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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... read more

INSIGHTS with Dr. Justin Gifford

Truckee, CA
Back by popular demand, Dr. Gifford will be sharing recent work. Details coming soon.

INSIGHTS: Creation and Darwin’s Galapagos with Derek Larson

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
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Past Events

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

INSIGHTS • With Dr. Kim Bateman

INSIGHTS • With Dr. Kim Bateman

Truckee, CA
Evoking angst and suspense with images and selections from childhood bedtime stories, Dr. Bateman’s captivating presentation will highlight the dichotomy between traditional legends and contemporary fairytales. “Hedges of thorns grow around sleeping castles, wolves swallow innocent girls, and he...
Friday, January 8 2016 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

INSIGHTS: Street Poison with Dr. Gifford

INSIGHTS: Street Poison with Dr. Gifford

Truckee, CA
Back by popular demand, the highly engaging and humorous Dr. Justin Gifford will join us on Friday, Nov. 6 for a book reading and signing. He'll present his new critically-acclaimed book, Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim (Penguin Random House, 2015). Books will be available for purch...
Friday, November 6 2015 6:30 PM 8:15 PM

INSIGHTS: Reading Faces to Understand People

INSIGHTS: Reading Faces to Understand People

Truckee, CA
Discover what makes people tick and why during this engaging discussion and presentation. Face reading expert Naomi Tickle willintroduce some of the key traits that will help you better understand yourself and the people in your life. "Face reading is a great tool for sales, coaching, career ass...
Friday, October 9 2015 6:30 PM 8:15 PM

INSIGHTS: Science or Prophecy

INSIGHTS: Science or Prophecy

Truckee, CA
UNR English professor Lynda Walsh will facilitate an intriguing discussion about the rhetoric of early science and how it explains the influence of popular science today. During “Science or Prophecy: The Catch-22 of the American Science Adviser,” Dr. Walsh addresses some of the key controversies...
Friday, September 11 2015 6:30 PM 8:10 PM
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