Humanities

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The Faraway Nearby

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Thu, May 29 2014 - 6:00pm

Rebecca Solnit, Author, The Faraway Nearby Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion - The Caliph's Splendor: Islam and the West in the Golden Age of Baghdad by Benson Bobrick

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Wed, Apr 30 2014 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss the achievements of Harun al-Rashid, the legendary caliph of The Thousand and One Nights, whose actual court was nearly as magnificent as the fictional one. Read more »

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Diversity and Accomplishment: Celebrating Assyrian Contributions to Baghdad's Golden Age

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Thu, Apr 24 2014 - 6:00pm

Nicholas Al-Jeloo, Ph.D. in Syriac Studies Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion - The Arabian Nights: Tales from A Thousand and One Nights

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Wed, Apr 16 2014 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss the Richard F. Burton translation of the classic tales from Baghdad's Golden Age. These are the tales about Aladdin, Sinbad and Ali Baba that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending, and a thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever. Read more »

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The Immigrant and the University - Peder Sather and Gold Rush California

Thu, Apr 3 2014 - 6:00pm

Karin Sveen, Author,The Immigrant and the University Read more »

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The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature

The Bohemians: Mark Twain & San Francisco Writers
Wed, Apr 2 2014 - 6:00pm

Ben Tarnoff, Author, The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature Read more »

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White House Story

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Wed, Mar 26 2014 - 6:00pm

Melinda Bates, Author, White House Story: A Democratic Memoir Read more »

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The Book of Forgiving

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Thu, Mar 20 2014 - 12:00pm

Reverend Mpho A. Tutu, Episcopal Priest, Founder and Executive Director, the Tutu Institute for Prayer & Pilgrimage; Co-author, The Book of Forgiving Read more »

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Learning from Leonardo

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Tue, Mar 18 2014 - 6:00pm

Fritjof Capra, Founding Director, Center for Ecoliteracy; Author, Learning from Leonardo Read more »

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Plato at the Googleplex

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Thu, Mar 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Rebecca Goldstein, MacArthur Fellow, Professor of Philosophy; Author, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Read more »

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