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Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

The Greater Good Science Center is dedicated to building connections with the community beyond UC Berkeley. By sponsoring public lectures and participating in public symposia we encourage dialogue about the importance of promoting positive emotions and relationships in classrooms, in families, and in our communities at large.

Upcoming Greater Good Science Center Events

How Compassion Creates Resilience, with Kelly McGonigal

International House, UC Berkeley campus | May 20, 2015

A book event for The Upside of Stress

 

The Science of Happiness

| Self-Paced Course Is Now Live! Take It at Your Own Pace Through May 2015

An unprecedented free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.

 

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2015

Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley | Friday, June 26—Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips educators with social-emotional learning tools that benefit both students and teachers.

 

Mindfulness, Connection, and Compassion

International House, UC Berkeley | October 2, 2015

A special day-long event with Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., and Dan Siegel, M.D.

 
 

Upcoming Events Co-sponsored by the GGSC

2015 Mindfulness in Education Conference

University of Colorado at Denver | June 26-28, 2015

Mindfulness: Foundation for Teaching and Learning

 
 

Other Upcoming Events

Positive Business Conference: University of Michigan Ross School of Business

| May 15-17, 2015

At this year’s Positive Business Conference, explore the latest thinking and research about positive business; participate in practical workshops on positive business practices across functions, from marketing to management to finance; and hear how companies are leveraging the power of purpose to realize better business results.

 

The Sweet Spot: How to Help Kids Achieve More and Stress Less

Berkeley City Club | May 16, 2015

GGSC Senior Fellow Christine Carter appears at a fundraiser for El Cerrito’s Prospect Sierra School

 

The Science of Happiness

| Self-Paced Course Is Now Live! Take It at Your Own Pace Through May 2015

An unprecedented free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.

 

Mindfulness and Compassion: The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA | June 3-7, 2015

The Mindfulness and Compassion: The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice conference brings together internationally recognized researchers engaged in the scientific study of mindfulness and compassion meditation with seasoned Buddhist teachers and scholars to explore the frontiers of contemplative practice.

 

IPPA World Congress on Positive Psychology

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida | June 25-28, 2015

The International Positive Psychology Association is hosting its Fourth World Congress on Positive Psychology June 25-28, 2015, in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Featured speakers include Tal Ben-Shahar, Martin Seligman, Barbara Fredrickson, Jonathan Haidt, Rollin McCraty, Tom Rath, David Cooperrider, Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi, Richard Davidson, John Kim, and more.

 

2015 Mindfulness in Education Conference

University of Colorado at Denver | June 26-28, 2015

Mindfulness: Foundation for Teaching and Learning

 
 

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Past Events

The Science of a Meaningful Life: Self-Care for Health Professionals

UC Berkeley Campus, International House | April 4, 2014

A day-long seminar for health care professionals featuring Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., and Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

 

The Science of Happiness at Cal Day

101 Morgan Hall, UC Berkeley | April 18, 2015

At this talk, neuroscientist Emiliana Simon-Thomas will lead you through the latest research on happiness—and offer research-based practices for emotional well-being.

 

The Journalism of Well-Being: Reporting on Mindful Work and Positive Psychology

Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, North Gate Hall - Library, UC Berkeley | March 18, 2015

Jason Marsh and David Gelles on Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Work from the Inside Out

 

Taking in the Good with Dr. Rick Hanson

International House at UC Berkeley | March 14, 2015

In this day-long presentation, renowned teacher and best-selling author Rick Hanson will explore how mindful attention to positive experiences can cultivate happiness, resilience, love, and inner peace.

 

Frans de Waal on Prosocial Primates: Empathy in Animals and Humans

Sibley Auditorium, UC Berkeley Campus | March 9, 2015

Frans de Waal—one of Discover’s 47 Great Minds of Science—reviews expressions of empathy and the sense of fairness in animals.

 

Putting the Science of Happiness into Practice

Esalen Institute | February 27-March 1, 2015

An in-person companion course to our blockbuster online “Science of Happiness” course.

 
 

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  • How to Help Teens Find Purpose

    April 16, 2015

    Teens are naturally driven to seek new experiences—and that may be the key to helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.

  • Can Music Help Keep Memory Alive?

    April 21, 2015

    A conversation with the makers of Alive Inside, a new documentary about how music is helping people with dementia.

  • How to Help a Narcissist to Forgive

    April 14, 2015

    Narcissists struggle to forgive people for even minor transgressions. But a new study points the way forward.

  

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How Compassion Creates Resilience, with Kelly McGonigal
International House, UC Berkeley campus
May 20, 2015


How Compassion Creates Resilience, with Kelly McGonigal

A book event for The Upside of Stress


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