Cornell Class of 1966
Let's Meditate on West!
In collaboration with Cornell Health, Thriving RED offered weekly guided meditation sessions on West Campus. Mindful meditation has been shown to help reduce stress, promote relaxation, and improve concentration.
How to Succeed in College (and Life)
Part 1. UThrive: A West Campus Summer Reading Project
Through the generosity of the Class of 1966, we provided (free of charge) the book UThrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life) to over 150 West Campus students. Students participating in our summer reading project have agreed to read the book over the summer and then join the discussions sessions offered in all five houses early in the 2019 fall semester.
UThrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life) by Daniel Lerner and Alan Schlecter, MD."Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face -- from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be." ...Goodreads
Part 2: Author in Residence
Daniel Lerner, co-author of the UThrive book, has agreed to visit West Campus during the fall of 2019. He will meet with students to discuss their thoughts and his, on excellence and well-being. In addition, we are planning opportunities for Dan to share his knowledge with students, staff and faculty across campus.
Daniel Lerner: Speaker, Author, Coach:
As an in-demand speaker, author, strengths-based performance coach and instructor of one of the most popular undergraduate courses at New York University, Dan's expertise in positive psychology helps people lead thriving, successful lives.
Employing cutting-edge research into positive psychology and peak performance, Dan works with students, established and high-potential performing artists, athletes and numerous Fortune 500 companies and executives around the world helping them manage stress and anxiety, achieve well-being, uncover their core strengths and define and realize their own brand of success.
With a deep passion for helping the next generation of talent achieve their utmost potential, Dan, along with his co-author and teaching partner Dr. Alan Schlechter, penned U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life). Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergraduate faces and helps students grow into the happy, successful alums they all strive to be.