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

Mon, Nov 16 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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Why Higher Education Should Embrace Wikipedia

Mon, Nov 16 2015 - 5:15pm

Amin Azzam, MD, MA; Faculty, UCSF; Faculty, UC Berkeley

In 2013 Amin Azzam created the nation's first medical school course dedicated entirely to improving the health-related content on Wikipedia. It is estimated that every six out of seven people on the planet have access to the internet through mobile phones. In higher education throughout most of the United States, students can Google answers before their teachers finish asking the questions. So why do most professors still shun Wikipedia as a source of information?

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Socrates Café

Mon, Nov 16 2015 - 5:00pm

On one Monday evening of every month the Humanities Forum sponsors Socrates Café at The Commonwealth Club. Each meeting is devoted to the discussion of a philosophical topic chosen at that meeting. The group's facilitator, John Nyquist, invites participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic is asked to briefly explain why she or he considers that topic interesting and important. An open discussion follows, and the meeting ends with a summary of the various perspectives participants expressed. Read more »

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The Orbital Perspective

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Fri, Nov 13 2015 - 12:00pm

Ron Garan, Former NASA Astronaut; Author, The Orbital Perspective

Garan, a retired NASA astronaut who logged 178 days in space and 71 million miles in orbit, will discuss his perspective of his experience as an astronaut and his time spent on the International Space Station. He was a long-term resident of the ISS, where he lived and worked with U.S. and Russian crewmates. He also served aboard the space shuttle Discovery. He left NASA in 2013, but not before becoming the first person ever to give a TED Talk from space. Read more »

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A Holiday Toast to the 2015 Wine Harvest: Sustainable Practices and Pairings

A Holiday Toast to the 2015 Wine Harvest: Sustainable Practices and Pairings
Thu, Nov 12 2015 - 6:00pm

Jeffrey Landolt, Vineyard Manager, Benziger Family Winery
Josh Prigge, Sustainability Manager, Fetzer Vineyards
Kent Mann, Vice President, Central Valley Operations, Trinchero Family Estates
Cyril Penn, Editor in Chief, Wine Busines Monthly
Allison Jordan, Executive Director, California Sustainable Wine Growing Alliance – Moderator Read more »

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Patient Safety: Get the Diagnosis Right

Tue, Nov 10 2015 - 6:00pm

Elizabeth McGlynn, Ph.D., Director, Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research, Kaiser Permanente
Urmimala Sarkar, M.D., MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Kathryn McDonald, M.M., Executive Director, Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University Read more »

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12 Mind-Blowing Success Secrets for Small Businesses

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Mon, Nov 9 2015 - 7:00pm

Rick Gilbert, Founder, PowerSpeaking, Inc; Author, Speaking Up: Surviving Executive Presentations Read more »

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America's Future Role in Global Security

Mon, Nov 9 2015 - 6:00pm

Eugene Gholz, Stanley Kaplan Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy, Williams College
David M. Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus, Stanford University; Author, Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War (Pulitzer Prize)
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution Read more »

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Challenges in Covering International News

Mon, Nov 9 2015 - 12:00pm

Parisa Khosravi, Former Vice President for Global Relations and News Gathering, CNN
Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting – Moderator Read more »

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Your Health, Your Wealth: Seven Steps to Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care

Wed, Nov 4 2015 - 5:15pm

Denise Michaud, CLTC, Independent Insurance Broker

Most people used to rely upon family for their long-term care. In the 1960s, insurance for nursing home and home care was developed, later called LTC insurance, to provide funds for professional caregivers. Over time there have been many changes to LTC insurance, and new types of products have been introduced. Learn how to decide how much LTC insurance to buy versus relying upon your own assets, your family members or MediCal.

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