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The Redwoods League and 21st-century Land Conservation

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Wed, Oct 21 2015 - 6:00pm

Sam Hodder, President and CEO, Save the Redwoods League

Come hear Sam Hodder, president and CEO of Save the Redwoods League, explain how the iconic California redwoods catalyzed the nation's conservation movement, a century ago, and are now redefining our 21st century relationship with nature. He will discuss how a century of redwood conservation and research has demonstrated how these ancient trees could help us respond to modern day challenges. He says it's not just about how we can save the redwoods, but how the redwoods are saving us.

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Living in the Material World: The Future of the Humanities

Living in the Material World
Mon, Oct 12 2015 - 6:00pm

Caroline Winterer, Director and Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities, Stanford Humanities Center; Professor of History and of Classics at Stanford University
Russell Hancock, Pianist, Saint Michael Trio, and President and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Judy Salter, Board Member, Cal Humanities, and former President and CEO of Turtle Bay Exploration Park
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Book Discussion: The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David Kertzer

Thu, Oct 8 2015 - 5:30pm
Pius XI, who was pope during Mussolini’s rise to power in the 1920s, arranged to accept Il Duce’s political dominance in return for assurances of rights and privileges for the church. Over time, Pius XI became conflicted about fascism and Italy’s alliance with Nazi Germany. He prepared a statement condemning the Nazis as he was dying in 1938, but others in the Vatican prevented the original draft from being distributed. Kertzer explores ecclesiastical skullduggery and intrigue, including information revealed in recently opened Vatican archives.
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The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

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Wed, Oct 7 2015 - 6:00pm

Pedro Domingos, Professor, University of Washington; Co-founder, International Machine Learning Society Read more »

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Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

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Tue, Oct 6 2015 - 6:00pm

Alva Noë, Professor of Philosophy, UC Berkeley; Author, Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

What is art? Why do we value art as we do? What does art reveal about our nature? Alva Noë offers new answers to these questions through his book Strange Tools, which makes provocative use of examples in philosophy, art history and cognitive science. Listen to Noë explain why recent efforts to frame questions about art in terms of neuroscience and evolutionary biology alone have been, and will continue to be, unsuccessful.

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Can We Stop Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Tue, Oct 6 2015 - 12:00pm

Steve Blake, Sc.D., Nutritional Biochemist; Author, A Nutritional Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease; Faculty, Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience

What if there was a way to delay the development of Alzheimer’s disease by up to seven years? With both wise food choices and scientifically based supplementation, Steve Blake thinks it just might be possible. Find out the importance of vitamin D, antioxidants and polyphenols from food when it comes to lowering your risk of dementia, while Blake explains how you can implement these helpful techniques for yourself.

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China Today: Environmental Progress and Challenges

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Mon, Oct 5 2015 - 6:00pm

Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director, Natural Resources Defense Council Read more »

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Women in Tech: Can Silicon Valley Women Have It All?

Fri, Oct 2 2015 - 12:00pm

Jaleh Daie, Ph.D., Managing Partner, Aurora Equity; Member, Silicon Valley of Angels; Former Head of Science, David and Lucile Packard Foundation Read more »

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Seven Keys to a Successful Job Search

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Wed, Sep 30 2015 - 5:15pm

Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC, Job Search Expert; Author; Blogger; Speaker; Radio Host Read more »

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The Future of Digital Competition in Asia

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Tue, Sep 29 2015 - 6:00pm

Peter Cowhey, Ph.D., Dean, School of Global Policy & Strategy, UCSD; Former Chief, International Bureau of the FCC; Former Obama Advisor Read more »

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