Category Archives: Presenters

Roots of Empathy to receive 4 million in BC province

Metro local news story by David Proctor where British Columbia Premier Christy Clark announces Roots of Empathy programs will receive four million in next five years to help prevent bullying

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Seattle Article profiles Mary Gordon and Roots of Empathy

Jerry Large’s article, “Baby, what a lesson! Kids learn a little empathy” provides background on Mary Gordon and her start of the Roots of Empathy movement

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Mary Gordon to speak at TEDXGoldenGateED June 11

Roots of Empathy founder and REA Conference speaker Mary Gordon will present June 11 in San Francisco at the TEDxGoldenGateED. The conference is organized around the theme Compassion and Education and includes a diverse field of speakers about what science … Continue reading

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Kandel addresses educators concerning Memory and Academic Learning

Featured speaker Eric R. Kandel, a Nobel Laureate and vice-chairman of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (DABI), explicated the connection: “Learning is how we acquire information, and memory is how we store that information. Education is about enhancing learning, … Continue reading

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Fingerprints of God review

Those interested in our annual meeting plenary speaker Barbara Bradley Hagerty, may want to read the following online review of her work Fingerprints of God by Dr. Taede A. Smedes, a philosopher of religion and a research fellow at the … Continue reading

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Eric Kandel Documentary screening at Annual Meeting

Conference attendees will have an opportunity to view the film documentary In Search of Memory, an autobiographical account of Nobel Prize Neuroscientist Eric Kandel. The Petra Seeger film has been well received in showings in Germany and the United States. … Continue reading

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Post-Star story: Empathy can be the difference between bully, nice kid

New York Post-Star online story recounting the work of Mary Gordon’s organization, Roots of Empathy, and its relationship to research in mirror-neurons. The article includes the following statement: “The goal is to prevent children from becoming bullies and turn them … Continue reading

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Roots of Empathy founder Mary Gordon to present at Annual Meeting

Canadian Mary Gordon, an internationally recognized educator, social entrepreneur, author, child advocate, and founder of the the innovative program Roots of Empathy will provide one of the plenary addresses at the annual meeting in Toronto. Gordon’s organization and its companion … Continue reading

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David Hogue to Present at Annual Meeting

David Hogue, Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, will provide one of the keynote presentations at the annual meeting.  Hogue is the author of Remembering the Future, Imagining the Past:  Story, Ritual, and … Continue reading

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Barbara Bradley Hagerty guest speaker at conference

NPR Correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty will speak at the 2011 REA Conference. Hagerty is author of the New York Times best seller,  Fingerprints of God: In Search of the Science of Spirituality. Hagerty writes of her book: This book has … Continue reading

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