Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Oppurtunities at UVA

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.