September 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 Thursday 7PM The Salon
Water in Phoenix

Kathryn Sorensen, director of water services for the City of Phoenix, will discuss Phoenix water quality, drought concerns and other issues and challenges.


4th Sunday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Music for Oboe and Piano

Inside the living room of an historic adobe mansion, musicians Martin Schuring, a professor of oboe at ASU, and Gail Novak, a collaborative pianist at ASU and elsewhere, will perform an evening of classical music for oboe and piano.


9th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Interpersonal Influence

Eva Szeli, PhD, JD, an ASU lecturer of psychology and a Barrett Honors faculty, will discuss her research on interpersonal influence.


10th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Looking Up

Richard Poss, PhD, an astronomy professor and former director of the humanities program at the University of Arizona, will discuss the history of astronomy, from prehistory to the present, and the quest to find our place in the universe.

15th Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Conversation with Grant Woods

Grant Woods, former Arizona Attorney General, civic leader, and playwright will discuss national and Arizona politics.


17th Saturday 7PM The Salon
The Gorillas

Netzin and Dieter Steklis, who co-lead a Primatology Field School of the University of Arizona, and who have lived among the gorillas of Rwanda, will discuss the behavior and ecology of the mountain gorillas of Africa.


20th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Self

Lee Ryan, PhD, director of the Cognition and Neuroimaging Laboratory, University of Arizona, will discuss the science and psychology of understanding the experience of the self.


24th Saturday 10AM The Salon
Art of IdaKatherine Graver

Artist IdaKatherine Graver, whose colorful paintings and art is intended to reveal the landscape of the mind, will discuss her art at her downtown studio.


25th Sunday 7PM The Salon (chair)

Sarah Bolmercich, PhD, a Classicist lecturer at ASU, who specializes in the history and authors of Ancient Greece, will discuss the poet Hesoid (700 BCE), a major source of Ancient Greek mythology, farm keeping, economics, astronomy, and time keeping.


30th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Russian and U.S. Politics and Relations

John (Pat) Willerton, PhD, a professor at the School of Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona, whose research focuses on Russian politics and foreign policy, will discuss Russian and U.S. politics and relations.




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