Past Events

PAST EVENTS

16
Sep
2022
Dr. Rick Sommer, Math Problems

Mathematics presents challenging problems, some so abstract only a few people can understand them, and some so difficult they have evaded solutions for centuries. But a problem of a different nature is one of the most difficult facing the mathematics community today; that is, the problem of how math should be taught in school.

Dr. Rick Sommer, Math Problems

Rick Sommer

11
Sep
2022
National Day of Service

Sep 11, 2022 12:00 AM

9
Sep
2022
2nd Friday Social – Ted Marston

9
Sep
2022
Kristin Ostby de Barillas, Boys Hope Girls Hope: Education & Opportunity for US, Latin American Youth

President Mary Chigos called Red Dot and Beyond. Mary feels as though there are many members who have never gotten to hear the New Member Talks of our longer tenured members, having joined more recently. In an effort to reintroduce ourselves after our imposed separation, we will be doing New Member talks as well as Long-standing Member talks. This week’s new member is Song Wang, and the long-standing member is none other than Mary Chigos. A couple of quick tidbits to whet the appetite.

Kristin Ostby de Barillas, Boys Hope Girls Hope: Education & Opportunity for US, Latin American Youth

Kristin Ostby de Barillas

5
Sep
2022
Rotary – Environmental Summit: Green Transportation and Clean Energy on September 10

Free if on line, but you still have to register.

Rotary - Environmental Summit: Green Transportation and Clean Energy on September 10

Green Transportation

5
Sep
2022
Flag posting on University Avenue – Labor Day

Flag posting on University Avenue - Labor Day
2
Sep
2022
Dark – No Meeting

No meeting due to the holiday weekend.

Dark - No Meeting
28
Aug
2022
Italian Street Painting Expo 2022 with YCS @ the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts

Tasso Street @ University Avenue – Downtown Palo Alto

Italian Street Painting Expo 2022 with YCS @ the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts

Chalk Art

20
Aug
2022
Local hike and lunch – Byxbee Park East Palo Alto + In N Out Burger MV

Be Inspired by the Wild. Join your fellow Rotarians for an exhilarating hike through nature.

Saturday, August 20
Baylands Byxbee Hill Park in East Palo Alto (map attached)
Hike to start 9:00 AM. Meetup at 8:45 in the parking lot
Easy to Moderate
In N Out Burger in Mountain View at 101 and Rengstorff

Local hike and lunch - Byxbee Park East Palo Alto + In N Out Burger MV

Baylands Byxbee

19
Aug
2022
Chris Jacobs, What is Delightful?

Chris Jacobs is Director of Special Projects, Vehicle UX, (User Experience) at Rivian in Palo Alto.  He will bring one of their electric vehicles for us to see the current state of EV’s.

Chris Jacobs, What is Delightful?

Chris Jacobs

12
Aug
2022
Bryan Neider, What Tech Companies Can Learn From Nonprofits

Bryan Neider, the CEO of AbilityPath. AbilityPath has been a cornerstone of our community for 100 years, providing a lifespan of support services to individuals with special needs and developmental disabilities in the greater Bay Area. Their mission is to empower people with special needs to achieve their full potential through innovative, inclusive programs and community partnerships.

Aug 12, 2022

Bryan Neider, What Tech Companies Can Learn From Nonprofits

Bryan Neider

5
Aug
2022
PAUR Club Assembly #2

PAUR Club Assembly

PAUR Club Assembly #2
29
Jul
2022
DARK – No Meeting

DARK - No Meeting
22
Jul
2022
Community Risk Management – Nathan Rainey

Community Risk Management - Nathan Rainey
15
Jul
2022
PAUR Club Assembly #1

PAUR Club Assembly #1
24
Jun
2022
Debunking President Noe Lozano!
Debunking President Noe Lozano!

Debunking President Noe Lozano!

Debunking Noe

17
Jun
2022
Linda Lenoir, Sibling Cities

Linda Lenoir, RN, BSN, MSN, CNS, PHN who currently is a Project Training Manager in the Psychiatry Department at Stanford. Linda was recently our Club’s representative in Palo Alto’s Sibling Cities program. Sibling Cities exchange ideas on community, commerce, and civil discourse. Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Palo Alto Rotary Club and Palo Alto University Rotary Club sent representatives to the City of Bloomington, Indiana, to advance the new sibling city relationship.

Linda Lenoir, Sibling Cities

Linda Lenior

10
Jun
2022
JT Barnett, My Hip-Hop Business

JT Barnett will discuss starting his own Hip-Hop business.  Hip-hop is a genre of music most often characterized by a strong, rhythmic beat and a rapping vocal track. The genre originated in New York City in the 1970s as a cultural exchange among Black, Latino, and Caribbean youth and has grown into one of the most consumed genres of music in the United States.

JT Barnett, My Hip-Hop Business

JT Barnett

20
May
2022
Dr. Alessandro Morganti – How to Design Autism-Friendly Healthcare Spaces

Alessandro received his MD degree from Università di Milano-Bicocca and his MSc from Politecnico di Milano. During his education he has practiced in hospitals across Italy, Belgium, Spain, and Nicaragua. He is an Italian researcher who is currently a Visiting Research Scholar in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at Stanford Medicine. As a Ph.D. Candidate, he is currently researching healthcare design and hospital planning, investigating the relationship between the built environment and both physical and mental health – with a specific focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder. Within his research, he explores the impact that sensorial sources coming from physical spaces have on patients with autism. The aim of his research is to provide experience-based design strategies for healthcare spaces that can promote the wellbeing of ASD users, preventing sensory overload and fostering their compliance during medical investigations, procedures, and therapies.

Dr. Alessandro Morganti - How to Design Autism-Friendly Healthcare Spaces

Dr. Alessandro Morganti

13
May
2022
Kendal Sager, The Buzz on Bee Education

Big Buzz About Bees”, Sager Family Farm’s flagship education program, represents the best traditions of STEAM education with substantive and thought-provoking lessons for early childhood learners.

Kendal Sager, The Buzz on Bee Education

Kendal Sager

11
May
2022
PAUR BooksPlus Book Cubby Assembly
Cubbies for Munck Elementary School in Oakland
Led by: Ted Marston
Please bring a small folding table for one person and/or a Phillips screwdriver, if possible.
Wine and hors d’oeuvres after the assembly.
Please let Jyotika RoyC (jyoroyc@gmail.com) know if you can participate. This will help us plan better.

PAUR BooksPlus Book Cubby Assembly

Book Cubby

6
May
2022
President of the Rotary Club Chicago # 1 & Supporting Aid to the Ukraine

Since joining Rotary in 2013 Marga is a strong believer in the impact that Rotary global grants have in communities worldwide.  She has overseen, implemented and raised funds for a number of humanitarian projects in Burkina Faso, Argentina, Bolivia, Haiti, Senegal, India and other countries in the areas of water and sanitation, economic development and health.  Marga is also a frequent speaker at Rotary District Conferences, Institutes (in India, Italy, Argentina, Australia, Sri Lanka) as well as at the Rotary International Assembly.

President of the Rotary Club Chicago # 1 & Supporting Aid to the Ukraine

Marga Hewko

29
Apr
2022
Entrepreneurship Education and The Power of Principles

Executive Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Imagine a future where every entrepreneur sees themself as a global citizen who acts in the interest of others.

Apr 29, 2022

Entrepreneurship Education and The Power of Principles

Mo Lei Fong

22
Apr
2022
Kathryn Stoner, Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order

This week’s speaker will be Kathryn Stoner, the Deputy Director at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a Senior Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, and at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, all at Stanford. She will discuss her insightful and timely book Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order.

Kathryn Stoner, Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order

Kathryn Stoner

16
Apr
2022
Rotary Club Present & Past Presidents Reception
Please join Rotary International District 5170 Governor Richard Flanders and other District 5170 Presidents on April 23, 2022, Saturday at the San Ramon Marriott at Bishop Ranch, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon.
The Presidents District 5170 Conference reception will be held at 6:30 pm-April 23, 2022: It is a free event.

Registration link here, reserve a spot at no cost.

Rotary Club Present & Past Presidents Reception

District Assembly

16
Apr
2022
District Conference
Rotary Distric 5170 Conference.

District Conference

District Assembly

16
Apr
2022
Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfall Hike – 3rd Saturday Hike!

Be Inspired by the Wild – Join your fellow Rotarians for an exhilarating hike through nature and then lunch.

Uvas Canyon County Park Waterfall Hike - 3rd Saturday Hike!

Uvas Canyon

14
Apr
2022
PAUR EIC & CANOPY Tree Planting Event!
Where: 3454 Rambow Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Tree planting site: St. Claire Gardens neighborhood, Palo Alto                                                             
(This is around Cubberly on Middlefield—Midtown)

PAUR EIC & CANOPY Tree Planting Event!

Tree Planting

8
Apr
2022
Rotary 2nd Friday this Friday Night

Get to know your fellow Rotarians.

Wine and Champaign will be provided.

If you would like beer or snacks, please bring some to share.

Guests are Welcome.

Contact Richard Schoelerman for more information!

8
Apr
2022
Dave Iverson, Winter Stars: An elderly mother, an aging son, and life’s final journey

Dave was a busy broadcast journalist recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease when he decided to do something he’d never quite imagined: He moved in to take care of his 95-year-old mom. He has written a book about his experience called Winter Stars which is the moving story of their ten-year caregiving journey.

Dave Iverson, Winter Stars: An elderly mother, an aging son, and life's final journey

Dave Iverson

1
Apr
2022
Eric Buatois, The New Wave of French Startups

This is a fascinating and rapidly changing topic whose outcome will affect most all of us. Philipp is President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research& Development North America.

Eric Buatois, The New Wave of French Startups

Eric Buatois

25
Mar
2022
The Drying of California

Professor Thompson focuses on how to improve water management through legal, institutional, and technological innovation.

Buzz Thompson

23
Mar
2022
Paly High School Service Day, Volunteers needed!
This year’s Paly High School Service Day will be on Wednesday March 23. Back in person again!
Each year, these high school service days are an enjoyable way for Rotary Club members and family to participate in community service learning activities with high school students, many of whom are Interact Club members. The student leaders who plan the events depend on adult chaperones as their back-up to make it all possible. The adult chaperones are not needed as drivers. We are not expected to lead the events – that is taken care of by the trained student leaders and the non-profit staff at the various locations – such groups as Canopy, Environmental Volunteers, school staff and park rangers.

Paly High School Service Day, Volunteers needed!
19
Mar
2022
EIC & Canopy Tree Planting Work Day
Environmental Impact Committee is tree planting alongside Canopy on Saturday March 19th.
Mitchell Park, 600 E Meadow Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Come and have some fun in the sun!

EIC & Canopy Tree Planting Work Day
11
Mar
2022
Rotary 2nd Friday Event

The time has come to start up our 2nd Friday Events. The next event will be March 11 at 6pm at the Schoelerman House. Wine and Champaign will be provided. Should you like to have beer or snacks, please bring them along with enough to share.

Rotary 2nd Friday Event

Social Hour

11
Mar
2022
Elton Sherwin, How Conservative Churches Are Driving Millions of Young People Out of Church

Elton is a retired VC and tech exec. Today, he writes and produces two affirming podcasts on the Bible, homosexuality and the LGBTQIA+ community. Previously, he spent 7 years as discussion leader with Bible Study Fellowship.

 

Elton Sherwin, How Conservative Churches Are Driving Millions of Young People Out of Church

Elton Sherwin

10
Mar
2022
Gunn High Service Day, Volunteers needed!
This year’s Gunn High School Service Day is scheduled for Thursday March 10.
Each year, these high school service days are an enjoyable way for Rotary Club members and family to participate in community service learning activities with high school students, many of whom are Interact Club members. The student leaders who plan the events depend on adult chaperones as their back-up to make it all possible. The adult chaperones are not needed as drivers. We are not expected to lead the events – that is taken care of by the trained student leaders and the non-profit staff at the various locations – such groups as Canopy, Environmental Volunteers, school staff and park rangers.
For the March 10 event at Gunn, YCS-Interact students and staff are managing the off-campus service activities at 14 locations (9:00AM Kick-off at Gunn Auditorium). Full day off-campus chaperone runs until 3:00pm. The list of activities can be accessed with this link. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e44aea629a0f58-gunn.
The list includes both indoor and outdoor activities, including two Canopy projects.

Gunn High Service Day, Volunteers needed!
4
Mar
2022
Lucid Air EV, Peter Hasenkamp and Joann Jung
MotorTrend’s Car of the Year Lucid Air is the new EV benchmark, with the most advanced electric powertrain available today—technology wholly designed, developed and manufactured in-house.

We’ll hear from Peter Hasenkamp, Lucid’s Vice President of Supply Chain and Joann Jung, Design Director, interior design at LUCID Motors.

Lucid Air EV, Peter Hasenkamp and Joann Jung

Joann Jung

25
Feb
2022
The Forensic: How the CIA, a Brilliant Attorney and a Young CPA Brought Down Howard Hughes

Author Paul Regan takes us down the winding, wild road of bringing down legendary playboy Howard Hughes.

The Forensic: How the CIA, a Brilliant Attorney and a Young CPA Brought Down Howard Hughes

Paul Regan

18
Feb
2022
DARK – No Meeting in honor of President’s Day

Dark in honor of President’s Day.

DARK - No Meeting in honor of President's Day

President’s Day

11
Feb
2022
Lindsay Carpenter, Los Altos Bear Project

Lindsay Carpenter, a Rotarian from our neighboring Los Altos Rotary Club. Lindsay was on the team that put together the highly successful Bears of Los Altos project last year. Carol Dabb, Roy Lave and Stan Scardino were the members in charge of the Bear Project, which took inspiration from the Chicago Cow Parade some 20 years ago, a public art exhibit that displayed painted cows around some of the world’s biggest cities and was adapted to express California pride.

Lindsay Carpenter, Los Altos Bear Project

Lindsay Carpenter

4
Feb
2022
Brian Greenberg, Ph.D, : Homelessness in Silicon Valley and the Peninsula: LifeMoves Initiatives

LifeMoves is the largest provider of interim housing and services for homelessness in Silicon Valley. With 26 shelter and service sites from Daly City to San José (their two newest sites are Mountain View and Half Moon Bay), LifeMoves gives our neighbors experiencing homelessness a temporary place to call home while providing intensive, customized case management through both site-based programs and community outreach.

Brian Greenberg, Ph.D, : Homelessness in Silicon Valley and the Peninsula: LifeMoves Initiatives

Brian Greenberg

28
Jan
2022
Dr. Richard Godfrey, Rotary Is Tackling Viruses Around the World – HPV and Cervical Cancer

An Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCSF/East Bay Surgery – retired from the East Bay Residency Program where he worked at the county hospital as a Surgical Oncologist.  He worked with Kaiser for 22 years and specialized in Breast Cancer and Melanoma. His current research includes Cervical Cancer screening.

Dr. Richard Godfrey, Rotary Is Tackling Viruses Around the World - HPV and Cervical Cancer

Dr. Richard Godfrey

21
Jan
2022
Jose Blanchet, A Quick Tour of Optimal Transportation

Jose Blanchet, a professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford. In most people, transportation conjures up the image of bus a plane or maybe a train moving people around. Of course, this perhaps the most widespread use of this term.

Jose Blanchet, A Quick Tour of Optimal Transportation

Jose Blanchet

7
Jan
2022
PAUR Club Assembly

At this Mid-Year Meeting our emphasis is on member engagement for completion of this year’s Rotary journey. It has continued to be a strange Rotary year so far, meeting both in person and remotely, and there is no reason to think it will change over the last six months.

Important election for our President Elect-Nominee for Rotary year 2023-2024. Larry Christenson is the only known candidate, (and an excellent choice by our past presidents committee), and is the odds on favorite to win.

PAUR Club Assembly

PAUR Flag

10
Dec
2021
Megan Swezey Fogarty, Stanford’s Office of Community Engagement & Reflections on Civic Leadership

Megan Swezey Fogarty serves as Stanford’s inaugural Associate Vice President for Community Engagement. Previously, Megan served as Deputy Executive Director at Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service. Before returning to the Haas Center full-time in 2007, Megan led the Center’s Call to Serve government recruitment and worked with the City of Palo Alto City Manager’s Office on planning for libraries and a possible pandemic flu. She served as nonprofits liaison for State Assemblyman Joe Simitian and for a decade hosted Senator Simitian’s government access television show, Capitol Focus.

Megan Swezey Fogarty, Stanford's Office of Community Engagement & Reflections on Civic Leadership

Megan Swezey Fogarty

3
Dec
2021
Exponential Growth as a Means to Combat Climate Change – Speaker Peter Coughlan

Peter’s talk will explore some ways that scientists and entrepreneurs are “hacking” nature to quickly remove 1 trillion excess tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. We’ll look at challenges and opportunities of nature-based solutions — trees, soils, oceans — to regenerate the earth to its former state of perfection.

Exponential Growth as a Means to Combat Climate Change - Speaker Peter Coughlan

Peter Coughlan

26
Nov
2021
No Meeting

Nov 26, 2021 07:30 AM

No Meeting

Happy Thanksgiving!

19
Nov
2021
Understanding Risks in the Palo Alto Area: Natural Disasters, Accidents & Human-Caused

Friday we will welcome Chief Kenneth Dueker, J.D., who is the Director of Emergency Services for the City of Palo Alto, a position he has held since 2011.

Understanding Risks in the Palo Alto Area: Natural Disasters, Accidents & Human-Caused

Chief Dueker

5
Nov
2021
John Vandemoer, Former Stanford Sailing Coach

John Vandemoer, Stanford’s former Sailing coach was sentenced in the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal and has written a book entitled “Rigged Justice: How the College Admissions Scandal Ruined an Innocent’s Man’s Life” which tells the riveting true story of how he was drawn unwittingly into a web of deceit in an eye-opening memoir that offers a damning portrait of modern college administration and the ways in which justice and fairness do not always intersect.

John Vandemoer, Former Stanford Sailing Coach

John Vandemoer

29
Oct
2021
Hung Wei, Breakfast with Champions Food Drive

For over thirty years, Hung has been a dedicated community volunteer, serving on many local non-profit organization Boards.  She was elected to the Cupertino City Council in November 2020. Hung will bring integrity, experience, and commitment to Cupertino’s City Council. She believes in Servant Leadership and will commit her passion, energy, and action-taking abilities in the next decade for public service.

Hung Wei, Breakfast with Champions Food Drive

Hung Wei

24
Oct
2021
Saturday Hike, Mt. Madonna Park & Lunch, RSVP by 10/21

Saturday Hike, Mt. Madonna Park & Lunch, RSVP by 10/21

Mt. Madonna

22
Oct
2021
Orrin Mahoney, Your Rotary Foundation

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Rotary has been at the forefront of efforts to completely eradicate Polio from our planet. The Rotary Foundation is the backbone of all the charitable work that Rotarians do.  Our Foundation has earned a five-star (highest) rating from Charity Navigator, the independent organization that rates non-profits.

Orrin Mahoney is a long time resident of Cupertino, California. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1967, he came to California to work at Hewlett-Packard and received a Master’s degree from Stanford while working there. After a 35 year management career at HP, he retired and devoted his time to community activities. He is a former member of the Cupertino City Council, and has served twice as Mayor.

Orrin Mahoney, Your Rotary Foundation

Orin Mahoney

15
Oct
2021
Rotary District 5170 Governor Richard Flanders

Richard’s visit is an opportunity for PAU Rotarians to better introduce him to all that our Club has to offer, as we hear his perspective on Rotary helping to make the world a better place. He would like us all do our best to “Serve to Change Lives”, and to spread that enthusiasm throughout our communities.

Rotary District 5170 Governor Richard Flanders

Richard Flanders

25
Jun
2021
We Care Committee Meeting

We Care Committee Meeting, fourth Friday of the month. Right after the PAURC morning meeting at approximately 8:45 am.

Jun 25, 2021 08:45 AM

18
Jun
2021
Books Plus Committee Meeting

Books Plus Committee Meeting. Every third Friday at 4pm PST/PT

Jun 18, 2021 04:00 PM

16
Jun
2021
Civility Planning Session

Civility planning sessions, third Wednesday of each month via Zoom.

Jun 16, 2021 08:30 AM

4
Jun
2021
Environmental Committee Meeting

EIC meeting, first Friday of each month. Right after the regular PAURC morning meeting.

Jun 4, 2021 08:45 AM

3
Jun
2021
Membership Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting. First Thursday of the month at 7:30am.

Jun 3, 2021 07:30 AM

21
May
2021
Books Plus Committee Meeting

Books Plus Committee Meeting. Every third Friday at 4pm PST/PT

May 21, 2021 04:00 PM

21
May
2021
We Care Committee Meeting

We Care Committee Meeting, fourth Friday of the month. Right after the PAURC morning meeting at approximately 8:45 am.

May 21, 2021 08:45 AM

19
May
2021
Civility Planning Session

Civility planning sessions, third Wednesday of each month via Zoom.

May 19, 2021 08:30 AM

7
May
2021
Environmental Committee Meeting

EIC meeting, first Friday of each month. Right after the regular PAURC morning meeting.

May 7, 2021 08:45 AM

6
May
2021
Membership Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting. First Thursday of the month at 7:30am.

May 6, 2021 07:30 AM

23
Apr
2021
We Care Committee Meeting

We Care Committee Meeting, fourth Friday of the month. Right after the PAURC morning meeting at approximately 8:45 am.

Apr 23, 2021 08:45 AM

21
Apr
2021
Civility Planning Session

Civility planning sessions, third Wednesday of each month via Zoom.

Apr 21, 2021 08:30 AM

16
Apr
2021
Books Plus Committee Meeting

Books Plus Committee Meeting. Every third Friday at 4pm PST/PT

Apr 16, 2021 04:00 PM

2
Apr
2021
Environmental Committee Meeting

EIC meeting, first Friday of each month. Right after the regular PAURC morning meeting.

Apr 2, 2021 08:45 AM

2
Apr
2021
Caleb Cook

Viscous Electron Fluids

Apr 2, 2021

1
Apr
2021
Membership Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting. First Thursday of the month at 7:30am.

Apr 1, 2021 07:30 AM

26
Mar
2021
We Care Committee Meeting

We Care Committee Meeting, fourth Friday of the month. Right after the PAURC morning meeting at approximately 8:45 am.

Mar 26, 2021 08:45 AM

26
Mar
2021
Suzi Eszterhas

Wildlife Photography

Mar 26, 2021

19
Mar
2021
Books Plus Committee Meeting

Books Plus Committee Meeting. Every third Friday at 4pm PST/PT

Mar 19, 2021 04:00 PM

19
Mar
2021
PAURC Board Meeting

March PAURC Board Meeting.

Mar 19, 2021 08:45 AM

19
Mar
2021
Dawn Billman

Rise Together Education

Mar 19, 2021

17
Mar
2021
Civility Planning Session

Civility planning sessions, third Wednesday of each month via Zoom.

Mar 17, 2021 08:30 AM

12
Mar
2021
Kaushik Sunder Rajan

Health, Law and Constitutionalism in South Africa

Mar 12, 2021

Kaushik Sunder Rajan
14
Oct
2020
Laurie Wayburn, Co-founder and President of Pacific Forest Trust, presents “Forests, Fire, Climate, California: Choices and Consequences”.

Laurie talked about the inter-related topics of how to encourage healthier forests for a variety of public benefits, through forest ownership and conservation easements, and the role of forests and natural lands on mitigating the effects of the coming climate crisis

Oct 14, 2020 12:00 AM

Laurie Wayburn, Co-founder and President of Pacific Forest Trust, presents “Forests, Fire, Climate, California: Choices and Consequences”.

Laurie Wayburn

15
Jul
2020
Mountains & Molecules, Dr. Arlene Blum, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer, is the executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute and a Research Associate in Chemistry at UC Berkeley.

The Institute brings together business, government, scientists and citizens groups to support chemical policies to protect human health and the global environment. Blum’s research and policy work with the Institute has contributed to preventing the use of flame retardants and other harmful chemicals in children’s sleepwear, furniture, electronics, and other products world-wide.

Jul 15, 2020

Mountains & Molecules, Dr. Arlene Blum, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer, is the executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute and a Research Associate in Chemistry at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Arlene Blum

4
Feb
2020
Daniel Schwartz on “How to Make Learning Usable.”

Dan is Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford and is an expert on adaptive learning.

 

Feb 4, 2020

Daniel Schwartz on "How to Make Learning Usable."

Daniel Schwartz

18
Dec
2019
Dr. Steven Chu—Nobel Laureate and former Secretary of Energy under President Obama, presents “The Climate Challenge And Innovative Paths To A Sustainable Future”.

Dec 18, 2019

Dr. Steven Chu—Nobel Laureate and former Secretary of Energy under President Obama, presents “The Climate Challenge And Innovative Paths To A Sustainable Future”.

Dr. Steven Chu

14
Nov
2019
General Robert Spalding on “Stealth War: How China took over while America’s Elite Slept.”

General Spalding is a national security and China expert and will bring a unique perspective to a very troubling concern. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and presently is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.

Nov 14, 2019

General Robert Spalding on "Stealth War: How China took over while America's Elite Slept."

General Robert Spalding

2
Oct
2019
Philipp Skogstad on “Autonomous, Electric…What Does the Future of the Automobile Hold?”

This is a fascinating and rapidly changing topic whose outcome will affect most all of us. Philipp is President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research& Development North America.

Oct 2, 2019 12:00 AM

Philipp Skogstad on "Autonomous, Electric...What Does the Future of the Automobile Hold?"

Philipp Skogstad