Global Development Organization is a diverse community of students interested in exploring development through a critical lens. We host weekly events including free catered dinners with guest lecturers, TED Talk study breaks with coffee, career preparation workshops, study abroad and research information sessions, and more. There are no membership fees; simply come to events that interest you! Whether you're interested in public health, environmental sustainability, politics, gender, economics, technology, or business, there's a place for you in GDO. We'd love to see you at our next event. Subscribe to our newsletter here and like our Facebook page here.
Queer Health Series, Session Two: Body Positive Date: Tuesday, October 13th Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Location: LGBTQ Center This session focuses on eating disorders and body image within the LGBTQ community.
Look Hoos Talking 2015 Date: Tuesday, October 13th Time: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Location: Old Cabell Hall Look
Hoos Talking is a TED-style event that showcases notable UVA professors
to share their brightest, most thought-provoking ideas. Our presenters
this year are: Teresa Sullivan, UVA President; Lou Bloomfield, Physics;
Suzanne Moomaw, Urban Planning; Kenneth White, Nursing; Carter Doyle,
Economics; Michael Slon, Music. With a special performance by the
Hullabahoos and a reception following the event. Reserve your tickets here.
Medical Center Hour: Dissecting with a Paintbrush: Demonstrating “Not So Gross” Anatomy Date: Wednesday, October 14th Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Location: Jordan Hall Conference Center Join Danny Quirk, B.F.A., a medical/anatomical illustrator who specializes in photorealistic watercolors, painting what the camera cannot capture. Much of his work illustrates the intricacies of human anatomy. On canvas, he paints figures in classic poses in striking chiaroscuro lighting. But, more dramatically, he also paints on living subjects, representing on the body's surface the anatomical structures that lie beneath. In this Medical Center Hour, Danny Quirk talks about "dissecting" with a paintbrush—and while he's talking, he'll complete an anatomical drawing on a student volunteer. Watch the Medical Center Hour on YouTube. Videos post a week after the program.
Fed Up Movie Screening Date: Wednesday, October 14th Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm Location: Wilson 301 Description: Join Bioethics Society at UVA for a free screening of the film Fed Up! Narrated by UVA alumna Katie Couric, Fed Up examines America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it. We will hold a short discussion after the film to discuss the movie's ethical implications. Check out the trailer here. Engaging Men in Preventing Male Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Against Women: Opportunities and Challenges! Date: Thursday, October 15th Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. Location: Monroe Hall, Room 130 Come
listen to Ulester Douglas, executive director of Men Stopping Violence,
speak about the role men play in ending sexual and gender based
violence.Ulester is executive director of Men Stopping Violence (MSV),
a nationally acclaimed organization dedicated to ending male violence
against women. He is also a licensed psychotherapist with extensive
training and experience working with individuals, families and
communities impacted by violence. Ulester serves on the board of the
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and was recently appointed
by Governor Deal to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence.