May 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.



1st Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)

Ian Moulton, PhD, a cultural historian and literary scholar, who is a professor at College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, ASU, will discuss ‘civilization’ and how civilization has developed in time.


2nd Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
What Algorithms Want

Ed Finn, PhD, author of ‘What Algorithims Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing’ and director of ASU Center for Science and the Imagination, will discuss how algorithms has it’s roots in not only mathematical thinking, but also in cybernetics, philosophy, and magical thinking.


16th Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Sun and The Star

Evgenya Shkolnik, PhD, an astrophysicist at School of Earth and Space Exploration, ASU, whose research focuses on star / planet interactions, will discuss our Sun and the other Stars of the Galaxies.


18th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Telling Stories

Deborah Partington, PsyD, will discuss her novel ‘Telling Stories’, a tale of one woman’s confrontation with her fragmented self and her journey to self-understanding through the stories of the internal characters who haunt her.


19th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Evelyn’s Shoes

Evelyn Schickling, CEO of Evelyn Ford Luxury, will discuss learning in Italy the craft of making shoes and her career change to designing shoes that are both stylish and comfortable.


23rd Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Mary Jo Pitzl on Politics

Mary Jo Pitlz, a reporter at The Arizona Republic, will comment on current Arizona and national politics.


24th Thursday 7PM The Salon
Tour of The Biodesign Institute

Julie Kurth, manager of communications for The Biodesign Institute, ASU, will lead members on a tour of the laboratories in the original buildings of The Biodesign Institute.


26th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
One Thousand and One Arabian Nights
and Other Tales

Souad Ali, PhD, Head of classics and Middle Eastern Studies, ASU, will discuss ‘One Thousand and One Arabian Nights (Alf Laila wo Laila)’ and other classic stories from Arab, Indian, and Persian regions.


29th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Easter Island

Terry Hunt, PhD, Dean of UofA Honors College, who as an archaeologist has more than 30 years of experience researching in the Easter Islands, will discuss the famous monuments.


31st Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Genetics and Race

Melissa Wilson Sayers, PhD, a professor in the School of Life Sciences and the Center for Evolution and Medicine, ASU, will discuss genetics and race.




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