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

Actress and education activist will speak about her foundation's signature educational initiative, the MindUP curriculum

New York Academy of Sciences

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 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.

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