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Read 2 Succeed: Alex Korb

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Author's Experience

"I'd like to express my thanks to the students and faculty at Norco College. I didn't really know what to expect when you chose my book The Upward Spiral for your 2019 Read 2 Succeed campaign, but I was blown away. I was inspired by the students' enthusiasm for the neuroscience of wellbeing, and the depths with which they engaged with the material. The whole campus seemed to be mobilized in talking about depression and anxiety and what could be done about it. There was a sense of energy and urgency and compassion for students and faculty to improve their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. They shared touching stories, asked insightful questions, and eagerly expressed their appreciation for my work. The whole experience was both enjoyable and meaningful."

-Alex Korb, PhD, author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time

About the Author

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Dr. Alex Korb is a neuroscientist, writer, and coach. He has studied the brain for over 15 years. He received a BS in Neuroscience at Brown University, before earning a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at UCLA, and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the department of psychiatry at UCLA. Outside of the lab he offers personal and executive coaching and is the head coach of the UCLA Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team. He has a wealth of experience in yoga and mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand-up comedy.

*Thursday, March 28, 2019: Book Discussion 12:50-1:50 PM in CSS 217

*Thursday, April 25, 2019 Student Panel 12:50-1:50 PM in CSS 217

*Thursday, May 23, 2019: Author Visit, Lecture, and Book Signing 12:30-2:30 PM in CSS 217

*All events offer refreshments and exciting drawings, including prizes from Starbucks and Barnes & Noble!

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