Nataly Kogan to speak at UMass Dartmouth annual Reverend Lawrence Lecture, Oct. 16

On Wednesday, October 16, the fourth annual Rev. Dr. Robert Lawrence Lecture will feature author and wellness advocate Nataly Kogan. Sponsored by the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement, the Lecture will offer two opportunities to engage with Kogan, the first at 2 p.m. in Woodland Commons and the second at 6 p.m. in the Charlton College of Business Auditorium. Both are located on the main campus at 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth.

Kogan, CEO and founder of Happier, has dedicated her career to helping individuals and organizations better understand and achieve happiness. Kogan has authored a book on the subject titled Happier Now: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones).

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register here.


More about the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement
The Leduc Center offers a range of programs that promote civic participation and engaged learning. These programs are run in collaboration with other colleges and department across the university as well as schools and non-profit organizations across the SouthCoast. The Center’s programs are focused on three primary initiatives: college awareness, literacy/education, and civic engagement. UMass Dartmouth students perform more than 260,000 hours of community service throughout the region every year.

More about the Lawrence Lecture
The Lawrence Lecture was established in 2016 through an anonymous gift in honor of Reverend Dr. Robert Lawrence, who served the SouthCoast region as a religious and civic leader for more than 60 years. After Lawrence’s death in October 2018, the Lectures continues to spread his passion for civic engagement and thoughtful dialogue. The first three lectures featured a performance of NPR’s The Moth; author Mitch Albom; and David Hogg and Jaclyn Corin – survivors of the Parkland school shooting and gun safety advocates.

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