Calendar of Events

University Club programs are open to the public and are held Tuesdays at noon in the Padua Room of the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont, California. A full buffet lunch, beginning at 11:45 AM, is available for $12.00. For those who wish to come only for coffee and dessert, the fee is $6.00. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center

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April Program Chair: Mel Boynton

April 1 – “Global Warming and Fourth Generation Nuclear Power Alternatives

Speaker – Bob Wolf, Professor Emeritus, Harvey Mudd College

The scientific consensus is that our growing global dependence on fossil fuel is fueling accelerating climate
change. Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, are a small fraction of needed energy in the
near term and new developments in nuclear power may be a significant part of the solution. Dr. Wolf
earned his PhD from MIT. He has focused on energy resources, especially solar energy, environmental
effects; nonlinear phenomena, including chaotic behavior; computer modeling; solid state physics,
especially low-temperature phase transitions.

ntroduction: David Sonner
Fellowship: Rich Phillips
Greeters: Doug MacKenzie, Ellen Litney

  April 8 – “The Jobless Economic Recovery of 2009-2013

Speaker – Andrew Winnick, Professor of Economics, Cal State Los Angeles.

The period since the depths of the Great Recession has been referred to as The Jobless Recovery because of
the continuing high levels of unemployment, slow pace of job creation, and stagnant wages. Dr. Winnick
will explore the actual facts regarding not just the numbers, but the nature of the jobs created over the last
four years. He will then look at how the current recovery period fits into the pattern of what has been
occurring since the mid-1970s, and, critically, why these patterns have occurred. He will explore whether
policies exist that would improve the jobs and wages picture by addressing the underlying causes of the
problems and end with an evaluation of whether these remedies are likely to occur. Dr. Winnick earned a
BA in mathematics and economics from  UC Berkeley and an MA and PhD  in economics from the
University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Introduction: Larry Sonner
Fellowship: Ed Ansell
Greeters: Pat Kelly, Art Parker

April 15 – “Claremont, State of the City”

 

Speakers – Joe Lyons, Mayor of Claremont, and Bevin Handel, Public Information Officer, City of
Claremont

The City of Claremont is moving forward on several important issues and projects that will affect the future.
Mayor Joe Lyons will present the State of the City and will discuss the city's financial state, the council's
priorities for the next year, and upcoming projects including the Foothill Boulevard Master Plan, the
Claremont Hills Wilderness Area Master Plan, economic development projects and residential housing
developments, and the status of a potential water system acquisition. Audience questions are welcome.

Introduction: Milt Wilson
Fellowship: Milt Wilson
Greeters: Nancy Magnusson, Milt Wilson

  April 22 – “Opportunities and Challenges in the Claremont Public Schools”"

 

Speakers – Hilary LaConte and Nancy Treser-Osgood, School Board Members, CUSD

California’s K-12 public education system is facing the largest paradigm shift in the last 40 years, with the
adoption of the Common Core State Standards, coupled with the new Local Control Funding Formula.
Forty-six states have adopted a common curriculum in math and English language arts, with a science
curriculum adoption soon to follow. The State of California has also relinquished control of some funding
decisions, allowing each school district to develop a plan for deploying resources. Join two Claremont
Unified School District Governing Board members to hear about these exciting new changes.

Introduction: Bob Smith
Fellowship: David Sonner
Greeters: Larry Wicksted, Jeanne Kennedy
April 29

April 29 – “Want to Remember What's her Name? Strategies to Enhance Successful Cognitive Aging”

 

Speaker – Deborah Burke, W. M. Keck Distinguished Service Professor, Professor of Linguistics and
Cognitive Science, Pomona College

Older adults report that their most irritating and embarrassing memory problem is the failure to recall a well known word or name when it is needed. Dr. Burke’s research investigates the causes of this “tip-of-thetongue” (TOT) experience and how to reduce TOTs. Although exercises to improve memory are abundant in commercial programs aimed at older adults, none include exercises to reduce TOTs with proven efficacy. Dr. Burke will describe a series of studies from her lab, which demonstrate the most productive way to cope with a TOT experience once it occurs, and how to prevent it from reoccurring. Dr. Burke earned a BA from Barnard College and a PhD from Columbia University.

Introduction: Ray Bragg
Fellowship: Pat Kelly
Greeters: Elana Barach, Anne Sonner
Birthdays: Roberta Drake

 

Bulletin Committee Members: David Sonner, Opanyi Nasiali, and Roya Ardelan


Calendar Archive (2010-2013) Jan 2014  Feb 2014   March 2014

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