January Salons


Reservations required for all salons.
If you cannot honor a reservation
please call to cancel.

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

3rd Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Dog is Love

Clive Wynn, PhD, a behavioral scientist who directs the Canine Science Collaboratory, ASU, director of research at Wolf Park in Indiana, and is author of ‘Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You’. Recently The New York Times featured Clive’s research.




10th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Human Trafficking

Pardis Mahdavi, PhD, professor and director of the School of Social Transformation, ASU, will discuss human trafficking.



12th Sunday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Oscar Wilde :
The Soul of Man Under Socialism

Patrick Bixby, PhD, a professor at the New School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, ASU, whose research focuses on Irish Studies, will discuss the Irish writer Oscar Wilde and his writing ‘The Soul of Man Under Socialism’.



16th Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Mindfullness and Well Being:
The Inner Landscape

Teri Pipe, PhD, RN, Chief Well Being officer and Founding Director of ASU Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience, will lead an experiential session and discussion on building focus, alertness, and intentionality.
Wear Comfortable Clothing.



17th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Artificial Intelligence and Employment

Brad Allenby, PhD, an environmental scientist, environmental attorney, and professor of civil and environmental engineering, and of law, ASU, will discuss artificial intelligence and employment.



18th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Music for Oboe and Piano

Oboist Martin Schuring and pianist Gail Novak of ASU School of Music will perform classical music.




20th Monday 6PM The Salon (chair)
Three Impeachments:
Lessons from the Past


Scott Bales, former Chief Justice of Arizona Supreme Court, who is now Executive Director of Institute for Advancement of American Legal System, University of Denver, will discuss the impeachments of Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton and what they teach us generally about the impeachment process.



24th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Academy Awards

Bill Goodykoontz, media critic for USA Today and The Arizona Republic, will discuss The Academy Awards scheduled for February.



27th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)

Hilde Hoogenboom, PhD, a Russian historian and professor at the ASU School of International Letters and Cultures, will discuss an historical overview of Ukraine, and why it means so much to Russians, Europeans, and United States.



31st Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Molecular Paleoclimatology

Jessica Tierney, PhD, a paleoclimatologist and professor at UofA Geosciences, will discuss the Earth’s ancient climates.




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