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Let it Ripple: The Science of Character at California Report Card
3-5 p.m., March 20, 2014
310 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
The Science of Character explores fascinating new research on character development and our ability to shape who we are.
Can you learn to be braver? Can practice make you more persistent? Is it possible to cultivate your curiosity?
Aiming to ignite a global conversation on how character strengths can be learned, practiced, and cultivated, award-winning filmmaker Tiffany Shlain (Connected, The Future Starts Here will premiere her new film, The Science of Character, online and at hundreds of schools, organizations, and homes around the world on Thursday, March 20th.
Join GGSC at a screening of the film as part of California Report Card: Learning from a New Platform for Civic Engagement, a free UC Berkeley campus event featuring Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Marina Gorbis of the Institute for the Future, Dean Henry E. Brady of the Goldman School of Public Policy and UC Berkeley Professor Ken Goldberg.
Challenging the conventional belief that people are stuck with the character attributes they are born with, The Science of Character reveals how it is possible for anyone to build up their core character strengths and use them to achieve greater personal, academic, and professional success and happiness. The film premiere will serve as the centerpiece of #CharacterDay, a 24-hour series of live events and online conversations highlighting the expanding catalog of scientific research proving that positive characteristics like self-control, optimism, and gratitude can be nurtured and developed.
More on California Report Card here.
More on the film here.
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