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Saybrook faculty featured as “Pioneers” in the journal NeuroQuantology

09/28/2011

The September special issue of the journal Neuroquantology – an interdisciplinary journal of neuroscience and quantum physics – focused on “Pioneers who changed the face of science and those that have been mentored by them” and featured several members of Saybrook University’s faculty. 

Amedeo Giorgi, Ruth Richards, and Louis Hoffman – all faculty in Saybrook’s psychology programs – were the subjects of featured articles.  In addition, faculty members Marc Applebaum and Ruth Richards contributed articles.

For more information, visit http://neuroquantology.com/index.php/journal/announcement/view/24

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Learn about the global peace movement

09/27/2011

Peace Movements Worldwide vol3a Saybrook University is pleased to co-sponsor “Taking Stock of Peace:  Inspiration from Peace Movements Worldwide,” featuring presentations from some of the leading academics studying peace in our time.

Peace Movements Worldwide is the largest scholarly examination of the global peace movement in history.  This three volume anthology, co-edited by Saybrook faculty member Marc Pilisuk, is a comprehensive exploration of peace movements across cultures and times, focusing on successful strategies for implementing local and global change.

Taking Stock of Peace” will feature presentations from the following contributors to Peace Movements Worldwide:  Daniel Ellsberg, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Stephen Zunes, Kavita Ramdas, Mitch Hall, Cynthia Boaz, Peter Phillips, Mickey Huff, Cris Toffolo, Donald Rothberg, Angel Ryono, and Melissa Anderson-Hinn.

"Taking Stock of Peace" will be held Sunday, October 30th at Berkeley Society of Friends (2151 Vine St. in Berkeley, CA) from 2:30-6:30pm.

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You are not a job

09/26/2011

KUKA_Industrial_Robots_IR Futurists like Jaron Lanier have been warning us that the same thing that happened to assembly line workers in the 20th century is going to happen to knowledge workers in the 21st:  machines will come in to do the jobs faster and cheaper. 

Of course, in the 20th century it was robots – while in the 21st century it will be software, but the impact will still be the same.  This week in Slate, Farhad Manjoo is reporting from the front lines of software automation … and he says he’s terrified by what these programs can do.

Most people are focused on the economic questions this raises:  how will millions of people earn a living? 

Over at The New Existentialists, however, they're asking a different question:  what will a culture where self-esteem and social standing comes from work do if work becomes the province of machines?

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Learn about the global peace movement

09/26/2011

Peace Movements Worldwide vol3a Saybrook University is pleased to co-sponsor “Taking Stock of Peace:  Inspiration from Peace Movements Worldwide,” featuring presentations from some of the leading academics studying peace in our time.

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Alumna Shana Garrett, Ph.D. '09 Promoted to VPAA at Academy of Health Care Professionals

09/26/2011
Alumna Shana Garrett, PhD '09 LPC, NCC was recently promoted to the postion of Vice President of Academic Affairs at The Academy of Health Care Professionals

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Alumna Colonel Kaffia Jones, M.A. '06, Ph.D. '10 was Promoted to Brigadier General on 10 September 2011

09/26/2011
Alumna Colonel Kaffia (Belle) Jones, M.A. '06, Ph.D. '10 was promoted to Brigadier General on 10 September 2011 by Major General Stuart M. Dyer, Commanding General of the 335th Signal Command (Theater), based in East Point, Georgia, where Colonel Jones served as Chief of Staff for two years. The ceremony will take place in Atlanta, Georgia. Newspaper Article I Article II In 1976, Kaffia Jones...

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CEUs Available in Person and by Webinar at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC)

09/26/2011
Greetings from UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC)! As you may know, the GGSC studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a compassionate, thriving, and resilient society. We're excited to announce that in October, we will be hosting a seminar featuring best-selling author Rick Hanson and wellness teacher and pioneer Lee...

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Alumnus Andrew Bonnici, PhD '78 Releases New Newsletter

09/26/2011
Alumnus Andrew Bonnici, PhD '78 Releases New Newsletter. Dr. Andrew Shugyo Daijo Bonnici, Ph.D. Applied Meditation Psychology & Visceral Core Intelligence ZenDoctor.Com THE PRACTICE OF ZAZEN-ONLY CLARIFIES THE STILL MOUNTAIN AND NOURISHES THE OPEN AND WAKEFUL SKY View Online. All Rights Reserved Revised September 22, 2011 Andrew Shugyo Bonnici, Ph.D. View Copyrights At home and...

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The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Francis M. Culbertson Travel Grant

09/26/2011
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Francis M. Culbertson Travel Grant, which supports travel to conferences for women from developing countries who are in the earliest stages of their careers. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2012. See Announcement. Parie S. Kadir Program Officer American Psychological Foundation 750 First...

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Alumnus Paul Hokemeyer, PhD '10 Publishes Dissertation

09/26/2011
Alumnus Paul Hokemeyer, PhD '10 Publishes Gay and Rich: A Journey Into the Wealthy Male Homosexual Identity: Qualitative Findings Available at Amazon.com

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