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Senior Outreach Program 2020-21 Reel

Dialogue Society at UCLA presents a sneak peek into a select few activities of our Senior Outreach Program at the UCLA and UCI student chapters. Special thanks to all chapters of Dialogue Society, board and members.Our most sincere thanks to all collaborators who have helped support our mission. Credits Directed by: Jim WooIntro & Outro […]

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Folding Papers and Connecting Hearts

By Jocelyn Mendez, Karina Agadzhanyan, and Dina Doustmohammadi – UCLA chapter members On May 8th, 2021, Dialogue Society at UCLA held their third successful session of the Origami series.  Origami was initially called OriKata, which means folded shapes. It traces back to when the paper was first invented around 105 A.D. in China and used […]

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False Memory Workshop – A Conversation With The Presenter

By Karina Agadzhanyan and Dina Doustmohammadi – UCLA chapter members In the past year, Dialogue Society’s UCLA chapter has been holding a series of workshops covering various topics in the field of cognitive psychology, such as successful aging and ways to keep memory functioning intact. For this blog, we sat down with one of our […]

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Online Fraud Prevention

By Kara Hoover – UCLA chapter member On May 23rd, 2021, Dialogue Society at UCLA hosted its second educational workshop on the dangers of scams and fraud and ways to protect oneself from falling victim. Such a presentation is always important but was particularly relevant due to the prevalence of scams in 2020. In fact, […]

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Bruin Art Tutorials

By Alara Aygen – UCLA chapter member On May 15 Dialogue Society at UCLA held its second art tutorial workshop. As someone who has enjoyed drawing since I was a little girl, these workshops hold a special place in my heart. I distinctly remember giggling in delight as I used to unwrap my grandfather’s most […]

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Our Family is Growing!

We are excited to announce we have officially started a new chapter of Dialogue Society at USC! Go Trojans! Fight On! We plan to begin our work by expanding the Senior Outreach Program, providing an opportunity for eager USC student volunteers to visit, in person and remotely, senior homes around California and positively impact the […]

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A Meaningful Bruin Bridge: Dialogue Society & Senior Scholars

By Alara Aygen, Zenaz Sarkari, and Misa Belser – UCLA chapter members The following article was adapted from our published piece in the UCLA Longevity Center Fall/Winter 2020 Newsletter. Guided by the belief that there is always a better version of oneself, Dialogue Society aims to enrich the lives of communities and moves forward by […]

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Our Book Club is Back

Our first Remote Book Club session, organized by the UCI chapter and with partnership with Age Well, will be on Wednesday, August 12th from 4-5 PM. During this session we will get to know each other, pick a book for the month and discuss our upcoming meeting. Meetings will take place on Google Meet twice a month […]

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Response to COVID-19

We hope that you are well in this time of uncertainty.  These are unprecedented times, which have caused us to change our daily lives. In response to COVID-19, to protect the health of our members, while also preserving our impact in the community, we are making the following key changes to our outreach program for […]

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Setting up and Using Zoom: A Quick Guide

Zoom 101 Sign Up & Download Meeting Client Scheduling A Meeting Learn how to schedule a meeting from the Zoom portal. Joining & Configuring Audio & Video Learn the options for joining and configuring Zoom’s audio and video settings.

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Film Screening and Inspirational Dialogues with Auctus Productions — Recap 

On Thursday, March 5th and Friday, March 6th, 2020 we spent the evening with Auctus Productions, a New York Film Production company founded in 2014 by students. The events, presented by UCI Illuminations and at UCLA, respectively, consisted of watching short documentaries and having illuminating discussions about film production, the inspiration behind each film, starting a business, and the lessons that the young entrepreneurs of Auctus learned along the way.

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Take two steps to enter to win a GoPro HERO7

Thank you to everyone who came out to our completely sold-out film screening events on Thursday and Friday at UCLA and UCI.

Good news for all of our members, including those who missed the event: Auctus Productions is raffling a GoPro HERO7! Enter for a chance to win by following them on Instagram AND subscribing to their YouTube channel by Thursday (3/12/2020).

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Auctus Productions at UCI: What Film School Can’t Teach You

Dialogue Society is hosting Auctus Productions on Friday, March 6th, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. A film screening and interactive discussion with Auctus Productions, a New York based independent film production company.

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Auctus Productions at UCLA: Finding Your Approach to Filmmaking

Dialogue Society is hosting Auctus Productions on Friday, March 6th, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. A film screening and interactive discussion with Auctus Productions, a New York based independent film production company.

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Senior Outreach Program at UCI

We are seeking enthusiastic students who want to gain outreach experience, build leadership and communication skills, and have a positive impact. Benefits and rewards upon successful completion of the program include:

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Announcement UCLA

Senior Outreach Program at UCLA

In line with our mission to promote lifelong learning, Dialogue Society has launched an outreach program! We are taking the positive dialogue on the road to the senior community.

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Book Review

The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: A Book Review

Daniel Goleman’s The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights is an expansion of the 1995 book written by him entitled Emotional Intelligence.

Although this book reviews some of the neurobiological components of emotional intelligence, its key message is a practical one.

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Very Good Lives: A Book Review

Very Good Lives is the commencement speech given by J.K. Rowling— renowned author of the Harry Potter series—to Harvard University’s graduating class of 2008. Rowling decides to focus on two key points during the speech: the benefits of failure and the power of imagination.

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What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Book Review

“If you wait until the end of the month to save what you have left, there will be nothing left over. Likewise, if you wait until the end of the day to do meaningful but not urgent things like exercise, pray, read, ponder how to advance your career or grow your organization, or truly give your family your best, it probably won’t happen.”

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Event Summary: The Complicated Art of Communication

This Tuesday, the UCLA members of Dialogue Society rounded up a cozy discussion on our two books of interest: Are You Really Listening? and Crucial Conversations. If you weren’t able to join us (and missed out on our plentiful snacks), here’s a recap of our discussion highlights.