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Feb 17th. 2015 Speaker – Stephen Larsen – OpenWorm Project

  Check out an Article on the OpenWorm Project Here.   Check Out Stephen Larsen’s OpenWorm Science Website Here.    

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Jan 27th. 2015 Speaker: Jeremy Sidell – PATH

Jeremy Sidell joined the PATH Family of Agencies in July, 2009 as the Chief Development Officer. Jeremy oversees Development and Communications for all of the PATH agencies. Jeremy has 13 years of fundraising and program development experience for diverse organizations, including Cure Autism Now, the United Way of Greater Los […]

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Feb 24th-Speaker- Barbara Bry- Blackbird Ventures- San Diego: A Good Place for Your Start-up to End Up?

Barbara Bry has been a successful entrepreneur in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Currently, she is the chief operating officer of Blackbird Ventures that invests in and incubates early stage tech companies, and she and her husband Neil Senturia write a weekly column on innovation and entrepreneurship for U-T […]

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Feb. 3rd- Speaker – Tom Karlo- KPBS General Manager – KPBS: Where News Matters

Tom Karlo has been KPBS’ general manager since February 2009, but his career at KPBS began in 1973 as a part time assistant while attending San Diego State University. Tom is the 5th general manager in KPBS’ history. Prior to becoming general manager, he served as associate general manager for […]

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Feb 10th, 2015 Speaker – Rob Pace: “Travel the High Road of Feedback”

Rob Pace is a thought leader on business strategy, culture and innovation. Rob founded Goodsnitch, a feedback and recognition company, in 2012 with the mission of using technology for good. The Goodsnitch mobile app was released in August 2013 and has revealed extremely positive trends using its fast feedback method. […]

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Jan. 23, 2015 Speaker: Luis Giay, Rotary International President 1996-97

Luis Vicente Giay, born in Arrecifes, Argentina, is a certified public accountant who graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. He owns an accounting firm and is a member of the board of directors of several businesses, including Giay Agropecuaria, S.A., of which he is president and chairman. Recognizing the […]

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Jan. 13, 2015 Speaker: Shaun Briley – La Jolla/ Riford Library Branch- Public service at La Jolla/Riford Library

Shaun Briley has seen the book business from all sides: published author, retailer, marketing hack for a publishing company and finally librarian. Briley started his career as a journalist working for a British conglomerate that sent him to the Persian Gulf to cover the war against Saddam Hussein. Later, he […]

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Jan. 6, 2015 Speaker: Fredrick Clerie – San Diego Rock Church – Hopestart Inernational

  I was born in Haiti, “the poorest country in the Western hemisphere”, and I lived there for 16 years. I came to the US to get a college education, intending to return to Haiti and work alongside my dad who was doing church planting work there. Negative political developments […]

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Dec. 16, 2014 Speaker: Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., Ebola Virus

Erica Ollmann Saphire

Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D. is a Professor of Immunology and Microbial Science at The Scripps Research Institute. Her research explains how and why viruses are pathogenic and provides the roadmap for medical defense. Her team has explained how the viruses drive themselves into cells, how they suppress immune function, where […]

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Dec. 9, 2014: Dipak Gupta, SDSU, Understanding Terrorism & Social Conflict

Dipak K. Gupta

Dipak K. Gupta is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at San Diego State University.  He served as the Founding Director of undergraduate program in International Security and Conflict Resolution (ISCOR). In 1997, he was awarded Albert W. Johnson Distinguished Lecturer, the highest research award for the […]

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High School Interact Clubs And Rotary Club Of La Jolla Join Forces To Build 21St House In Mexico For Needy Families

The home design is 16x20 feet with a small sleeping loft. The homes are unheated, have no running water and no electricity. — courtesy

By Sally Fuller (LJ Light Article) – Volunteers from the Interact Club at La Jolla High and The Bishop’s School were joined by members of La Jolla Rotary to build the 21st home for an impoverished family in Tijuana. You may also read the article HERE on La Jolla Light’s […]

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Nov. 18, 2014 Speaker: Jodi Waterhouse, USD, University of the 3rd Age

Jodi Waterhouse

Jodi Waterhouse began her career at USD 18 years ago when she joined the USD Professional and Continuing Education Department.  During her tenure at USD she has directed many types of programs simultaneously to include Business and Corporate Education (18 years), Family Business Forum (16 years), Event Director of the […]

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Oct. 28, 2014 Speaker: Carmen Chavez, Casa Cornelia – Central American Refugee Children

Carmen Chavez

Beginning last year and specifically in the last few months, there has been an overall increase in the apprehension of Unaccompanied Children from Central America at the Southwest Border.  You may have seen it in the news. An experienced attorney, whose organization provides needed services to these children going through […]

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Nov. 11, 2014 Speaker: Gregory R. Hillgren, Patriots Initiative – Embracing America’s Armed Forces Community

Are you ‘Answering the 21st Century Call’ to support our nation’s armed forces community?  Are you giving time, treasure… or both?  Are you doing so wisely and effectively?  Are you making a difference?  Let’s find out. Mr. Hillgren was a founder and serves as the Chairman of The Patriot Initiative […]

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Nov. 4, 2014 Speaker: Casey B.K. Dominguez, USD – 2014 Midterm Election & Its Aftermath

Casey Dominguez

Casey B. K. Dominguez is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of San Diego. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2005. Her research specialties are congressional elections, political parties, and the presidency. Dr. Dominguez has published articles on presidential […]

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