Saybrook is pleased to announce that psychology alumna Colonel Kaffia Jones was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General on Sept. 10.
The ceremony was held it Atlanta, Georgia, and attended by Brigadier General Jones’ immediate family, officers of the General corps, and enlisted servicemen and women. Saybrook Faculty member Eugene Taylor was also in attendance.
The ceremony was conducted 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.
Immediately following the ceremony, Brigadier General Jones left for a posting in the Middle East. The 3200 Soldiers and civilians in her command build, operate, maintain, and defend the military computer network in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf.
As a Saybrook student, then Colonel Jones produced what Taylor called “an outstanding dissertation” entitled “Expatriate Warrior: the experiences of World War II American veterans of African descent,” under faculty members Theopia Jackson, Zonya Johnson, and Charles Canaday.
Jones earned her PhD in Psychology, graduating in 2010.
Recently The Biscayne Institutes of Health & Living, founded and directed by Saybrook Mind-Body Medicine faculty member Marie DiCowden, was named one of 16 best practices for community integration of individuals with brain injury out of 253 surveyed world wide by the Univeristy of Toronto for an upcomming publication.
The Biscayne Institute of Health & Living cares for hundreds of people, from young children to the elderly: it offers the community wellness programs, health education, integrative primary care programs, and rehabilitation; it has a school on premises to serve special needs children and youth so that their school and health care treatments are integrated at the same site; and they train graduate level health care providers from many disciplines in health care and integrative medicine.
"The idea is that we have a center where people don't just come when they're sick, but that provides for the needs of themselves, and their family, at all times," DiCowden says. "It's integrated into the school and the medical programs, and we have a number of activities that extend beyond physical or mental issues into health issue broadly."
Biscayne has also recently received the Florida State Surgeon General's Award Health Innovation, Prevention and Management Award.
It may soon become synonymous with major collapse as well: the epitome of a once invincible company that couldn’t keep up.
In the wake of predictions that Kodak may file for bankruptcy, economists will likely go over the company’s business decisions for years to come. But over at the Rethinking Complexity blog, Dennis Rebelo asks: what if Kodak’s problems were cultural?
Kodak reached a pinnacle where it could afford to be insular – and did. “By sequestering itself, the organization created the anti-culture of success,” Rebelo writes. “The culture it carved out disabled "fresh," innovative thinking. Product development, for example, requires market engagement. Kodak didn't even attend the Consumer Electronic Show (or CES) until 2004—amazing evidence of their lack of consumer orientation.”
To prosper at the top, he suggests, companies and individuals must move from striving for security to finding value in creation and innovation for its own sake – a process Abraham Maslow called “Theory Z.”
It’s a fascinating essay. Read it here.
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The APA Office of International Affairs Offers International Travel & Mentoring Program to Attend the 30th International Congress of Psychology09/30/2011
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. http://www.icp2012.com/ Student and Early-Career awardees will be paired...
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...
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. Best, Rick Gilbert,Ph.D. '77 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumna Rebecca Smith Orleane, Ph.D. was a guest on Coast to Coast Radio in August.
Alumna Deirdre Bundy, M.A. '09 Featured at AllPsychologyCareers.com
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