April 24th, 2018
Pauley Pavillion Club
Altruism (altro͞oˌizəm), n. the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.
The UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative invites you to attend a TEDxUCLA Salon exploring Altruism – what it is, and why we want more of it. This TED salon will integrate TEDx talks on the subject of altruism, lively discussion, and refreshments.
- Marco Iacoboni, Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Director of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center
- Manal J. Aboelata, Managing Director, Prevention Institute
Following the TEDxUCLA Salon, seven astounding UCLA students, staff, faculty, and alumni will be inducted to the inaugural 2018 class of the UCLA Eudaimonia Society in recognition of living lives rich in meaning and purpose.
2018 UCLA Eudaimonia Society members:
- Andrew Nicholls
- Joshua O’Connor
- Louis Tse
- Mackenzie Clay
- Madison Feldman
- Dr. Peter Whybrow
- Ryan Arroyo
Find out more about our Eudaimonia Society members at: http://mindwell.healthy.ucla.edu/eudaimonia-society/
Kindly RSVP as seating is limited.
Manal J. Aboelata
Managing Director, Prevention Institute
Manal has dedicated her career to advocating for healthy neighborhoods. Manal emphasizes policy change, collaboration and community-based approaches to catalyze a systematic approach to creating healthy communities. Committed to collaborative action, Manal serves as chair to the statewide Strategic Alliance for Healthy Food and Activity Environments, is a founding member of the Joint Use Statewide Taskforce and Healthy, Equitable and Active Land Use Network in Los Angeles, and an appointee to Los Angeles County’s Community Prevention and Population Health Taskforce. Manal received her BA from UC Berkeley and MPH in Epidemiology from UCLA. As a 2017-2019 Stanton Fellow of the Durfee Foundation, Manal will explore how Los Angeles can better leverage its public infrastructure dollars to rectify structural inequities for people of color and achieve equitable health outcomes for all.
Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Director of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center
Marco Iacoboni is a neurologist and neuroscientist originally from Rome, Italy. As a UCLA Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Director of the Neuromodulation Lab at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Iacoboni studies mirror neurons and their implications for human imitation, empathy, and social cognition.