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Celestino Fernández, PhD: "Happiness in Life and Work"

  • 17-Oct-2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
  • Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N. Swan Rd.


  • $17 for members who pay ONE WEEK in advance ($27 after and at the door). Members may add nonmember guests for $22. If you are a MEMBER and this option is grayed out, please LOG IN to access this price.
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  • $40 for Non-Members who pay AT THE DOOR. (Non-members may add Non-Member guests for the same amount.)
  • $27 for non-members who register and pay in advance. Non-members may add other nonmember guests for the same amount.
  • $37 for Non-Members who pay 1-6 DAYS IN ADVANCE ($40 at the door). Non-members may add Non-Member guests for the same amount.

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A Dinner Event with
Celestino Fernández, PhD

"Happiness in Life and Work"

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6pm – 8pm  Dinner Event

Three things you will learn at this event:

  • What the research says about what makes people happy
  • How you can be happier in life and work!

Raffle Items



Some philosophers believe that happiness is the purpose of life, while the U.S. Declaration of Independence states that the “pursuit of happiness” is an “unalienable” right.  And yet millions of people are unhappy!  Most are disconnected from their work, and the world is in strife.

Over the past 20 years, happiness has become a hot research topic in numerous fields, including psychology, philosophy, economics, sociology, political science, and religious studies.  Happiness also has become a major theme in the self-help industry with several books becoming best-sellers.  It is a major theme in popular culture: magazines and newspapers have featured stories on happiness, videos are frequently being produced (e.g. Happy, Happiness 101, and The Economics of Happiness), happiness is a central theme in music (e.g. Pharrell Williams’ song, "Happy"), and the Internet contains over 81 million sites on happiness!  Everyone wants to be happier! 

In this presentation, we will look at the research findings on what people say makes them happy, and we will learn how to be happier - both at home and at work. We'll cover a lot of ground - and have a lot of fun in the process!

About Celestino Fernández, PhD

Celestino Fernández, PhD served as Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona for 39 years before he retired July 2015, where he also served in several administrative positions, including as Vice President for Academic Outreach and International Affairs. He taught courses and conducted research on various topics pertaining to culture, including happiness. His happiness course, which he continues to teach even after retirement, regularly enrolls over 500 students and he has lectured widely in the U.S. and Mexico on happiness, once drawing an audience of over 1500.

Prof. Fernández has published approximately 50 articles and book chapters on various sociological topics, including happiness. He has composed about as many corridos (Mexican ballads) and served on an equal number of university accreditation teams throughout the U.S., Europe, and Latin America.

Celestino Fernández, PhD received both the M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University.

Prof. Fernández has received wide recognition for his work and service. For example, he was honored by the American Association for Higher Education for his “Distinguished Leadership in Higher Education.” He received the “Public Scholar Dan Shilling Award” from the Arizona Humanities Council, and was named “Hispanic Man of the Year” by Cox Communications. In 2007, Prof. Fernández was named University Distinguished Outreach Professor at the University of Arizona in recognition of his “exceptional service to the community, state and nation.”

Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation
3182 N, Swan Road, 85712

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6pm - 8pm
Doors Open at 5:45 p.m.

Dinner will be catered including
gluten-free and vegetarian selections.

EARLY BIRD (through the Monday before): $17*
*Includes FREE raffle ticket!
REGULAR & DAY-OF (Day Before and at the Door): $27

EARLY BIRD (through the Wednesday/one week before): $27
REGULAR (Thursday before through day before): $37
DAY-OF: $40

you can save money and we can get a proper head count.

Event Policies

  • Full event price is due if you wish to attend any portion of an event or if you choose not to eat dinner.  In fairness to all, no exceptions. 
  • If you've pre-registered but are not able to attend and if you email us no later than the Monday before the Wednesday event, your event fee may be applied to a future event. We are required to provide a headcount to our caterer in advance, so a credit of your pre-registration fee to a future event will only be granted during the open pre-registration period.
  • When registration closes online, payment can only be made by credit card at the event registration table.
  • No refunds are offered post-event for any reason.


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