Events for October 2006
Leadership, Innovation and Growth10/31/06 - General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt discusses "Leadership, Innovation and Growth" during his presentation in the Darden School's Abbott Center Auditorium. He is the 9th chairman in GE's 128-year history, having been appointed to the post in September 2001. Previously, Immelt served as president and chairman-elect of GE.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds: What's the Connection?10/28/06 - As part of the More Than the Score Pre-Game Lecture series, Brown-Forman Professor of Psychology Timothy Salthouse discusses the importance of cognitive activity to healthy aging. Professor of Medicine and Human Services Dr. Art Weltman emphasize the importance of bringing movement and fitness back into our daily activities.
Darden Producers Forum10/26/06 - The Darden Producers Forum welcomes Mark Johnson, winner of the Best Picture Academy Award for Barry Levinson's poignant 1988 drama Rain Man. Johnson most recently produced the highly anticipated The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and How To Eat Fried Worms based on Thomas Rockwell's beloved book.
Immigration Reform: What's Needed? What's Likely?10/25/06 - A law school discussion on immigration reform featuring Doris Meissner, former INS Commissioner; Gerri Ratliff, Director of Verification Services at US Citizenship and Immigration Services; Marshall Fitz, Director of Advocacy for the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The event is cosponsored by the Immigration Program and J.B. Moore Society of
Into the Gap: Volunteering in New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina10/25/06 - What have health professionals volunteering in New Orleans encountered? What have they accomplished? A panel discussion with: Ross Isaacs, U.Va Department of Internal Medicine (Nephrology);
Marcus Martin, U.Va Department of Emergency Medicine; Mo Nadkarni, U.Va Department of Internal Medicine (General Medicine); Audrey Snyder, U.Va Emergency Department.
The Honorable Francis J. Harvey, Secretary of the Army10/24/06 - The Darden 50th Anniversary Speaker Series presents the Honorable Francis J. Harvey, Secretary of the Army. As Secretary, Dr. Harvey is responsible for the Department of the Army's annual budget and supplemental of $160 billion. He leads a work force of over one million active duty, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve Soldiers, 230,000 Department of the Army civilian employees and 280,000 contracted service personnel.
Successful Aging: Recent Findings and Implications for an Aging Society10/23/06 - Dr. John Rowe is the former Executive Chairman of Aetna Inc., and the founding director of the Division on Aging at Harvard Medical School. He spoke in the Dome Room at an event sponsored by the U.Va Institute On Aging.
Announcement of Jones Scholarship Fund10/21/06 - Thomas Q. Jones, former U.Va. star and current Chicago Bears running back, announces a new scholarship fund for students from Southwest Virginia.
Thomas Jones Scholarship Announcement10/21/06 - Former U.Va. star and current Chicago Bears running back Thomas Jones discusses the role his parents have played in his success during a ceremony at which he announced a new scholarship fund.
Thomas Jones Scholarship Announcement10/21/06 - Thomas Jones, former U.Va. football star and current Chicago Bears running back, announces the establishment of a scholarship fund for students from Southwest Virginia.
Fall Convocation10/20/06 - The Fall Convocation features the awarding of Intermediate Honors to 364 third-year undergraduates, and the awarding of one of the University's most prestigious awards. John Casteen introduces the ceremony, which features a speech by Vice President for Diversity and Equity, William Harvey. Harvey's topic is "Figuring Out How the World Works: What I Learned from the Soap Operas."
The Thomas Jefferson Award is given this year to Edward Ayers, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
William Harvey Addresses Fall Convocation10/20/06 - William Harvey, vice president and chief officer of diversity and equity, addresses the annual Fall Convocation in University Hall.
Edward L. Ayers Receives Thomas Jefferson Award10/20/06 - President John T. Casteen III presents the Thomas Jefferson Award to Edward L. Ayers during Fall Convocation.
Lost Robert Frost Poem Unveiled10/20/06 - On October 20th, The Virginia Quarterly Review hosted a series of lectures on the recent unveiling of a previously undiscovered Robert Frost Poem. You'll hear from Robert Stilling, the graduate student who found "War Thoughts at Home", V-Q-R editor Ted Genoways and Glyn Maxwell, the poetry editor of the New Republic.
Poetry Reading from Glyn Maxwell10/20/06 - On October 20th, the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia hosted a poetry reading from Glyn Maxwell, poetry editor for the New Republic.
How Close Are We To the Use of Another Nuclear Weapon?10/20/06 - George Quester of the University of Maryland explores if efforts to prevent the use of nuclear weapons will work during an October 20th lecture. The event is sponsored by U.Va's Diplomat Scholars Program and the Vice Provost for International Affairs. Quester is the author of several books on nuclear proliferation.
Engaging the Mind: Moving Towards Plurality: Emerging Domestic Markets in America10/18/06 - What business opportunities will present themselves as the United States moves towards become a more pluralistic society? Gregory Fairchild is an assistant professor of Business Administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. He explored some of the possibilities for business development in an October 18th lecture held at Virginia Union University in Richmond.
More than the Score: Baseball at the Crossroads10/14/06 - U.Va. Law Professor Ted White
U.S. Census Director Charles Louis Kincannon speaks at population conference10/11/06 - Within this month our nation
Charles Kincannon10/11/06 - Charles Kincannon, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, discusses the impact of the 300 million population for the United States
End of Life Care for the Poor10/11/06 - For patients with means and access, care at the end of life often involves withdrawal of aggressive interventions in favor of more modest measures controlling symptoms and assuring comfort. But what should end-of-life care look like for the poor in U.S. inner cities or third-world countries?
Sharon Davie's Research on Women and Violence10/10/06 - Sharon Davie, director of the U.Va. Women's Center, discusses her research into innovative responses to violence by women around the world.
Kate Tamarkin on conducting10/6/06 - With more than 20 years of experience as a conductor, Kate Tamarkin discusses her role with the Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra.
Space Flight: A Human Perspective10/6/06 - Why is humanity driven to go into space? What are scientists learning from the first baby-steps taken off of Earth? Four-time space veteran Kathy Thornton explores these issues in an Engaging the Mind talk on "Space Flight: A Human Perspective." Thornton is Professor of Technology, Culture and Communications in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Debate about the Marshall-Newman Amendment10/5/06 - Delegate Bob Marshall is the co-author of the Marshall-Newman amendment, which if passed will codify state law against same-sex marriages and other civil unions into the Virginia Constitution. Evan Wolfson is the executive director of the group Freedom to Marry, a national organization formed to be a
Ronde and Tiki Barber Make $1 Million Gift10/1/06 - Tiki Barber discusses the decision to make a $1 million gift to the University's campaign.
Tiki and Ronde Barber Make $1 Million Gift to University's Campaign10/1/06 - Ronde Barber describes the gift that he and his brother Tiki have made to the University's campaign.