Schedule

Nobel Conference 58

All lectures and panel discussions will be live streamed and archived on the conference website. Workshops will not be livestreamed or recorded.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022:
The Impact of Technology on Youth Mental Health
Time Event
8:30 a.m.

Doors Open

9:10 a.m.

SESSION 1

Musical Prelude
Gustavus Wind Orchestra
Lund Arena

9:30 a.m.

Academic Procession and Conference Opening 
Welcome, Rebecca Bergman, President of the College
Nobel Conference 58 Introduction, Lisa Heldke, Director of Nobel Conference

10 a.m.

A Day in the Online Lives of Black Adolescents and What It Tells Us About Mental Health Equity

Lecture by Dr. Brendesha Tynes
Dean’s Professor of Educational Equity and Professor of Education and Psychology
University of Southern California

10:30 a.m.

Scientific Understanding of Racism and Discrimination Experiences: A Path Toward Mental Health Equity

Lecture by Dr. Priscilla Lui
Associate Professor of Psychology
Southern Methodist University

11 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
Digital technology and youth mental health: addressing racism in and with technology.

12 p.m.

Lunch, Learning Lab & Mental Health Fair, and Workshops & Activities

From 12 to 2 p.m., take the opportunity to both eat lunch and learn in a smaller, more interactive format.

Learning Lab and Mental Health Fair
Move at your own pace through these interactive learning exhibits and booths related to mental health and young people.
Location: Lund Center Forum (basketball court)

Workshops and Led Activities
Workshops will begin at Noon and repeat at 1 p.m. Workshops will not be livestreamed or recorded.
View descriptions and location information here.

  • Craving: What the Virtual World is Doing to Us & What We Can Do About It
  • Mental Health and the Visual Language
  • The Other Opponent: Mental Health and Sports for Young People
  • The Pandemic and Kids’ Mental Health – Building Resilience During and Beyond the Pandemic
  • Yoga
  • Rejoice in Reiki
  • Youth, Trauma and Marginalized Identities Panel from the Practitioner Perspective
  • Fostering Resilience Through Music Creativity

Self-Guided Activities
There are many other self-guided activities to choose from.

Sacred Space
Take a moment to decompress in the beauty of Christ Chapel. Rest in silence or engage the many interactive stations meant to guide you in connecting body, mind, and spirit. Please note: stations are not tied to any particular religious tradition and all are welcome to participate in ways they may find meaningful and restorative. 

Schaefer Art Gallery
Are you ok? I am not. And that’s ok., an interactive exhibition

Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
A place for quiet reflection, prayer, meditation or contemplation.

Geology Museum/Nobel Hall Tours
Visit the new location of the Chester Johnson Geology Museum in Nobel Hall of Science. Tour the newly renovated Nobel Hall of Science: scheduled tours led by students and faculty in the sciences will take place 12-2 p.m. each day, leaving from the Chester Johnson Geology Museum. 

Gustavus Arboretum
Take a self-guided walk through Minnesota’s biomes, in the Gustavus arboretum. 

Lunch Options on Campus

  • Pre-order tickets for a hot buffet lunch
  • Bring your own lunch and sit at tables set up in the Lund Center Forum (basketball court)
  • Eat at the college dining room
1 p.m.

Lunch, Learning Lab & Mental Health Fair, and Workshops & Activities

From 12 to 2 p.m., take the opportunity to both eat lunch and learn in a smaller, more interactive format.
Activities listed above continue.

Workshops and Led Activities

Workshops and Activities repeat at 1 p.m.
View descriptions and location information here.

  • Craving: What the Virtual World is Doing to Us & What We Can Do About It
  • Mental Health and the Visual Language
  • The Other Opponent: Mental Health and Sports for Young People
  • The Pandemic and Kids’ Mental Health – Building Resilience During and Beyond the Pandemic
  • Yoga
  • Rejoice in Reiki
  • Youth, Trauma and Marginalized Identities Panel from the Practitioner Perspective
  • Fostering Resilience Through Music Creativity
1:45 p.m.

SESSION 2

Musical Prelude
Gustavus Wind Symphony

2 p.m.

Supporting Mental Health among Autistic Youth in the Digital Age

Lecture by Dr. Meryl Alper
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Northeastern University

2:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A 
Digital technology and youth mental health: opportunities and obstacles for young people on the autism spectrum. 

4 p.m.

Meet the Speakers - Gustavus student exclusive
Gustavus students have an opportunity to participate in conversations with our presenters.
Learn more about the discussions.

4-6 p.m.

Hillstrom Museum Gallery Reception
FOCUS IN/ON: George Ault's Lower Broadway
Free and open to the public without a ticket.

5-6:30 p.m.

Schaefer Art Gallery Reception
Are you ok? I am not. And that’s ok
A
n interactive exhibition, free and open to the public without a ticket.

During spring 2022, art and art history faculty member Colleen Stockmann led the cohort of students enrolled in "Critical Issues in Art" in an examination of how arts institutions address and inform social issues, including mental health. In an application of their research and inquiry, the cohort curated an exhibition of a series of immersive experiences that address mental health topics, as well as tactics for wellbeing. In creative conjunction with Nobel Conference 58, the Schaefer Art Gallery has created from a selected number of these experiences with which viewers can engage. The exhibition includes immersive stations and installations designed to engage a viewer’s multiple senses, and to address a range of topics concerning creative expression, wellbeing, and self-reflection.

7 p.m.

Resonance: Songs, Dances and Poems that explore Mental Health and (In)Equity in Young People
Bjorling Recital Hall
There is a special alchemy that occurs when words are transformed into a poem, a song or a dance. Something essential is distilled and has the potential to communicate complex feelings for which words alone are inadequate. This is the power of the arts – the ability to speak from heart to heart without intermediary. Please join us for a special evening where Gustavus student dancers, poets and musicians will explore the themes of this year’s Nobel Conference – Mental Health and (In)Equity in Young People. 
Open to the public without charge; no ticket required. This event will be live streamed.

Thursday, September 29, 2022:
Social Relationships in Post Pandemic Youth
Time Event
8:30 a.m.

Doors Open

9:15 a.m.

SESSION 3

Musical Prelude
Gustavus Symphony Orchestra
Lund Arena

9:30 a.m.

It Takes a Village to Make Someone Lonely

Lecture by Dr. Manuela Barreto
Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology
University of Exeter

10 a.m.

Radical Healing and Inclusive Change-Making: Centering Transgender and Gender Diverse Communities

Lecture by Dr. G. Nic Rider
Assistant Professor and Transgender Health Service Program Coordinator, Institute for Sexual and Gender Health; Director, National Center for Gender Spectrum Health, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School

10:45 a.m.

Break

11 a.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A 
Gender Identity, Social Connectedness and Community in Post Pandemic Youth: the role of community.

12 p.m.

Lunch, Learning Lab & Mental Health Fair, and Workshops & Activities

From 12 to 2 p.m., take the opportunity to both eat lunch and learn in a smaller, more interactive format.

Learning Lab and Mental Health Fair
Move at your own pace through these interactive learning exhibits and booths related to mental health and young people.
Location: Lund Center Forum (basketball court)

Workshops and Led Activities
Workshops will begin at Noon and repeat at 1 p.m. Workshops will not be livestreamed or recorded.
View descriptions and location information here.

  • Helping Children Navigate Early Childhood Trauma Through Developmental Repair
  • Introductory Workshop to MEISA: Movement-Exploration-Imagination-Sensation-Awareness
  • Gender, Race, and Identity: An Intersectional Approach to the Patient Experience
  • The Medicine Wheel: An Indigenous Tool for Everyone
  • Self-care and Stress Reduction Techniques Using Mindfulness Based Movement and Meditation
  • Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
  • Rejoice in Reiki
  • Fostering Resilience Through Music Creativity
  • Body Reclamation (only offered at noon)

 Self-Guided Activities
There are many other self-guided activities to choose from.

Sacred Space
Take a moment to decompress in the beauty of Christ Chapel. Rest in silence or engage the many interactive stations meant to guide you in connecting body, mind, and spirit. Please note: stations are not tied to any particular religious tradition and all are welcome to participate in ways they may find meaningful and restorative. 

Schaefer Art Gallery 
Are you ok? I am not. And that’s ok., an interactive exhibition

Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
A place for quiet reflection, prayer, meditation or contemplation.

Geology Museum/Nobel Hall Tours
Visit the new location of the Chester Johnson Geology Museum in Nobel Hall of Science. Tour the newly renovated Nobel Hall of Science: scheduled tours led by students and faculty in the sciences will take place 12-2 p.m. each day, leaving from the Chester Johnson Geology Museum. 

Gustavus Arboretum
Take a self-guided walk through Minnesota’s biomes, in the Gustavus arboretum. 

Lunch Options on Campus

  • Pre-order tickets for a hot buffet lunch
  • Bring your own lunch and sit at tables set up in the Lund Center Forum (basketball court)
  • Eat at the college dining room
1 p.m.

Lunch, Learning Lab & Mental Health Fair, and Workshops & Activities

From 12 to 2 p.m., take the opportunity to both eat lunch and learn in a smaller, more interactive format.
Activities listed above continue.

Workshops and Led Activities
Workshops and Activities repeat at 1 p.m.
View descriptions and location information here.

  • Helping Children Navigate Early Childhood Trauma Through Developmental Repair
  • Introductory Workshop to MEISA: Movement-Exploration-Imagination-Sensation-Awareness
  • Gender, Race, and Identity: An Intersectional Approach to the Patient Experience
  • The Medicine Wheel: An Indigenous Tool for Everyone
  • Self-care and Stress Reduction Techniques Using Mindfulness Based Movement and Meditation
  • Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
  • Rejoice in Reiki
  • Fostering Resilience Through Music Creativity
  • The Garden (only offered at 1)
1:45 p.m.

SESSION 4

Musical Prelude
Gustavus Jazz Ensemble

2 p.m.

Investing in Youth Mental Health at a Population Scale

Lecture by Dr. Daniel Eisenberg
Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
University of California, Los Angeles

2:30 p.m.

Anticolonial Approaches to Community Mental Health Services for American Indians: Enacting AlterNative Psy-ence

Lecture by Dr. Joseph P. Gone
Professor of Anthropology and of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard University

3:15 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
Gender Identity, Social Connectedness and Community in Post Pandemic Youth: thinking beyond the individual, thinking beyond the dominant paradigm 

4:15 p.m.

Nobel Conference 58 Closing remarks