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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

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

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.

 

2015 Mindfulness in Education Conference

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

Mindfulness: Foundation for Teaching and Learning

 

2015 International Society for Humor Studies Conference

Holy Names University, Oakland, CA | June 29-July 3, 2015

The 27th ISHS Conference will be held at the Society’s homebase, Holy Names University in Oakland, California, USA from June 29 to July 3, 2015.

 

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.

 
 

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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.

 

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 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.

 
 

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Greater Good Events

The Science of Happiness

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


The Science of Happiness

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.


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Book of the Week

The Path to Purpose By William Damon Looks at how children are hampered in their search for meaning, and how concerned adults can help them find it.

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