Following the end of her freshman year, Mollie went to a residential treatment center for an eating disorder, something she had struggled with for seven years in the past. During her first year at Syracuse, her mental health suffered, leaving her with a decision on whether or not to come back to finish her education at Syracuse University. After successfully completing her recovery program, which had a heavy focus on mindfulness, spirituality and yoga, Mollie knew she needed a resource on campus that was mindfulness- or yoga-based upon returning to school.
Continuity of care is essential for clinicians who are committed to treating a variety of conditions. With the shift to virtual classrooms, fitness apps and telehealth during the new coronavirus pandemic, clinicians have pivoted quickly to maintain standards of therapy care and avoid abandoning their patients during this high-stress time.
Social justice, health and wellness, environmental sustainability, and other consumer interests are driving increased market demand for “value-based” foods such as organic foods, which comprise 5.7 percent of food sold in the U.S. according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA).
In her hometown of New Haven, Connecticut, senior Rachel Brennan ’20 was encouraged to join the Orange family when she heard alumni talk about their time at Syracuse University. The academic disciplines in Falk College convinced Brennan that Syracuse University was the place for her. “I remember sitting at an informational meeting about the College and thinking that I was interested in every single major offered,” she adds.
Grace Cogan G’22 is a graduate student pursuing a master of social work at Syracuse University’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics while also working toward certification as a Deaf interpreter. In early March, she received an unusual request from Maggie Russell, director of interpreting services for Aurora of Central New York. The organization offers services for people who are blind, visually impaired, Deaf or hearing impaired. Russell wanted Cogan to provide Deaf interpreting for daily news reports about the novel coronavirus from Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon and Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh G’05. The reports to the community are televised live each day from the OnCenter in downtown Syracuse.
Caitlin Mogan ’20 tailored her college experience to be colored with travel opportunities. Her three study abroad experiences included a semester abroad and two summer programs. “It was out of the ordinary to study abroad three times, but it’s definitely doable,” Mogan says.
As people all over the world deal with the coronavirus pandemic, many wonder how to care for aging parents. Adults aged 60 or older, especially those with severe chronic medical conditions, are at higher risk for more serious coronavirus illness and death.
Interpersonal stressors tend to increase during uncertain times such as the one we are experiencing now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While self-isolating, we may not have access to familiar ways of coping. Here is a list of helpful resources for students and families during this time...
The Community Health Promotion (HWT 221) course offers students the opportunity to take a hands-on role in community-based health promotion and illness prevention through service-learning. In Falk College’s Department of Public Health, service-learning is a primary curriculum focus, placing students in the community to apply the skills they’ve learned in class.
Evan L. Weissman, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Food Studies and Nutrition at Syracuse University’s Falk College, passed away unexpectedly while at home with his family on April 9. Professor Weissman touched the Syracuse community where he lived, and that he loved deeply, with his kindness, his energy, and his passion for social justice.