Events

One College One Community Spring 2015

Spring 2015 Theme: Happy 

This spring, join us for conversations around Happy, an award-winning documentary bringing a full circle a wealth of scientific, empirical, and national research on happiness. Dickinson first-year students along with upper class mentors, faculty and staff watched the film during Orientation and the conversations haven’t stopped since.  

Dickinson faculty will be traveling across the country to start the conversation around happiness. Several regional events are listed below - stay tuned for more information and to register!

Join us on April 18 for the live stream of our on-campus conversation with Happy director Roko Belic!

Watch Happy now and prepare to join in this One College One Community dialogue with Dickinson professors and alumni across the globe. 

  • April 12
    Chicago
    Happiness in the Social Media Age with Shawn Bender, associate professor of East Asian studies
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  • April 12
    Los Angeles
    Slap Happy: Positive Psychology and the Meaning of Life with Crispin Sartwell, associate professor of philosophy
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  • April 13
    San Francisco
    Slap Happy: Positive Psychology and the Meaning of Life with Crispin Sartwell, associate professor of philosophy
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  • April 18
    Dickinson College
    Are We in the Midst of a Happiness Revolution? Join us for a discussion with Roko Belic, director of Happy, via live stream or on campus.
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  • April 22
    Washington, D.C.
    Happiness in the Social Media Age with Shawn Bender, associate professor of East Asian studies

  • April 28
    Philadelphia
    The Pursuit of Happiness with Douglas E. Edlin, associate professor of political science
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  • April 29
    Boston
    Is Happiness Even Real? A discussion with Cotten Seiler, associate professor American studies
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  • May 4
    A Right to Pursue Happiness: Says Who? Since When? A discussion with Cotten Seiler, associate professor American studies
    New York City
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Fall 2014 Theme

This fall, One College One Community kicked off with conversations around Chasing Ice, a documentary by James Balog, recipient of the 2014 Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism.

During the fall semester, we brought the conversation to you during Homecoming & Family Weekend, a live stream and interactive discussion and regional events with faculty and students. 

About James Balog 


For three decades, Balog, who founded the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) and Earth Vision Trust, has been at the forefront of merging art and science and giving a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. To reveal the impact of climate change, Balog and his team undertook the most wide-ranging, ground-based photographic study of glaciers ever conducted. Learn more.


James Balog received the 2014 Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism at Commencement on Sunday, May 18. The prize was created to focus attention on the need to reduce the impact of human lives on the planet, particularly given the rising population predictions for this century, and Balog is the third recipient. Learn more