Kathleen M. Pike, PhD

#NotOkay: Sobering Stats on Sexual Violence

In the days after The Washington Post released audio of a United States presidential candidate boasting about behavior that most agree went far beyond “locker room talk,” millions of sexual assault survivors have been sharing their stories – 27 million in the first three days. Their message? #NotOkay. Sexual violence robs

Everest is Not the Only Mountain to Climb in Nepal

Home to the Himalayas, Nepal is a mecca for trekking and mountain climbing. And even if you don’t dream of summiting Everest at 8,848 m (29,029 ft), there’s a good chance that visiting Nepal is on your bucket list. Last week, Dr. Bibhav Acharya brought a bit of Nepal to

Remembering 9/11… and Other Memorials

Everyone old enough to remember, remembers exactly where they were 15 years ago on September 11th when planes came crashing into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. I was living in Japan and heard about the first plane crash in time to witness the second plane crash, from

Remembering Elie Wiesel

On the second of July we said goodbye to Elie Wiesel, one of the greatest humanitarians of our time. Born 30 September 1928 in Romania, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate, Elie Wiesel bore witness to the “haunted universe” of Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. His harrowing experience as a teenager is recounted in Night.

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