Richard Davidson

By Sayan Patra on April 14, 2015 in Healthcare & Psychology, Spring 2014 / No Comments

On March 5, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in Graham Chapel, Richard Davidson, neuroscientist and one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices such as meditation on the brain, talked about “Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind.”

Susannah Cahalan

By Sayan Patra on April 14, 2015 in Healthcare & Psychology, Spring 2013

On February 18, 2013 at 5p.m. in Simon Hall, alumna Susannah Cahalan talked about her book “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.” The book chronicles her ordeal with a rare medical condition.

Jeremy Courtney

By Sayan Patra on April 7, 2015 in Fall 2011, Healthcare & Psychology

On September 19, 2011 storyteller Jeremy Courtney talked about “Reconciliation through Healing.” Courtney founded the Preemptive Love Coalition to eradicate the swelling backlog of Iraqi children in need of corrective heart surgery and to train a new generation of Iraqi medical professionals.

Ellen Gustafson

By Sayan Patra on April 7, 2015 in Fall 2011, Healthcare & Psychology

On September 23, 2011 food activist Ellen Gustafson talked about “A New Understanding of Hunger, Obesity and the Food System.” The former United Nations’ spokesperson for its World Food Program is using her skills to create real solutions, first with the FEED initiative, and now with the 30 Project.

Helen Fisher

By Sayan Patra on April 3, 2015 in Healthcare & Psychology, Spring 2014

On April 4, 2014 anthropologist Helen Fisher gave a talk on “Lust, Romance, Attachment: The Drive to Love and Whom We Choose.” Her investigations of romantic love, its evolution, biochemical foundations and importance to human society are informing and transforming the way we understand ourselves.

Carl Hart

By Sayan Patra on April 3, 2015 in Fall 2014, Healthcare & Psychology, National Issues

On October 10, 2014 Carl Hart, neuropsychopharamacologist at Columbia University, delivered the annual Chancellor’s Fellows Lecture on “Demystifying the Science of Drug Addiction: Neuroscience, Self-discovery, Race and U.S. Drug Policy.”