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Tehran At Twilight/Tehran Noir

SALAR ABDOH was born in Iran, and splits his time between Tehran and New York City, where he codirects the Creative Writing MFA Program at the City College of New York. He is the author of The Poet Game and Opium. His essays and short stories have appeared in various publications, including the New York Times, BOMB, Callaloo, Guernica, and on the BBC. He is the recipient of the NYFA Prize and the National Endowment for the Arts award.

WEBINAR The Menstrual Cycle: What's Normal/What's Not Across The Lifespan

Join Dr. Paula Hillard for an informative and interactive webinar on the often glossed-over area of women’s health: the menstrual cycle. Dr. Hillard will shed new light on the female reproductive system, what is normal and what’s not. She will address normal cycle length, normal bleeding parameters, and common menstrual symptoms for women in each decade of their reproductive lives. Beginning by focusing on the middle reproductive years, Dr.

Colloquium: Dr. Kate Adamala

Dr. Kate Adamala completed a PhD on the origins of biological enzyme catalysis, working with Pier Luigi Luisi (Roma Tre) and Jack W. Szostak (Harvard), and is now a postdoctoral scholar working on new molecular neurotechnologies. She is interested in protein and nucleic acid engineering, developing new techniques for the analysis of cellular signaling and activity.

The Garden in the Carpet / The Carpet in the Garden

Faryar Javaherian is an Iranian architect and curator, born in Mahshad, Khorassan, raised in Paris, France and educated in the United States. She studied at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Bachelor of Architecture with High Honors in 1973, then at MIT and Harvard where she received her Master's in Urban Design in 1976. She co-founded Gamma Consultants recognized as the leading office in Museum and Persian Garden design in Iran. Her buildings have been widely published in Iranian architectural magazines and established her as having a recognizable Iranian-Modern style.

Pre-Diabetes...A Wake Up Call: What To Do About Elevated Blood Sugars

The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes has tripled over the past 30 years. A combination of genetic susceptibility and lifestyle may be responsible for this dramatic increase over such a short span of time. The good news is that those who are at risk can slow the progression and even prevent diabetes from ever developing. In this 3-session class, we will focus on the lifestyle changes that have been shown to delay and prevent diabetes more effectively than medications alone.

Pre-Diabetes...A Wake Up Call: What To Do About Elevated Blood Sugars

The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes has tripled over the past 30 years. A combination of genetic susceptibility and lifestyle may be responsible for this dramatic increase over such a short span of time. The good news is that those who are at risk can slow the progression and even prevent diabetes from ever developing. In this 3-session class, we will focus on the lifestyle changes that have been shown to delay and prevent diabetes more effectively than medications alone.

Understanding the Science of Willpower in Managing Your Weight

Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue that some people seem to have and others don’t. Understanding willpower will enable you to develop the ability to do what YOU WANT for yourself. Self-control is like a muscle and can be strengthened. You can learn the right habits, techniques and strategies, based on the science of self-change, that will work for you. With strengthened self-control, you can reach your weight goals, and make other lifelong changes. Habits make up 40% of our daily routine and have an enormous impact on our wellbeing.

Russia's Cold War Generation and the End of the Soviet Dream: Soviet Baby Boomers Talk About Their Lives

Time is TBA

In this presentation, Donald J. Raleigh provides an overview of his book, Soviet Baby Boomers (which will be published in Russian this year by Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie), with a focus on the role Soviet families played in shaping the Baby Boomers’ worldviews; the opening up of the Soviet Union and spread of information; and the socialist system’s not living up to expectations that it created in articulating the Soviet dream.

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