October 19, 2019

Don’t miss our first special event of the year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Us at the Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe

 for an Animal Encounter

 Friday, October 18     1:00 p.m.  (be there by 12:50, latest)

Reserve your place with a $20.00 check made out to BNC

Mail to Phyllis Perkal, 17559 Adena Lane, San Diego 92128  by Oct. 10.    Anything you contribute over $10.25 is a charitable contribution to the new BNC campaign HONORING OUR HISTORY

We will have an hour-long hospital tour, attend a pet therapy session with horses and have our own therapeutic encounter with a pet therapy animal, all with an experienced guide.

The Animal Adoption Center opens at noon if anyone wants to adopt a dog or cat! Visit their Thrift Store – fabulous finds!! Go for coffee or an early lunch before the visit – a Bistro, and a Deli are nearby, and three restaurants are a short drive down San Dieguito Rd.

Please wear closed shoes. No food allowed because of the animals.

 

 

Opening Meeting/Study & Social Group Showcase

SAVE THE DATE!           

Celebrate Brandeis San Dieguito!    

Annual Opening Meeting/Study & Social Group Showcase Luncheon, Wednesday, August 28th at 10:30 a.m.  Lomas Santa Fe Country Club,  Solana Beach

 Join us for the annual first event of the Brandeis year. Re-connect and meet new members. Hear coordinators and leaders present their plans. Celebrate the installation of new officers. Choose your study & social groups.  

Invite your friends. It’s a great time to welcome new members.

$36   Details, menu, and mail-in form in the bulletin.

 

   

 

 

Summer Fun

 ‘Summer Special’ on Study Groups

Open to All Members for just $10 each

 Tea and Topics, Movies and Munchies, Contemporary Literature, and Couples   Enjoying Food, Fun and Friendship

 All Meet through August

Take advantage of a special offer as these popular study groups are open to all Brandeis members for the summer bargain price of just $10 each (plus possible small additional costs for some events).  Join for summer and ‘test drive’ all four.  The three mainly social groups are a great way to meet the people you often don’t get to mix with at traditional study groups.

Send your $10 registration fee (check made out to BNC) to Barbara Howard, 1140 Pasadero Drive, Escondido, CA  92029.

 

 

 

Book & Author Luncheon

Don’t miss our chapter’s most fabulous event of the year – The Book & Author Luncheon, featuring three authors, to be held at the beautiful Crosby Club on April 4, 11:30 a.m. See reservation form in the Bulletin, March – April 2019. All proceeds will go to Magnify the Mind in support of research into neurodegenerative diseases. 

 

 

UOW Success

Our UOW event was a wild success! Check out our January-February bulletin for more to come.

Hanukkah Lights – Chinese Delights

 

 

Chin’s Szechuan Cuisine, 625 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas – December 6 at 12:30. Don’t miss the party! Entertainment by Cara Freedman with her guitar singing from the Great American Songbook and favorites from the 1920’s through the 1970’s.  Please bring an unwrapped holiday gift for the children at the Family Recovery Center.

Welcome to a New Year!

A New Year and new activities! Study Groups begin in October, and special events are already on the calendar. From University on Wheels and the Book & Author Luncheons to a Chinese-themed Chanukah party and a Soup Exchange, you won’t want to miss a thing. We look forward to seeing you often this Brandeis year.

July-August Bulletin – The Study Group Issue

Welcome to the Study Group Issue of the bulletin! BNC San Dieguito hopes all of our members are having a fun, relaxing summer as we transition into a new BNC year. Chapter leadership has been working hard to organize a variety of events and study groups for the entire year, and they’re finally here! In this issue of the bulletin you will find details about the study groups being offered this year, the Annual Open Meeting and Showcase Luncheon, registration forms, important contact information, and details on a new neuroscience based initiative.

Check out all the excitement!

July-August 2018 Bulletin
2018-2019 Study Guide

Event: Opening Meeting/Study Group Showcase – August 29th

Here’s to another great beginning. Don’t miss our annual Opening Meeting/Study Group Showcase luncheon at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, Solana Beach, Wednesday, August 29th at 10:30 a.m. Study group leaders and coordinators will describe their groups, and members are urged to invite friends to this first social event of the year.

Guest speaker, Hannah Cohen, author of Remarkable Women of San Diego: Pioneers, Visionaries and Innovators. Please bring a donation of canned or boxed foods for Jewish Family Service, our community project for the year. Send $36 to Suzie Kaplan by August 20. See the July-August Bulletin for menu and details.

 

Announcement: Magnify the Mind

Brandeis has long had one of the best neuroscience programs in the country. Nobel Prize winner Michael Rosbash, MacArthur “genius” grant recipient Gina Turrigiano and world-renowned neuroscientist Eve Marder are all pioneers in the field. Their breakthroughs have helped transform our understanding of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and autism.

But to remain cutting edge — and continue to make advances in our understanding of human health — Brandeis needs to upgrade its microscopes. The university currently owns an aging fluorescence microscope that uses a technique called two-photon excitation to image intact brain circuitry in the living brain. This technique has allowed Brandeis researchers to study how genes and experience interact to produce functioning brain circuits. However, this equipment is no longer state-of-the-art because it uses old and slow scanning technology that takes only one image per second. This speed severely limits the type of research questions that can be answered.

The Brandeis National Committee would like to provide Brandeis with a next generation resonant scanning two-photon microscope. This new technology would enable Brandeis researchers to take 30 to 50 images per second. This increase in speed can be used to observe the brain much closer to its native processing speed, or can be used to take many photographs of the same tissue that can be averaged together to create very high resolution views, allowing Brandeis researchers to study structures as small as single synapses in the living brain.

Brain plasticity — how neurons react to changes in the environment — is one of the most important areas in brain research, understanding what brings about changes in behavior. When the processes responsible for plasticity malfunction, it can give rise to neurodegenerative illnesses. Resonant scanning will generate a trove of new insights and data to understanding why this happens.

Researchers at Brandeis will further be able to explore the role of molecules, dendrites and synapses in the brain and reveal operating principles. The Brandeis National Committee’s campaign to raise $500,000, launches July 1, 2018. Contact 781-736-7588 to donate today.

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