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Casual Conversation December 28, 2022: Harari's Sapiens

Time to sharpen our reading skills and get ready to discuss Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.   Classmates David Abbott and Tex Talmadge will be our docents on this tour through history, but as David writes, see below, the goal is to get your views in reacting to the book and at looking at the future of our species.

Casual Conversation with Bill Coulson November 20, 2022

Getting back on track(s) with a Casual Conversation after a short hiatus, on Sunday, November 20 at 3 pm Eastern Time, Bill Coulson will speak with us about passenger rail in the United States.  Here is Bill’s outline and background.  Get your old Lionels in tip top shape for the discussion and to circle your Thanksgiving turkey, Chanukah menorah, and Christmas tree.

From Bill...

SAVE. THESE. DATES. (Corrected dates for Reunion.)

Homecoming this past weeekend was awesome.

At this time, our next in-person gathering is planned for October of 2023: Homecoming 2023 will be the weekend of October 6 & 7. Plans are still being finalized but will likely include a climb up Mt. Moosilauke, an in-person Casual Conversation, a class meeting, tailgating, football against Yale, and plenty of free time to socialize with classmates. We would love to have a great turnout. The more ‘69s, the better!

Homecoming 2022 photos

A small but vibrant and engaged group gathered in Hanover for Homecoming 2022. More information and stories to follow, but here are some photos in our galleries.

Casual Conversation with John and Sue Leavitt, October 23

The next Casual Conversation is on Sunday, October 23 at 3 pm Eastern, and features classmate John Leavitt and his wife Sue.   The topic is Management of the Family Forest in Northeastern United States, and is described below in detail.   I hope that you will join us for what promises to be a terrific session.

Casual Conversations: The Fall Lineup

After the moving Casual Conversation with Shalom Lamm, head of Operation Benjamin, who was responsible for the replacement by the United States of a Latin Cross with a Star of David as the headstone of classmate Bruce Alpert’s wife’s uncle at his grave in Europe as a GI who died during WWII, we move into the Fall with a series of Casual Conversation notable for the variety of participants and their subject matter knowledge:

Casual Conversation with Brendan Nyhan and John Carey October 2

Please join us for a Casual Conversation with Dartmouth Professors Brendan J. Nyhan and John M.

Casual Conversation September 20 about Quantum Steampunk

On Tuesday, September 20, at 5 pm we will have a chance to meet, via a Zoom Casual Conversation, Dartmouth Valedictorian Nicole Yunger Halpern, a theoretical physicist and a fellow of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science at the University of Maryland.  Dr. Halpern is also the author of Quantum Steampunk: The Physics of Yesterday’s Tomorrow (Johns Hopkins University Oress 2022) ISBN 13: 978-1-4214-4372-0.


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