March 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.



3rd Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Jazz Guitar of Chris Marcum

Chris Marcum will perform a song from the 30’s that introduced the steel guitar sound called “Steel Guitar Rag”, and a original classical composition of his own, plus a Chuck Berry tune made famous in the 50’s.  Chris will perform other jazz tunes that also provide an historical perspective of jazz guitar styles.

6th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Beethoven Principle

Jeffrey Zeig, PhD, a psychologist, author, international lecturer, Founder and Director of the Milton Erickson Foundation, and the architect of the Evolution of Psychotherapy conferences, will lead a conversation on The Beethoven Principle: Extracting elements from Beethoven’s Fifth that can improve your interpersonal communication at home and work.


7th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Viruses and the Penguins of Antarctica

Arvind Varsani, PhD, an evolutionary virologist, who is an ASU professor at The Biodesign Center of Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics and the Center for Evolution and Medicine, will discuss his research with the Adelie penguins of Antarctica.


9th Thursday 7PM The Salon
Architectural Photography
of Bill Fuller

William W. Fuller will discuss his more than 35 year photography project on architecture in great American cities at his exhibition at The University Club.


10th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Psychology and Religion

Benjamin Fong, PhD, a faculty fellow of The Barrett Honors College, ASU, will examine particular episodes from the history of the strange relation of psychology and religion in the West beginning in the eighteenth century.

13th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Magic Fun with Shawn Eric

A biographical performance of magic and conjuring interspersed with discussions on the recent history of magic as well as the benefits of magic as a hobby.


14th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Sex-Biased Evolution

Melissa Wilson Sayers, PhD, a professor in the School of Life Sciences and the Center for Evolution and Medicine, will discuss her research of sex chromosome evolution, why mutation rates differ between males and females, and population genetics. This salon is part of a series with The Biodesign Institute.


15th Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Interconnections of the Ancient World

Pearce Paul Creasman, PhD (Director, University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition, one of the world’s top research institutions in The Valley of the Kings, will discuss the interconnections of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Mesopotamia, and Palestine in the Ancient Mediterranean world. The book Ancient Mediterranean Interconnections: Papers in Honor of Nanno Marinatos is edited by Pearce Paul Creasman and Richard H. Wilkinson.

28th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Climate Change

Dan Bodansky, a Foundation Professor of Law at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, who is a leading authority on global climate change, will discuss global issues of climate change.


30th Thursday 7PM The Salon
Shopping for Happiness
When money can buy happiness

It has been said that money cannot buy happiness and this is generally true; however in this talk we will look at some exceptions.  We’ll begin by covering interesting basic research on happiness (e.g., Did you know that we inherit a genetic “happiness set point” and that even when wonderful or devastating things happen to us, we still revert to our set points over time?).  Finally we will explore several ways in which research indicates that yes, you can buy happiness!


31st Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Recent History of Astronomy

Richard Poss, PhD, an astronomy professor and former director of the humanities program at the University of Arizona, will discuss recent history of astronomy, and currently unresolved issues.



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