May 16, 2013
Editors and Authors Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline T. Haskell, LCSW
Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief about Racism
Former marriage and family therapist Ann Todd Jealous and
licensed clinical social worker Caroline T. Haskell join forces to look at how
white Americans have been hurt by the very ideology that their ancestors
created. Combined Destinies argues that unearned privilege has
damaged the psyche of white people as well as their capacity to understand
racism. Their work has been featured by the NAACP, the National Coalition
Building Institute and The Wall Street Journal.
Executive Director Joseph Fay
Children's Brain Tumor Foundation
May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Every year, approximately
4,200 children in the United States ages 19 and younger are found to have brain
and spinal cord tumors. Joseph Fay, Executive Director of the Children's Brain
Tumor Foundation, will discuss the lifetime effects of brain and spinal cord
tumors for these children and how groundbreaking research can help improve the
lives of survivors.
Psychologist Dr. Pamela Everett Thompson
Surviving Mama: Overcoming Strained Mother-Daughter
In Surviving Mama
Dr. Thompson gives readers a stirring and thought-provoking
self-help book to empower women of all ages to develop healthy relationships
with their mothers. Using eight narratives of females sharing their experiences
with their mothers' self-absorption, demanding ways, jealousies, and excessive
worrying, Dr. Thompson offers clinical and biblical analyses of what's
happening in these relationships and how readers can use reflective questions
to improve self-awareness.
MSNBC Investigative Journalist Bob Sullivan
latest book, New York Times bestselling author Bob Sullivan uses science, psychology, and
creativity to reveal how readers can avoid hitting a plateau and accomplish the
things they have always wanted to but never could. Sullivan shows readers how
to "identify choke points" and :fail fast, not slow" in order to
break through obstacles and achieve success. Sullivan is the bestselling author
of Stop Getting Ripped Off and Gotcha Capitalism.
May 2, 2013
to Witness: One Woman's Battle with Disability, Discrimination and a
Rae, Karen Silkwood, and Lois Jenson, pioneers in fighting for equal rights
against major industries, have been joined by a new champion: Jane Gagliardo.
In 2002 Gagliardo challenged Big Pharma in a landmark case that forever changed
how corporations treat employees with disabilities when she fought her wrongful
dismissal due to the challenge of living with multiple sclerosis. CALL
TO WITNESS tells how she overcame disability, a violently abusive childhood
and intimidation by a major industry to join the ranks of the modern heroines
of our time.
Columbia University School of Social Work Graduate Student
Story Your Way
Guided Autobiography Instructor(GAB) and graduate student
Natalie Milman combines her passion for writing with her social work skills to
help others record their personal histories. Milman's services include
guided autobiography and memoir writing, tribute and memorial writing and
couples history writing. 'Inspire, transform and
rejuvenate your life with Your Story Your Way'.
Extreme Endurance Athlete Marshall Ulrich
Running on Empty
In honor of decades of unprecedented athletic achievements,
Marshall Ulrich will be inducted into the Colordo Running Hall of Fame. Ulrich
is the only person in the world to have completed the triple crown of extreme
sports including climbing the Seven Summits on first attempts. Running
on Empty is an ultra marathoner's story of love, loss and a
record setting run across America at 57 years old.
Sherrie Campbell PhD
Yourself: The Mastery of Being Your Own Person
19 years of clinical training and experience, Campbell offers tools and tips to
help readers learn to love themselves, flaws and all. Campbell uses Humanistic
philosophy to encourage her clients to feel comfortable in their own skin,
create healthy boundaries, and express themselves with confidence. She is a
licensed counselor, psychologist and marriage and family therapist with
expertise in grief counseling, sexual abuse, child trauma and relationship
April 11, 2013
Prevention Educator and SSW Alum Christin Guilder LMSW
"Take Back the Night Rally and March to End Sexual
recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The NY Albany County Crime Victim
and Sexual Violence Center (CVSVC) is hosting the 32nd annual Take Back the
Night rally and march to speak out against sexual violence in the Capital
Region. UAlbany School of Social Welfare alum Christin Guilder shares
what CVSVC is doing to advocate for the cause.
One World's Top Forty Business Professors Under Forty Adam
Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success
Adam Grant is the single highest-rated professor at
U Penn's Wharton Business School and one of Business Week's favorite
professors. Using groundbreaking research he shows how our interactions with
others shape our achievements, demonstrating that effective networking,
collaboration and leadership skills all rely on our 'styles of exchanging
value' as either a taker, matcher or giver. His work offers powerful scientific
evidence that even 'good guys' can finish first.
April 4, 2013
Chaplain, Consultant and Caregiver Richard Cheu
Living Well with Chronic Illness: A Practical and
According to the National Health Council, "incurable
and ongoing chronic disease affects approximately 133 million Americans - 45%
of the total population". Cheu combines his past 9 years as a caregiver
for his chronically ill wife with his experience in neurophysiology, counseling
and inpatient care to help readers take control of their lives and strengthen
their spirituality. Cheu is an ordained deacon and provides pastoral counseling
at several New York City medical facilities, including Bellevue Hospital and
the Archdiocese of New York.
March 28, 2013
Housing Solutions USA Chairman and CEO Robert Hess
The Future of Homelessness
There are over 50,000 people in New York City shelters.
In his recent address at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research
at NYU's Silver School of Social Work, Robert Hess identified policy issues and
important community changes that would help large cities across the country
make homelessness a priority. Hess is a former Commissioner of the Department
of Homeless Services, where he created over 500 community-based safe havens.
March 21, 2013
Iraq War Veteran and Author Mike Liguori
The Sandbox: Stories of Human Spirit and War
It is estimated that more Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
have died by suicide than in combat. Once contemplating suicide himself, Iraq
War veteran Mike Liguori has now found a new outlook on life that spans beyond
war and his subsequent diagnosis of PTSD and includes a new purpose of helping
other veterans like himself. Liguori has lobbied on Capital Hill for veterans
rights and is the founder of Operation Work Warriors,
a non-profit that helps veterans reintegrate back to civilian life through
education, counseling, and career guidance.
March 14, 2013
Bestselling Author Raymond Francis
Never Be Sick Again
In 1985, MIT graduate Raymond Francis was diagnosed with
a terminal illness and decided to use his knowledge of biochemistry to save his
own life. In Never Be Sick Again, Francis outlines a revolutionary
teaching tool, the Beyond Health Model, that has caused physicians worldwide to
change the way they treat chronic illness. An internationally recognized
leader in the field of optimal-health maintenance, Francis has consulted
for Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. State Department and the the United
March 7, 2013
Award-winning Fundraising Specialist Fred Lawrence
How to Save the World on $5 a Day: A Parable of Personal
Author and nonprofit consultant Fred Lawrence Feldman
created "The Charitable Lifeline" to show readers how to take the
once thoughtless task of making a donation and turn it into self-improvement,
healing, and a sense of purpose. Using "The 10 Benefits of Mindful
Giving", Feldman proves that personal philanthropy can be emotionally,
mentally, and spiritually rewarding. Feldman has helped raise millions of
dollars on behalf of many major charities.
February 28, 2013
Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker Robert Clancy
A former guest on The Social Workers, author
Robert Clancy returns to share with us what's up next for his inspirational
"spirit of service" work. Clancy is the author of The Hitchhiker's
Guide to the Soul.
Professor and Guggenhein Fellow Mahzarin R. Banaji
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People
In their latest book leading psychologists Mahzarin R.
Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald pioneer a new approach to bias and
decision-making that exposes the unconscious origins of our preferences and
prejudices. Using the Implicit Association Tests (IATS), readers can measure
their own automatic stereotyping of others and themselves. Banaji is an
award-winning researcher and professor and is currently a Richard Clarke Cabot
Professor of Social Ethics in the Department of Psychology at Harvard
February 20, 2013
Certified Professional Coach Mary Sommerset, M.A.
Letting Go for Fun & Profit: How Advances in Neuroscience
Letting go is not usually associated with fun, but this
book provides tools to train your brain into letting go and putting you on the
path to move forward and reap the benefits. Sommerset uses her business and
marketing background to help clients discover their strengths and make lasting,
hard-wired change. She is an author, speaker and Certified Professional Coach.
Radio Personality and Addictions Expert Peter Sacco
Right Now Enough is Enough! Overcoming Addictions and Bad
Habits for Good
After spending nearly a decade trying to find out why
people have such a tough time saying no, Sacco has developed life-changing
tools that encourage readers to overcome a destructive mindset and create
success in every area of life. Sacco is a noted psychology professor and former
Editor-in-Chief of Vices: The Magazine for Addictions, Habits and
February 14, 2013
Military Reporter, Daughter, Sister, and Wife Tanya
Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in
Since September 11, 2011, more than "250,000 women
have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan", making up more than 14% of the total
active-duty forces. Using her insider perspective, Biank brings to light real
issues that service women are facing today, including femininity, veiled
discrimination, separation from children, and belonging to an "old boys'
club". Biank is a former newspaper reporter covering the military and is
the daughter, sister, and wife of Army colonels.
February 7, 2013
Bestselling Satirist and Emmy and Grammy Winning
Composer Christopher Cerf
Ever wonder what hidden dangers are in our everyday
lives? Cerf and co-author Henry Beard offer a "painstakingly researched
and alarmingly thorough look at everything threatening to harm, sicken,
debilitate, impoverish, and/or kill you", complete with what (little) you
can do to avoid these threats. Nothing is safe - even drinking through straws
and wearing skinny jeans can cause wrinkles and nerve conditions. Christopher
Cerf has written several bestselling books and is an Emmy and Grammy-winning
composer for Sesame Street.
New York Times' "Fertility Goddess" Jill
Sex Again: Recharging Your Libido
Americans are having less sex than people in any other
country, and one in three women report a lack of interest in sex. In her latest
book Blakeway shows women (and men!) how to have a better sex life and
understand their libidos by taking personal assessments and committing to the
"Sex in Six" program of reclaiming a better-than-ever-before sex
life. Blakeway is the founder of New York City's YinOva Center and has appeared
on The Early Show, Fox News, and CNN.
January 31, 2013
Bestselling Author and Career Analyst Daniel Pink
To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving
Although only 1 in 9 of Americans work in traditional
sales, Daniel Pink argues that the rest of us practice similar work by trying
to move others. Using three basic human qualities and four surprising skills,
Pink suggests a new approach to sales that will make selling personal and
purposeful. Pink was ranked one of the 50 most influential business thinkers in
the world and has offered his expertise on CNN, ABC, CNBC, and NPR.
January 24, 2013
Brene Brown, TED.com
University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work
research professor Dr. Brene Brown challenges everything we know about
vulnerability, claiming that "vulnerability is strength and its our
clearest path to courage, joy, and connection". Brown's TED talk "The
Power of Vulnerability" is one of the top ten TED talks of all time with
over 5 million views and 38 language translations.
Harvard-trained Neurologist Richard Isaacson MD
The Alzheimer's Diet: A Step-by-Step Nutritional
Approach for Memory Loss Prevention and Treatment
Numerous studies have found that when people eat an early
dinner and avoid snacks for the rest of the night, their body produces ketones
that improve memory with Alzheimer's disease. Isaacson and his co-author
Columbia University trained nutrition expert Christopher Ochner PhD are at the
forefront of Alzheimer's nutrition research with their dietary interventions
for brain health. Learn more at www.alzheimersdiet.com
January 17, 2013
Founder and Executive Director Deona Hooper MSW
Created on World Social Work Day, March 20 2012, socialworkhelper.com
seeks to bring together practitioners and students from helping professions around
the world. With users in over 13 countries in its first year of inception,socialworkhelper.com
allows individuals and organizations around the globe to collaborate with and
support each other. Deona Cooper is currently an adjunct professor at Meredith
December 27, 2012
Futurist David Houle
Entering the Shift Age
We have "left the Information Age and have entered
the Shift Age: a world where the speed of change is so fast that change itself
is the new norm". Futurist David Houle identifies the "forces that
have transformed our world" and how these changes will continue to shape
it for the next 20 years. Houle has more than 20 years in the entertainment
industry helping to launch MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, and CNN Headline News and was
recently named as Speaker of the Year from Vistage International, the leading
global organization of CEOs.
December 13, 2012
Friends & Cancer Executive Director Bonnie Draeger
When Cancer Strikes a Friend: What to Say, What to Do,
and How to Help
When a friend or loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it
isn't just their lives that change forever - friends suddenly become
caregivers, listeners, and supporters. Friends & Cancer President and
Executive Director Bonnie Draeger created this step-by-step guide based on
"wisdom of cancer survivors and professionals to help us help our loved
ones in need".
December 6, 2012
Journalist Leslie Brody
The Last Kiss: A True Story of Love, Joy, and Loss
Leslie Brody married the love of her life at age 39 only
to lose him to pancreatic cancer, one of the top 5 deadliest cancers in the
U.S., eight years later. The Last Kiss shares the story of Brody's love and
loss, her family's journey through this diagnosis, and her new path forward.
Brody currently writes for The Record in New Jersey and has had her work
published in the Associated Press, Fortune Magazine, and The St. Petersburg
Executive Director Nancy Chiarella, MSWCARES, Inc.
November is Homelessness Awareness Month and Executive
Director Nancy Chiarella shares what CARES, Inc. is doing in the Capital Region
to raise awareness about those who are homeless and living with HIV/AIDS.
Life, With Cancer: The Lauren Terrazzano Story
winning social journalist Lauren Terrazzano lost her life to lung cancer, but
not without first chronicling her last eight months in her Newsday column. In
honor of her legacy her father Frank Terrazzano collected reminiscences by her
family, friends, and colleagues in Life, With Cancer: The Lauren Terrazzano
Story: An Award-Winning Social Journalist Chronicled Her Illness to Bring Hope
and Comfort to Others.
November 15, 2012
Author Jake Dekker
One Kid at a Time: A Single Dad, A Boy in Foster Care,
and An Adoption
is National Adoption Month and half a million American children are in need of
a forever home. Jake Dekker shares his story of rescuing his adopted son Danny
from the nightmare of foster care. His is a heartwarming story about a single
successful man who thought he wanted to raise a child from infancy but was
awakened to the possibility of giving a little boy a second change on life. One
Kid at a Time was rated #1 in
"Fatherhood" on Amazon and #3 in "Adoption" book topics.
November 1, 2012
Journalist Leslie Brody
The Last Kiss: A True Story of Love, Joy, and Loss
Leslie Brody married the love of her life at age 39 only
to lose him to pancreatic cancer, one of the top 5 deadliest cancers in the
U.S., eight years later. The Last Kiss shares the story of Brody's love and loss, her family's journey
through this diagnosis, and her new path forward. Brody currently writes for
The Record in New Jersey and has had her work published in the Associated
Press, Fortune Magazine, and The St. Petersburg Times.
October 25, 2012
Policy Graduate Student Beth Meah
Intimate Partner Violence and Public Health
Women's health has become an important issue in recent
political and social conversations. University at Albany School of Public
Health graduate student Beth Meah speaks about her experiences and research on
the public health implications of intimate partner violence.
An Evening with Angels: Where Wounded Girls Give Thanks
for Skills to Take on the World
Faces is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing healing
retreats and ongoing support for adolescent girls with burn and trauma
injuries. Lesia Cartelli, who survived a serious burn injury that covered over
50% of her face and body, shares her journey to healing and the hope. Angel
Faces, recently featured on CNN, is the only program of its kind in the United
October 18, 2012
Goldstein Lung Cancer Alliance of New York
Lung Cancer Victim Family Member Betsy McPhail
November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung
Cancer Alliance of New York Director Phyllis Goldstein and Betsy McPhail, whose
sister died in her twenties from lung cancer, having never smoked, join
forces to discuss their upcoming initiatives to increase lung cancer awareness.
Goldstein was recently named to the Lung Cancer Alliance National Advocate
October 11, 2012
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Soul
Entrepreneur, professional speaker, and
author Robert Clancy is an award-winning volunteer who embodies the spirit
of service. His recent book, a collection of scenic views of volunteerism,
describes the power of community service and the joy of finding a deeper
meaning in everyday life. He is co-founder of Spiral Design Studio, one of the
largest full service graphic design and web development firms in the Northeast.
October 4, 2012
Bestselling Author Iris Krasnow
The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What it Really
Takes to Stay Married
Ever wonder how those happy couples make it look so easy?
Krasnow interviews over 200 women married anywhere from 15-70 years to see what
it really means to be in a satisfying relationship. The real-life confessions
challenge the traditional definition of a happy marriage and shed light on
staying together for the long haul.
Social Worker Carlos Andres Gomez
Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood
Today's young men lack positive role models, whether it
is from absentee fathers, incarceration, violence, or deployment. Actor, social
worker, poet, and teacher Carlos Andres Gomez shares what its like to
experience the hyper-masculine and emotionally limiting roles men are taught to
play. Man Up provides a refreshing
model of manhood that changes how men can act and behave in today's society.
September 27, 2012
Psychologist Dr. Thomas Hall
Secrets Unraveled: Overcoming Munchausen Syndrome
Psychologist Thomas Hall and former patient Andrea Avigal
team up to share an inspirational story of conquering Munchausen Syndrome.
Together Hall and Avigal demonstrate how constant presence and compassion can
help a patient give up a life-threatening compulsion. Dr. Hall is a graduate of
Tufts University and earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Fordham
Addictive Behaviors Specialist Brian
Alcohol Awareness Week at the University at Albany
Dr. Brian Freidenberg shares information on the annual
Alcohol Awareness Week taking place at the University at Albany. Alcohol
Awareness Week provides educational and outreach programs for college students
explaining the dangers of addictive behaviors and how to be safe on a college
September 20, 2012
BeyondBlackWhite.com Blogger Christelyn
Swirling: How to Date, Mate and Relate, Mixing Race,
Culture, and Creed
Last year a Standford Law professor released findings
that 70% of professional black women are unmarried compared to 45% of
comparable white women due largely to the fact that black women choose not to
date and marry outside their race. Co-author Christelyn Karazin offers the
first ever handbook on "navigating the exciting, tricky, and potentially
dangerous terrain of interracial relationships with personal anecdotes,
historical context, and expert tips".
September 13, 2012
Bestselling Author Amanda Hocking
At 28 years of age author Amanda Hocking has sold
millions of her self-published books. In her latest novel Wake
Hocking introduces readers to a new Watersong series
centered around a trio of modern-day sirens, and recently landed a film deal
for her series. She has been profiled in The New York Times, the Star Tribune,
and USA Today.
June 28, 2012
Noted Fathers' Rights Attorney Jeffery M. Leving
How to Be a Good Divorced Dad
Drawing upon his experience as a fathers' rights
attorney, Leving presents tips and strategies for fathers to navigate the legal
system, communicate with their children, and maintain a strong father-child
relationship. Leving is considered one of "America's Best Lawyers" by
Forbes Radio and has offered advice to President Barack Obama on how to improve
our legal system.
Therapist & Author Bob Livingstone
Unchain the Pain: How to Be Your Own Therapist
Psychotherapist Bob Livingstone uses the "inquire
within" approach to therapy and self-discovery in Unchain the Pain. Using
this book, readers can "teach themselves the benefits of self-analysis and
come away happier and filled with a new perspective". Livingstone is a frequent
consultant for Dr. Oz's and Oprah's sites sharecare.com and mentalhelp.net
June 21, 2012
Author and Sexual Abuse Survivor Lisa Monaco
Lisa shares her moving personal story of being sexually
abused as a child by the father of a neighborhood friend. It is one of 39
inspiring true stories featured in Unbreakable Spirit: Rising Above the
Impossible by bestselling author Lisa Nichols. Gonzales is also the author and
illustrator of several children's books, including her latest Jesse's Dream.
June 14, 2012
New York Times Bestselling Author & Psychologist
The Power and Grace Between Nasty or Nice: Replacing
Entitlement, Narcissism, and Incivility with Knowledge, Caring, and Genuine
Using an ecological-systemic perspective, Psychology John
C. Friel explains the role of evolution, biology, and cultural forces in
creating a society that is riddled with entitlement, fake self-esteem, and a
lack of basic knowledge. Friel and his wife Linda emphasize the importance of
caring and humility in their latest book The Power and Grace Between Nasty
and Nice. Friel has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine and has appeared
on The Oprah Winfrey Show and ABC News 20/20.
June 7, 2012
Therapist and Survivor Melissa
The Power of Validation: Arming Your Child Against
Bullying, Peer Pressure, Addiction, Self-Harm & Out-of-Control Behavior
Mother, wife and author Melissa Cook has recovered from
anorexia, compulsive overeating, compulsive exercising, depression and anxiety.
Today she is a therapist specializing in dialectical behavioral therapy using
her own parenting experiences and counseling background to explain how The
Power of Validation can help you raise
emotionally stable, confident and self-reliant children.
May 30, 2012
Renowned Storyteller and Producer Kambri Crews
Burn Down the Ground
In her new memoir Burn Down the Ground,
storyteller and author Kambri Crews chronicles her life growing up with deaf
parents and how deaf culture is emerging in U.S. society. Crews in currently
the comedy booker for 92YTribeca and has performed her comedic storytelling
skits across the country.
May 24, 2012
The Cancer Experience: The Doctor, The Patient, The
Navigating the tumultuous waters of cancer treatment, Dr.
Sessions deals with a variety of emotion-related and ethical issues that form
much of the basis of the world of cancer medicine: the responsibilities of the
physician relative to truth, full disclosure, patient autonomy, death and
dying, patient and physician assisted suicide. Dr. Sessions has served as a
consultant to the NCI and as chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head
and Neck Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
May 3, 2012
Holding Our Own Board President Sarah Pobder
Sarah Podber is currently interning at The Independent
Living Center of the Hudson Valley, and has been involved with The Women's
Building and Holding Our Own in Albany, NY. Sarah will summarize her
accomplishments with the Women's Caucus at Occupy Albany and her initiatives to
organize women in the Capital Region.
Graduation Speaker Jessica Pino
Jessica Pino, voted to speaker at graduation by her
fellow social work students, is interning at Hunger Solutions New York. Jessica
played a key role in securing over $1 Million in the New York State 2012-2013
budget for hunger awareness and outreach.
Women in Policy Fellow Jamie Dughi
One of nine women participating in the University at
Albany Fellowship on Women & Public Policy, Jamie Dughi is an active
advocate for children. Jamie is involved with Prevent Child Abuse New York and
will be pursuing her law degree in the Fall.
April 26, 2012
Event Chair Beverly Canin
2012 Summer Study Tour to Africa
Beverly Canin is the event chair for "Colors of
Africa" Brunch & Silent Auction fundraiser for the U.S.-Africa Partnership
for Building Stronger Communities at the School of Social Welfare, University
at Albany. Canin will share details about the event, about the partnership, and
how students can get involved.
Former Personal Trainer Hedley Turk
Why Intelligent People Are Overweight: A Guide to a
Once a food addict himself, UAlbany alum Hedley Turk
breaks down how food addiction has less to do with our intelligence and more to
do with the associations we have with food and exercise.
April 19, 2012
"All-Star Among Us"Haley
The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk About Surviving
Middle School - Bullies, Brands, Body Image, and More.
Based on years of experience, Girl Talk founder Haley
Kilpatrick provides support for parents who are helping their teenage daughters
survive the middle school years. Kilpatrick is named one of People's
"All-Star Among Us", Glamour's,"20
young Women Changing the World Now", and The Huffington Post's
"Greatest Woman of the Day".
April 12, 2012
LMSW, Family Advocate
Recent School of Social Welfare graduate Christin Guilder
will share informing on Take Back the Night, a rally and march to end sexual
violence. Take Back the Night, sponsored by the Albany County Crime Victim and
Sexual Violence Center, will take place on Thursday, April 26th.
Johns Hopkins University Professor P.M.
The Thinking Life: How to Thrive in the Age of
In his latest book, P.M. Forni "shows readers how to
find the time to think in today's hectic world. He suggests ways to set
boundaries, learn to how to say "no", delegate work, schedule daily
think time, turn "waiting time" into "thinking time" and
use lunch breaks and commuting time to your best advantage. He suggests turning
off the internet for three hours a day to attend to tasks at hand and to do
some serious reflecting."
April 5, 2012
author of "Limitless You: The Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced
Brain". He is founder and CEO of Brain State TechnologiesT, a global
network that offers Brainwave Optimization, a life-changing, brain balancing
After being beaten in early 1990 by four youths with a
baseball bat, Lee's journey to overcome the symptoms of PTSD led him... to
discover ways to monitor and change his brain. His eclectic mix of education
and his strong personal need to experience more happiness and less stress while
being highly functional led him to understand how the brain could be optimized
for health and happiness. Today, nearly 34,000 have benefited from this advanced
March 28, 2012
SEED Program Coordinator Ryan Busch
"In just six months, the University at Albany's
Small Enterprise Economic Development (SEED) program has invested $385,000 in
the Capital District and created 52 new jobs. This unique job-creation
partnership between UAlbany, local banks, and Empire State Development (ESD) is
the Capital Region's first character-based microloan program."
Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People
If you're looking for practical advice on word of mouth
marketing, look no further. This book is filled with valuable case studies and
actionable, easy to implement steps (both on and offline) that will help any
business earn loyal and vocal customers. Sernovitz is the creater of the Word
of Mouth Marketing Association and has taught at Northwestern University and
Wharton School of Business.
March 22, 2012
The Grace Effect: How the Power of One Life Can Reverse
the Corruption of Unbelief
Director of Fixed Point Foundation, Taunton advocates for
the expansion of cultural Christianity in America. USA Today published
Taunton's piece about football star Tim Tebow, The anti-Tebow bias isn't about
football, and he received over 2,000 tweets in response.
Parenting Without Power Struggles
Internationally respected parent educator Susan
Stiffelman shares parent-friendly advice on rasing cooperative, connected, and
capable children. Stiffelman has been featured in the Huffington Post, Redbook,
The New York Times, and on The Today Show.
March 15, 2012
SSW Professor Ari
Lev, Founder and Project Manager of the Sexual Orientation and Gender
Identity (SOGI) Project
March 8, 2012
McClennen shares insight on her new
book, Colbert's America: Satire and Democracy. Sophia breaks down
Stephen Colbert's political show, The Colbert Report, and discusses how
political satire can shape the way our nation thinks.
March 1, 2012
Freeing Yourself from Anxiety
Tamar Chansky, clinical psychologist and one of the
nation's leading experts on anxiety disorders, about her latest book, "Freeing
Yourself from Anxiety: 4 Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You
Want". Tamar is the founder and director of the Children's and Adult
Center for OCD and Anxiety.
Not just for those struggling with anxiety disorders or
depression, her book provides solutions for anyone who wishes to learn how to
react to moments of anxiety in a more effective manner.
February 23, 2012
Director Chad Putman, MSW,
updates The Social Workers on their events. With a focus on increasing
health accessibility for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, and queer
(LGBTQ) community members, the Rainbow Access Initiative educates service
providers on increasing their culturally-competent awareness of LGBTQ health
Mills-Dick, MSW, PhD, breaks down social media and the ethical
situations this communicative tool can create for social workers. Using the
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics as a reference,
Mills-Dick encourages social workers to consider the purpose of social media
tools and the implications they may have on social work practice. Mills-Dick is
an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Boston University School of Social Work, and
is a consultant in the areas of social work education and program evaluation.
February 16th, 2012
Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood President/CEO Pat
McGeown shares her reaction to the
Susan G. Komen’s politically-charged funding pull (and eventual restoration).
Certified Financial Planner Carl
Richards shares his book “The Behavior
Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things With Money”. Richards’ book is is
designed to help us get clarity with our financial lives by reviewing the
mistakes we make and taking a look at the simple (but not easy) ways we can
stop making them. A regular on National Public Radio’s “Marketplace Money”,
Richards contributes to The New York Times and is a columnist for Morningstar
February 9th, 2012
current MSW student in the School of Social Welfare at the University at
Albany, updates listeners on the happenings of the Social Welfare Student
Association (SWSA). Oby is the Vice President of SWSA, a student-run
organization designed to advocate for social work students and help foster a
connection between students, faculty, and administrators at the School of
Oby, an intern at the American Foundation for Suicide
Prevention, also describes the challenges of demystifying suicide with
students, teachers, and community members across the state. Oby plays an
essential role in the advocacy efforts of the Foundation, traveling around
upstate New York to educate communities on suicide.
February 2, 2012
PhD and author of “Child Sized History: Fictions of the Past in US Classrooms”,
emphasizes the importance of keeping novels a part of classroom curriculum.
Schwebel points out that unlike textbooks subjected to cyclical replacement,
historical novels circulate for decades, even as their interpreations of the
past diverge from current sensibilities. A Harvard graduate, Schwebel is
currently an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina.
January 26, 2012
Behavioral science writer Winifred Gallagher, author of
"NEW: Understanding Our Need for Novelty and Change". Gallagher
explains "neophillia", the love of new, and argues that we must adapt
to new things that have real value and dismiss the rest as distractions.
Pornography expert Michael Leahy discusses the sexualization of our culture and how parents can
talk about this issue with their families. Leahy has appeared on The View,
ABC's 20/20, and Good Morning America.
January 19, 2012
LSU basketball coach Dale Brown, author of
"Getting Over the Four Hurdles of Life".
January 12, 2012
Professor of Economics at MIT and author of the book "Health Care
Reform". His crucial role in the development of health care reform
nationwide has made him the "go-to" person for this topic, and he was
...most recently featured in AARP Magazine! We talked about the impact of
health care reform, what it really means, and how social workers will help
December 15, 2011
Transmedia storyteller Amanda Havard,
author of The Survivors
December 8, 2011
Michaels, author of The 4 Essentials of Enterpreneurial Thinking:
What Successful People Didn't Learn in School
December 1, 2011
Author and psychologist Shawn TSmith,
Why our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious and Neurotic and What We Can Do
November 16, 2011
Professor and legal scholar Dorothy
Roberts explores the effects of
race-based science in her new book, Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics,
and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century.