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1st Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Academy Awards

Bill Goodykoontz, film critic for USA Today and The Arizona Republic, will join Bill Wyman, media writer and former NPR editor, to discuss the history and evolution of The Academy Awards.




4th Monday 7PM The Salon
Major Transitions in Evolution

Manfred Laubichler, PhD, director of Global Biosocial Complexity Initiative and President’s Professor of theoretical biology and the history of biology, ASU, will discuss major transitions in evolution.



6th Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
History of the Earth

Ramon Arrowsmith, PhD, a professor of geology at the School of Earth and Space Exploration, ASU, will discuss the Pangea, and the history of the Earth.



10th Sunday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Economy

Dennis Hoffman, PhD, director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute at the W. P. Carey School of Business, ASU, will discuss the Economy.



11th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom

In 1959 Richard Feynman gave a visionary talk ‘There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom’ in which he anticipated many aspects of modern microelectronics, computing, and nanotechnology. Nobel Laureate physicist Frank Wilczek will revisit Feynman’s themes, and bring in some new ones, to emphasize there is plenty more room to grow inward. Frank Wilczek is a theoretical physicist, at MIT, Stockholm University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and ASU.



15th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Photography of Asia
by Matt and Dedrie Cohen

Matt and Dedrie Cohen will present and discuss their photography of Asia.


16th Saturday 7PM The Salon
Piano of Michael Collins

Pianist and composer Michael Collins will perform his original compositions and music for jazz piano.



18th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Early US Presidents

Peter Van Cleave, PhD, a lecturer of history at ASU, whose research includes the history of the Early American Republic will discuss the US Presidency from Washington to Jackson.



22nd Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Gorillas

Netzin and Dieter Steklis, former science directors of the Dian Fossey Gorrila Foundation, and who have lived among the gorillas of Rwanda, who currently are professors at the University of Arizona, will discuss the behavior and ecology of the mountain gorillas of Africa.




23rd Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Life in Papua New Guinea

Polly Wiessner, PhD, a professor of anthropologiy at ASU, and member of the National Academy of Sciences, will discuss her research and life in Papua New Guinea.



25th Monday 7PM The Salon
Designer Drugs

Foster Olive, PhD, a psychology professor that heads the Addiction Neuroscience Laboratory, ASU, will discuss synthetic designer drugs such as the fentanyl derivatives that are flooding the heroin market.



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