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Stay Sharp: Mental Acuity and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Tue, Jan 15 2013 - 6:00pm

Stay Sharp: Mental Acuity and Traditional Chinese Medicine

John Nieters, Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine; President, Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences; Licensed Acupuncturist

One of the major concerns voiced to physicians today is fear of dementia. Worldwide, nearly 36 million people are believed to be living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. By 2030, it is expected that this number will increase to nearly 66 million. Read more »

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Will Rogers: Public Trust and Public Land

Mon, Jan 14 2013 - 6:00pm

Public Trust and Public Land

Will Rogers, President and CEO, The Trust for Public Land

Monday Night Philosophy looks at America's increasing need for more and better urban parks. As urban areas become ever more densely populated, and urban populations ever more sedentary, both the health and economic benefits that vibrant park systems provide to local economies have too often been overlooked. Read more »

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Gary Bukovnik: Exploring the Palate

Wed, Jan 9 2013 - 12:00pm

Gary Bukovnik: Exploring the Palate

Gary Bukovnik, Visual Artist

Primarily using watercolor, monotype and lithograph, Bukovnik fuses sensual vitality with fluid yet powerful colorations, creating floral and culinary images. Renowned for his signature designs for the San Francisco Symphony, he reflects upon the exploration of ideas influenced by residencies at home and abroad. Bukovnik’s solo exhibitions include Caldwell Snyder Gallery in San Francisco, Campton Gallery in New York City, the Concept Gallery in Pittsburgh and the A.C.T. Read more »

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Book Discussion: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

Mon, Jan 7 2013 - 5:30pm

 The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

Each chapter of Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists focuses on a different member of the staff of a fictional newspaper and could stand alone as a short story. But added together they become a single novel with cohesive themes and a unifying tone that treats the newspaper business with affection and humor while refusing to romanticize it. Read more »

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Trauma and First Responders: An Insider's View of First Responder Culture

Mon, Jan 7 2013 - 5:15pm

Trauma and First Responders: An Insider’s View of First Responder Culture

Joel Fay, Psy.D.

First responders include police, fire and emergency medical services. They have unique cultural norms that allow them to function individually and as a team during high-stress events. The ability to suppress emotions and remain functional despite what is encountered is an asset but can also be a liability when they need help. Read more »

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Design Alert: Blue is the Next Green

Wed, Dec 19 2012 - 6:00pm

Design Alert: Blue Is the Next Green

This program is cancelled

Peter Williams, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Architect, ARCHIVE Global Read more »

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Donald Berwick: Is a Bright Future for Health Care Possible?

Tue, Dec 18 2012 - 6:00pm

A Bright Future for Health Care: Is It Possible?

Donald Berwick, M.D., Former President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The second annual Lundberg Institute Lecture welcomes Dr. Berwick, who studies the management of health-care systems with emphasis on using scientific methods and evidence-based medicine and comparative effectiveness research to improve the tradeoff among quality, safety and costs. In the ongoing difficult transition to the Obama health plan, Dr. Read more »

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An Entertaining History of End-of-the-World Doom

Mon, Dec 10 2012 - 6:00pm

December 21st, 2012 and All That: An Entertaining History of End of the World Doom

David Morrison, Director, Carl Sagan Center for Study of Life in the Universe, and Senior Scientist, NASA Lunar Science Institute

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT; you can add your name to the waitlist below Read more »

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Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Dec 10 2012 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines.  After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. Read more »

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Oil, Earthquakes, and Declining Science in Arabia

Fri, Dec 7 2012 - 12:00pm

Oil, Earthquakes and Declining Science in Arabia

Dr. Muawia Barazangi, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University; Ph.D Seismology
Richard Cardwell, Academic; Former Senior Geophysicist, Chevron - Moderator

How do natural resources and geologic features affect the course of Middle East history and geopolitics? Barazangi highlights the critical importance of better understanding Islamic history and cultures of the Arab/Persian region, which has the world's largest oil reserves. Read more »

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