Events & Discussions

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Admission to San Jose Museum of Art's Current ExhibitCovert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns through Jan.10,2016

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9/28-CyberSecurity & SJSU

10/8-Literary Visions of the Future: Technology, Security & the Pursuit of Happiness

10/28-Creating Silicon Valley's World

TBA-"The Circle" Theatrical Production

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Aug. 27, 12-1pm
Sept. 2, 2-3pm
Sept. 8, 12-1pm
Sept. 16, 12-1pm
Sept. 24, 3-4pm
Oct. 1, 1-2pm
Oct. 7, 3-4pm
Oct. 14, 12-1pm
Oct. 26, 11am-12pm
Nov. 5, 12-1pm
Nov. 18, 1-2pm
Dec. 1, 2-3pm

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Reading Program Event Announcement Flyer

The Circle flyer (pdf)

Fall 2015 Schedule 

CyberSecurity and SJSU:  Possible Futures  Prof. Dave Schuster, Psychology, Monday, Sept. 28 2015, 1:30 -3:00 pm  MLK Library 225

What are some of the latest advances in countering international hacking?  How is SJSU contributing?  What will cybersecurity be like in the future—will it be anything like what is depicted in The Circle? Join Prof. Schuster and representatives from Silicon Valley Big Data and Cybersecurity Center for some fascinating answers.

Literary Visions of the Future: Technology, Society, and the Pursuit of Happiness  Prof. Matt Spangler, Communication Studies, Thursday October 8, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm MLK Library 225

How does The Circle compare to other powerful novels that warn of problematic futures, such as 1984, The Handmaiden’s Tale, or A Clockwork Orange among others?  Any particularly pertinent lessons to be learned as it is set right where we live?  Join Professor Spangler to hear his reflections and share your responses.

Creating Silicon Valley’s World:  A Conversation with Author Ann Bridges  hosted by Michael Fallon, Director of SJSU Center for Community Learning & Leadership, Wednesday October 28 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm  MLK Library 225

Director Fallon, who is also a Professor in Sociology, will have a conversation with Ann Bridges, the author of Private Offerings (hardback and paperback both available September 15, 2015),  about the fast-paced business world of Silicon Valley—in her novel, in Eggers’ novel, and in the reality she has experienced.  Time will be provided for questions, answers, and discussion.

Theatrical Production of The Circle here at SJSU! Directed by Prof. Jessa Brie Moreno, Theatre Arts.  Coming in November—see website for details!

You read the novel, now see a cutting-edge stage performance of The Circle here on campus.  It is experimental theatre, so be ready to use some apps.  (If you don’t click “Like” at the end of this experience, we can’t control what might happen to you…)

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Group Discussions

All discussions of The Circle are scheduled in Clark Hall 100H (the large fishbowl room).  Come to any one and share with other Spartans your reactions to and thoughts about the book.  All welcome! (some door prizes too!)

Aug. 27, Thursday   Noon - 1 p.m.

Sept. 2, Wednesday   2-3 p.m.

Sept. 8, Tuesday   Noon - 1 p.m.

Sept. 16, Wednesday   Noon - 1 p.m.

Sept. 24, Thursday   3-4 p.m.

Oct. 1, Thursday    1 - 2 p.m.

Oct. 7, Wednesday   3 - 4 p.m.

Oct. 14, Wednesday    Noon - 1 p.m.

Oct. 26, Monday   11 a.m. to Noon

Nov. 5, Thursday   Noon - 1 p.m.

Nov. 18, Wednesday   1 - 2 p.m.

Dec. 1, Tuesday   2 - 3 p.m.


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