When6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, February 23, 2018
LocationTruckee Meadows Community College
V. James Eardley Student Service Center, 7000 Dandini Boulevard, RDMT 324, Reno, NV 89512
Hosted by Truckee Meadows Community College, CCARE founder and director, Dr. James Doty, will be speaking as TMCC’s February 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) on February 23rd at 6:00pm.
Doty is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), where he researches the neuroscience of compassion and altruism. He is also a philanthropist funding health clinics throughout the world and has endowed scholarships and chairs at multiple universities. He serves on the board of a number of nonprofits, including the Charter for Compassion International and the Dalai Lama Foundation.
In his memoir, Into the Magic Shop, Dr. Doty uses his personal experience and cutting-edge science to reveal how we can change our lives by changing our brains and our hearts.
Dr. Doty presents talks on compassion and affirmation, techniques that can change people’s physiology and health, and allow the brain to function and make decisions that are more effective. In addition, he teaches that one’s awareness for other individuals’ suffering helps people to connect in more meaningful ways; when the mind is calmed and aware, the “executive control area” of the brain can think through interactions with others more effectively and compassionately.
Following Dr. Doty’s one-hour talk, there will be a question and answer period, with a book-signing opportunity to follow.
It is the aim of the DSS to bring a broad spectrum of speakers to the College to enrich the academic lives of students and community members. The opportunity to hear a variety of speakers and attend different events offers a greater understanding of different cultural perspectives to participants.
Tickets will be free for students and $5 general admission at the door. Please visit www.tmcc.edu for more information. All event inquiries should be directed to (775) 673-7182.