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Astronomy Salon

Thu, Oct 8 2009 - 6:00pm

Astronomy Salon

Patricia Lundberg, Ph.D.

Lundberg leads a lively discussion of the issues raised during Humanities West’s program “Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler: Redefining Our Place in the Universe,” being presented at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on October 2 and 3. Share your thoughts and flex your intellectual muscles with fellow humanities fans.

MLF: Humanities
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. Read more »

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Honorable Survivor: Mao's China, McCarthy's America and the Persecution of John S. Service

Wed, Oct 7 2009 - 6:00pm

Honorable Survivor: Mao’s China, McCarthy’s America and the Persecution of John S. Service

Lynne Joiner, Author, Honorable Survivior; Television News Consultant

Bay-Area Emmy Award-winning journalist Joiner discusses the compelling and rarely told story of U.S. Foreign Service Officer John S. Service and his prediction of Mao Zedong’s revolution before others even knew that the Chinese Communists were a potent force. Unheeded by U.S. Read more »

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Ray Anderson: Carbon Footprint Zero

Mon, Oct 5 2009 - 6:30pm

Ray C. Anderson: Carbon Footprint, Zero

Chairman and Founder, Interface, Inc.; Former Co-chair, President’s Council on Sustainable Development; Author, Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: Profits, People, Purpose--Doing Business by Respecting the Earth

If Anderson could make the dramatic transformation of emission rates from 10,447 tons of solid waste, 605.3 million gallons of contaminated water, 704 tons of toxic gases and 62,800 tons of carbon dioxide a year to zero emissions, why can't we all? Read more »

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Bethany Cobb: In Galileo's Footsteps, Edwin Hubble and the Reshaping of Our Universe

Thu, Oct 1 2009 - 6:00pm

In Galileo’s Footsteps: Edwin Hubble and the Reshaping of Our Universe

Bethany Cobb, Ph.D., NSF Fellow, UC Berkeley

Learn about the great astronomy pioneer Edwin Hubble and how his use of a 100-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California not only resolved the “Great Debate” over the scale of the universe but also provided radical evidence that the universe is expanding.

MLF: Humanities/Science & Technology
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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Doing the Impossible

Mon, Sep 28 2009 - 6:00pm

Doing the Impossible

Steve Hildebrand, Deputy National Campaign Manager, 2008 Obama Presidential Campaign
Sandip Roy, Host, "New America Now," KALW; Commentator, "Morning Edition," NPR - Moderator

Considered one of the premier political strategists in the nation, Hildebrand served as Barack Obama’s deputy national campaign manager during the historic 2008 campaign. When a rift appeared between the LGBT community and Obama last spring, Hildebrand mediated, explaining the position of many in the community. Read more »

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Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul

Thu, Sep 24 2009 - 6:00pm

Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul

Stuart Brown, M.D., Founder, the National Institute for Play, Co-author, Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul (with Christopher Vaughan)

Have you played today? Brown explores the power and importance of play, drawing from his own clinical research, as well as the latest developments in neuroscience, social science and behavioral studies. Read more »

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Taiwan's New Diplomacy

Wed, Sep 23 2009 - 6:00pm

Taiwan’s New Diplomacy

This program has been cancelled

Andrew Li-Yan Hsia, Deputy Foreign Minister, Taiwan

Since assuming office in May 2008, Taiwan’s President Ma has sought rapprochement with mainland China. His administration has called for a diplomatic truce to the struggle between Taipei and Beijing to encourage nations to switch diplomatic recognition. Taipei has also opened up direct trade, transportation and mail links. Read more »

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Alzheimer's Disease Management and Home Care

Mon, Sep 21 2009 - 5:15pm

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Case Histories in Alzheimer's Disease Management and the Best of Home Care

Jane Mahakian, Ph.D., Geriatric Care Manager

Cathy Murphy, San Francisco Franchise Owner, Home Instead Senior Care

Mahakian will present recent case studies of patients with Alzheimer's and explain how to create a successful plan of care. Murphy will discuss home care. Read more »

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Hong Kong - Building on the Past, Reaching for the Future

Thu, Sep 17 2009 - 6:00pm

Hong Kong: Building on the Past, Reaching for the Future

Note: This program has been cancelled

Anson Chan, Former Hong Kong Chief Secretary and Legislative Council Member

Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear about developments in Hong Kong since 1997 from a Hong Kong political leader and eyewitness to the region’s staggering changes. Read more »

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Medical Care is the Repair Shop-- But What Determines Who Gets Sick In the First Place?

Wed, Sep 16 2009 - 6:00pm

Medical Care Is the Repair Shop, but What Determines Who Gets Sick in the First Place?

This program has been cancelled

Paula Braveman, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, and Director, Center on Social Disparities in Health, UCSF

Join Braveman as she diagnoses the problems with American health care and writes a prescription for the nation’s future. Read more »

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