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Has China Surpassed the US in Supercomputing?

Wed, Feb 23 2011 - 6:00pm

Has China Surpassed the U.S. in Supercomputing?

Dona Crawford, Associate Director of Computation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Supercomputers are the fastest, highest functioning computers. They can perform long, complex calculations and simulations for things like weather forecasting or creating massive models of the universe. With China's new, faster-than-ever supercomputer installation, the media has said that China has surpassed America in supercomputers. Read more »

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Putting Men at the Heart of the Work-Family Debate

Tue, Feb 22 2011 - 6:00pm

Putting Men at the Heart of the Work-Family Debate

This program is postponed

Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, Founder/Director, Center for Work Life Law, UC Hastings; Author, Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter

In conversation with Mary Cranston, Firm Senior Partner and Immediate Past Chair, Pillsbury

Discussions about work and family have focused largely on women. Read more »

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Discovering the Diversity of Australian Wines

Australian wine photo
Thu, Feb 17 2011 - 6:00pm

Discovering the Diversity of Australian Wines

This program is sold out

Mark Davidson, Educator, Wine Australia USA
Nicole Kosta, Sommelier and Director of Food and Beverage, Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco Read more »

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Environment and Natural Resources Planning Meeting

Thu, Feb 17 2011 - 6:00pm

Environment & Natural Resources Planning Meeting

Are you passionate about environmental issues? Would you like to help educate the public about those issues? If so, please join us for our quarterly planning meeting. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Marcia Sitcoske

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The Fatigue Prescription

Wed, Feb 16 2011 - 6:00pm

The Fatigue Prescription

Linda Hawes Clever, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF; Founder, RENEW

How in the world did you get so busy? The reasons are legion, and Clever will describe some of them. She will also outline consequences of overload and signs of trouble before she gives tips, self-assessment guides and a doctor's best advice on how to deal with competing demands. The goal, she says, is to maintain or regain your sense of meaning, your creativity and even joy. Read more »

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Traveling Blind

Tue, Feb 15 2011 - 6:00pm

Traveling Blind

Susan Krieger, Author, Traveling Blind: Adventures in Vision with a Guide Dog by My Side

Stanford University sociologist Krieger presents a romance, a travel adventure, an emotional quest, and a deeply reflective discussion of coming to terms with lack of sight. Krieger will offer pointed observations on vision, blindness and learning to walk with a service animal, Teela, her “lively golden guide.”

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

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Gen Y Decoded: Insights and Tactics For Leaders, Teachers and Managers

Mon, Feb 14 2011 - 6:00pm

Gen Y Decoded: Insights and Tactics for Leaders, Teachers and Managers 

Kit Yarrow, Professor/Chair of Psychology, Golden Gate University; Author, Gen BuY

Today’s teens and twenty-somethings are a different animal. Socio-cultural factors have contributed to a generation that thinks and relates to others differently than older generations. Managers and mentors are grappling with how to bring out the best in our future leaders (and keep their sanity). Read more »

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Imagining the Turkish House

Fri, Feb 11 2011 - 12:00pm

Imagining the Turkish House

Carel Bertram, M.A., Near East Studies; Ph.D., Art and Architecture of the Middle East
Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Turkey in the SF Bay Area - Moderator

Bertram will discuss how Ottoman and Turkish houses became objects of memory, carrying personal and political meanings through periods of radical change. She has a particular interest in the poetics of space – how spaces are felt as well as built, as well as the richness and diversity of Islamic cultures. Read more »

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US-China Relations: What Role for Human Rights?

Thu, Feb 10 2011 - 6:00pm

U.S.-China Relations: What Role for Human Rights?

John Kamm, Founder and Executive Director, Dui Hua Foundation

For more than 20 years Kamm has engaged the Chinese government in a dialogue on human rights. In addition to working on prisoners, he and his Dui Hua Foundation have had exchanges on juvenile justice, capital punishment, oversight of police forces and other topics. Kamm will reflect on what he has learned and how the United States can more productively engage a rising China on the sensitive subject of human rights. Read more »

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Toledo Salon

Thu, Feb 10 2011 - 5:30pm

Toledo Salon: Imperial Power and Financial Excess During the Reign of Charles V

Dryden G. Liddle, Ph.D., Discussion Leader

Join us as Liddle leads our discussion of the themes and ideas inspired by the "Toledo: Multicultural Challenges of Medieval Spain" program at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco on February 4th and 5th. Read more »

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