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“What Matters to Me and Why” represents a creative solution to an important and often unrecognized problem in the university setting: the separation of intellectual life from personal and spiritual issue. The people who shape USC, who teach students the ways of their particular disciplines, and who help them develop marketable skills also have a great deal to pass on in terms of worldly wisdom, moral guidance, and sources of spiritual strength.

Dr. Glenn Fox is the Head of Program Design, Strategy, and Outreach at the USC Performance Science Institute.  He is at the forefront of research on gratitude and human performance, using functional brain imaging to reveal how gratitude works in the brain.  He has also published research on the brain bases of empathy and brain development in adolescents.  The research has won awards from the Greater Good Science Center, the Oskar Schindler Humanities Foundation and the Shoah Foundation Institute.

Glenn received his BA in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at USC.  He has held positions at the Salk Institute, the USC Brain & Creativity Institute, and Stanford University.  A formally trained mechanic, in his spare time he restores cars and enjoys woodworking. 

Join us at noon for a light lunch.

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  • Fleur Lobo
  • Menghsuan Wen
  • Karl Dinkel
  • Kimberly Freeman

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