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    October 2017 Programs
     
October 2   Dr. James R. Doty, Stanford neurosurgeon and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE): "Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart "
October 9   Linda Bidrossian, Senior Vice President of Policy, Bay Area Council: "Workforce of the Future" 
October 16   Jean McCown, Associate Vice President, Government and Community Relations: "Stanford's Updated General Plan" 
October 23   New Member Talks 
October 30   Okke Schrijvers, Recent Graduate Student, Stanford University: "Artificial Intelligence" 

   
    September 2017 Programs
     
September 4   DARK - No Meeting
September 11   Jim Sheehan, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute
September 18   Orrin Mahoney, Rotary District Governor: "Rotary"
September 25   Tim Watson: "Our Club's World Community Service Projects" 

    August 2017 Programs
     
August 7   Andrew Fraknoi, Chair, Department of Astronomy, Foothill College: "The Sky Event of the Decade: August's "All-American" Eclipse of the Sun"
August 14   Barbara Babcock, Professor Emerita, Stanford Law School: "Fish Raincoats: A Woman Lawyer’s Life" 
August 21   Dan Gordon, Gordon Biersch and Dan Gordon's Restaurant: "Beer: Oktoberfest to Gordon Biersch" 
August 28   All Hands on Deck In-house Service Project 

   
    July 2017 Programs
     
July 3   DARK - No Meeting
July 10   Betsy Bechtel and Board: "Plans for New Rotary Year"
July 17   Heidi Feldman, Professor of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital: "Redesigning Health Care for Children with Disabilities"  
July 24   Michael Kirst, President, CA Board of Education: "What's Working Well -- and Not so Well -- in California's Schools
July 31   Amy Hutzel, Deputy Executive Officer, California Coastal Conservancy: "Restoring San Francisco Bay in an Era of Sea Level Rise" 
 
  
    June 2017 Programs
     
June 5   Tom Fingar, Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford: "North Korea" 
June 12   Thuy Nguyen, Foothill College President: "Foothill College: Academic Excellence & Service Leadership"  
June 19   "Vocational" Talks: Le Levy, Gloria Hom, Lee Lippert: "Our Fathers and their Influence on Us" 
June 26   President Brian's Dinner and Debunking, Michael's Restaurant, Shoreline in Mountain View
   
    May 2017 Programs
     
May 1   Axel Merk, Investment Manager, Merk Investments: "Global Threats and Opportunities in the Financial Markets: #Trump #China #Brexit #Bitcoin" 
May 8   Meghan Sumner, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Stanford University: "The Social Weight of Spoken Words: What you Hear Depends on Who is Talking"
May 15   Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg, Cal Shakes: "Dramaturgy: Shaping the Theatrical Experience"
May 22   Donn Posner, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Stanford Medical School: "Sleep Like a Baby: The Latest Research on Sleep and Aging"
May 29   DARK - No Meeting

   
    April 2017 Programs
     
April 3   Don Weden, Retired Principal Planner, Santa Clara County Planning: "Change, Growth, and Planning: Envisioning Santa Clara County 3.0"
April 10   Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford: "Roadmaps for Transitioning States and Countries to Wind, Water, and Solar Power for All Purposes" 
April 17   Yukio Shimomura: "My Two and Half Years Behind Barbed Wire in the US During WWII" 
April 24   John Koza, Chair, National Popular Vote: "The National Popular Vote Initiative"
   
    March 2017 Programs
     
Mar 6   Mary Ellen Hannibal, Writer and Environmentalist: "Grassroots Meets Big Data as Citizen Scientists Help Tackle Environmental Problems"
Mar 13   New Member Talks 
Mar 20   Bill Liberatore and the Gunn Choir: Musical Program 
Mar 27   Scotty McLennan, Stanford GSB Lecturer in Political Economy: "Finding the Meaning of Life in Novels" 

      
    February 2017 Programs
     
Feb 6   Fred Luskin, Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects: "The Science of Happiness"
Feb 13   Jane Shaw, Dean of Religious Studies, Stanford University: "Jane Stanford’s Vision of Religious Life at Stanford" 
Feb 20   DARK - No Meeting
Feb 27   Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharf
  
    January 2017 Programs
     
Jan 2   DARK - No Meeting
Jan 9   Martin and Dorothie Hellman, Professor Emeritus, Elec. Engr., Stanford: "Creating True Love at Home & Peace on the Planet"
Jan 16   All Hands On Deck Service Project
Jan 23   Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies: "Foreign Policy Challenges for the New Presidential Administration"
Jan 30   Larry Gerston, Political Analyst: "The Trump Victory: How it Happened and Where We Go From Here"
  
    December 2016 Programs
     
Dec 5   Cyrille Betant, Diana Diamond, Dick Mansfield: "Vocational/Long Time Member Talks" 
Dec 12   Steve Phillips, Hydrogeologist, USGS: "Managing Ground Water in California"
Dec 19   Jose Luis and West Bay Opera Singers: Musical Program 
Dec 26   DARK
  
    November 2016 Programs
     
Nov 7   Matt Doyle, Senior Associate Athletic Director and Director of Football Operations, Stanford: "College Football"
Nov 14   Paul Saffo, Consulting Professor, School of Engineering, Stanford: "The Mythic Origins of Silicon Valley Innovation" 
Nov 21   Chris Bischof, Founder and Principal, Eastside College Preparatory School: "Closing the Achievement Gap:  Challenges, Successes and Lessons Learned" 
Nov 28   Linda Shore, Executive Director, Astronomical Society of the Pacific: "Astronomy and Science Education" 
  
    October 2016 Programs
     
Oct 3   Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Asst Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford: "How Our Decision Making Changes with Age"
Oct 10   Jeff Orth, District Governor: "Rotary International and District 5170" 
Oct 17   Candidates for Palo Alto City Council 
Oct 24   Ellen S. Kreitzberg, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University: "Understanding Capital Punishment" 
Oct 31   Dr. Mehrdad Ayati, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford U., and Director, Geriatrics Concierge Center, Stanford School of Medicine: "A Tragedy in-Waiting: Overmedications in Elderly Population" 


    September 2016 Programs
     
Sept 5   DARK
Sept 12   Laurence Baker, Professor and Chief of Health Services Research, Stanford University: "Where is the Health Care System Headed?"
Sept 19   Liz Kniss and Gloria Hom: "State Initiatives - An Overview"
Sept 26   Tim Watson, Chair, World Community Service Committee, Palo Alto Rotary: "Our Club’s Global Grants Projects 2016-2017"

 
    August  2016 Programs
     
Aug 1   Bill Guttentag, Double Oscar-winning Writer-Producer-Editor, Stanford Business School: "Hollywood & Silicon Valley - A Marriage of Love and Suspicion Creating the Future of Entertainment"
Aug 8   Bruce Gee, Karen Kienzle, Mike Mcmahon: Vocational Talks
Aug 15   All Hands On Deck - Community Service Project
Aug 22   Dennis Burns, Chief of Police, Palo Alto: "Palo Alto Police Policies"
Aug 29   Ann Killion, Sports Journalist, San Francisco Chronicle, and author 
  
    July 2016 Programs
     
July 4    DARK
July 11   Brian Steen - New Club President
July 18   Hank Greely, Director of Stanford's Center for Law and the Biosciences: "The End of Sex: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Biotech"
July 25   Becky Sanders, Palo Alto Media Center:  "Mastering Smart Phone Photography - a Hands-on Practicum"
  
     June 2016 Programs
     
June 6   Linda Adler, MPH, MA: "Beyond Advocacy: What You Really Need to Know to Successfully Manage Your Healthcare" 
June 13   New Member Talks 
June 20   Jeanne Tsai, Stanford Psychology Professor: "How Culture Shapes Our Feelings: Implications for Happiness and Other Important Things" 
June 27   DARK
  
    May 2016 Programs
     
May 2   Steven Adelsheim, MD, Director, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
May 9   Clive Berkman, Executive Chef at Garden Court Hotel: "Culinary and Gastronomic Trends" 
May 16   Jim Colton, Photographer: "What it's Like to be Stranded on an Island with Fidel Castro" 
May 23   Assembly Candidates' Forum: Candidates for State Assembly, District 24
May 30   DARK
  
    April 2016 Programs
     
April 4   Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author of "The Muslim Next Door: the Qur'an, the Media, and that Veil Thing": "Islamophobia for fun and Profit"
April 11   Adam Levin, Chairman and Co-Founder, Credit.com & Identity Theft 911: "Swiped: How To Protect Yourself In A World Full of Scammers, Phishers and Identity Thieves"
April 18   Bill Liberatore and the Gunn Choir: Musical Program
April 25   Anthony David Wagner,  Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Stanford University: "Media Multi-tasking: Are There Effects on Attention, Memory, and the Brain?"
  
    March 2016 Programs
     
March 7      Gary Griggs, PhD., UCSC Director of Marine Sciences: "Climate Change and the California Coast" 
March 14    Richard Martin, Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics, Stanford University: "Odysseus in Silicon Valley: Archaic Hero for a Contemporary World"
March 21    Nelson Pedreiro, Director, Science and Technology, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center: "Driving the Future Through Innovation." 
March 28          Jerry Kaplan, Entrepreneur and Fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics: "The Social and Ethical Implications of Artificial Intelligence."
  
    February 2016 Programs
     
February 1   Julie Lythcott-Haims, author, former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford: "How to Raise an Adult"
February 8   Vocational/ Long-Time Member Talks: John Barton, Pam Brandin, and Dana Tom 
February 15   DARK
February 22   Keith Devlin, Stanford math professor and NPR's "Math Guy": "Classroom Ed Tech: Hype, Myth, Wishful Thinking and Some Glimmers of Hope No One Yet Understands."
February 29   Eduardo Bunge Ph.D., Associate Professor, Palo Alto University: "Using Technology to Strengthen Resiliency in Students" 
  
    January 2016 Programs
     
January 4   Vocational/ Long-Time Member Talks
January 11   Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, Neurosurgery Professor, Stanford School of Medicine: "The Fog of Concussion" 
January 25   Jeffrey Fisher, Professor of Law, Stanford University: "US Supreme Court"