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Archive for May, 2011

Teaching Compassion Spotlight: Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon is an internationally recognized educator, child advocate and parenting expert. In 1996, she founded Roots of Empathy, a program that teaches empathy and emotional literacy to children through classroom visits with infants and their mothers. Her program is currently offered in several countries, including Canada, New Zealand, the United States, the Republic of […]

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Compassion in the Arts Spolight: Nancy McGirr

Nancy McGirr is the founder and Executive Director of Fotokids, a non-profit program that began 20 years ago when she gave cameras to children living in Guatemala City’s vast garbage dump and had them document their lives. Fotokids, originally called Out of the Dump, now has projects in six urban and rural communities, including an […]

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Compassion in the Arts Spolight: Pete Docter

Pete Doctor is an animation artist at Pixar Animation Studio in Emeryville, California, where he began working in 1990. Along with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, Mr. Doctor developed the story and characters for “Toy Story”, the world’s first full length computer animated feature film, for which he also served as the supervising animator. (read […]

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Everyday Compassion Spotlight: Nipun Mehta

Nipun Mehta is the founder of, a fully volunteer-run organization that has delivered millions of dollars of web-related services to the nonprofit world for free. The recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service and the President’s Volunteer Service Award, his work creatively leverages web technologies for collaborative and transformational giving, lending him insight […]

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Everyday Compassion Spotlight: Christine Carter

Christine Carter is a sociologist and happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, best known for her science-based parenting advice.  She is the author of Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents and a Greater Good blog, which is syndicated on the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. (read […]

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Continuing Education Credit Available

Participants who know the Greater Good Science Center know that there’s often Continuing Education Credit available at Greater Good seminars and events. We’re pleased to announce that we can offer Continuing Education Units for therapists, social workers, and others at TEDxGoldenGateED 2011. You will simply have to fill out a little paperwork at check in […]

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