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Plan II Spring 2009 Perspectives Class: Perspectives on Happiness: Do we need education to be happy?

Wed, February 25, 2009 • 7:00 PM • Gearing Hall (GEA), Room 105

Tonight's speaker: Dr. Rich Reddick, Department of Education Administration (Plan II alumnus). This unique course, taught by Plan II Director Professor Michael Stoff,  brings together a panel of faculty members from various disciplines to discuss their views on happiness.  Despite the guarantee of its pursuit as a constitutional right, happiness has often been hard to find.  Is happiness attainable in an imperfect world?  How is it defined and who exactly doesthe defining?  Does the meaning of

Richard Reddick is an assistant professor in the Department of Education Administration, and a Plan II alumnus. Dr. Reddick is a former Teach For America teacher and his research interests are in exemplary programs for retaining and supporting students of color in higher education; multiracial equity in American education; African American faculty and their mentoring relationships with African American students; and poor and working class black families. Dr. Reddick is the coauthor of A New Look at Black Families: Fifth Edition, and The Black College Mystique with Charles V. Willie, coeditor of Legacies of Brown: Multi-racial Equity in American Education, and a former editor of the Harvard Educational Review.

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