November Salons

Reservations required for all salons.

Spaces for some salons are limited and reservations will be
accepted in order of receipt. If you cannot honor
a reservation please call to cancel.

(chair) = please bring small folding chair
that has padded tips on chair legs.




1st Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
News or Fiction

Film and television writer Bill Goodykoontz of USA Today and The Arizona Republic will join media writer Bill Wyman for a discussion about the portrayal of recent events and history on television, the movies, and social media.

2nd Wednesday 7PM The Salon
Slowing Alzheimer’s

Paul Coleman, PhD, Research Professor, ASU - Banner Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Center, will discuss the latest on Alzheimer’s, how it begins, effectively diagnosis and how individuals and scientists may slow it down.


4th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Catherine the Great

Hilde Hoogenboom, PhD, of the International School of Letters and Cultures at ASU, who focuses on Russian literature, will talk about Catherine the Great and her Memoirs. Her new translation of Catherine’s memoirs published by Penguin Random House is the featured book at the Hermitage Amsterdam exhibition ‘Catherine the Greatest’ his fall.


7th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Gender and The Election

As part of a salon series with faculty from the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, ASU, Cindi SturtzSreetharan, PhD, will discuss gender and The Election.


11th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Conversation with Judge Murray Snow

Judge Murray Snow, of the US District Court in Phoenix, will discuss the federal courts and judiciary.


14th Monday 7PM The Salon
After The Election

Rebekah Sanders, senior political reporter of The Arizona Republic,, will discuss the 2016 Election, including Presidential, Senate, House, Legislative, and Sheriff races.


15th Tuesday 6PM The Salon
Art of Mayme Kratz

At her exhibition at Lisa Sette Gallery, artist Mayme Kratz will discuss her lyrical art that embeds tiny natural objects of nature in acrylic resin.


17th Thursday 7PM The Salon
Conversation with Paul Bender

Paul Bender, former US Deputy Solicitor General and former ASU Law Dean, will discuss the impact of The Election and current issues and cases of the US Supreme Court.

18th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Current Issues of China

Stephen MacKinnon, PhD, a professor emeritus of History at ASU, who has lived frequently in China, will discuss current political and cultural issues in China.


21st Monday 7PM The Salon
Electric Violin in The Dome

Barry Smith, will perform music for his electric violin in a dome of an office tower.


28th Monday 7PM The Salon
Europa and Ocean Worlds

Phil Christensen, PhD, a Regent’s Professor and Ed and Hellen Korrick Professor in Dept of Geological Science, ASU, will discuss new research on Europa, an interesting moon of Jupiter that has an ocean beneath the ice shell and may have life.


30th Wednesday 7PM The Salon
Recent Discoveries in
The Valley of the Kings

Pearce Paul Creasman, PhD, curator, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and director, Egyptian Expedition, University of Arizona, and Tori Finlayson, archaeologist and Egyptologist, will discuss temple investigations and developments of King Tut's tomb.



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