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Binghamton University to host second annual Healthy Campus Summit

BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton University will hold its second annual Healthy Campus summit from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Nelson Mandela Room and Old Union Hall, located in the University Union, on campus. This event is free and open to the public.

The Healthy Campus Summit provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to learn about Binghamton University’s progress on its healthy campus initiative, B-Healthy: Choose Well, Be Well. The B-Healthy initiative originated in 2012 from President Harvey Stenger’s strategic planning and road map team, which had the vision of making Binghamton University the healthiest college campus.

This educational, one-day conference will bring two keynote speakers to Binghamton University: Dan Lerner and Michael Finkelstein, MD. Each bring a unique perspective of health and wellness as it relates to higher education.

Lerner’s presentation is titled “Thriving in College: Achieving success in school and beyond.” As the instructor of the popular NYU course “The Science of Happiness” and author of U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life), Lerner uses positive psychology to help people lead happy lives. In the classroom and in his talks, Lerner integrates storytelling, humor and science, helping students and executives apply his teachings into their lives with immediate benefit.

Finkelstein’s presentation is titled “The Evolving Landscape of Higher Education: Considerations for the impact on personal and institutional success.” Finkelstein is the executive director of The Slow Medicine Foundation and the author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness, endorsed by doctors Andrew Weil and Mehmet Oz. Certified in both internal medicine and integrative-holistic medicine, Finkelstein draws from his diverse medical experience and background as a clinical assistant professor at New York Medical College to outline considerations for the impact on success in higher education.

For questions, or more information about the summit, contact Cindy Cowden at 607-777-3125 or

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