November 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.



2nd Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Psychology of Dogs

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.


3rd Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Politics With One Year To Go

Bruce Merrill, PhD, a nationally known public opinion expert, and Senior Research Fellow at The Morrison Institute, ASU, will discuss the next year in national politics, with the Election one year away.


4th Wednesday 7PM The Salon
Treasures of The Hayden Library

Katherine Krzys, an archivist of special collections at the ASU Hayden Library, will be joined by Enrico Minardi, of the School of International Letters and Cultures, ASU, for a tour of the rare book collection.


6th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Evolution of Human Morality

Randy Nesse, MD, founding director of Center for Evolution and Medicine, ASU, and a leading researcher of evolutionary medicine, will discuss the evolution of human morality.


8th Sunday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Music for Piano

Concert pianist Susan Fishman will perform music of Bach, Mozart, and Chopin.

10th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Jewish Nationality,
Religion and Politics

Joel Gereboff, PhD, a religious studies professor at ASU, will discuss the relationship of American Jews and Israel, and perspectives of the intersection of Jewish nationality, religion and politics.


11th Wednesday 6:30PM The Salon
Gianfranco Ferre Designs Exhibition

$5 admission for non museum members

Dennita Sewell, fashion curator at Phoenix Art Museum, will lead members on a tour of Ferre Designs Exhibiton, that will be joined by members of the museum’s men’s Arts Council.


13th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Emergency Preparedness for Caregivers

Kevin Haselhorst, MD, a local ER doctor who recently released his book ‘WISHES TO DIE FOR’, will discuss emergency preparedness for caregivers.


20th Friday 4PM The Salon
Architectural Restoration

members only

Outside in the late afternoon, Fred Prozzillo, director of preservation of Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, will discuss architectural restoration.


23rd Monday 7PM The Salon
Exercise and Hypertension

Glenn Gaessen, PhD, director, Healthy Lifestyle Research Center, ASU, will discuss his research on the relationship of exercise and hypertension.


24th Tuesday 6PM The Salon
Bruce Muno at Desert Botanical Gardens

members only

Ken Schutz, director of the Desert Botanical Gardens, will introduce the exhibition ‘Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light at Desert Botanical Garden’. This exhibition will showcase eight large scale light-basd installations using an inventive array of materials, and hundreds of miles of glowing fiber optic. Located throughout the Garden, Munro’s site specific exhibition will reflect his unique interpretation of the wonderful flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert Landscape.


30th Monday 7PM The Salon
Pluto and Europa

Phil Christensen, PhD, a Regent’s Professor and Ed and Hellen Korrick Professor in Dept of Geological Science, ASU, will discuss Pluto and Europa.
Phil recently had a proposal selected to build in infrared instrument for NASA’s Europa mission.  Phil will say a few words about that as will since Europa is another very interesting icy world, that has an interior ocean beneath its ice shell - perhaps much like what Pluto now appears to have.



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