Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Stanford University Professor Emeritus and renowned social psychologist captivated an audience of over 400 students and faculty on September 15 th 2011 with his talk, “My Journey from Creating and Understanding Evil to Inspiring Heroism.” Describing his early academic experiences, including his role as Warden in the Stanford Prison Study, Dr. Zimbardo led us through the development of key insights into the power of the situation in determining human behavior – “Give me a bad situation and a good person and the bad situation wins every time.” Good and evil are but a breath apart and by understanding this, we can become inoculated to the power of the situation. Dr. Zimbardo encouraged us to take actions, small everyday acts benefiting others, contributing to a better more positive future. His new organization, Heroic Imagination Project, is building resources to fund student scholarships, activities, and research action projects to help us earn more about heroism and inspiring the potential hero within each of us.
We are so excited to announce that Grand Challenges Initiative (GCI) postdoctoral fellow, Zach Thammavongsy, was named a Future Leader of the Chemical Abstract Service of the American Chemical Society! This prestigious honor is only given to 30 young scientists chosen from around the globe. The Future Leaders program awards early-career scientists with leadership training
Interested in learning more about the biology of the coronavirus? Announcing a new seminar series starting in July for Schmid undergraduate students! All are welcome; no biology background required! This will be a once a week seminar for roughly one hour; each week a different faculty member will lead the discussion on a given area