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Perspectives: The Complete Graduate Student

The health and well-being of our students is a foundation for academic and life success.  This interactive seminar series is designed to provide graduate and professional students with some PERSPECTIVE on both research and practical strategies that support student goals.  Join us over lunch to learn from the experts how to support your health and well-being now and in the future;  please make sure you RSVP your attendance below.

Perspectives - Summer 2018

Growth Mindset: Tools for Graduate School and Life |  Tuesday, June 19  |  12:30- 1:30 pm |  Lunch at 12:15  |  102 Mann Library  Both internal and external factors can impact your mindset, especially during graduate school. Research shows that one of the most important components of resilience is a growth mindset. The good news is we can all further develop and strengthen this mindset through evidence-based cognitive strategies and practices. In this interactive session, we will define the differences between a fixed and a growth mindset, the traps of the fixed mindset and the benefits of a growth mindset. Additionally we will explore some of tools proven to cultivate and sustain a growth mindset, to help you become a more resilient graduate student and life-long learner.  Presenters: Catherine Thrasher-Carroll, Mental Health Promotion Program Director, Cornell Health and Anne Laurita, Postdoctoral Fellow, Skorton Center for Health Initiatives, Cornell Health  RSVP by June 12.  Interested in the workshop but unable to attend? Join us via Zoom using the following URL: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/481589193

Thinking of Summer? Take an Active Break with the Deans  | Thursday, June 28 | 12:30-1:30 pm |  Lunch after walk  |  Meet at the Big Red Barn   Exercise can improve the ability to learn and remember, along with being a method to decrease stress levels.  We will join together to network with other graduate students, walk around scenic Beebe Lake, and end with continued conversation over lunch.  Wear walking shoes and dress for rain or shine! Meet at the Big Red Barn.  Presenters: Janna Lamey, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life and Jan Allen, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs  RSVP by June 22

Your Personal Vision Statement | Wednesday, July 11   | 12:30-1:30 pm | Lunch at 12:15  |  700 Clark Hall   Your priorities determine how you spend your time. How can you better define and articulate your academic and personal goals in a way that helps you make time decisions? Through a series of exercises, you will have time to reflect, discuss, and analyze what is most important to you. By the end, you will leave with a written personal vision statement. Presenter: Janna Lamey, Assistant Dean for Student Life   RSVP by July 5

The Art of Saying No (A Group Webinar Viewing)  |  Thursday, July 19  | 2:00-3:30 pm |  Lunch at 1:45  |  G01 Biotech  Are you confused about when to say "yes" and "no" to other people's requests?  Do you often say "yes" to requests without realizing the impact that response will have on your time and productivity?  Do you find yourself feeling angry and resentful during the academic year because you've said "yes" too often?  You're not alone!  Many find it incredibly difficult to sort out when, why and how to say "NO."  In this webinar, you will learn: the biggest mistakes others make in responding to requests, how to identify and disrupt problematic patterns, and our favorite strategies that you can implement immediately so you can add "no" to your vocabulary.  Presenter:  Joy Gaston Gayles, PhD, North Carolina State University.  Brought to you as part of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity membership.  All can access professional development webinars after registering for a free NCFDD membership under Cornell’s institutional membership. RSVP by July 12

Previous Perspective Sessions: 

  • Changing Your Degree Path:  Personal, Career, and Academic Considerations - Jannaa Lamey, MSEd, Assistant Dean for Student Life, Gaeun Seo, PhD, Graduate and Professional Career Advisor, and Eve Abrams, LCSW, Cornell Health Counseling and Psychological Services 
  • Finding Happiness through Doing Rather Than Having -  Amit Kumar, PhD student in Social Psychology
  • FIve Ways Your Can Protect Your Devices, Your Work, and Your Personal Information - Meryl Bursic, Senior Security Engineer, IT Security Office
  • Four Keys to Making Your Own Happiness - Karen "Casey" Carr, LCSW, Assistant Dean of Students, Office of Student and Community Support
  • Fueling Your (Daily) Performance - Clint Wattenberg, MS, RD, and Randy Patterson, PhD, Cornell Healthy Eating Program
  • Graduate Students Can Notice and Respond - Catherine Thrasher-Carroll, MA, Gannett Health Services
  • Taking an Active Break -  Janna Lamey, MSEd, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life
  • The Art of Eating Healthy as a Graduate Student -  Clint Wattenberg, RD; Randy Patterson, PhD and A.J. Rubineau, MD - Panel Presentation from the Cornell Healthy Eating Program
  • How to Make More Time in Your Day?  -  Jan Allen, PhD, Graduate School Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
  • How to Navigate Social Connections and Relationships - Janna Lamey, MSEd, Assistant Dean for Student Life, Graduate School and Jan Talbot, MS, CHES, Health Educator, Gannett Health Services
  • Perfectionism – Friend or Foe? -    Wai-Kwong Wong, PhD, Gannett Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Personal Safety - What You Need to Know... -  Beverly Jean Van Cleef, Crime Prevention Officer, Cornell University Police Department (CUPD)
  • Practical Strategies to Manage Your Time -  Janna Lamey, MSEd, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life
  • Positive Thinking = Positive Productivity, Part 1 and 2 -  Janis Whitlock, PhD, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Research Scientist
  • Relationships, Relationships, Relationships - Jessie Bonney-Burrill, BA, Senior Public Health Fellow, Skorton Center for Health Initiatives
  • Sleep for Success - Rebecca Robbins, PhD Candidate, Field of Communications
  • Stress Management - Jan Talbot, MS, CHES, Gannett Health Services and Janna Lamey, MSEd, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life
  • Waiting for the “Right” Time – All About PROCRASTINATION - Wai-Kwong Wong, PhD, Gannett Counseling and Psychological Services
  • What Does Exercise Have to Do With It? -  MJ Bert Adams, Cornell Fitness Centers
  • When Challenges Occur in Your Academic Program - Janna Lamey, MSEd, Assistant Dean for Student Life and Monica Jones, PhD, Gannett Counseling and Psychological Services
  • When Challenges Occur in Your Mentoring Program - Janna Lamey, MSEd, Assistant Dean for Student Life and Sarah Rubenstein-Gillis, LMSW, Cornell Health Counseling and Psychological Services
  • When In Doubt, Breathe Out:  Take Time to Chill Out - Jan Talbot, MS, CHES; Gannett Health Services and Andrea Gerding, MPS, LCSW, Gannett Health Services
  • Your Personal Vision Statement - Janna Lamey, MSEd, Assistant Dean for Student Life