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Wednesday, May 25

Siddhartha Mukherjee - The Gene

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

8:00pm

The gene is the fundamental unit of heredity and the basic unit of all biological information. It also is, according to Pulitzer Prizewinning author Siddhartha Mukherjee (The Emperor of All Maladies), one of the most dangerous ideas in the history of science. Join Mukherjee, author of the new book The Gene: An Intimate History, to explore the possibilitiesand perilsof gene manipulation. Technology and knowledge of genes have allowed us to manipulate organisms and their genetic materials with dexterity and powernot only in test tubes, but inside actual human cells. Will genetics allow us to change our very behavior, what it means to be human, and our own fates? Books available for purchase. A Q&A and book signing follow the program.

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Thursday, May 26

MARIA ANTONIA GONZALEZ VALERIO : Philosophy+Art+Science: Building the platform for interdisciplinary projects at the National Autonomous University of Mexico

CNSI Presentation Space, 5th floor CNSI

570 Westwood Plaza, 570 Westwood Plaza, 0

9:00am

Mara Antonia Gonzlez Valerio, PhD, is the director of the interdisciplinary collective Art + Science at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), aimed at producing art and knowledge in the...

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Valiant Ambition

DIESEL, A Bookstore

225 26th St., Santa Monica, 90402

6:30pm

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood proudly welcomes Nathaniel Philbrick to the store to discuss his new book, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, on Thursday, May 26th at 6:30pm. Please Note: This is a ticketed event. Purchase an advance copy of Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution to get a ticket, which reserves one seat. Please call the Brentwood store for details, 310.576.9960. This event is open and free to all, but by purchasing an advance copy, we will reserve your seat until the event begins at 6:30pm. From the New York Times bestselling author of In The Heart of the Sea comes a surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution, and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war. Four years later, as the book ends, Washington has vanquished his demons and Arnold has fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. After four years of war, America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within.

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