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

3rd Thursday 7PM The Salon
The Big Picture of Energy Options

Bruce Rittmann, PhD, an ASU Regents professor and director of the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, The Biodesign Institute, ASU, will discuss an overview of the energy needs and solutions for our planet.


7th Monday 7PM The Salon
Conversation with Mayor Greg Stanton

Mayor of Phoenix, Greg Stanton, will lead a conversation about current issues for city of Phoenix, and the city’s relationships with the metropolitan area and state.


10th Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging

Christy Lespron, PhD, RDN, Assistant Dean of Student Services, and a clinical professor at the College of Health Solutions, ASU, will discuss concerns, lifestyle, and diet for health aging.


12th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)

Miles Orehinik, PhD,a neuroscientist at the School of Life Sciences, ASU, will discuss the hormone oxytocin in the brain and oxytocin’s influences on behavior.


15th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Making of Jane Austen

Devoney Looser, PhD, an ASU English professor and roller derby champion, will discuss her new book about how Jane Austen became one of the world’s best loved authors.


17th Thursday 6PM The Salon
Separation of Powers

Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Scott Bales, US District Court Judge Murray Snow, and attorneys Larry Hammond and Colin Campbell of Osborn Maledon, will discuss the separation of powers in U.S. and Arizona government.


25th Friday 6PM The Salon (chair)
Conversation with Rep. Kyrsten Sinema

US Representative Kyrsten Sinema will lead a conversation about current issues of Congress.


28th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Life in Russia Today Following
the Return of the Cold War

Laurie Manchester, PhD, an ASU professor and historian of Russia, who travels to Russia every year, will discuss life in Russia today following the return of the Cold War.


30th Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Improvisation in Art and Life

Jason Scott, PhD, a professor of theatre and film at the Herberger Institute, ASU, will discuss the application of improvisation in daily life, and will run some simple theatre games that demonstrate various improvisational / relational / mindfulness principles.


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