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UCLA Volunteer Day 2021

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, […]

The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness

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, […]

Is Kindness Contagious?

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.

Now Available: The Call to Unite

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 […]

Analyzing Angkorian Compassion Through an Archeological Lens

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

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 […]

World Kindness Day: Good Deeds Have Positive Effects on Mind and Body

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, […]