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FAU Lecture Looks at Improving Lives Through Positive Psychology

BOCA RATON, Fla. (January 18, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University’s Peace Studies Program in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and the FAU School of Social Work, along with the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life Series, present the lecture “Happiness: Making Your Heartbeats Count,” by author and researcher Dan Baker, Ph.D. The lecture will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

“It is within almost everyone’s capacity to be happier,” said Baker. “Happiness is key to success, health and meaningful relationships. Indeed, our quality of life is directly proportional to the accumulation of happy moments.”

Baker, the author of “What Happy People Know: How the New Science of Happiness Can Change Your Life for the Better,” has been at the grass roots level in a national initiative known as Positive Psychology. The scientific study of human strengths, virtues and character, Positive Psychology investigates what is right with people, their organizations and institutions.

FAU’s Peace Studies Program, established in 1999, brings together students, faculty and community members to explore pathways to peace and the process of peace building.

For more information about FAU’s Peace Studies Program, visit www.fau.edu/peacestudies.

Tickets are $15; FAU alumni, faculty and staff can purchase tickets for $10, and students are free. Tickets can be purchased at www.fauevents.com or by calling 800-564-9539.

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About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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