Luncheon Dates & Speakers

Luncheon Lecture Series 2015 – 2016

Month Topic
October 6

CHANGE IS GOOD: HOW YOUR BRAIN RESPONDS TO CHANGE, AND HOW SAN DIEGO IS LEADING SUCH DISCOVERIES, Nicholas C. Spitzer, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Neurobiology Section; Director of UC San Diego Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind

November 3

THE ART AND THE SCIENCE: THE FUTURE OF FILM-GOING DEFINED BY UC SAN DIEGO, Rebecca Webb, BFA, ArtPower Film Curator; Founder of the Filmatic Festival; Fine Art Photographer

December 1

LOCATION MATTERS: BESTSELLING AFRICAN NOVELS, AND THE COSMOPOLITAN WRITERS WHO CREATED THEM, Robert Cancel, PhD, Professor of African and Comparative Literature

January 12

SCIENCE AND LITERATURE: TWO ROADS, ONE LIFE. MY JOURNEY DOWN THE RIVER OF DOUBT, Marc Andre Meyers, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Materials Science, Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Nanoengineering

February 2

YOUR GENES AND YOUR HEALTH: WHAT THE GENOME CAN (AND CANNOT) TELL YOU, Lisa Madlensky, PhD, CGC, Director, Moores Cancer Center Family Cancer Genetics Program; Associate Professor and Genetics Counselor

 
March 1

OF MICE AND MEN: HOW WE WILL TURN TODAY’S DISCOVERIES INTO TOMORROW’S CURES, Gary S. Firestein, MD, Office of the Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine; Director, Clinical and Translational Research Institute

April 5

SELFLESSNESS VERSUS SELF-REALIZATION: MOTHERHOOD DEBATES IN 20TH-CENTURY AMERICA, Rebecca Jo Plant, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of History

May 3

ERA OF ABUNDANCE: A WORLD VISION MADE POSSIBLE BY TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN ENGINEERING, Albert P. Pisano, Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering; Walter J. Zable Chair in Engineering; Distinguished Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering