SSA Connection – July 29th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection РHope you enjoy! Three Ways That Your Memory Stays Sharp Even As You Get Older Alan D. Castel is a professor in the department of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on how cognition changes with

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SSA Connection – July 22nd!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! Why You Should Care about Whale Poo? Whales have a surprising and important job, says marine biologist Asha de Vos: these massive creatures are ecosystem engineers, keeping the oceans healthy and stable by … well, by pooping,

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SSA Connection – July 15th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! Why Art Thrives at Burning Man Craft curator Nora Atkinson takes us on a trip to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to see the beautifully designed and participatory art of Burning Man, revealing how she discovered there what’s

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SSA Connection – July 8th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! Metal that Breathes Modern buildings with floor-to-ceiling windows give spectacular views, but they require a lot of energy to cool. Doris Kim Sung works with thermo-bimetals, smart materials that act more like human skin, dynamically and responsively,

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SSA Connection – July 1st!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! What You Might Know about the Declaration of Independence In June 1776, a little over a year after the start of the American Revolutionary War, the US Continental Congress huddled together in a hot room in Philadelphia

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SSA Connection – June 24th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! Where Joy Hides and How to Find it Cherry blossoms and rainbows, bubbles and googly eyes: Why do some things seem to create such universal joy? In this captivating talk, Ingrid Fetell Lee reveals the surprisingly tangible

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SSA Connection – June 17th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change to Have a Better Conversation Thelma Golden, curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, talks through three recent shows that explore how art examines and redefines culture. The “post-black” artists

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SSA Connection – June 10th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this

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Senior Ambassador Training on June 15th!

Would you like to receive current information and updates concerning Alexandria’s senior community? We have an opportunity to volunteer and take part in great discussions and informative meetings with our community’s leaders. Senior Services is holding a short training session to be a Senior Ambassador to your

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SSA Connection – June 3rd!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! Playful, Wonderous Public Spaces Building Community and Possibilities Introducing a new type of public space, custom-fit for communities in need of a shot of hope and wonder. Artist and TED Fellow Matthew Mazzotta takes us across the

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