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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour #18

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Thu, Mar 28 2013 - 2:00pm

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!

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Michael B. Eisen: Reinventing Scientific Communication

Wed, Mar 27 2013 - 6:00pm

Michael B. Eisen, Ph.D; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley; Co-founder, Public Library of Science Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion - Bernini: His Life & His Rome

Wed, Mar 27 2013 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss Bernini: His Life and His Rome, by Franco Mormando. Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680) was the last of the great universal Italian artistic geniuses: sculptor, architect, painter, playwright and scenographer. His artistic vision is still seen in the statues, fountains and buildings that transformed Rome into a Baroque paradise. Mormando leads us through Bernini’s many feuds and love affairs, scandals and sins, set against a vivid backdrop of popes and politicians, schemes and secrets. The discussion will be led by Lynn Harris. Read more »

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Design Thinking with Yves Behar and Tim Brown

Thu, Mar 21 2013 - 6:30pm

Yves Béhar, CEO/Founder, fuseproject; COO, Jawbone
Tim Brown, President and CEO, IDEO
Peter Schwartz, Co-founder, Global Business Network; Senior Vice President, Salesforce - Moderator Read more »

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Can We Prevent Chronic Disease by Slowing Aging?

Mon, Mar 18 2013 - 5:15pm

Can We Prevent Chronic Disease by Slowing Aging?

Gordon J. Lithgow, Ph.D.; Professor, Interdisciplinary Research Center, Geroscience, Buck Institute

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Jonah Berger: Why Things Catch On

Thu, Mar 14 2013 - 6:30pm

Jonah Berger

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Note new San Francisco location and timing!

James G. Campbell Jr. Assistant Professor of Marketing, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Author, Contagious: Why Things Catch On Read more »

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Dick Costolo, Twitter CEO

Thu, Mar 7 2013 - 6:30pm

Dick Costolo, Twitter CEO

In conversation with Nick Bilton, New York Times columnist and lead blogger, Bits Blog Read more »

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Book Discussion Group - 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

Mon, Mar 4 2013 - 5:30pm

1491 creates a picture of the Americas before the Europeans landed by synthesizing scientific discoveries from anthropology, archaeology and paleolinguistics. Mann arrives at startling conclusions about the civilizations thriving before Columbus: a far more urban, populated and technologically advanced region than generally assumed. Read more »

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Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe

Thu, Feb 28 2013 - 6:00pm

Alex Filippenko, Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences; Richard & Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences, UC Berkeley; Researcher; Author Read more »

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Chinatown Walking Tour #12

Thu, Feb 28 2013 - 2:00pm

Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store, the site of the first public school in the state, and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory. There is a short break for a tea sample during the tour.

Also know: Photo by H Sanchez/Flickr.

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