All We Can Do Is Grow Old

There is nothing glorious about studying ageing. Unless you have found the key to stopping it, no one wants to talk to you! There are creams, diets, exercise regimes, surgeries, meditations, and more that all promise to hide, delay, or even reverse ageing- but let me save you the trouble and say you might as…

What I Learned From the Man Behind Ben and Jerry’s

No, it wasn’t Ben, and it wasn’t Jerry either. Last week I had the opportunity to hear Jeff Furman, a Ben and Jerry’s insider, speak about his role at Ben and Jerry’s , from helping to create its original business plan, to its innovation and social mission development, to selling it to Unilever, and finally…

Is Alcohol to Blame For Sexual Assault?

No. That’s the short answer. The real, more complicated answer, is the result of a set of interconnected factors that have been tested and researched for many years. I learned more about this complex behavioral relationship at a presentation by Antonia Abbey, Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University. Dr. Abbey walked us through her…

Sudden Cardiac Arrest – Why it Matters!

In my health communications class yesterday we discussed how it’s really difficult to motivate people to change behaviors or pay attention to issues when all we hear are huge numbers that we cannot possibly comprehend. Putting a face and a story to the many that suffer from an issue can help. But what if we’re…

Toxic Inspiration

You need to attend the Toxic Tour of Detroit, no matter what your discipline of study is. It occurs in the fall semester, and is meant to build awareness around environmental issues that are happening in Detroit. Yes, I will admit that I am biased. As a native Detroiter, I feel that any issue that…