'It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.’ 
Gandhi

Upload your project and check your grades via:  https://yccd.blackboard.com/ 

click here for an excellent 15min TED presentation on Childhood Trauma and it's effects as adults

click here for an interesting article on the benefit of bananas

click here for a great visual of how much sugar is in our foods

 

Spring 2016 extra credit opportunities 

Throughout the semester there are free health related seminars which will enhance your understanding of current topics.  To earn 20 points (100 points maximum) you must attend one or several of these seminars and turn into Dr. Shrock a 5x8 card signed by the presenter with a one-sided summation of what you learned. 


Student Health Services Healthy Living talks
see below for days/times.  Located in the New Technologies building, room 116, East Campus
(on Coldwell between gym and Student Services building)

Spring 2016 Health Center seminars

 

2016 Science Colloquium Talks
Science Community Center, MJC West Campus, Room 115,
Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm
previous talks: https://share.yosemite.edu/view.aspx?i=1EH5 

Jan. 27         Deborah Laffranchini, MJC Child Development, "Autism:  Facts, Myths, and What To Do After Diagnosis"

Feb. 3           Peter Drekmeier, Tuolumne River Trust,

Feb. 10         Darwin Day Talk: Julia Sankey, Ph.D., CSU Stanislaus, “Giant, tusk-toothed salmon, Galapagos-sized tortoises, and                        other extinct wildlife of Central California”

Feb. 17         William Wong,  Modesto City Engineering Division Manager, “Modesto’s Precious Water Supply”

Feb. 24         William Wong,  Engineering Division Manager,“Modesto’s Water Reuse Program”

Mar  2           Bobby Hutchison, MJC Behavioral Science, Biologist, “Our Viral Planet: Evolution and Biodiversity of Viruses” 

Mar  9           "MJC Zoology Students: How are animals around the world faring?" 

Mar  16          Shawn Jenkins, MS Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning  Specialist,  “Fast Food and Your Health”             

Mar  23         Michael Kennedy, “China: The Three Gorges Dam & other environmental impacts"

Mar 30          Jim and Kathy Clarke, "Mono Lake: the Past; the Present and the Future"

April  6          Jim Youngblom, Ph.D., CSU Stanislaus, “CRISPR: A Tool for Genome Editing”

 

Modesto Area Science Project
Fridays evenings from 7:30pm

29 January, MJC West Campus Sierra Hall 132: Noah Hughes, Professor of Earth Science, MJC  El Niño:  Earth’s Climate Heartbeat

26 February, MJC East Campus Auditorium: Brian Kennedy - Biologist,  CEO and President of the Buck Institute for research on aging. Aging and Chronic Disease - a View from the Aging Side. The Buck Institute was recently featured in the National Geographics Breakthrough Series.  Please see:  http://www.buckinstitute.org/content/national-geographic-channel-breakthrough-series-features-buck

25 March, MJC West Campus Sierra Hall 132: Tom Luster -  analyst with the California Coastal Commission. Can Desalination Solve California’s Water Problems? Review: http://murov.info/luster.pdf

15 April, MJC West Campus Mary Stuart Rogers Student Center, 6:30 – 9:30pm Everything You Wanted to Know about Climate Change but Were Afraid to Ask Tentatively, the discussion portion of this presentation will be moderated by Modesto Mayor Garrard Marsh.

 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT PROJECT’S SPRING 2016 FILM & LECTURE SERIES
Thursday Nights, Forum 110, 7:00-9:00PM, MJC East Campus, 435 College Avenue
Open to the Public Free of Charge 

 
The Mask You Live In  -- Feb 18   
This film claims that our boys grow up in a culture with a narrow definition of masculinity that encourages them to disconnect from their emotions and value aggression over compassion. Raising a healthier generation of boys and men, the film suggests, depends largely on recognizing and transforming the cultural messages directed at them.

 

Merchants of Doubt  --  Mar 10   
Merchants of Doubt argues that public response to topics such as smoking and climate change is hampered not by scientific disagreement so much as by the influential power of a small group of paid spokespersons who call science into question for financial gain.

First Generation  --  Mar 17   
This film follows the lives of four California high school students as they aim to be the first in their families to attend college. In their pursuit of higher education, these students strive to break free from the cycle of income inequality and serve to inspire their families and communities.

Black in America: A Continuing Conversation  --  Mar 31   
This conversation continues last semester’s discussion about the difficulties faced by young African-American men, especially given the growing tensions in today’s society between the police and communities of color.

The Burden  --  Apr 14   
This documentary claims that America’s dependence on fossil fuels not only threatens our environment and our economy but also endangers our armed forces and our national security. The film also suggests that we need to embrace clean energy solutions if America is to continue as a global leader in the twenty-first century.


   

Learning Resource Center Workshops
Throughout the semester the library/learning resource center offers 2 hour workshops on citation in MLA and/or researching strategies. There are additional workshops as well, but I will grant credit for either of these two.

click here for all workshop times and locations
or Pdf info sheet

 

Discover Yosemite National Park: (click here for the Yosemite NP website)
Travel 2 hours to Yosemite National Park and discover it's wonders and earn 20 points, even if you have been before! To earn the extra credit, bring you car admission receipt ($30.00) and write on one side of a 5x8 card on what you experienced.