1st Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Paul Bender, former US Deputy Solicitor General and former ASU Law Dean, will discuss the decisions of the recent term cases of the U.S. Supreme Court.
2nd Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Kevin Haselhorst, MD, a local ER doctor who recently released his book ‘WISHES TO DIE FOR’, will discuss the need to start thinking and talking about the end of life from more of a spiritual perspective.
8th Wednesday 7:15PM The Salon
Melissa Wilson Sayres, PhD, an ASU life sciences professor who studies the evolution of sex chromosomes, will discuss her research on a study in which researchers discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages 4,000 to 8,000 years ago - likely the result of material wealth.
10th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Mark Lussier, PhD, chair of English Dept. at ASU, who has written about Romanticism and Buddhism, will discuss the emergence of Buddhism into 19th Century Europe’s consciousness.
13th Monday 7PM The Salon
Brahm Resnik, anchor and reporter for 12 News KPNX, who hosts ‘Sunday Square Off’, will discuss current state and national political issues.
16th Thursday 6:30PM The Salon
At the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Donna Isaac, director of Scottsdale Public Art will discuss Scottsdale Public Art with a focus on special temporary and event-based projects. Members will be offered complimentary snacks and a no host bar. After the conversation members will walk next door to SMOCA for a free Thursday night entry.
18th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Olivia Hope will perform piano and be joined by her musical friends for a collection of individual musical performances of classical and jazz.
20th Monday 7PM The Salon
David Pickus, PhD, now a professor of history at People’s University in Bejing, one of the prestigious universities of China, will have a Skype conversation with members about his life and culture China.
23rd Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Manjana Milkoreit, PhD, a post doctoral research fellow with the Walton Sustainability Fellowship Program, ASU, will discuss cognition and climate change.
28th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Tara Blanc, PhD, a non-resident professor in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, will discuss civic engagement including Robert Putnam's work on social capital (how we do and don't connect), the different functions of civic vs. political participation (why we need both and why we're not participating).
30th Thursday 7PM The Salon
Melinda Johnson, MS, RDN, a clinical professor at the School of Nutrition, ASU and President, Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, will discuss genetically modified foods.
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