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 $5.00. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center

November program chair: Bill Forti

November 6 – “The California Budget Crisis”

Speaker – William Fletcher
Mr. Fletcher was Senior Vice President at Rockwell International before retiring. Before joining Rockwell, he held management positions with Bechtel Corporation, was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company, and was an officer and engineer in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Program serving on the staff of V.Adm. Rickover. Mr. Fletcher has been concerned about California’s finances for some time, and in particular, has been concerned about the poor reporting of what’s going on in the state and what needs to be done. In this presentation, Mr. Fletcher will attempt to explain California’s financial problems, determine where the state is headed, and formulate some reasonable recommendations. He will compare California to the three other largest states (Texas, New York, and Florida) and will present a number of specific recommendations.
Introduction: Bill Forti
Fellowship: Margaret Ward
Greeters: Doug MacKenzie, Beverly Carpenter

November 13 - "Longevity and Telomeres, Adding Time to Your Cell Timer”


Speaker – David H. Tang, MD
The 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded for research on telomeres, the protective end caps of chromosomes. Patient based research since 2007 has shown that the ability to lengthen human telomeres is already here. Although your chronological age is fixed, your biological age is modifiable. Dr. Tang will discuss telomere biology and their relation to the aging process. Dr. Tang earned his MD from UCLA and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Tactical Medicine, and Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. He is the Medical Director of Executive Foresight and Wellness, a Concierge Practice in Anti Aging Medicine.
Introduction: Hal Durian
Fellowship: Dean Kays
Greeters: Pat Kelley, Art Parker

November 20 – "Tension in Asia"

Speaker – Bill Forti
The U. S. international focus did not "pivot" toward Asia any too early. Nerves are on edge over a potential conflict between China and Japan, the transition of power in China with accompanying political intrigue, and North Korea's young new ruler. Bill Forti just returned from three days of briefings in Hawaii on the subject of Asia. He will share what he learned from visits to the U. S. Pacific Command, the U. S. Army Pacific Headquarters, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and the Special Operations Center, Pacific Command. Bill Forti is a member and past president of our University Club. He has served as Staff Economist for several Senate and House committees of the US Congress. He also has served in executive positions with Bendix and General Dynamics. He is the co-founder and president of the William Mark Corporation, Director Emeritus of the Naval War College Foundation, and is on the Board of Visitors of the Claremont Graduate University.
Introduction: Fred Gattas
Fellowship: Rizek Abusharr
Greeters: Nancy Magnusson, Mike Pichler

November 27 – "The Impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls on Biblical Study"

Speaker – Dr. James Sanders
The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered 64 years ago in caves on the shore of the Dead Sea. The materials discovered amounted to some 900 ancient scrolls, over 300 of them of biblical texts. This lecture will touch on the areas of biblical study most affected by the years of study and reflection on these scrolls: the text of the Hebrew Bible, the history of Early Judaism, the question of the canon of Scripture, and the origins of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism in the first century. If time permits, Dr. Sanders will share his experience in unrolling the large Scroll of Psalms from Cave Eleven and its significance for understanding the development of the Psalter and the First Testament. Dr. Sanders was professor of intertestamental and biblical studies at the Claremont School of Theology from 1977 to 1997, while concurrently professor of religion at the Claremont Graduate School. Before that, he was a professor at Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary, and Columbia University. He has been a visiting professor at Yale University Divinity School. He has received fellowships and grants from the Fulbright Scholarship Program, the Rockefeller Foundation (twice), the Guggenheim Foundation (twice), and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He earned B.A. and B.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University, a Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College, a Litt.D. from Acadia University, an S.T.D. from Glasgow University, and D.H.L.s from Coe College, California Lutheran University and Hebrew Union College. 
Introduction: John Felton
Fellowship: Marie Ross
Greeters: Ed Gaylord, Brian Bowcock
Birthdays: Georgia McManigal


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

Archived Calendars: 2010-2011  - Jan 2012 - Feb 2012 - March 2012 - April 2012 - May 2012 - June 2012 - July 2012
- September 2012 - October 2012

Ideas for good program? Contact Bob Smith, Program Committee Chair  909 625-4344