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Prof. Tara Well’s Research Offers Pathways to Clarity and Calm

health & wellnesspsychology Prof. Tara Well studies meditation, emotional regulation, and nonverbal communication, and her current research focus—and forthcoming book The Clear Mirror: The Healing Power of Self-Reflection—addresses the effect of mirrors on stress and self-image. She has pioneered the “Mirror Meditation” technique, a practice reminiscent of Buddhist mindfulness that involves gazing intently into a […]

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“Solidarity Is a Verb”

activismBCRWpoliticsrace and ethnicity On April 11, a standing-room-only crowd of more than 400 piled into the Diana Center Event Oval to hear a lecture from Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement and special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. While the theme of her talk, hosted by the Barnard Center […]

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Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York Declares Itself a Sanctuary Seminary

Students, Faculty, Staff, Administration and Board of Trustees Stand Together to Adopt Sanctuary Protections NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 10, 2017—Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York continues to speak out against the Trump Administration’s xenophobic anti-immigrant policies, issuing a third official statement since the US Presidential Election of November 2016. While the […]

https://utsnyc.edu/union-theological-seminary-in-the-city-of-new-york-declares-itself-a-sanctuary-seminary/

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Katy Lee '17 Receives Fourth Annual Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing

literature & poetry Katy Lee ’17 was awarded the fourth annual Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing. The prize is awarded annually to a graduating senior, who receives $25,000 to support her creative writing. It is given by the Joan F. and Donald E. Axinn Foundation in recognition of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen ’74, […]

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Celebrating Trans Stories and Successes

transgender Photo by Matt Harvey A diverse and passionate audience of more than 250 people came together on April 4 to attend a film screening and panel discussion at a time in history when trans and gender-nonconforming communities fight for increased protections and understanding. Hosted by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, “Our Voices: […]

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Prof. Martin Stute Receives Federal Grant to Address Climate Change

environmental scienceenvironmentfellowships & grants Professor Martin StuteCarbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is wreaking havoc on environmental safety and leading to climate change, and Professor of Environmental Science Martin Stute has been on the front lines of research offering a solution to this enormous problem. To aid in his research, Stute, who has a joint […]

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New York Times: A Slave Sale Changed Her Retirement Plans

In January, Union launched the Encore Transition Program, a semester-long curriculum to help retired and older adults make a change for the better in their lives, and in the world around them. Onita Estes-Hicks, 80, spoke with the New York Times about how this program is giving her the opportunity to contemplate her past and, just as important, […]

https://utsnyc.edu/new-york-times-a-slave-sale-changed-her-retirement-plans/

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