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Sierra College

INSIGHTS: Positive Psychology

Truckee, CA
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing and optimal well-being. This interactive presentation by Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee professor Christophe Old will explore ideas and activities that help p... read more
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Past Events

Raising the Wild

Raising the Wild

Truckee, CA
Writer, humorist and environmentalist Michael Branch will share insights from his most recent book, "Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness" and touch on his forthcoming book "Rants from the Hill." Learn more about the author at MichaelBranchwriter.com.
Friday, May 12 2017 6:30 PM 8:15 PM

Creation & Galapagos - SOLD OUT

Creation & Galapagos - SOLD OUT

Truckee, CA
Through a personal travelogue on his own trip to the Galapagos, Professor Derek Larson will review the specifics of evolutionary theory and explore examples of how evolution is researched today. Larson will also outline some of the controversy over the theory at Darwin’s time, ending with a discu...
Friday, April 21 2017 6:30 PM 8:15 PM

Decoding Scientific Controversies with Rhetoric

Decoding Scientific Controversies with Rhetoric

Truckee, CA
While debates over vaccination programs, genetic modification, and other hot topics may seem impossibly complex, they actually follow some predictable rhetorical patterns. Understanding these patterns helps us become better deliberators in discussions over science policy. Returning for a second ...
Friday, March 10 2017 6:30 PM 8:15 PM

$5 Million for 30 Seconds - Cancelled

$5 Million for 30 Seconds - Cancelled

Truckee, CA
CANCELLED ON ACCOUNT OF SNOW STORM / POSSIBLE POWER OUTAGE.
Friday, February 10 2017 6:30 PM 8:15 PM

Black Lives Matter and the Black Panther Party

Black Lives Matter and the Black Panther Party

Truckee, CA
With the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, many are looking back to the Black Panther Party as an important political and cultural precedent.  Eldridge Cleaver was one of the most controversial and contradictory members of the organization--he was a prisoner, Minister of Information ...
Friday, January 27 2017 6:30 PM 8:15 PM

INSIGHTS Yakkity Yak Workshop with Rebecca Cobain

INSIGHTS Yakkity Yak Workshop with Rebecca Cobain

Truckee, CA
Join us for an engaging workshop with Communicatios Professor Rebecca Cobain. What's your communication style profile? Are you an observer? Do you like precise directions? Would you rather work alone or in a group? Do you find it difficult to communicate or get your message across to certain peo...
Friday, November 4 2016 6:15 PM 8:15 PM

INSIGHTS: Suicide: A Complicated Grief with Dr. Bateman

INSIGHTS: Suicide: A Complicated Grief with Dr. Bateman

Truckee, CA
Suicide often brings us face to face with a myriad of intense responses—guilt, vulnerability, despair, anger, and powerlessness. This interactive session explores this complicated grief with a focus on compassion for one’s self as well as for our lost loved ones.   ABOUT DR. KIM BATEMAN Dr. Ba...
Friday, October 14 2016 6:30 PM 8:15 PM

INSIGHTS: Religion In A Globalized World with Kris Hansen

INSIGHTS: Religion In A Globalized World with Kris Hansen

Truckee, CA
Back by popular demand, Humantis Professor Kris Hansen will facilitate a fascinating discussion about  religious responses to globalization and we will evaluate the efficacy of religious responses in the contemporary world. Expect an examination of cultural and institutional ideas that support th...
Friday, September 9 2016 6:30 PM 8:15 PM

INSIGHTS • Crossing the Owl's Bridge

INSIGHTS • Crossing the Owl's Bridge

Truckee, CA
A special Insights session has been added at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 10 (please note start time). Kim Bateman, Ph.D. will present her new book, “Crossing the Owl’s Bridge: A Guide For Grieving People Who Still Love.” The book uses the wisdom of worldwide folk tales to illustrate how to have imagi...
Friday, June 10 2016 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

INSIGHTS • Hollywood and History with Taylor Tiraterra

INSIGHTS • Hollywood and History with Taylor Tiraterra

Truckee, CA
Hollywood and History: A Brief Look at the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Historical Facts in Films with Taylor Tiraterra Dating back to the earliest days of cinema, historical adaptation has been one of Hollywood's favorite genres. For just as long, historians and filmmakers have also debated t...
Friday, May 13 2016 7:00 PM 8:15 PM
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