Goldie Hawn to give public lecture on 'The Brain and the Optimistic Classroom' at Aspen Brain Forum

August 12, 2011

Actress Goldie Hawn, founder of The Hawn Foundation, will present a lecture for the public at the Second Annual Aspen Brain Forum, a conference jointly sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Aspen Brain Forum Foundation. Hawn will speak about the MindUP™ curriculum, the Foundation's signature educational initiative now published by Scholastic.

A social and emotional learning program designed for pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade children, MindUP™ is informed by current research in cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology, social and emotional learning, mindfulness, and evidence-based teaching.

The lecture will kick-off the conference, "Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning: Implications for Education". For more information on Hawn's lecture and the entire conference, visit www.nyas.org/NeuroEducation

WHAT:
A Public Lecture: "The Brain and The Optimistic Classroom: Mindful Learning, Resilient Students"

WHO:
Goldie Hawn
Academy Award-winning actress
Founder of The Hawn Foundation

WHEN:
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 | 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
A networking reception will follow.

WHERE:
The Aspen Institute
1000 North Third Street
Aspen, Colorado 81611

This event is presented by The New York Academy of Sciences and The Aspen Brain Forum Foundation.

Media Must RSVP.
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The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide since 1817. With 25,000 members in 140 countries, NYAS is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. NYAS' core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large. Visit us online at www.nyas.or.

The Aspen Brain Forum Foundation is a high-level think tank located in the retreat setting of Aspen, CO., with the mission of funding, producing, and hosting an annual meeting on cutting-edge topics in neuroscience to advance global collaboration and scientific breakthroughs. For more information about the Aspen Brain Forum Foundation, please visit www.aspenbrainforum.com.

New York Academy of Sciences

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