Archives For: September 2011

Alumni-Student-Faculty October Afternoon Event in Mountains near Santa Cruz


Click here to see the invitation: Ocotober Alumni Even in Santa Cruz

Alumni - Students - Faculty are all Welcome, and are encouraged to bring a guest.

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The APA Office of International Affairs Offers International Travel & Mentoring Program to Attend the 30th International Congress of Psychology


The APA Office of International Affairs, in conjunction with the U.S. National Committee for Psychological Science, is pleased to announce its upcoming International Travel & Mentoring Program, for those wishing to attend the 30th International Congress of Psychology in Cape Town, South Africa on July 22-27, 2012.

Student and Early-Career awardees will be paired with Mid- and Senior psychologists who have experience in international research and collaboration, and will participate in networking and mentoring activities prior to, during, and following the ICP2012. The program will award $1500 to Student and Early-Career participants and $1000 to Mid- and Senior-level participants.

Awardees must be enrolled at or employed by a U.S. institution and do research in areas supported by the National Science Foundation: Perception, Action & Cognition, or Social Psychology.

For more information on this program, please visit the Office of International Affairs website . The deadline for application is December 1, 2011.

Dana Townsend
International Program & Database Manager
Office of International Affairs
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington DC 20002 USA
Tel: +1-202-336-6105 | Fax: +1-202-312-6499
Email: mailto:

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Assistant Professor Position Open in Psychology Department at Stony Brook University


The Psychology Department at Stony Brook University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology for Fall 2012.

Applicants must have a record of first-rate research and be able to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including supervising graduate students in clinical intervention practica. Candidates in all areas of clinical psychology will be considered, although preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to one or more of three themes that cut across areas of the department: neuroscience, child/life-span development, and social interactions/relationships. Applicants who can contribute to graduate training in quantitative methods are also of particular interest.
Stony Brook has an excellent Psychology Department with a top-rated clinical program and a new neuroimaging center. We are located on the Long Island Sound, 60 miles from Manhattan.

Deadline for the position is October 15, 2011, or until the position is filled. A vita, selected reprints/preprints, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to:

Clinical Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 11794-2500

Information about the department can be found at

Diverse candidates (e.g., re: ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, etc.) are particularly encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

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Alumnus Rick Gilbert, Ph.D. '77 Publishes Dissertation on Jazz and Rock and Roll


Hi Fellow Saybrookians,

I have published my dissertation with some graphic additions and personal stories. This is a legacy kind of thing since I am very proud of that work and wanted more people to see it than just my committee 35 years ago.

Write to me to recieve a downloadable PDF copy.


Rick Gilbert,Ph.D. '77

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Alumna Rebecca Smith Orleane, Ph.D. was Guest on Coast to Coast Radio in August


Alumna Rebecca Smith Orleane, Ph.D. was a guest on Coast to Coast Radio in August.

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Alumna Deirdre Bundy, M.A. '09 Featured at


Alumna Deirdre Bundy, M.A. '09 Featured at

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Alumna Lyn Freeman, PhD '94 Announces Opening of Clinic


Dear Fellow Saybrookians,

Please see the attached Press Release announcing the opening of my clinic, based on our clinical outcomes, which were excellent.

Lyn Freeman, PhD, CEO
Mind Matters Research LLC
7926 Port Orford Drive
Anchorage, AK 99507

office: 907-868-7737
toll free: 866-266-7633
fax: 907-344-4537

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Saybrook Faculty Member Natalie Rogers Announces New Publication Release


Dear Saybrook Colleagues,

Here is an announcement of my new book: The Creative Connection for Groups: Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing & Social Change

Natalie Rogers

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Alumna Lezlie Kinyon, Ph.D. '06 Presents Workshop: Dream On! Dreams, Dreaming, and Personal Myth November 12 & 13, 2011 - Waldport, OR


Alumna Lezlie Kinyon, Ph.D. '06 Presents Workshop: Dream On! Dreams, Dreaming, and Personal Myth

Saturday, November 12 at 10:00am - November 13 at 1:00pm

Location Ancient Light Bookstore
145 Highway 101
Waldport, Oregon

Created By Lezlie Kinyon, MaryAnne Anja Bues Bartlett

Following up- following on - and - ready for new participant/dreamers!

We will "incubate" a dream, explore personal and cultural myth, and learn ways to incorporate dreaming into our creative work (be it rocket scientist, gardener, or dancer ... or Celtic player! [see note below.])

(NOTE: Music lovers: there is a Celtic Music Festival in Yachats this weekend, I will be attending and this workshop will "work around" the schedule. More info:

Location info: Ancient Light Bookstore

Cost: 30-55 (or more) (sliding- the higher rate will help students attend. - please be generous)

(Note: tailored somewhat based upon the interests of the participants.)
Dreams are the Royal Road to the unconscious. Dreams are a language of myth and symbol uniquely your own and provide a well of creativity and wisdom to draw upon for self-learning, growth and to inspire us in our lives.

A workshop in dreams, dreaming & creativity: Hands-on, experiential, fun/serious using myth, symbol, ritual, and your creative ability for expression and self-exploration.
My work is based in the research of artist and researcher Dr. Maria Volchenko and that of Drs. Stanley Krippner, David Feinstein, Jean Houston, and Allan Combs, leaders in the fields of dreams and creativity studies. Anyone interested in dreams and dreaming is welcome! This work has also proven itself to be very useful for psychology and consciousness studies students, as well as writers, musicians, and artists of many varieties and “just ordinary folk” who are interested in their dreams. It is very magical and very powerful. Participants come away with a “tool-kit” of sorts to assist in understanding and using their dreams for understanding their inner symbolic language and utilize this understanding for growing as a human being and for creative expression.

Suggested Books: Feinstein & Krippner: The Mythic Path: Discovering the Guiding Stories of Your Past — Creating a Vision for Your Future
(Re-issued as:) Personal Mythology: Using Ritual, Dreams, and Imagination to Discover Your Inner Story David Feinstein Ph.D. Stanley Krippner

(These are hard to find, but are available):
Maria Volchenko: Prisoners of Dreams. Fairy Tales for Adult Children (15 Tales). Norma Publ., Moscow,1999
Dreaming: Art and Practice. Astrel-AST-Olimp Publ., Moscow, 2007

Lezlie Kinyon, PHD, Saybrook Graduate School, SF CA. Human Science, consciousness studies. I am a researcher, writer, poet and artistSee More

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Post-doctoral Fellowship in Sexology Available in Toronto


Post-doctoral Fellowship in Sexology
Sexual Behaviours Clinic
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health

Neuropsychological functioning of pedophilic men and sexual offenders

Dr. James Cantor of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH; Toronto, Canada) is seeking applicants for a two-year, full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The Fellow will participate in neuropsychological and psychological assessment of persons with paraphilias, atypical sexual interests, or histories of sexual offending. The Fellow will participate in on-going projects and develop and conduct projects of the Fellow’s own. Existing databases are available for retrospective data analyses, and opportunities are available for establishing new research protocols for implementation in the Kurt Freund Laboratory for phallometry. The Fellowship is ideal for those seeking research opportunities and experience in sexology, forensic psychology, assessment, or applied neuropsychology.

The CIHR-funded 12-month stipend is $40,000 (Canadian; $40,388 U.S.), plus a conference allowance for both years of the Fellowship. Clinical experience and supervision can be arranged for recent doctorates seeking to fulfill the requirements for psychology licensure in Ontario (called “registration” by the College of Psychologists of Ontario).

The starting date is flexible, but preferred to be between January and May, 2012. All degree requirements must be completed before taking up the Fellowship. To apply, submit a coverletter describing your range of interests and career goals, a c.v., up to three reprints, and although letters of reference are not required, include the contact information for three professional references. Electronic submissions and inquiries may be sent to

Deadline for applications is 1 December 2011.

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


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


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 enlisted in the Women's Army Corps (WAC). Four years later, she was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and assigned as a Signal Platoon Leader in the California Army National Guard. Since then, she has been managed communications, administrative and operations as well as commanding a company, a battalion, and a brigade in the Army Reserve. During this time, she earned her Master's Degree and Doctorate in Psychology and spent 25 years in various positions with the California Department of Corrections. She is currently mobilized to serve as principle advisor to the Commanding General of U.S. Army Central on command, control, communications, computers, and information systems as well as Commanding General of the 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional), based in Kuwait. The 3200 Soldiers and civilians in her command build, operate, maintain, and defend the military computer network in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf.

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


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 Lipsenthal.

The seminar, Taking in the Good will be in Berkeley, CA on October 15th. It will offer concrete, research-based strategies for turning quick positive emotions into long-lasting positive experiences. Guest presenter Lee Lipsenthal offers his philosophy: Enjoy Every Sandwich; Living Each Day as if it were Your Last.

Attendees will receive six continuing education units.

We are now offering attendance via webinar, for a reduced fee.

Below is more information. Click here to see the Event Flyer. You can also learn more and register at

With Best Regards,
Sophia Vu
Marketing Assistant
The Greater Good Science Center

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Science of a Meaningful Life: Taking in the Good
Presentations by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. and Lee Lipsenthal, M.D.
*When*: Saturday, October 15, 2011
*Where*: International House, UC Berkeley Campus
2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA
The event will also be webcast live! Click here for more details.

**Attendees can receive six continuing education units* *

Want to make good feelings last? This seminar will offer concrete, research-based strategies for turning quick positive emotions into long-lasting positive experiences.

It will be led by neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, the renowned teacher and best-selling author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. Dr. Hanson, who is also an Affiliate of the Greater Good Science Center and a Greater Good columnist, will discuss how the brain has evolved a “negativity bias,” making it like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones. This gives us a heightened response to threats and stress and tilts the mind toward feelings of pessimism, anxiety, mistrust, and inadequacy.

Yet through mindful attention to his four steps of “taking in the good,” we can internalize positive experiences in our memory systems, which can improve our mood and coping skills and heal painful, even traumatic, experiences—in effect, changing our outlook on ourselves and the world around us. The results include greater happiness, resilience, and depth in relationships.

This seminar will also feature Lee Lipsenthal, board certified internist trained in the prevention of heart disease and founder of Finding a Balance in a Medical Life. In his talk, “Enjoy Every Sandwich; Living Each Day as if it were Your Last,” Dr. Lipsenthal will explore the power and neurophysiology of emotional shifting practices. He will explain what it means to live in a neuro-imaginal world made up of belief structures and how this can create unwanted stress. Understanding the long-term benefits of shifting focus away from worry and towards gratitude will allow us to live each day fully.

This event will be webcast live! Attend in-person or online.


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Alumnus Andrew Bonnici, PhD '78 Releases New Newsletter


Alumnus Andrew Bonnici, PhD '78 Releases New Newsletter.

Dr. Andrew Shugyo Daijo Bonnici, Ph.D.
Applied Meditation Psychology & Visceral Core Intelligence



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Revised September 22, 2011
Andrew Shugyo Bonnici, Ph.D.
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At home and in the busy marketplace, the compassion and wisdoming of the whole Universe is constantly being revealed. In the midst of the discordant sounds and chattering voices of daily life, turn the light inward and intimately discern the deep and abiding silence and stillness of your core Self. Know that Vast Wisdoming penetrates the infinity of space and the three periods of time. Being wholehearted and mindful in each moment, clarify the sacredness and tranquility that permeates all passing forms, colors, and sensations.
When your body, mind, heart, and spirit are all settled into the seated Oneness of zazen-only, a wonderful human being is embodied and realized before thought and reason. Devotedly lingering in the felt sensuality and bright wisdoming of your core Self, embrace the still mountain and nourish the open and wakeful sky.
With dignity, faith, courage, and self-compassion arise to live the Way of deep listening and constantly blend with vast Oneness for the mutual benefit of self and others. With each step along this Ancient Way, clarify and embrace the deepening truth of your journey through life and death, just as it is.

Facing those things you dislike or seek to exclude from your awareness, see how they continue to arise. Observe how they enter the gate of consciousness and abide within your heart and mind without invitation or permission. Be wakeful not to inflect anger and judgment on yourself or your distressing guests.

Observe the beginning of uncomfortableness and your relationship to it as clearly and as openly as possible. Gently and compassionately restrain your reactive impulse to narrow your vision and diminish your sight through attachment to passing judgments, self-pity, blaming others, or self-condemnation.

Gather together all incongruous elements within yourself as a mother lovingly gathers her unruly and incompliant children. Once you have gathered them as your very own, nourish their inclusion, refinement and integration with self-compassion, mindfulness, and inner discerning wisdom. Let the noble seat of meditation, the settledness of your core Self, and your sincere deep listening be your guide.

Abide steadfastly in the precious body of zazen-only, for it is the True seated, upright and wakeful posture of an core Self in this Only Moment Body. Resting in the center of your lower abdomen and listening with the ten thousand pores of your whole body, feel the wisdom, dignity, and trustworthyness of your fundamental aloneness and sense your Infinite Companionship with all space and time. Honoring your basic goodness as a Human Being, endlessly arise from this True Place and practice compassion for both self and others.

When you sincerely practice the Way of deep listening through your Only Moment Body with total exertion, devotion, faith, gratitude, humility, and beginner's heart/mind, the Vast integrity and mystery that penetrates everywhere is no other than your core Self. All this is called, "Listening deeply before thoughts of knowing, gaining, or attaining, living enlightenment is completely accomplished in this Only Moment Body right here and now".

with blessings and gassho,

Dr. Bonnici
(Shugyo Daijo, Roshi)

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


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 Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
P: (202) 336-5984 I F: (202) 336-5812

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Alumnus Paul Hokemeyer, PhD '10 Publishes Dissertation


Alumnus Paul Hokemeyer, PhD '10 Publishes Gay and Rich: A Journey Into the Wealthy Male Homosexual Identity: Qualitative Findings

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Saybrook PHS Alumni Homecoming Workshop Videos Available on the Alumni Homepage


Links to Interviews with Dr. Stan Krippner, Dr. Amedeo Giorgi, and Dr. Dennis Jaffe by their former students are available for viewing at the Saybrook PHS Alumni Homepage.

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Associate Professor Position Open at Indiana University


Indiana University
School of Education

Assistant/Associate Professor, Special Education
Required Qualifications:
• Doctorate in Special and/or Inclusive Education or related area
• Emerging/established record of scholarship in special and urban education.
• Professional experience in K-12 urban education settings
• Curricular and instructional expertise in inclusive, culturally responsive education
• University teaching experience preferred
• Record of positive impact with youth in schools, universities, or communities

• Maintain an active research and publication agenda
• Advise and collaborate with master’s and doctoral students
• Teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
• Work collaboratively with K-12 schools and community/state partners
• Obtain external funding for research and teacher education programs
• Perform professional service at the University, in Indiana and nationally

The Indiana University School of Education at Indianapolis (IUPUI) proudly announces our Urban Education Ph.D. program which will begin Fall 2012, including the option for a minor in special education. IUPUI is seeking an exemplary faculty member to contribute to this new Urban Education Ph.D. as well as our progressive urban K-12 teacher education program. The ideal candidate must have an understanding of the complexity of educational systems.

For more information visit our website at

Co-chairs Jane Stephenson and Kathleen King Thorius, IUPUI School of Education, 902 W. New York Street, ES3122, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5155. Review of candidates will begin November 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Starting date is August 1, 2012.

Please direct questions to Jane Stephenson ( or Kathleen King Thorius (

Kathleen King Thorius, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Indiana University School of Education

Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D.
Professor & University Scholar
Associate Chair
Dept. of Educational Psychology
Child Development Division
University of Illinois
220A Education
1310 S. Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820-6925
(217) 766-6413
(217) 244-7620 (Fax)

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


Alumna Kay Miller, Ph.D. '92 Publishes New Book Living with the Stranger in Me: An Exploration of Aging

Available at CreateSpace eStore

And at

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Saybrook Alumnus Daniel Foor, Ph.D. '09 Directs Annual Conference of Earth Medicine Alliance Oct 22-23, 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 presenters and a popular event.

With heart,


(650) 248-8917

Earth Medicine Alliance 2011 Conference: Honoring Spirits of Place

October 22nd-23rd, 2011

San Francisco, CA

SPIRITS OF PLACE are our closest neighbors in the larger web of relations, those whom we most impact and are most impacted by. In addition to our human kin, they include animal and plant relations, mountains and rivers, ancestors of the land, the elders who bring rain and storms, stone people, elementals, local deities, nature spirits, and other strange old powers whose bodies we perceive as the natural world.

This October 22nd-23rd we invite you to join nearly 20 ceremonial leaders and teachers of diverse backgrounds for a full weekend of embodied learning, interfaith dialogue, and co-creative ritual around the theme of honoring spirits of place. Please consider joining us in this gathering of interfaith exchange and earth healing.

Featured Presenters Include:
CHARLENE SUL, the founder of the Confederation of Ohlone People whose mission is to organize Ohlone people and their supporters,
UKUMBWA SAUTI, an initiated Elder in the West African Dagara tradition and a diviner, numerologist, spiritual counselor, sound healer and speaker/presenter.
TREBBE JOHNSON, the founder and director of Radical Joy for Hard Times. and
HUA ANWA, a Metis Elder who has been leading ceremony on the Central Coast for nearly thirty years, and ALEX STARK, a consultant, advisor, and teacher on issues of transformation, creativity, healing, and environmental harmony..
T. THORN COYLE, an internationally respected teacher, mentor, and magic worker.

Saturday, October 22nd

DAY ONE of the conference will be an interactive day of teaching, ceremony, and interfaith dialogue at the First Unitarian Universalist Church on Franklin Street in San Francisco. Over dinner, participants are encouraged to enjoy dialogue and relaxed community time together.

Sunday, October 23rd

DAY TWO we will gather in circles of 15-30 from 11am-3pm at various outdoor locations in and around San Francisco. Each gathering will be co-facilitated by at least two conference presenters. These four concurrent interfaith rituals aim to put into practice the conference theme of honoring spirits of place.

Registration for both full days is $65 before Sept. 1 and $75 after.

Please go to to register. We aim to host a conference that is spiritually nourishing, heart-centered, and welcoming for people of all backgrounds and traditions (or lack thereof). Spaces are limited to 250 participants. We hope you can join us!

The Earth Medicine Alliance, a 501(c)3 religious non-profit, is a network of individuals and communities who share a deep love of this Earth and the many beings here.

For more info visit or contact

P. O. Box 390791 / Mountain View, CA 94039 / (650) 248-8917 /

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


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 leading voices.

This special event launches the recent publicationof Peace Movements Worldwide, a three-volume anthology with chapters covering insights and action from every continent, to which Saybrook Alumni have contributed. The 80 contributors combine multidisciplinary insights with accounts of courageous and creative actions, ranging from the personal to the global.

Co-editors, UC Emeriti professors and scholar activists
Marc Pilisuk and Michael Nagler
will be joined by other contributors to read excerpts from their chapters and discuss what they’ve learned in this in-depth survey of the global peace movement:

Where are we today, and where do we go from here?

The event flyer can be viewed and/or downloaded from

Best wishes,

AHIMSA Berkeley

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


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

Here is the link to the second and final video of the Alaska TV series:

If this direct link no longer takes you to her piece, Lyn says, “make sure to click the little thumbnail pictures for the dates displayed as September 13th and September 20,th” in order to see the two part program. “These links will stay the same ….for many months.”

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