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High-stakes Testing: Mental Health Consequences

For further information and to get involved, contact Professor Florence Rubinson or Associate Professor David Forbes, 718.951.5876.

The CUNY Mindfulness Lecture Series: Co-sponsored with the CUNY Contemplative Network

Second Thursdays, fall 2013
7 – 8:15 p.m.
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Science Center 4102
New York, NY 10016
P: 212.817.7000

The third annual CUNY Mindfulness Lecture Series will bring together scientists, scholars and students to present and discuss cross-disciplinary research and theory relative to the science and practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness will be explored through physics,neuroscience, philosophy and psychology. This series will offer CUNY students and the community opportunities to participate in the advancement of learning in this field.

Mindful Practice in Everyday Life, Ven. Lawrence Do’an Grecco

Sept. 12, 2013
Ven. Lawrence Do’an Grecco is Bodhisattva Monk ordained by the Mountain Zen Order of which he serves as the vice-abbot. He is also a dharma teacher at the Interdependence Project in Manhattan and has taught meditation withthe Lineage Project and Long Island Crisis Center.

Mindfulness and Modernity: Cultural Accommodation or Social Transformation?

Oct. 10, 2013
Ron Purser is professor of management in the College of Business and the Educational Doctorate in Leadership program in the College of Education at San Francisco State University. His scholarship focuses on organizational mindfulness and how mindfulness can inform organizational theory and practice.

Mindful Regulation of Neurophysiology and Emotion, Tracy Dennis, Ph.D.

Nov. 14 , 2013
Tracy Dennis is a professor in the Psychology Department at Hunter College, the City University of New York. Trained in clinical psychology from a developmental psychopathology perspective, she is interested in the development of emotion regulation, the use of cognitive bias modification for mood and anxiety disorders, and the development of mobile, "gamified" interventions for mental health. Her research examines the role of emotion in psychological well being and distress by integrating measurement of brain, behavior, and environment. She is currently the lead scientist on a project examining the emotional and behavioral impact of a school based mindfulness program for at risk teens that integrates use of pedagogy and film making.

Dynamics of Memory Formation and Plasticity, Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D. 

Dec. 12, 2013
Wendy Suzuki is a professor of neural science and psychology at New York University. Her research topics include understanding how the brain allows us to form and retain new long-term memories as well as understanding the role of aerobic exercise on learning, memory and cognition. She also co-directs a program called Empowering Women in Science.

Reclaiming the Conversation Conference

On May 4, 2013, teachers, parents, students, scholars and administrators gathered together at Barnard College in New York to work toward the common goal of reclaiming the conversation on education. Brooklyn College faculty were involved in the conference. For more information, visit their website or their Facebook page.