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CCSR Director Ellenwood Attends National Forum of the Character Education Partnership

November 6th, 2013 in CCSR.

Center for Character and Social Responsibility Director Steve Ellenwood participated in the 20th Annual National Forum of the Character Education Partnership held in Washington,D.C. October 24th-27th. The National Forum featured distinguished journalist David Brooks. Brooks provided the keynote address, highlighting the educational power of biographies, particularly the importance of humility as... More

CCSR Hosts Guests from Reitaku University for 2013 Kevin Ryan Symposium

October 8th, 2013 in CCSR, Symposium.

We are pleased to report that the relationship between Reitaku University, Japan and Boston University’s Center for Character and Social Responsibility will now continue beyond the publication of Happiness and Virtue Beyond East and West. This September 24 - 26, 2013, we were reunited to collaborate on developing a cross-cultural... More

CCSR at the Harvard Coop

May 6th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

On Tuesday April 30, 2013, the Harvard Coop hosted Dr. Kevin Ryan, Dr. Karen Bohlin and Dr. Bernice Lerner as a part of the Meet the Author Series.  Dr. Ryan, Dr. Bohlin and Dr. Lerner co-authored Happiness and Virtue Beyond East and West with three Japanese authors from Reitaku University, More

Dr. Ellenwood’s CEP Proposal Selected for National Forum on Character Education

April 18th, 2013 in CCSR.

Dr. Stephen Ellenwood, Director of the Center for Character and Social Responsibility, has been selected as a speaker for a breakout session at the Character Education Partnership's (CEP) 2013 National Forum on Character Education - Educating for Character at Home, In School, and In Communities. Dr. Ellenwood's breakout session will focus on his... More

CCSR Seminar on April 3, 2013

March 18th, 2013 in Seminars/Conferences.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, the Center for Character and Social Responsibility will be hosting a seminar titled Love and Jazz in Higher Education. The seminar will feature Dean Kenneth Elmore, Boston University, as the key note speaker. The Center for Character and Social Responsibility is dedicated to exploring the... More

Professor Maurice Elias Presents at CCSR Annual Workshop

January 14th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

On January 10th, 2013, Professor Maurice Elias gave a brilliant and compelling presentation at the CCSR’s annual workshop, Creating a Positive School Culture and Climate. Participants gained a tremendous amount of knowledge on social emotional character development (SECD), networked with colleagues throughout Massachusetts (and Maine) and returned to their respective schools... More

CCSR January Conference: Professor Maurice Elias to Present

November 27th, 2012 in Uncategorized.

Professor Maurice J. Elias, Ph. D., will present at the Center for Character and Social Responsibility Conference: Creating A Positive School Culture and Climate, on January 10th, 2013. Professor Elias is a Rutgers University Professor of Psychology and Director of their PhD Program in Clinical Training. Professor Elias will share proven... More

CCSR Represents at the 2012 National Forum on Character Education

November 27th, 2012 in Uncategorized.

By Samantha Rabinowicz, Professional Development Coordinator for the Center for Character and Social Responsibility The 2012 National Forum on Character Education took place in Washington, D.C. from Nov 1 – 4, 2012. In addition to the diverse and experienced keynote speakers, I attended several breakout sessions. Of them all, I found... More

Professor Seider Published New Book: Character Compass

October 26th, 2012 in Uncategorized.

Professor Scott Seider's new book, Character Compass: How Powerful School Culture Can Point Students Toward Success was recently published by Harvard Education Press. In Character Compass, Scott Seider offers portraits of three high-performing urban schools in Boston, Massachusetts that have made character development central to their mission of supporting student... More

Character Coalition First Meeting of the Year

September 24th, 2012 in Uncategorized.

The Character Coalition held their first meeting on Thursday September 20, 2012. With a passionate e-board and at least a dozen active members, it is very apparent that this will be a successful year for the club. Members range from freshman to graduate students and from the School of Education... More