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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bedari Kindness Institute Featured in LA Magazine

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.

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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, […]

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World Kindness Day Film Screening of The Antidote Documentary

World Kindness Day is Friday, November 13. The Bedari Kindness Institute is hosting a virtual film screening in partnership with The Antidote Movie – a documentary that weaves together stories of kindness, decency, and the power of community in America. To screen the movie, please RSVP here.

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World Kindness Day Film Screening of The Antidote Documentary

World Kindness Day is Friday, November 13. The Bedari Kindness Institute is hosting a virtual film screening in partnership with The Antidote Movie – a documentary that weaves together stories of kindness, decency, and the power of community in America. To screen the movie, please RSVP here.

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Vichy’s Family Separation Policy, and Our Own

BKI faculty member, Aliza Luft shares an essay on Scatterplot about the parallels between U.S. immigration practices of child separation and the actions of the Vichy regime during WWII — and how objections by religious leaders saved thousands of innocent lives.

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Dan Fessler’s Interview with the Mentors Radio

Dan Fessler, Faculty Director of the Bedari Kindness Institute, recently talked with Host Tom Loarie from the Mentors Radio, about human nature, culture, and the underestimated power of kindness. Find Show Notes here and listen to the complete interview here.

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Kindness in Action: UCLA Health’s Humanitarian Aid to Beirut

The need for assistance remains in Lebanon’s capital, so a team of volunteers gathered hundreds of pounds of medical supplies. Thousands of masks, face shields, and safety goggles. Hundreds of bottles of hand sanitizer and soap, syringes, sutures, gloves and burn dressings. Dozens of procedure gowns and tourniquet kits. Four EMT gurneys. Two AESOP robotic […]

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Staying Happy in Unhappy Times

Pulling from the empirically based insights covered in her course Applying the Science of Happiness to Life Design, Cassie Mogilner Holmes offers tips to stay a bit happier during these less-than-happy times. To read more, click here.