September Salons


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

5th Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Congress and National Politics

Ronald Hansen, congressional political reporter at The Arizona Republic, will discuss current issues of national politics.


6th Friday 7PM The Salon
Personalized Aging and Brain Health

Lee Ryan, PhD, professor and department head of psychology, and associate director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Instititute, UofA, will discuss personalized aging and brain health.


12th Thursday 7pm The Salon (chair)
First Black Hole Image

Feryal Ozel, PhD, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the Steward Observatory, UofA, who was part of the Event Horizon Telescope team that captured the first image of a black hole, will discuss her research and the first image of a black hole.


13th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Physics of Death

Sara Walker, PhD, deputy director of The Beyond Center, ASU, who is an astrobiologist and theoretical physicist interested in the origins of life and if there are ‘laws of life’ will discuss the physics of death.


17th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Medieval Slavery

Hannah Barker, PhD, a history professor at ASU, who interests center around the ideologies and practices of slavery in the medieval Mediterranean, will discuss her research.


20th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Time Perception and Consciousness

Eve Atchariya Isham, PhD, a psychology professor and director of the Consciousness-Action-Time Lab, UofA, will discuss time perception and consciousness.


21st Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Height of Rome

Sarah Bolmarcich, PhD, a lecturer of classics at the School of International Letters and Cultures, will discuss the height of civilization in Ancient Rome.


23rd Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Mayor Mark Mitchell

Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell will discuss new developments and future plans for Tempe.


25th Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Irish and Scottish Fairies

Belle Edson, PhD, director of the communication study abroad program of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, will discuss the role of fairies in Scottish and Irish culture.


28th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Jazz Piano of Michael Collins

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



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