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Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

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Mon, Feb 3 2014 - 5:30pm

What makes human beings happy and why? Brandishing a sense of humor that sends readers into fits of giggles, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert dives headfirst into the exceedingly rich world of human behavior and emotion. Read more »

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Personal Growth Planning Meeting

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Thu, Jan 23 2014 - 5:30pm

Join us for a one-hour planning meeting for the Personal Growth Member-Led Forum. Be a part of the rebirth of this very important forum, which will focus on a broad curriculum covering human development, relationships, moral and ethical issues, and general self-help topics. We will be discussing the future of this Member-Led Forum and ideas for possible programs in 2014. Read more »

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Beyond Nature's Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History

Tue, Mar 4 2014 - 6:00pm

Nancy C. Unger, Professor of History, Santa Clara University 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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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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My Father's Ghost Climbing in the Rain by Patricio Pron

Mon, Jan 6 2014 - 5:30pm

Patricio Pron, one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists, gives us his American debut: a daring, deeply affecting novel about the secrets buried in the past of an Argentine family. A young writer, living abroad, makes the journey home to say goodbye to his dying father. In his parents’ house, he finds a cache of documents and unwittingly begins to unearth his father’s obsession with the disappearance of a local man. 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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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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Svante Pääbo: Neanderthal Man - In Search of Lost Genomes

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Thu, Mar 6 2014 - 6:00pm

Svante Pääbo, Ph.D., Director, Department of Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany Read more »

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