Ever wanted to read Kuhn or Popper (but put it off until retirement), wonder how to use neural networks to make sense of your exobytes of raw data, or get confused about a career path? If you answered yes (or no) to one of these, here is a chance to explore these and other subjects with your peers. I invite you to join a graduate discussion seminar, Tools for Thought, a weekly for-credit discussion, this fall.
We are having an organizational meeting to decide on a mutually agreeable time and place to meet at 5:00 PM this coming Wednesday, August 27 in Room 22 Plant Science. Can’t make it then? Contact me directly and I’ll make sure your availability gets consideration.
I’d like to invite you to a lunchtime presentation July 9 at noon in PS 114 where I will share experiences about my recent trip to Peru.
I am calling it a “Journey to Machu Picchu” because it involved four days of spiritual preparation (ceremony, meditation, reflection) with an old Inca guide at several sacred archeological sites before arriving at Machu Picchu at sunrise on the winter solstice. On the winter solstice the sun rises through a notch in the mountains and strikes the temple, causing it to glow in the morning sun.
Other highlights include terraces made with rocks weighing more than 100 tons that fit together perfectly, intricate Incan irrigation systems, stunning scenery, beautiful fabrics and interesting foods.
The winter solstice is also cause for a week of celebrations, dancing and parades in Cusco – the ancient Incan capital city. I will also share some videos of extreme ziplining between mountains, hundreds of feet above the ground.