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CBD 2020: Summon the Hero Within: the power of mindset for dealing with change

Unforeseen changes require new strategies. The Hero's Journey describes the existential process we all go through as we live in and adjust to changes in our world and ourselves. The need to expand the constructs of our mind and perceptions may arise many times in our lives. Come and explore the power of mindset and create your superhero persona.

Author and Verizon Board Director Shellye Archambeau @ ETL

Shellye Archambeau is an experienced CEO and board director with a track record of building brands, organizations and high-performance teams. She currently serves on the boards of Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, and Okta, and is also a strategic advisor to Capital Markets Group, the Royal Bank of Canada, and Forbes Ignite. She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based governance, risk, and compliance software company that, during her tenure, grew from a fledgling startup into a global market leader.

Quick Bytes: Connecting Over Zoom: Listening and Empathy Skills in a Socially-Distanced World

Have you found it difficult to connect with friends and colleagues over Zoom? Do you wish you could establish deep and meaningful connections even while remote? In this fast-paced and interactive workshop, Matt Vassar, the creator of the popular ENGR 103/203: Public Speaking course, will guide you through listening and empathy skills that you can practice with your friends and colleagues to form meaningful connections.

Matt Vassar, core lecturer, School of Engineering

Quick Bytes: Writing Stellar Fellowship Applications

Working on fellowship applications this quarter? Facing a looming NSF or NIH deadline, or just want to get a jump start on future applications? Get a just-in-time overview of general principles and best practices for writing stellar fellowship applications from a Hume Center writing expert.

Zandra L. Jordan, director, Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

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CBD 2020: Renewing Resilience & Respect: Contemplative Skills for Personal and National Well-being

Impermanence, uncertainty and change are abundantly apparent right now. Contemplative practices build our capacity to engage with these realities with resilience, respect, and compassion. The pandemic, economic strife, racial upheaval, and the polarized political process illuminate immortality, disparities, inequalities, and immorality. The salience of these challenging issues offers the opportunity to no longer distract ourselves from engaging with what has been with us all along, but now can no longer be ignored.

How Change Comes: Knowledge + Justice in 2020 | Lecture by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

"Conquest? Collapse and Rise of Ancien Régime in 16th Century Spanish America and the Role of Paper Archives"Lecture by Jorge Cañizares-EsguerraAlice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History, The University of Texas at Austin

How can distinctive, original scholarship encourage the pursuit of justice in society or the academy? In this new speaker series, scholars who have made indelible statements in both areas discuss the conditions of their work and how their political and intellectual investments inform each other.

Webinar – How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage in the Time of COVID

Join best-selling author, TED speaker, and Stanford University lecturer Kelly McGonigal for a webinar on how to harness the power of movement to increase happiness, resilience, and social well-being. People who are physically active are not only physically healthier but also have a stronger sense of purpose and experience more gratitude, love, and hope. They feel more connected to their communities and are less likely to suffer from loneliness or become depressed.

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