July 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

1st Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Conversation with Paul Bender

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



9th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Hearing the World

Jake Patten, PhD, a cognitive scientist and research assistant at ASU, will discuss auditory perception and how people hear the world, differences between musicians and how regular people hear the world, and experience of perfect pitch.



11th Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)

Adrian Brettle, PhD, a lecturer of history at ASU, will disucss Brexit and the implications for Great Britain and Europe.



13th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Wonders of Paris
Through a Photographer’s Eyes

Penny Dolin, PhD, a professor at ASU, and former New York Times photojournalist and commercial photographer, will discuss the architectural gems of Paris through the eyes of an architectural photographer.



16th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Alzheimer’s Disease

Bert Jacobs, PhD, a member of the ASU Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy, will discuss cell death, oncolytic viruses, and Alzheimer’s Disease.



19th Friday 7PM The Salon
Ideas of a Healthy Diet

Christy Alexon, PhD, RD, an ASU professor of nutrition, will discuss ideas of a healthy diet.



20th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
How the Brain Finds Meaning
in Metaphors

Vicky Tzuyin Lai, PhD, a professor of cognitive science, dept. of psychology at University of Arizona, will discuss her research on how the brain finds meaning in metaphors of language.



22nd Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Ascent of Jacob Bronowsk

Timothy Sandefur, of the Goldwater Institute, will discuss his new book ‘The Ascent of Jacob Bronowski: The Life and Ideas of a Popular Science Icon’, about the British mathematician and historian who presented the 1973 BBC ‘The Ascent of Man’.




23rd Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Violin:
A 400 Year Love Affai

Allen Ames, will discuss the history of the violin and perform acoustic and electric violin.



27th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Mild Cognitive Impairment

Dona Locke, PhD, chair of psychology and director of HABIT - Healthy Action to Benefit Independence and Thinking program at The Mayo Clinic will discuss mild cognitive impairment.



31st Wednesday 7PM The Salon
Thomas Paine

Peter Van Cleave, PhD, a lecturer of history at ASU, whose research includes the history of the Early American Republic will discuss Thomas Paine, one of the Founding Fathers, who was a philosopher, political activist, revolutionary, and author of the pamphlet ‘Common Sense’ and book ‘The Age of Reason’.




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