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Alumna Kay Miller, Ph.D. '92 Publishes New Book Living with the Stranger in Me

09/22/2011
Alumna Kay Miller, Ph.D. '92 Publishes New Book Living with the Stranger in Me: An Exploration of Aging Available at CreateSpace eStore https://www.createspace.com/3624044 And at www.amazon.com

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Saybrook Alumnus Daniel Foor, Ph.D. '09 Directs Annual Conference of Earth Medicine Alliance Oct 22-23, 2011

09/22/2011
Saybrook Alumnus Daniel Foor, Ph.D. '09 Executive Director and Founder of Earth Medicine Alliance Directs Annual Conference Oct 22-23, 2011 Earth Medicine Alliance is a non-profit focused on earth-honoring ways of life, healing our relations with the natural world, and in addition to lots of different ceremonial leaders, we'll also have some eco-psychologists presenting. It's a diverse crew of...

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Saybrook Faculty Member, Marc Pilisuk, Presents Taking Stock of Peace at AHIMSA Event in Berkeley

09/22/2011
Dear friends of AHIMSA, AHIMSA Berkeley and The Metta Center for Nonviolence Education present a Free Public Forum: Inspiration from Peace Movements Worldwide Taking Stock of Peace Date: Sunday, October 30, 2:30-6:30 pm Venue: Berkeley Society of Friends, 2151 Vine St. in Berkeley You are invited to a celebration of the global peace movement and a discussion with some of its...

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Saybrook Alumna Lyn Freeman, M.A. '94, Ph.D. '97 Featured on Alaskan TV

09/22/2011
The work of Saybrook Alumna Lyn Freeman, M.A. '94, Ph.D. '97 is Featured on Alaskan TV http://www.ktuu.com/videobeta/5a59a753-3839-4694-b538-eb7adc9a13f7/News/2-Yo ur-Health-Sept-13-2011 Here is the link to the second and final video of the Alaska TV series: http://www.ktuu.com/health/2yourhealth/ If this direct link no longer takes you to her piece, Lyn says, “make sure to click the...

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"Connected" premiers this Friday at Landmark, Embarcadero

09/11/2011

During Saybrook’s Fall 2011 Residential Conference, we were thrilled to be able to offer interested students a sneak peak at Tiffany Shlain’s upcoming documentary “Connected” – an examination of human life in a digital age.

Student feedback was overwhelmingly positive – and now “Connected” is making its public debut for Bay Area audiences this Friday.

“Connected” is a film that speaks to one of the central questions that Saybrook addresses every day:  what does it mean to be human in the 21st century?  Shlain – who is a founder of both the Webby awards and The National Day of Unplugging – asks how we have changed the way we relate to the technology we use every day, and how that technology has changed us. 

Shlain’s love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life…and our interconnected future. Equal parts documentary and memoir, the film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director. As Shlain’s father battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged at every turn. Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large. A personal film with universal relevance, Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.

Connected will be premiering at San Francisco’s Landmark Embarcadero Theater on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7:20 – and Tiffany Shlain will be available to answer questions after the show.

Shlain will also be attending screenings in Mill Valley at the Sequoia Theater (Saturday, 9/17, 7 p.m. show), and The Berkeley Shattuck 10 Theater (Sunday, 9/18, afternoon show)

For more information visit http://connectedthefilm.com

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Catch "Connected's" premiere - and discuss what it means to be human in a digital age

09/11/2011

During Saybrook’s Fall 2011 Residential Conference, we were thrilled to be able to offer interested students a sneak peak at Tiffany Shlain’s upcoming documentary “Connected” – an examination of human life in a digital age.

Student feedback was overwhelmingly positive – and now “Connected” is making its public debut for Bay Area audiences this Friday.

“Connected” is a film that speaks to one of the central questions that Saybrook addresses every day:  what does it mean to be human in the 21st century?  Shlain – who is a founder of both the Webby awards and The National Day of Unplugging – asks how we have changed the way we relate to the technology we use every day, and how that technology has changed us. 

Shlain’s love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life…and our interconnected future. Equal parts documentary and memoir, the film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director. As Shlain’s father battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged at every turn. Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large. A personal film with universal relevance, Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.

Connected will be premiering at San Francisco’s Landmark Embarcadero Theater on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7:20 – and Tiffany Shlain will be available to answer questions after the show.

Shlain will also be attending screenings in Mill Valley at the Sequoia Theater (Saturday, 9/17, 7 p.m. show), and The Berkeley Shattuck 10 Theater (Sunday, 9/18, afternoon show)

For more information visit http://connectedthefilm.com

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Curious about Saybrook? Come to our next Open House!

08/26/2011

Dear Interested Student:

We are excited to announce our next Open House for Prospective Students taking place on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 5:45pm - 8:30pm (PST).

Join us to learn more about our programs and have discussions (on site and on-line participants can participate in discussion via conference call) with our faculty members.

Saybrook is a unique university of student-engaged learning in a rigorous course of study. Our mission is to provide graduate education that evokes and guides transformational change in individuals, organizations, and communities toward a just, humane, and sustainable world. Our renowned faculty, alumni, and students are thought leaders in their fields.

Begin your graduate study at Saybrook and pursue your passion at the world's premier institution for humanistic studies. Join us in person or by webcast to learn more about our multidisciplinary graduate university.

Saybrook University is a regionally accredited, nonprofit, distance learning graduate institution. Grounded in the humanistic tradition, Saybrook offers master's and doctoral degree programs in Human Science, Mind-Body Medicine, Organizational Systems, and Psychology.

Scholarships and Financial Aid are available. Applications are currently being accepted for Spring and Fall 2012.

RSVP here.

We look forward to meeting you!

Saybrook Admissions

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Be an Observor at Saybrook's Residential Conference. RSVP here!

08/26/2011

Dear Prospective Student:

Every year our students and faculty come together at our Residential Conferences to explore and study ideas in their fields of interest. Our Residential Conferences are an important part of the Saybrook learning experience. They nurture intellectual creativity, enrich the educational environment, and foster faculty and peer mentoring.

You are invited to observe select morning sessions during our August 2011 residential event (available session topics will be available soon.) 

Last year, our students had the opportunity to choose among topics that included East/West Psychotherapy, Existential Humanistic Psychology, Dreams and Altered States, Personal Mythology, Health and Stress, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Theories of Human Science, and more. The topics planned for our 2011 RC are sure to be just as stimulating.

You will also have the opportunity to meet our faculty and students, talk with Admissions representatives, and sample our learning model.  Please RSVP here.

Date and Time

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 9:15am - 12:00pm
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:15am - 12:00pm
Check-in: 8:45 am

Location

Westin Hotel – SFO
1 Old Bayshore Highway Millbrae, CA 94030
Directions
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Saybrook Admissions

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Tell us your RC experience!

08/26/2011

Logo-saybrook-seal This week hundreds of Saybrook students, many new, will be coming to San Francisco for the fall Residential Conference – connecting with faculty, attending intensive workshops, and going to classes.

The connections that get made, the community that is formed, and the experiences they have are life changing.  Here are a few we’ve been told about:

"Saybrook rattled me to a core," said psychology alumna Monica Dixon, "and I loved every minute of it. It was the very thing I was seeking ---- a different way of operating. I began to question everything, and that has never stopped. I'm just asking bigger questions now."

"I'm always so impressed by the things that people are doing," says psychology and social transformation student Gianina Pellegrini. "At other schools people have jobs that are just getting them by, and then I go to Saybrook conferences, and I sit with other students who are on peace committees around the world and have done all this amazing work in different countries, and I'm so impressed, and I'm really motivated: I always think, this is what it's all about."

"Saybrook was the first time that I could really pursue anything that I was really passionate about pursuing,” said Human Science student Nick Rorbers. “I look at the Residential Conferences like they're a vacation."

Now, what’s your experience?  Use the comments section below to tell us about your fall 2011 Residential Conference experience.  Good, bad, or just plain interesting, we want to know. 

Leave a note below!

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"To thine own self be true" is a creative manifesto

08/26/2011

The courage to create What does it mean to be authentic?  What standard do you go by?  What external standard can there possibly be, if authenticity is being true to the inner self?  How do you know?

Christina Roberts has some answers.  Her Saybrook dissertation was a study of creative older individuals, and she found a clear link between their creative work and their sense of having lived an authentic life. 

It may be, she suggests, that living authentically is itself a creative act.

She writes about her finding at The New Existentialists.  It's a must read.

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