Open Mind, a Community Lecture and Film Series and Special Events 2011


Open Mind Lecture
November 30, 2011
The growing problem of bullying and peer harassment in schools has become a front and center issue in our society.  This important topic was discussed by Dr. Jaana Juvonen, Bob Riddle, Robert Jacobson, Bonnie Raskin and Dr. Peter Whybrow.


Open Mind Lecture
October 11, 2011
Katherine Ellison, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and former foreign correspondent, discussed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Magic and the Brain

The Art and Science of IllusionApril 28, 2011The intersection of magic and science made for an intriguing evening for 600 guests of UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the Skirball Cultural Center. Hosted by The Friends of the Semel Institute,  the event paired Apollo Robbins,  James Randi and other renowned magicians with prominent neuroscientists for The Friends of the Semel Institute fundraiser.

Dr. Temple Grandin

Open Mind Lecture
February 2, 2011
Famed professor of animal husbandry who is autistic, spoke to a
capacity crowd at Royce Hall. Dr. Grandin discussed growing up
with the disorder and what she has been able to accomplish as a
world-renowned designer of humane livestock facilities.

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