UCLA Volunteer Day 2021, Presented by Wescom Foundation The UCLA Volunteer Center’s inaugural event, UCLA Volunteer Day, has become a cornerstone of the UCLA experience. It is one of the university’s largest community service events and occurs during True Bruin Welcome. New freshmen and transfer students join together with continuing undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, […]
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Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for a virtual Open Mind program with Dr. Kelli Harding, author of the critically acclaimed new best-selling book, The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness. Dr. Daniel Fessler, […]
This is the Moment and We are the Leaders: Transforming Self and Society with Compassion BKI is co-sponsoring this event, see below for more information. You can RSVP here. Wednesday, May 12 at 12:00 pm In the midst of a global pandemic and an awakening of the impact of racism on humanity, we face one […]
On Wednesday, April 21, the UCLA Women and Philanthropy hosted an event featuring a panel of researchers from the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute to discuss innovative kindness research. The full interview and panel discussion video can be viewed here.
The Call to Unite is now available. Read below for a description or click here for more information. From some of our most prominent spiritual and religious leaders, poets and thinkers, singers and writers, a book of wisdom to light our way in dark times. At the start of 2020, in what felt already like […]
“Just Say Hello” is a campaign for small gestures with a big message: Say hello to somebody who doesn’t look like you. Now, more than ever, as we strive towards healing this nation and bridging divisions, it’s important to remind ourselves that small acts of kindness can make a big difference. The campaign is inspired […]
Piphal Heng, postdoctoral fellow at Northern Illinois University Center for Southeast Asian Studies, offers an alternative approach to archeological research to explore how Angkor was led with compassion. “Archeology provides a complementary data set to the field dominated by art history and history and Angkor is the best example of that,” said Piphal Heng, a […]
Looking Ahead: Science, Facts and the Public Debate Thursday, January 14 6:00 p.m. PST | 9:00 p.m. EST As a new U.S. presidential administration prepares for the four years ahead, coping with intersecting challenges including a pandemic, persistent inequality, climate change policy and a sea of misinformation, UCLA experts discuss what role institutions of higher […]
UCLA and other schools are studying kindness as an Antidote to a cruel world. This LA Magazine article focuses on the effort to make a fuzzy abstract an academic discipline for the mental health of humankind. You can read the full article here.
Recent articles in Inquirer.net and Malaymail.com, feature the Bedari Kindness Institute and Dean Hunt. Here is an excerpt from one of the articles: If kindness is first and foremost selfless, as long as it is spontaneous and altruistic, it can also contribute to the giver’s own good and boost his or her health. In 2019, […]