Stop Counting and Start Courting: The Role of a Chief Diversity Officer Nicole Roach is Webster University’s first associate vice president for Diversity and Inclusion and senior director for Community Engagement. In this article she shares the process by which Webster University made great progress toward cultivating diversity, taking the emphasis off numbers/demographics, and instead focusing on connections.
Brain Surgery with Words Dr. Ray Barfield is a pediatric oncologist at Duke University and director of pediatric palliative care for Duke. He co-leads The Healing Arts Institute that brings together students from the schools of medicine, nursing and divinity around issues of illness, suffering and death. In this moving TEDx talk, he discusses how he approaches the discussion of dying and death with pediatric patients and their families.
In praise of Slowness Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives.
Our Story of Rape and ReconciliationIn this TED talk, the speakers talk about their trials and tribulations dealing with their experience of one night that went wrong that lead to years of pain and sorrow. Their story sheds a new light on dealing with and recovering from a sexual encounter gone wrong.