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Upcoming Events


Tickets are free but limited - online reservations are required.

Please join the e-mail list to receive announcements when reservations open 1 week prior to each event. 

Fall 2016 Schedule

All events take place at 7 p.m. at the Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. 

The Distinctive Voices Lecure Series will be dark during the summer months and programs will resume in the Fall.  Confirmed events are listed below.  More events will be added as they are confirmed.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Chris Lowe, Director of the California State University, Long Beach Shark Lab
Topic:  Increase of Shark Population off the Southern California Coast

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

James Randerson, Chancellor’s Professor of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine
Topic:  Wildfires and Climate Change

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Katalin Gothard, M.D., Ph. D., University of Arizona
Topic: Neural basis of emotion and social behavior

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Speaker TBA

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Speaker TBA
Topic: Deep Blue Sea

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Andrew Whiten, University of St. Andrews
Topic: Evolution, social learning, traditions and culture

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thomas Hull, Western New England University
Origami:  Mathematics in Crease

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