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LiveTalk Lecture Series

LiveTalk is The College Preparatory School's evening lecture series for parents, students, and the community. Join us for these engaging, thought-provoking lectures by local and national experts and celebrities on intriguing topics and current events.
    • 2018-19 Live Talk Speakers: Saul Perlmutter • Ashanti Branch • Harry Chotiner

      2018-19 Live Talk Speakers: Saul Perlmutter • Ashanti Branch • Harry Chotiner

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  • Dr. Saul Perlmutter • Thursday, November 8, 2018 • Science, Reality, and Credibility: An informal Talk and Discussion with Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter

    Saul Perlmutter is a 2011 Nobel Laureate, sharing the prize in Physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe. He is a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he holds the Franklin W. and Karen Weber Dabby Chair, and a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the leader of the international Supernova Cosmology Project, and director of the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics. His undergraduate degree was from Harvard and his PhD from UC Berkeley. In addition to other awards and honors, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Perlmutter has also written popular articles, and has appeared in numerous PBS, Discovery Channel, and BBC documentaries. His interest in teaching scientific-style critical thinking for scientists and non-scientists alike let to Berkeley courses on Sense and Sensibility and Science and Physics & Music.
  • Ashanti Branch • Monday, January 28, 2019 • Cohosted by The Parents' Association Equity and Inclusion Committee

    Ashanti Branch works to change how young men of color interact with their education and how their schools interact with them. Raised in Oakland by a single mother on welfare, Ashanti left the inner city to study civil engineering at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo. A construction project manager in his first career, his life changed after he tutored struggling students and realized his passion for teaching. In 2004, during Ashanti's first year teaching high school math, he started The Ever Forward Club to provide support for African American and Latino males who were not achieving to their potential. Since then, Ever Forward has helped all of its more than 150 members graduate from high school, and 93% of them have gone on to attend two- or four-year colleges, military, or trade school.

  • Harry Chotiner • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 • Academy Awards Preview Night

    Join us for one of the most entertaining and beloved evenings in the LiveTalk series. Renowned film historian Harry Chotiner will guide us through an in-depth preview of Academy Awards 2019. This annual College Prep tradition features New York University film history professor and former Twentieth Century Fox vice president Harry Chotiner. Professor Chotiner's informed perspective offers an inside look at the nominees, along with plenty of lively, interactive audience participation. We add hot popcorn, soda, candies, and door prizes! Bring your opinions and get a copy of Harry's picks for the best movies, actors, and directors of the year.
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Doors open at 7:00 pm for food, drink, and mingling. Events begin at 7:30 and end at 9:00. We recommend you arrive 20 minutes ahead to ensure the best seating.

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