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Make It So: What Design and Science Fiction Can Learn From Each Other

Tue, Apr 10 2012 - 6:00pm

Make It So: What Design and Science Fiction Can Learn from Each Other

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Chris Noessel,
Managing Director, Interaction Design, Cooper; Co-author, Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction Interfaces
Nathan Shedroff, Dean of Design MBA, California College of the Arts; Co-author, Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction Interfaces
Kevin O’Malley, President, TechTalk / Studio – Moderator Read more »

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Barb Stuckey: Understanding the Science and Senses of What you Eat

Mon, Apr 9 2012 - 6:00pm

Barb Stuckey: Understanding the Science and Senses of What You Eat

Author, Taste What You’re Missing: The Passionate Eater’s Guide to Why Good Food Tastes Good

Professional food developer Stuckey shares her vast knowledge to help us better understand the psychology and physiology of taste. Learn how to develop and improve your tasting palate by discerning flavors, detecting ingredients and creating new taste combinations.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. Read more »

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Andrea Rees Davies: Saving San Francisco

Mon, Apr 9 2012 - 6:00pm
Saving San Francisco

Andrea Rees Davies, Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Northridge; Author, Saving San Francisco

Monday Night Philosophy dips into social history, near the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake, as historian and former firefighter Davies challenges the long-lived myth that the earthquake erased social differences as it leveled the city.
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Guy Gugliotta: Freedom's Cap- The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War

Thu, Apr 5 2012 - 6:00pm

Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War

Guy Gugliotta, Author, Freedom's Cap

Hear the fascinating story of the design, engineering and construction of the U.S. Capitol building during a time of heated politics, sectional conflict and imminent civil war. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Pompeii and Herculaneum

Wed, Apr 4 2012 - 5:30pm

Humanities West Book Discussion: The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost & Found, by Mary Beard
 
Join us to discuss historian Mary Beard's account of the destruction of Pompeii in A.D. 79. Vesuvius' eruption preserved for millennia our best evidence of daily life in the Roman Empire. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris.

MLF: Humanities
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Lighting Up Lives with Solar Power

Mon, Apr 2 2012 - 6:00pm
Lighting up Lives with Solar Power

Laura Stachel, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Founder and Executive Director, We Care Solar
Ned Tozun, Co-Founder and President, d.light

Two award-winning social entrepreneurs discuss their solar projects that help save lives in developing nations. d.light is an affordable solar light that replaces kerosene lamps that have badly burned bodies and homes. We Care’s solar suitcase provides hospitals light at night, replacing surgery by flashlight.
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Hemingway's A Moveable Feast is Considered by the San Francisco Book Discussion Group

Mon, Apr 2 2012 - 5:30pm

Hemingway's A Moveable Feast is considered by the San Francisco Book Discussion Group

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway was published posthumously in 1964. It remains one of Hemingway's most enduring works. The piece was largely written about his time with Hadley, touches on his defection to the arms of Pauline, and after his suicide was pasted together by Mary. Read more »

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Gary Devore: The Ancient Roman World in Film

Mon, Apr 2 2012 - 12:00pm

The Ancient Roman World in Film

Gary Devore, Stanford Archeologist

Step back in time with a director of excavations in Pompeii and at Roman sites in England, as Gary Devore explores how we continually re-imagine Romans through film. Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) uses Roman political decline to comment on the current politics and race relations in America. Read more »

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Need, Speed, and Greed : the New Rules of Innovation

Fri, Mar 30 2012 - 12:00pm

Need, Speed and Greed: The New Rules of Innovation

Vijay V. Read more »

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Move Your Money!

Thu, Mar 29 2012 - 6:00pm

Move Your Money!

Diana Dykstra,
President/ CEO, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues
Kristen Christian, Social Media Activist; Leader, Bank Transfer Movement

A tidal wave of cash has spilled into credit unions as consumers have revolted against bank fees and foreclosures. We’ll discuss the credit union movement with Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. Read more »

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