September 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.



5th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Lyra: Music for Guitar and Violin

Lyra, featuring guitarist Maryanne Kremer-Ames and violinist Allen Ames, using classical, original and electric instruments, will perform an eclectic range of styles including classical and original music.


7th Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Death and Mastery

Benjamin Fong, PhD, a faculty fellow of the Barrett Honors College, ASU, will discuss his book ‘Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism’ about psychic and social transformation.
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8th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Sleep and Health

Michael Grandner, PhD, director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, will discuss sleep and health.


12th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Microbiome and Psychology

Athena Aktipis, PhD, of The Biodesign Institute and Psychology Dept., ASU, who is a cooperation theorist, theoretical evolutionary biologist, and cancer biologist, will discuss the microbiome and psychology.


15th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Essential Mexico

William Beezley, PhD, a historian at the University of Arizona, and author of ‘The Essential Mexico’, who has been honored with Mexico’s Ohtli Medal, will discuss the history and culture of Mexico.


16th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Judicial Activism

Stefanie Lindquist, PhD, Deputy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, ASU, a recognized expert on the US Supreme Court and Constitution, who is co-author of ‘Measuring Judicial Activism’, will discuss judicial activism.


18th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Mary Jo Pitzl on Politics

Mary Jo Pitzl, a political reporter at The Arizona Republic, will discuss current issues of Arizona and national politics.


21st Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Future of US Presidential Elections

Richard Herrera, PhD, a professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies, ASU, will discuss Trump’s unconventional campaigning and insights into the future of US Presidential elections.

22nd Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Women of the Ancient World

Sara Bolmarcich, PhD, a lecturer at the School of International Letters and Cultures, who is a scholar of classical Greek and Roman civilization, will discuss women of the ancient world.


24th Sunday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Ripples in Spacetime:
Einstein’s Amazing Prediction
Confirmed a Century Later

Paul Davies, PhD, author, Regents Professor and Director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, ASU, will discuss gravitational waves and Albert Einstein’s prediction.


25th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Dog and Human Nutritio

Matt Huentelman, PhD, head, Neurobehavioral Research Unit at TGen, will discuss how research on dog nutrition informs human nutrition, and the nutrition of dogs.



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