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Depression on College Campuses 2014

On Purpose: Lessons in Life and Health from the Frog, the Dung Beetle, and Julia


Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH, Professor and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Long-held assumptions and beliefs about health, motivation, and change -- subjects on which Dr. Strecher has been writing and speaking for years -- are reconsidered. This presentation takes a graphic journey through ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, genetics, neuroscience, and Egyptology, where you will be introduced to an unlikely role model: a six-legged superhero with a unique relationship to a ball of excrement. In the presentation, Dr. Strecher will also demonstrate a platform of multimedia strategies designed to help people make quantum, meaningful, and fully engaged changes in their lives, which can positively impact both physical and mental health.