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Cold-Blooded Kindness – Barbara Oakley (Grand Rapids)Date:
October 14, 2010
The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
PLEASE NOTE: This event is on Thursday!
Are some people predisposed to kindness to the point of being destructive to themselves and others? How much of our help is fulfilling our own needs—including those of our hidden passions?
Join us to hear Barb Oakley answer these questions and other topics addressed in her latest book Cold-Blooded Kindness, which is soon to be published.
Meetings are open to the Public
After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map
About Barbara Oakley, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor of Engineering, Oakland University
Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She is the author of “A Mind for Numbers,” (Penguin, 2014), and a co-instructor (with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor of the Salk Institute) of the massive open online course “Learning How to Learn,” from Coursera, which, with nearly 200,000 students, is the largest course ever taught on how to learn. Dr. Oakley’s research focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior, and has been described as “revolutionary” by the Wall Street Journal. Oakley’s books have been praised by many leading researchers and writers, including Harvard’s Steven Pinker and E. O. Wilson, and National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates. Dr. Oakley was designated as an NSF New Century Scholar; she is also a recipient of the Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award (2013) and the National Science Foundation’s Frontiers in Engineering New Faculty Fellow Award. Dr. Oakley is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.