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STEM Ed Announcement: March 1st Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Fred Feldman
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: March 1st Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Fred Feldman
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 18:56:27 -0500
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The campus community is invited to attend the third 2010-2011
Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Tuesday, March 1, at 4 pm in the
Massachusetts Room, located on the third floor of the Mullins Center.
Professor Fred Feldman of the Department of Philosophy will present
"What Is This Thing Called Happiness?" This lecture is free and open
to the public and a reception will immediately follow the talk.
Professor Feldman will receive the Chancellor's Medal, the highest honor
bestowed by the campus.
Economists, sociologists, psychologists, and others frequently report
excitingly on their empirical research on happiness yet they seem to
come to wildly different conclusions about what makes us happy and
when we are happiest. Drawing on his latest book, Professor Feldman will
describe recent popular research methodologies, argue that much
empirical research focuses on things that do not deserve to be called
happiness, and make a case that defining happiness is a job for
Live web streaming of this Distinguished Faculty Lecture will be
available at http://www.umass.edu/umhome/facultylectures/ beginning at 4pm on March 1st.
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