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

Mon, Oct 19 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.
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Chinese Medicine and Managing Diabetes

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Mon, Oct 19 2015 - 6:00pm

John Nieters, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Licensed Acupuncturist, Xin Hua Hospital Read more »

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Taking Ownership of Your Clinical Laboratory Test Results

Dr. Alan Wu
Wed, Oct 14 2015 - 6:00pm

Alan Wu, Ph.D., Director, Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology and Pharmacogenomics Laboratories, San Francisco General Hospital; Professor, Laboratory Medicine, UCSF; Author, Toxicology! Because What You Don't Know Can Kill You and The Hidden Assassin: When Clinical Lab Tests Go Awry Read more »

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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 Read more »

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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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21st Century Solutions to Critical Western United States Water Woes

Mon, Oct 5 2015 - 6:00pm

Sara Aminzadeh, Executive Director, California Coastkeeper Alliance
Heather Cooley, Water Program Co-Director, Pacific Institute
Max Gomberg, Senior Environmental Scientist, California State Water Resources Control Board
Kimery Wiltshire, CEO and Director, Carpe Diem West Read more »

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