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Origins of Life: A Biologist and Chemist Confer

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Tue, Jan 14 2014 - 7:00pm

Lynn Rothschild, Ph.D., Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center
Richard Zare, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University Read more »

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Russian Hill Walking Tour

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Thu, Jan 23 2014 - 1:45pm

Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a two-hour hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. Read more »

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Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Tue, Jan 7 2014 - 1:45pm

Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills”. Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the west coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood. This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four. Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court, and Huntington Hotel. Read more »

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Patricia Schultz: 1,000 Places to See Before You Die

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Wed, Jan 29 2014 - 6:30pm

Patricia Schultz, Travel Journalist; Author, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die Read more »

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James of All Trades: An Evening with James Franco

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Sun, Oct 27 2013 - 6:30pm

In conversation with Jordan Bass, Executive Editor, McSweeney's Read more »

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Syria Town Hall

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Tue, Sep 10 2013 - 6:00pm

Zubair Jandali, Member, Northern California Chapter, Syrian American Council; Head of Mobile App Developer Sales, Google; Graduate, UC Berkeley, B.S., Business Administration
Fred H. Lawson, Ph.D., Professor of Government, Mills College
Tareq Al Samman, Graphic Artist/Web Designer; Syrian activist Read more »

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North Beach Walking Tour #14

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Thu, Dec 5 2013 - 2:00pm

Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Explore vibrant North Beach with Rick Evans during a two-hour walk through this neighborhood with a colorful past, where food, culture, history and unexpected views all intersect in an Italian “urban village.” In addition to learning about Beat generation hangouts, you’ll discover authentic Italian cathedrals and coffee shops.

Also know: Photo by Flickr user Clemson.

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour #22

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Thu, Nov 14 2013 - 1:45pm

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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Jesse Adams: Nanotechnology and the World Within

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Mon, Nov 25 2013 - 6:00pm

Jesse Adams, Ph.D, Vice President and CTO, NevadaNano; Managing Member, Nanolabz; Managing Member, Nanojems; Senior Author, Nanotechnology: The Whole Story Read more »

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Stephen Kosslyn: Top Brain, Bottom Brain

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Tue, Nov 12 2013 - 7:00pm

Stephen Kosslyn, Founding Dean, the Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute; Co-author, Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think Read more »

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