more »

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California Common Sense

Thu, Sep 15 2011 - 12:00pm

California Common Sense

Dakin Sloss, President, California Common Sense (CACS)
Joe Lonsdale, Chairman of the Board, CACS; Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Investor
Evan Storms, Research Director, CACS

Stanford alumni and students positing that 21st-century technology could both illuminate the sources of California's state government dysfunction and eliminate at least some of them formed California Common Sense in 2010. Read more »

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The Ideas Underlying Silicon Valley's Success

Mon, Sep 12 2011 - 6:00pm

The Ideas Underlying Silicon Valley's Success

This event is sold out.

Dan Cooperman, Former General Counsel; Apple and Oracle
Mark Tuttle, Former Entrepreneur
Fred Turner, Associate Professor of Communications, Stanford University; Author, From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism
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