Read more about courses that were developed by RCSS scholars and advisory board members.

Advanced Directives Review

The advanced care directives review project was inspired by the complicated issues that often arise in the process of putting together patients’ advanced care plans in the nursing home setting. The project has two parts: the first is an inventory of patients’ advanced care plans, and the frequency with which these plans are updated, especially when serious changes to a patient’s health or diagnosis occur. The second is an assessment of whether these ACPs align with the principles of Goal-Concordant Care. The project is being undertaken at Mary Manning Walsh nursing home.

Recent Publication

Who’s Responsible for Mental Health on College Campuses? Student and Administrative Perspectives at Columbia University

Mariel Sander


August 07, 2020

Death of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, renowned scholar of Talmud and other Jewish texts, passed away this week in Jerusalem.  He was a good friend and teacher of Bob Pollack, and friendly with his family and many of his students as well.  Below, in March 2006, Rabbi Steinsaltz addresses a Low Rotunda event on religion and science sponsored by the CSSR, the precursor of the RCSS.   Joining them on the podium is another good friend and major religious figure, the Reverend James Forbes, Jr., then Senior Minister of The Riverside Church.