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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 bette... read more

Creation and Darwin’s Galapagos

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 so... read more

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."
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Past Events

$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

INSIGHTS presents Ethical Attitudes with Kris Hansen

INSIGHTS presents Ethical Attitudes with Kris Hansen

Truckee, CA
“When you make a choice you will automatically consult a set of values as well as a whole list of predetermined right and wrong behaviors,” explains professor Kris Hansen. “Your attitude gives a suggestion to guide your decision. If you have a different attitude your decision will be swayed in a ...
Friday, April 8 2016 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

INSIGHTS • The Evolution of Graphic Design with Cesar Lopez

INSIGHTS • The Evolution of Graphic Design with Cesar Lopez

Truckee, CA
The Evolution of Graphic Design - A brief history of human visual communicationDuring this visual presentation, graphic designer Cesar Lopez will guide you aboard a time machine for a trip to 20,000 B.C. We’ll start our journey by looking at some of humanity's earliest recorded forms of visual co...
Friday, March 11 2016 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

INSIGHTS• Shakespeare First Folio goes viral!

INSIGHTS• Shakespeare First Folio goes viral!

Truckee, CA
"The Newly Discovered Shakespeare First Folio goes viral!" with Dr. Eric Rasmussen. Eric Rasmussen, an award-winning author, editor, and scholar, has been called "the Robert Langdon of the Shakespearean world" by The Washington Post. Stories about his recent authentication of a newly-discovered ...
Friday, February 12 2016 7:00 PM 8:15 PM
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