Caltech Public Programming is excited to announce our new series, Behind the Book.

Join us in conversation with authors who explore the intersection of arts, science, and society through the lens of their family histories. An audience Q&A will follow each event.

Events are free, but reservations are required.

Blake Hill-Saya

Blake Hill-Saya
Monday, February 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PST

Author of Aaron McDuffie Moore: An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham's Black Wall Street

Blake Hill-Saya is a classical musician and creative writer living in Los Angeles. Born the biracial child of two literature professors, her love affair with books began at age four when her father found her reading one to herself out loud and upside down. She is the CEO of Tenacity Communications in Los Angeles.

Indre Viskontas

Indre Viskontas
Monday, April 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PDT

Author of How Music Makes Us Better

Indre Viskontas combines a passion for music with scientific curiosity. Professor of Sciences and Humanities at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of San Francisco, she is also a working opera singer and serves as the Creative Director of Pasadena Opera.

Cindy Weinstein

woman in green top with glasses and short cropped hair
Thursday, September 9, at 5 p.m. PST

Cindy Weinstein is the author of Finding the Right Words: A Story of Literature, Grief, and the Brain. She is the Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of English and Vice Provost at Caltech, and serves as the Institute's Chief Diversity Officer. In collaboration with noted neurologist Dr. Bruce L. Miller, Weinstein combines personal memoir, literature, and the science and history of brain health into a unique, educational, and meditative work. Get Behind the Book with Cindy Weinstein and Bruce Miller as they discuss Finding the Right Words. Caltech Professor Catherine Jurca leads the conversation, which will be followed by an audience Q&A.

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Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena is a proud partner of our Behind the Book series. Help preserve a Pasadena treasure and shop local!