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Robert Bringhurst: What the Ink Sings to the Paper

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Fri, Oct 19 2012 - 12:00pm

What the Ink Sings to the Paper

Robert Bringhurst, Author, The Elements of Typographic Style

Even in the era of the Internet and digital publishing, the writer’s craft becomes visible through the medium of print. Bringhurst will examine the common spirit that moves the typographer, master printer, artist and writer. He will place particular emphasis on California printing at the center of discovery and expression in the form of printed books. Read more »

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Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Fri, Oct 19 2012 - 12:00pm

Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake: Building Smart Communities

Kazuyuki Tohji, Professor and Chair of the Environment Science Department, Tohoku University
Masato Suzuki, Director and Consul, Japan Information Center, Consulate General of Japan (introduction)

Energy systems in Japan were seriously damaged due to the accidents at nuclear power plants in the wake of the catastrophic Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Read more »

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Andrew Jameson: Piracy- Ancient and Modern

Thu, Oct 18 2012 - 6:00pm

This program has been cancelled.

Piracy: Ancient and Modern

Andrew Jameson, Professor Emeritus of History, Harvard;  Assistant Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley (Retired) Read more »

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God's Hotel: A Doctor, A Hospital, and A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

Wed, Oct 17 2012 - 6:00pm

God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine

Victoria Sweet, M.D., Author, God's Hotel Read more »

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Standing into the Storm

Tue, Oct 16 2012 - 6:00pm

Standing into the Storm

Ken and Kathy Lindner, Founders, Lindner Bison and Heritage Ranch; Authors, Standing into the Storm

Corporatization of agriculture and livestock has been a prominent issue in the national consciousness for the past few decades, and it has been defining for Ken and Kathy Lindner. The Lindners, first-generation sustainable bison ranchers, will discuss the flaws of industrial farming as well as their experience in moving away from it. Read more »

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Kerrin Meis: Romaine Brooks -The Other Amazon

Mon, Oct 15 2012 - 6:00pm

Romaine Brooks: The Other Amazon

Kerrin Meis, Art Historian

Romaine Brooks is best known for her relationship with the American expatriate writer Natalie Barney, and her paintings have often been dismissed as retardataire because she embraced the figurative in a period of artistic upheaval. But Robert de Montesquiou dubbed her the Thief of Souls, recognizing her uncanny ability to capture the essence of her subjects. Read more »

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Mitch Mayne: Gay Mormons for Equality

Thu, Oct 11 2012 - 6:00pm

Gay Mormons for Equality: In Conversation with Mitch Mayne

Mitch Mayne, Executive Secretary, San Francisco Bishopric, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Read more »

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Spillover: The Rise of New Global Disease Epidemics

Wed, Oct 10 2012 - 6:00pm

Spillover: The Rise of New Viral Disease Epidemics

David Quammen, Science, Nature and Travel Writer; Author, Spillover

The emergence of strange new diseases is a frightening problem that seems to be getting worse. In this age of speedy travel, it could threaten a worldwide pandemic. The bugs that transmit some of these serious infectious diseases share one thing: They originate in wild animals and pass ailments to humans by a process called spillover. Read more »

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Adam Leipzig: Hollywood, Creativity and Entrepreneurial Recovery

Tue, Oct 9 2012 - 6:00pm

Hollywood, Creativity and Entrepreneurial Recovery

Adam Leipzig, Former President, National Geographic Films; Former Senior Vice President, Walt Disney Studios Read more »

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Aaron S. Williams: Peace Corps in the 21st Century - Benefits of Service in the Global Marketplace

Tue, Oct 9 2012 - 12:00pm

Peace Corps in the 21st Century: Benefits of Service in Today’s Global Marketplace

This program is cancelled

Aaron S. Williams, Director, Peace Corps

Many of the inequities that existed half a century ago, such as poverty, disease, illiteracy and hunger, still loom large in much of the world. Today, however, these injustices are often exacerbated by challenges ranging from climate change to malaria to HIV/AIDS. Read more »

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