Center for compassion gains approval

DANBURY — Months before the Dalai Lama’s October visit to Western Connecticut State University, its leaders resolved the university would honor his message of compassion and tolerance once the Nobel Peace Prize laureate moved on.

Now that resolution is taking shape. The Board of Regents, the state university system’s governing body, has approved creation of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation at Western. Led by Chris Kukk, professor of political science and director of the honors program at the university, the center has the potential to guide the teaching of compassion around the world. 

Robert Miller