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E4E: Cold-Blooded Kindness – Barbara Oakley (GVSU)

March 25, 2011
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Padnos Hall – Room 308
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI United States

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Organized by:
Robert Deaner
Email: deanerr@gvsu.edu


This event is hosted by Evolution for Everyone at GVSU

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 members of Evolution for Everyone (“E4E”) to hear Barb Oakley answer these questions and other topics addressed in her latest book Cold-Blooded Kindness.

Evolution for Everyone is a Student Organization at Grand Valley State University that provides interdisciplinary, educational opportunities for students through an evolutionary theory perspective.

Meetings are open to the Public

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.