13 April 2015 — Language As Evolution

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IMPORTANT DATES

SUNDAY, APRIL 26 — 12:30pm to 2:00pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for April! We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, Nancy; Pledge, David; Four-Way Test, Yoko; Rotary Minute, Reed.)

SUNDAY, MAY 3 — 10:00pm to 4:00pm — SAVE THE DATE — The next ONE MORE ITEM FOOD DRIVE, in support of Valley Food Bank, at Gelson’s in Sherman Oaks.

THURSDAY, MAY 7 — Club Fundraiser via McDonald’s in Encino, 15700 Ventura Blvd., at Haskell. No flyer needed; 20% of all sales from 4pm to 6pm will be generously donated to our Rotary Club by this McDonald’s location.

 

ROTARY E-WARENESS CAMPAIGN, APRIL 2015: ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION

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This month’s Rotary E-Club E-wareness campaign presents information about organ and tissue donation.  Throughout the month our Club will provide resources gathered by our Club Members.  The information will be helpful to you and to the people you care about. Click here to visit the Campaign page.

 

THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM

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The Programs Chair, a bit swamped this weekend and today, Program Monday, is extremely grateful to the folks who produce TED Talks…for the consistent quality of their content and for making them available to the public. (It makes cresting the program easier, but the quality remains good.)

As part of a worldwide network of Rotary Clubs, whose members speak many languages, the idea of language has long been important.  In this fascinating presentation, Professor  or Evolutionary Biology Mark Pagel, University of Reading (UK), expresses the ties between evolutionary biology and the development of language.  How did we get here, and why is it about more than just the opposable thumb?

 

If the embedded video does not work, please click here to view it on its TED Talk page.

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1 response to 13 April 2015 — Language As Evolution

  1. Interesting program about language. Thanks for providing a convenient means to make up.

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