May 12, 2014
Contact Rick Kyte at
608-796-3704 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTER FOR INVESTIGATING HEALTHY MINDS FOUNDER
RICHARD DAVIDSON TO PRESENT “LA CROSSE COMPASSION PROJECT LIVE!” AT VITERBO
UNIVERSITY JUNE 2
CROSSE, Wis. – Richard Davidson, Ph.D. and founder of the Center for
Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin will present “La
Crosse Compassion Project LIVE!” at 7 p.m. Monday, June 2 in the Viterbo
University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
Davidson is a renowned
neuroscientist and one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of
contemplative practices on the brain, practices that result in measurably
healthier brains and a happier outlook on life. He is the William James
and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and the director of the
Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior at the UW-Madison, where he
has been a faculty member since 1984.
Perhaps best known for his
groundbreaking work in studying emotion and the brain, Davidson is a friend and
confidante of the Dalai Lama and is a highly sought after expert and speaker
internationally. Time magazine named
him one of the most influential people in the world in 2006. A New York Times bestselling author, he
has been featured widely in popular media, including ABC’s Nightline, National Public Radio, Time magazine, Newsweek, O, the Oprah magazine, PBS’s The Charlie Rose Show, Harvard Business Review, and many other
national and international news outlets.
Davidson’s research inspired the La
Crosse Compassion Project, in which over 6,000 La Crosse School District K-12
and Aquinas High School art students received a 6-inch-by-6-inch art panel and
were asked to draw or paint their idea of compassion. The panels are currently
on display in the Pump House Regional Arts Center and other locations
throughout the city. The project aspires to teach the practice of
compassion through the use of art and writing.
This presentation is sponsored by the
D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership in partnership with the School
District of La Crosse, the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, the Pump
House Regional Art Center, and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and
The event is free and open to the
public. Doors will open
at 6:15 p.m. For more information, contact Maureen Cooney at 608-796-3082 or email@example.com.