Keene State College colleague Yi Gong moves out of the classroom (got wireless? got whiteboard?) to teach his students in the Dept. of Education. And why not? Profs who don't see that traditional chalk talk and talking heads (and overhead projectors) are relics of the past need to watch Yi in action.
Talking to fellow bloggers never bothers me...but I always wonder what will happen when I speak to mainstream media. Here I join Microsoft's Jon Udell and author/tweeter Leslie Poston on NH TV to talk about social media. I haven't had a chance to talk to Jon or Leslie about the final product...what was the story about again? You can decide...read the text or watch the video clip.
I'll be with Dan Rath, MD, Director of Gastroenterology at Dartmouth Hitchcock/Keene to talk about patient decision making in Colon Cancer, Celiac, and the connection between psychology and the gut next week in Telluride. Even if you're in town just to have fun, connect with us at the Sheraton for informal discussion. Follow the link and contact us to rendezvous.
When the planes hit I was in Keene but my folks were just a few blocks from the Trade Center and they watched as the planes hit. They were heading to breakfast at the World Financial Center, strolling from their NYU apartment at Washington Square Village, but that day would change my mother's life. She developed an acute PTSD reaction that would linger for several years, and died several years later of lung cancer (though she was never a smoker) presumably from breast cancer that had migrated to the lungs (although no tests confirmed they were the same cells and even the radiological interventionist told me that they weren't the same...He said "There's some weird looking purple shit in your mother's lungs that I've never seen before." Was this a consequence of all that asbestos and chemical laden smoked she breathed in? I'll never know.
The video sits on a friend's server in Keene (so please be patient for loading time):
Today's Washington Post editorial sums it up well with regards to psychologists involvement in torture: First They Did Harm. Here at Keene State College we house one of the largest collections on the Holocaust in Northern New England, our Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies. The Center is a constant reminder of what we all need to remember: That when faced with pressure to do awful, unlawful unspeakable acts on fellow human beings, people do have the power to prevent those acts by taking a stand and refusing to comply or participate. I want my students in Psychology to know that as future professionals in this field remember that foremost, do no harm.