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


Dr.Carolyn Williams-Orlando (Saybrook Ph.D. '08) PROUDLY JOINS
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 their families.

Give an Hour™ offers services to veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and their family members. Family members are loosely defined to include married or unmarried partners, parents, siblings, aunts/uncles—anyone connected to this veteran who is suffering a psychological effect related to the veteran's service.

Dr.Williams-Orlando (aka Dr. Willow) has an office located in Boulder and is trained to provide treatment for post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, and attention-deficit hyperactivity. People interested in receiving services through Give an Hour™ are encouraged to call 720-352-7891 or log on to to determine availability or to locate another provider in your area.

“Currently, we have more than 5,200 licensed mental health professionals on our Give an Hour™ network,” notes Founder and President, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen. “What our veterans and their families and loved ones are experiencing as a result of deployments, traumatic brain injuries, and other devastating physical injuries, post-traumatic stress and more, is incomprehensible to the general population. The sheer number of people being affected makes it virtually impossible for the very competent but overtaxed military health care system to provide help to everyone who needs it,” says Dr. Van Dahlen. “We are so proud that Dr.Williams-Orlando has joined our efforts.”

Give an Hour™ hopes to recruit to its network 10 percent, or 40,000, of the approximately 400,000 licensed mental health professionals in the United States. With an average fee of $100 an hour, this would save the military and the taxpayer $4 million per week in mental health services costs. Mental health professionals agree to donate one hour per week for a minimum of a year when joining out network. - A nonprofit 501(c)(3), founded in September 2005 by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a psychologist in the Washington, D.C., area. The organization’s mission is to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. Currently, GAH is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Give an Hour™ currently has more than 5,200 providers across the nation—in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam—and continues to recruit volunteer mental health professionals to its network.

Saybrook: Forty Years as the Heart of the Humanistic Vision


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 New Year.

Yours sincerely,

George Aiken
Saybrook Alumnus and Director of Alumni Relations

To make a contribution, checks can be sent Att: Annual Fund, Saybrook University, 747 Front Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111 or contact Terry Hopper 415-394-5220

From the Annual Fund Appeal:

We are approaching the conclusion of our 40th anniversary year, a year in which we have celebrated our legacy, advanced our mission, and become more deeply in touch with our core principles and values. These values embody our soul, inspire and drive our success, and challenge us to ask the question: What does it mean to be human in the 21st century?....

I invite you to join us in this exciting endeavor with a gift to the Saybrook University Annual Fund. Your gift will help us sustain and grow the University, enhance and expand our program offerings, and support our students, faculty, and staff in the incredible work they do....

Saybrook University is a community of remarkable people doing remarkable work. To honor the humanistic impact Saybrook students have made in our communities over the past 40 years, we have created a very special publication: What Does It Mean To Be Human? This book chronicles our early beginnings to the creation of Saybrook University, and includes stories from many people important to our legacy. This book is our special thank you gift for donors who support our annual fund with a gift of $250 or more.

I hope you will consider a gift at any level to help us culminate our 40th anniversary and make this truly an outstanding year. We are deeply grateful for your support....


Mark Schulman, PhD

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


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

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


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 development. Deadline for applications is January 5, 2012. For more information.

Call for Submissions: Page Prize for Sustainability Issues

The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina is honored to announce the 4th annual Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula. Full consideration for the Page Prize will be provided for submissions concerning a range of sustainability dimensions that are demonstrated to be relevant to the natural environment. Deadline for submissions is February 2, 2012. For more information.

Call for Papers: 2012 ARCS Conference

This Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) and Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) conference seeks papers focused on business sustainability. The conference will be held May 16-18, 2012 in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2012. For more information.

Call for Papers: ICEPR'12

The 2nd International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation will be held in Montreal on August 28-30, 2012. The conference will bring together the Canadian and International community working in the field of environmental pollution and remediation to discuss new advances in the field. Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2012. For more information.

Call for Papers: Corporate Governance

Corporate Goverance: An International Review seeks papers for their special issue on Corporate Social Responsiblity, Institutional Structures and Corporate Governance. Papers will address one of three research questions pertaining to CSR strategy. Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2012. For more information.

Call for Papers: Global Strategy Journal

Global Strategy Journal seeks papers for their upcoming special issue on Global Stakeholder Strategy, which aims to bring clarity and coherence to the link between global strategy theories, the evolution of global and local stakeholders and the effective practice of global strategy management. Deadline for submission is April 15, 2012. For more information.

Call for Papers: European Journal of Operational Research

The European Journal of Operational Research seeks papers for their upcoming special issue on Eco-Efficient Based Green Supply Chain Management. Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2012. For more information.

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


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 progress than by sharing with you a few key excerpts from our 40th anniversary book: What Does It Mean to be Human? As I note in the introduction to the book, our story is a rich and robust tale of how we began, how we grew, and how we reinvented ourselves yet one that is still unfolding as we seek to follow our wonderful institution into its still-forming future.

I hope that the excerpts you find attached will bring a smile to your heart and a commitment to make the next chapters of our history even more inspiring than what is here. If you’d like to read more, you are welcome to purchase the entire book at the reduced price of $20 by contacting

Click Here to See New Directions II

Look for New Directions III in spring 2012 for my next update on our progress.

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


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 study of shamanic practice and cultural expressions of the sacred, of folk-life and the ancient world (where it all began), to the creation of liturgy and, lest we forget, modern Pagan ritual and the artes magicale. The uniting thread is the performing arts: dance, composition, plays and play writing, performance art, and music.

This work is not simply the "study of..." in order to create or acknowledge added knowledge, but a place also of wisdom. Of conversation: A word which means: "turning together". I will be accepting queries for publication in a POD edition to be published bi-annually entitled: "Roses and Wildflowers: Sacred Performance". It will not be free (as was the journal), but will be priced to cover my expenses as publisher/editor and to provide a small remuneration to the writers who are included. The copyrights and publication rights, except as they pertain to "Roses and Wildflowers" will remain, thereafter, with the individual author. The first publication will not be themed, except as the accepted papers group themselves into five basic categories:

1. Folk traditions (medieval customs & holdovers, secular seasonal rituals such as morris, mummers plays, Noh)
2. Classic theatre of the Ancient world (Pre 200 C.E. Greece, India, Persia, Japan, China ... & etc.)
3. Ritual and Sacred Theatre and Performance (as example: Purim Shpiels, Hindu dance/drama [e.g.: Natya], re-creations of Eleusis in a sacred context, Passion Plays, traditional peoples and First Nations performance traditions, Pagan/Wiccan performance-rituals, and the historic works of mystic writer/creators [such as the Blessed Hildegard von Bingen].)
4. Theoretical and philosophical works that explore each of these areas from an epistemological standpoint
and: (very importantly!)
5. Creative work. (liturgies, compositions, poetry, and at least one ritual play in its entirely)
6. Psychology & therapeutic use of drama and music as a sacred journey

While there is, at present, no set deadline for submission, one will be set within the next 3 weeks along with an official CPF which can be distributed. While I prefer to create this aspect of this project as a peer reviewed publication, I am prepared to go ahead without a review board, but will keep you posted as things develop. Eventually, it is my intention to create an interactive web area where artists and scholars may collaborate and share both knowledge and wisdom.

Thank you all for your patience and support. The past issues of Coreopsis are at: and should you need a copy of any given paper, both site have download (as pdf) and print options and a means to contact individual authors.

Lezlie Kinyon, Ph.D., Editor Coreopsis A Journal of Myth and Theatre

Lezlie A. Kinyon, Ph.D.,(Ed)
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Postdoc and Doctoral Scholarships Available at the Leo Apostel Center for Interdisciplinary Studies


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 Application deadline is 7 January 2012.

Sincerely, Alexander Riegler
Editor-in-chief Constructivist Foundations

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


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 across the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. To foster interaction within the group of fellows and with ongoing concerns of the Humanities Center and other programs on campus, we seek applicants with projects that engage the concept or practice of comparison—across time, space, language, genre, discipline or other category. How do we, at this moment, compare? Why do we compare? What can be compared? What do we gain by comparing? What do we lose? While we welcome any proposal relating to these issues from all humanities and social science disciplines, we are also seeking to establish a research sub-cluster addressing the general topic in relation to the theme of Enlightenments/Counter-Enlightenments.

We invite applications from qualified candidates in the humanities and social sciences who have received the PhD between December 1, 2009 and January 1, 2012. The annual stipend will be $45,000. Fellows may apply for an additional year renewal.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST, March 1, 2012. We expect to announce the awards by April 15, 2012. For more information, visit or email

Fellowships Available Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities Postdoctoral/MFA Fellowships: Being Humans


Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities Postdoctoral/MFA Fellowships: Being Humans

2012-13 For artists and humanists, these are extraordinary times: our sense of “the human” is undergoing remarkable transformations, with implications for the future of all life on the planet. But has “humanism” been part of the problem all along? How should we think differently–about the species and the biosphere–if we are going to avoid realizing our deepest dystopian fears? Applicants should have received their terminal degrees (PhDs in the humanities, MFAs in the fine and performing arts, Masters or beyond in design fields such as architecture) within the past three years.

Applications should include a cv, two letters of recommendation, a project description of 1000 words, and (for applicants in the arts or design) a sample of work on a single DVD. Fellowship stipends are $42,000 plus benefits and a $2,000 research fund; fellows will be required to teach one course each semester in their discipline. Fellows will be given office space at the Institute. It is expected that fellows will take part in the intellectual life of campus, working with faculty and students, attending symposia and events, and contributing to meetings and discussions presented by IAH.

All application materials must be received at this address by February 15, 2012: The Institute for Arts and Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Penn State University Ihlseng Cottage University Park, PA 16802

Llecturer Position Open at Queen Mary University of London


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 development. Deadline for applications is January 5, 2012. For more information: