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Alumna Carolyn Williams-Orlando, Ph.D. '08 Joins GIVE AN HOUR™ NETWORK

12/22/2011
Dr.Carolyn Williams-Orlando (Saybrook Ph.D. '08) PROUDLY JOINS GIVE AN HOUR™ NETWORK Provides Free Counseling to Troops & Families Boulder, Colorado November 30 2011– Dr. Carolyn Williams-Orlando announces that she has joined Give an Hour™, a nonpartisan, nonprofit national network of mental health professionals providing free counseling services to returning troops and...

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Saybrook: Forty Years as the Heart of the Humanistic Vision

12/22/2011
Dear Fellow Saybrookians, Greetings in this Holiday Season! As our Fortieth Anniversary year draws to a close, please consider contributing to Saybrook's Annual Fund, and help insure that the Humanistic Vision continues to grow and thrive. See outtakes from Dr. Mark Schulman's Annual Appeal Letter, below. All here at Saybrook Wish You a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Prosperous and Healthy...

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Saybrook Conference Sessions Open To Prospective Students This January

12/22/2011

Join us at an upcoming conference session to engage in an integral part of the Saybrook experience. For 40 years Saybrook University has offered distance education for graduate students. Combining online and residential instruction, our programs foster close contact amongst faculty and learners while offering flexibility. A key component of Saybrook's learning model, residential conference sessions bring faculty and students together, spurring intellectual creativity, collaboration, and mentorship.

Prospective students may attend and observe two sessions at the SFO Westin Hotel in Millbrae, California:

Sunday, January 15, 2012 -- 9:15 am - 12:00 pm PST

Courses and Seminars:
Renewing the Encounter Between the Human Sciences, the Arts, and the Humanities
Introduction to Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change
Buddhist Pathways to Health
Systems Practice: From Systems Thinking to Systems Being
Generative and Strategic Dialogue: Intro to ORG 7044
Trauma and Transformation: The “Human”

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 -- 9:15 am - 12:00 pm PST

Courses and Seminars:
Trauma and Transformation: Social Dimensions
Intermediate Training and Education in Hypnosis (5620)
Movement, Exercise, and Health
Researching Organizations and their Complexity: Exploring Methods That Support a Systems Approach to Change
City of San Francisco Initiative: A Collaborative Project Opportunity
Creativity and Writing: Beyond the Norm

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with faculty and Admissions representatives. To learn more and register, please RSVP HERE!

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Saybrook Alumna Hilarie Cash, Ph.D. '89 Appears on the Daily Show Segment

12/22/2011
Saybrook Alumna Hilarie Cash, Ph.D. 89 Invited as Expert on the Daily Show Segment Click here to view the Daily Show Segment. Check out Hilarie's real work: Hilarie Cash, PhD, LMHC Executive Director, reSTART: Internet Addiction Recovery Program 1001 290th Ave SE, Fall City, WA 98024-7403 Tel: 800-682-6934 Fax: 888-788-3419 hilarie.cash@netaddictionrecovery.com www.netaddictionrecovery....

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Academic Events, Calls for Papers, and Job Opportunities - Organizational Systems

12/22/2011
Academic Events, Calls for Papers, and Job Opportunities New Opportunities for Researchers Job Opportunity: Lecturer in International Business Queen Mary University of London is inviting applications for a Lecturer in International Business. They are looking for candidates with a background in comparative international business, economic policy studies and/or Chinese and Indian industrial...

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Psychology and Humanistic Studies

Using the peace education lens

12/22/2011

This fantastic resource - developed by Dr. Elspeth Macdonald at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) at The University of Otago, New Zealand - merges the fields of digital photography and peace education.

Using the Peace Education Lens illustrates the concepts of peace and violence and to highlight their potential influences on various fields of social and environmental study. Peace education aims to equip young people with the analytic skills necessary to develop peaceful perspectives on potential or actual conflict and/ or violence. School curricula often includes a range of topics related to peace education, such as:

  • Screen shot 2011-12-22 at 10.03.11 AMCultural diversity or multicultural education

  • Human rights education

  • Sustainability or environmental education

  • Development education

  • Global education

  • International education

These broad topic areas provide opportunities to educate for peace. Peace education also focuses on the knowledge and skills related to peacefulness and nonviolence - education about peace. Education about peace aims to build knowledge and understanding about conflict and violence and about peacefulness and nonviolence – to understand concepts of negative and positive peace and the various types of direct and indirect violence.

Curricula across a range of topics can include content related to problems of violence and conflict and ways to develop and promote peaceful perspectives. It uses a critical pedagogy to develop understanding of multiple perspectives or viewpoints and to critically appraise these – to understanding “why things are the way they are, how they came to be, and what can be done to change them" (Teachers Without Borders). In peace education, the analogy of viewing though a lens has been widely used to describe the framing of perspectives related to conflict, violence and peacefulness. Taken further the concept of viewing though a critical or analytic lens incorporates the underlying critical pedagogy. Peace education can provide students with an analytic lens or series of analytic lenses to view and evaluate particular events and circumstances.

These lenses can be used view and evaluate situations of conflict and violence, peacemaking, and a range of social and environmental issues impacting on individuals, families, communities and societies. While the lens analogy has been commonly used by peace educators and scholars to describe the activity of focussing on violence and peacefulness, to date this description has not been operationalized. What tools can help educators teach about concepts of violence and peacefulness and assist students to explore perspectives surrounding particular events and circumstances?

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A Message from Saybrook University President Dr. Mark Schulman – New Directions II

12/21/2011
A Message from Saybrook University President Dr. Mark Schulman – New Directions II Last May, I shared the first issue of New Directions, a report beginning a series of regular communications to our community on the current state of Saybrook and how I see our vision and priorities evolving. As we conclude our quadragennial (40th) anniversary year, I thought what better way to report on our...

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Saybrook Alumna Lezlie Kinyon, Ph.D. '06 Requests Submissions for Coreopsis

12/21/2011
My friends and colleagues, There is sage wisdom, when a project is involved, in the word "start". This is a re-birth of an idea: a place for artists and scholars working in sacred, mythic, and ritual performance and theatre. A sacred dancing ground, of sorts. This is broadly stated, because it is an emergent multidisciplinary field ranging from the visual arts, writing, composition, to the...

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Postdoc and Doctoral Scholarships Available at the Leo Apostel Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

12/21/2011
Postdoc and Doctoral Scholarships at the Leo Apostel Center for Interdisciplinary Studies: The annual call for applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship or a Doctoral Scholarship at the Leo Apostel Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies (Brussels Free University, Belgium) has been released. It offers a broad range of research fields including constructivism. More information can be found on...

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University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences Offering Eight Post-Doc Fellowships

12/21/2011
The University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is once again offering up to eight postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and social sciences for the academic year 2012-2013. Fellows will teach one course each semester, complete scholarly work, and participate in the academic and intellectual communities of the departments with which they are affiliated and...

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