I registered for a free CCARE public event, but can no longer attend. How do I cancel my registration?
Your thoughtfulness is most appreciated! A cancellation link can be found near the bottom of your original registration confirmation email (for free events only). If you cannot locate your original registration confirmation email, submit a request using the Contact form or email CCARE at email@example.com. For CCARE events that require payment of a registration fee, please check the event’s webpage for information on registration cancellations.
What is the cost of attending CCARE events? Who can attend?
Most of CCARE’s public lectures and talks are free (unless clearly specified) and often are open for anyone to attend, including students, researchers and the general public. CCARE also occasionally holds educational conferences which are often open to the public. Specific information registration information for each conference will be found on the event’s webpage.
Do I have to be registered to attend CCARE’s events?
Please check the event’s webpage for specific information.
Many of CCARE’s free talks and lectures are open to the public and registration is not required in order to attend. However, early access to seating is offered to registrants. Once the event starts, doors open to all on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration is recommended as our free events can often be oversubscribed.
Can I register multiple people under my name?
Please register each attendee under his or her own name.
Do I have to pay for parking at events?
After 4 PM M-F and on weekends, parking is free in the A and C permitted lots and at metered spaces at Stanford University. Most of CCARE’s public events are held after 4 PM, so it is likely you will find free parking. Please be sure to check posted signs when parking.
When is the next “Science of Compassion” conference going to be held?
To receive announcements on CCARE’s events as they arise, please subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom left corner of our website.
I’d like to visit CCARE. Are walk-in visitors accepted?
We appreciate your interest, however; CCARE’s administrative office and staff are not able to accommodate walk-in visitors. If you have a specific inquiry, please refer to the “Contact Us” page to get in touch with one of our staff members.
How can Stanford undergraduates get involved with CCARE?
We have a special paid fellowship known as the ‘CCARE Undergraduate Roscow Fellowship’. Fellows should be interested in fields related to compassion, altruism, empathy and social connectedness. Fellows are an integral part of the CCARE team and their responsibilities include administrative, event, research and communications support. They should be enthusiastic about supporting CCARE and are able to dedicate at least 10 hours a week for a minimum of two quarters.
However, at this time, we are not accepting applications. Please send all inquiries through our “Contact Us” page.
How can I volunteer at CCARE?
Thank you for your enthusiasm and generous interest in volunteering! Unfortunately, at this time CCARE is not able to administer a formal volunteer program. However, please be sure to join our mailing list to receive updates on any opportunities as they arise. Additionally, please help spread the word about our research and education programs with your friends and family. We’d love for you to bring a friend or family member to one of our public talks. Or, help us increase the amount of compassion in our communities by taking a Compassion Cultivation Training class with a friend. Lastly, if you’re on Facebook, we’d love our FB community’s help in keeping up the engaging conversation on compassion and altruism.
Does CCARE have internship opportunities?
Thank you for your enthusiasm and generous interest in CCARE internships. Unfortunately, at this time, CCARE is not accepting applications for internships. However, please be sure to join our mailing list to receive updates on any opportunities as they arise. You can subscribe to our newsletter by entering your email address into the “Join Our Newsletter ” box, which can be found on the bottom left corner on our website.
Additionally, please help spread the word about our research and education programs with your friends and family. We’d love for you to bring a friend or family member to one of our public talks. Or, help us increase the amount of compassion in our communities by taking a Compassion Cultivation Training class with a friend. Lastly, if you’re on Facebook, we’d love our Facebook community’s help in keeping up the engaging conversation on compassion and altruism.
Does CCARE offer graduate programs?
No, our center does not offer graduate degrees. However, many of our affiliated faculty are members of academic departments at Stanford that do offer graduate degree programs. If you’re interested in mentorship by a CCARE-affiliated faculty member, we suggest you contact him or her directly to inquire about potential mentorship and available graduate degree programs.
What are Stanford’s regulations for animal testing?
Please see the following website to learn more about Stanford’s policy regarding research with animals:
I’d like to pursue a graduate degree in the field of compassion or altruism research. Does CCARE offer degrees? Where should I begin?
We’re glad to hear of your interest in graduate school! Being an academic center at Stanford, CCARE does not offer degree programs. However, there are CCARE-affiliated faculty in Stanford academic departments that do offer degree programs (such as Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurosciences, etc.). If you’re interested in applying to a Stanford degree program and researching compassion or altruism, we suggest looking up the Stanford faculty that have been affiliated with CCARE’s research to identify who may be your ideal mentor.
Beyond Stanford, we recommend looking up faculty who have worked with the Mind and Life Institute and The Greater Good Science Center, who you may want as your mentor. We suggest you contact their organizations directly for guidance. Also, you’ll want to take a year or two and gain research experience (preferably in a lab with one of the top researchers you can find) so that you can demonstrate additional research expertise and passion for that area. Also, consider attending the annual Mind & Life Summer Research Institute, which is great for making connections with compassion researchers.
How can I learn more about compassion research?
We’re glad to hear you’re interested! Please start by exploring our website. Our video section has recordings of many of the world’s top experts in compassion research, and our wiki logs definitions of compassion as well as research tools to measure compassion. Please also attend our lectures, talks and conferences, which are dedicated to the science and application of compassion.