Dear Saybrook Community:
Our university has always been made stronger by forging well thought out partnerships with other institutions.
Whether that has meant connecting with individual scholars who are leaders in their field to serve as thesis advisors or contributors to our scholarly blogs, or connecting with educational institutions such as the Jung Center of Houston, the Academy of Counselors Japan, and the Universidad del Sur in Chiapas, working with partners who share our values improves our ability to serve our students and supports our mission in the world.
Saybrook University is proud to announce that it is sponsoring a film on the life and work of its most noted professor, Dr. Stanley Krippner.
As a professor and lecturer, Stanley has inspired and mentored new generations of explorers in wide ranging fields. He is perhaps unparalleled in his work in the study of consciousness, one of science’s last frontiers.
It’s graduation season at Saybrook University! This year Saybrook is graduating nearly 100 students in commencement ceremonies in Seattle and San Francisco celebrating new scholars in the fields of psychology, mind-body medicine, organizational systems, and human science.
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For the third year in a row, Saybrook University’s Student Satisfaction Survey has shown students are more content with their overall Saybrook experience.
More than 70 percent of enrolled students participated in the 2013 survey, which was developed and coordinated by the Saybrook Office of Institutional Research, and included 57 questions measuring student satisfaction rates with 21 key academic quality indicators and 17 key indicators for university-level services.
Saybrook welcomes its 2013-14 board of trustee officers: Renee Levi, PhD, previously the board co-chair, as chair; Brendan D. Leonard, MBA as vice chair; Bradley G. Fisher, MBA, as secretary; and Sam Talucci, MA, DMAN, as treasurer.
Are you frustrated with politics and the lack of civil discourse in community? Do you wonder if you can make a difference? For three days in July, 2013, at events across Seattle, internationally known educator, author and activist Parker J. Palmer will spark a community conversation based on his latest book, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. The latest of Palmer’s nine books, Healing shows his commonsense approach to politics that serves the common good.
We live in a time when any human emotion is seen as “treatable” by drugs; a time when organizations are desperately searching for ways to better organize and sustain communities; a time when the potential of new technologies for social transformation seems boundless, but is so far untested.
We live in a time when the world needs humanistic psychologists, organizational change agents, and new medicine. Now more than ever.
After 40 years, Saybrook University remains the intellectual home of humanistic scholarship. But are we doing enough?
Saybrook University is sad to report the passing of faculty member Charles Cannady, PhD.
He died peacefully Friday morning, surrounded by family and friends, of complications from a long fight with cancer.
A gifted scholar who worked across several schools at Saybrook, Charles was a founding faculty member of our MFT program, a recognized international expert on Sandtray Therapy, and a dedicated healer. He worked with youth in crisis, families in need, and men’s groups – particularly for those with anger management issues. He made a difference in many lives.
The TED organization isn't the first to censor scientists for having unconventional ideas. It's just the latest.
It's worth remembering that for hundreds of years, "scientific evidence" was used to justify the convenient assertion that people of color were racially inferior. Today we call that "misusing science" and "pseudoscience" -- but at the time it was mainstream scientific thought. Nothing about it was true, but the scientific mainstream laughed at radicals who said so.
For years mainstream scientific studies denied the connection between smoking and poor health. It was "insurgent" scientists who finally made the case. During the "reefer madness" era, it was considered a matter of settled science that marijuana was a "gateway drug" that would lead to a life of violent crime, and that comic books coarsened the young and destroyed empathy. For a scientist to say otherwise was to invite censure -- even though they were empirically correct.
Which is to say that there is such a thing as "bad science" and "pseudo-science," but that even scientists have a pretty poor record deciding what it is sometimes. When social forces try it, when social organizations or politicians or businesses try to tell scientists what is and isn't science ... well, do I even have to mention Galileo?
Chip Conley, Saybrook’s Scholar-Practitioner in Residence, launches new website looking at world festivals in the 21st century02/11/2013
Did you know that in one of the coldest spots on earth, the people of Habin, China, create an ice and snow festival?
Or that every 12 years there the most prominent gurus and spiritual pilgrims of India gather on the banks of the Ganges river?
The world is full of hyper-local festivals thriving in a hyper-connected world. Chip Conley, Saybrook University’s Scholar-Practitioner in Residence, thinks they have a lot to tell us about what we value, how we play, and what it means to be human in the 21st century.