3rd Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Karen Bollermann, PhD, a professor of the humanities and arts program at ASU, who teaches medieval literature as it is refracted in modern literature and film, will discuss the author J. R. R. Tolkein and his popular stories ‘The Lord of the Rings triology’ and ‘The Hobbit’.
4th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Pianist Susan Lawson and violinist Myra Lin, the concertmaster at Scottsdale Philharmonic, will perform music for piano and violin, including a Jascha Heifetz arrangement of Porgy and Bess.
6th Monday 7PM The Salon
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 discuss the evolution of psychotherapy.
7th Tuesday 12PM Noon The Salon
Tania Katan, a writer, humorist, activist and creator of the Lit Lounge series for SMOCA will be joined by Claire Carter, curator of the exhibition ‘Narrow Road to the Interior - Contemporary Japanese Artists’ for a conversation about their projects and exhibitions.
10th Friday 7PM The Salon
Clive D. L. Wynne, PhD, a professor of psychology at ASU and Director of Canine Science Collaboratory, will discuss the cognition and behavior of dogs.
11th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Gertraude Wild, an author and adventurer, will discuss her walking trek on the World Heritage Trail along the Danube River in Austria.
15th Wednesday 7:15PM The Salon
Michael Birt, PhD, Director of the Center for Sustainable Health at The Biodesign Institute, ASU, will discuss the impact and needs resulting from the imminent dramatic global rise in age. Birt's work with forward-looking health systems, new innovations and information technologies is helping to build a powerful model to help us “age in place” while sustaining our health. He is also helping communities uncover an entire spectrum of innovative responses to meet the diverse needs of their residents.
16th Thursday 7PM The Salon
Matthew Whitaker, PhD, founding director of the Center for Race and Democracy and a history professor at ASU, will present ‘The Loving Story’, a 2011 documentary film about an interracial couple and a Supreme Court case.
21st Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Karen Bruhn, PhD, an honors faculty fellow and principle lecturer at the Barrett Honors College at ASU, will discuss life and the historical events during first century Palestine.
23rd Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
A conversation about the economic, ethical, and health issues regarding international nutrition. Hallie Eakin, PhD, a professor at the ASU school of sustainability, whose speciality is international sustainable food systems, sustainable agriculture and rural development, will discuss the challenge of meeting food needs in other parts of the world sustainably. Hallie will join Chris Wharton, PhD, a professor of nutrition at ASU, who works on improving access to fresh and nutritious food here in Phoenix and has created an innovative model for this: "Chow Locally".
24th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Recording artist, violinist / flutist Arvel Bird, who was four time Indiana state fiddle champion, will perform his violin. Arvel, has blended Celtic and Native American styles bluegrass, jazz, country, and blues.
26th Sunday 7PM The Salon
Modern physics has taught us that our unaided senses perceive only an infinitesimal portion of physical reality. Within that theme, Frank Wilczek, PhD, a Nobel Laureate and professor of physics at MIT, will especially emphasize color vision.
30th Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Paul Bender, former US Deputy Solicitor General, will discuss the current US Supreme Court term cases including health insurance law and immigration.
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