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Jack Powell to Speak on Spirituality and Happiness

Posted 04/06/2018
Submitted by Nicholas Ealy
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

The University of Hartford Humanities Center Lecture Series for Spring 2018, focusing on the theme of “The Secular and the Spiritual,” continues Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Dana 201 (Mali 1) with “Does Spirituality Make Us Happier, Healthier and Nicer?” by Jack Powell, Professor of Psychology at the University of Hartford and Humanities Center Faculty Fellow. Dr. Powell’s talk will draw upon current psychological studies that examine how religion, spirituality and secularism are used to measure mental health, physical health and behavior.

The University of Hartford Humanities Center Lecture Series for Spring 2018 focuses on the theme of “The Secular and the Spiritual,” developed and led by Richard Freund, Greenberg Professor of Jewish History and Chair of Judaic Studies (A&S).

The Lecture Series on “The Secular and the Spiritual” in Spring 2018 is open to all students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community. Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dana 201 (Mali 1) Lecture Hall (unless otherwise noted) and are free and open to the general public. The Humanities Center at the University of Hartford supports interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the humanities through arts, sciences, technology, media, music, psychology, history, film, philosophy and literature. For more information, contact Nicholas Ealy, Director, at or follow us on Facebook at “University of Hartford Humanities Center.”