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 to learn from the experts how to support your health and well-being now and in the future.


Previous Perspective Sessions:

  • Your Personal Vision Statement – Janna Lamey, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life
  • Stress from a Contextual Perspective: Making Meaning Out of Coping –  Lavanya Devdas, Ph.D., MSW, Psychologist, Cornell Health
  • Mental Health Introduction – Janna Lamey, M.S.Ed., Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life, Graduate School, and Catherine Thrasher-Carroll, M.A., Mental Health Promotion Program Director, Cornell Health
  • Power Analysis as it Relates to our Consensual Relationships – Lara Hamburger, Campus Educator, The Advocacy Center; Laura Weiss, Sexual Violence Prevention Program Coordinator, Cornell Health; Pam Strausser, Senior Consultant, Academic Human Resources; and Janna Lamey, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life, Graduate School
  • Navigating Relationships by Understanding the Impact of Communication: Interpersonally and Professionally – Jessica Massaro, LCSW-R, Behavioral Health Consultant, Cornell Health
  • FEAR… of Public Speaking? – Jennie Bernstein, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, Cornell Health
  • Changing Your Degree Path: Personal, Career, and Academic Considerations – Janna Lamey, M.S.Ed., Assistant Dean for Student Life; Gaeun Seo, Ph.D., Graduate and Professional Career Advisor; and Eve Abrams, LCSW, Cornell Health Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Finding Happiness through Doing Rather Than Having – Amit Kumar, Ph.D. 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, M.S., R.D., and Randy Patterson, Ph.D., Cornell Healthy Eating Program
  • Graduate Students Can Notice and Respond – Catherine Thrasher-Carroll, M.A., Gannett Health Services
  • Taking an Active Break – Janna Lamey, M.S.Ed., Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life
  • The Art of Eating Healthy as a Graduate Student – Clint Wattenberg, R.D.; Randy Patterson, Ph.D.; and A.J. Rubineau, M.D. – Panel Presentation from the Cornell Healthy Eating Program
  • How to Make More Time in Your Day? – Jan Allen, Ph.D., Graduate School Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
  • How to Navigate Social Connections and Relationships – Janna Lamey, M.S.Ed., Assistant Dean for Student Life, Graduate School and Jan Talbot, M.S., CHES, Health Educator, Gannett Health Services
  • Perfectionism – Friend or Foe? – Wai-Kwong Wong, Ph.D., 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, M.S.Ed., Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life
  • Positive Thinking = Positive Productivity, Part 1 and 2 – Janis Whitlock, Ph.D., Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Research Scientist
  • Relationships, Relationships, Relationships  Jessie Bonney-Burrill, B.A., Senior Public Health Fellow, Skorton Center for Health Initiatives
  • Sleep for Success  Rebecca Robbins, Ph.D. Candidate, Field of Communications
  • Stress Management  Jan Talbot, M.S., CHES, Gannett Health Services and Janna Lamey, M.S.Ed., Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life
  • Waiting for the “Right” Time: All About PROCRASTINATION – Wai-Kwong Wong, Ph.D., 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, M.S.Ed., Assistant Dean for Student Life and Monica Jones, Ph.D., Gannett Counseling and Psychological Services
  • When Challenges Occur in Your Mentoring Program  Janna Lamey, M.S.Ed., 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, M.S., CHES; Gannett Health Services and Andrea Gerding, M.P.S., LCSW, Gannett Health Services