Events for February 2006
Aging 101: Brain Aging: What makes us age in the first place?2/28/06 - What neurobiological changes occur with aging, and how might these changes be prevented? U.Va Provost and biological timing expert Gene Block teams up with developmental biologist Barry Condron to offer some glimpses into cutting edge science.
How Freedom Is Won2/24/06 - Nonviolent civic resistance movements have been the most powerful forces in creating democracies, according to Peter Ackerman, chairman of Freedom House, an independent nongovernmental organization that supports the expansion of freedom in the world. Ackerman was keynote speaker at the J.B. Moore Society of International Law symposium, "Democracy in the Middle East: Prospect for Political Reform.
"My Treatment was Castor Oil and Aspirin": Field Nursing Among the Navajo2/22/06 - Arlene Keeling, director of the Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, presented stories of field treatment from the Navajo Indian Health Service from the mid-20th century as part of the Nursing History Forum. Keeling is president of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society.
Women and the Presidency: 8 for '08 Panel Discussion2/20/06 - The Center for Politics kicks off its National Symposium on Women and Politics with a panel discussion on women and the presidency. Morgan Felchner of Campaigns and Elections Magazine moderates a panel consisting of Marie Wilson of the White House Project, former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, and Republican Political Strategist Bob Carpenter.
2006 Hoxton Lecture: The Accelerating Universe - Why You Should Worry2/16/06 - Harvard University physics professor Christopher Stubbs delivers the 36th annual LLewellyn G. Hoxton Lecture. Stubbs gives an update on physicists' understanding of the rapidly expanding universe.
Exploring Your Family Tree: It Ain't All on the Web2/16/06 - Genealogist and author Tony Burroughs says an accurate description of your family roots cannot be produced using the Internet alone. Burroughs was brought to the University by the U.Va Library Multicultural Issues Committee.
Medical Center Hour: By Heart2/15/06 - Award winning poet Carol Muske-Dukes has written with eloquence (Sparrow, 2003) about the sudden death of her husband, actor David Dukes, and her subsequent mourning for her lost partner and their life together. Her presentation explores love, grief, the marriage of two artists, and the fragility of life itself.
The Next New Orleans?2/10/06 - Urban planning professor William Morrish describes what he's seen during his trips to New Orleans in the months after Huricane Katrina. This is an update of an earlier speech given last September at the Miller Center.
History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series 2/9/06 - As the Civil War entered its third year, the fate of black slaves occupied center stage among northern thinkers. In this talk, Margaret Humphreys, M.D., Ph.D., explores the experience of diseases in black soldiers and the factors which caused such high morbidity and mortality during the Civil War.
Medical Center Hour - How Doctors Think: Clinical Judgment and the Practice of Medicine2/8/06 - Although physicians make use of science, medicine itself is not a science. That's according to Kathryn Montgomery, director of the program of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at Northwestern University. Montgomery has written a new book suggesting clinical judgment is required to help prevent unnecessary medical mistakes caused by false assumptions.
9 Days From Execution: Lessons from the Earl Washington Case2/2/06 - Virginia death-row inmate Earl Washington's exoneration due to DNA testing may have changed forever how the commonwealth handles death penalty cases. Peter Neufeld, co-founder of the Innocence Project, spoke at the Law School about lessons learned from the case and proposed further reforms to criminal investigations and trials.
U.Va Diversity Chief Discusses Racial Climate in Higher Education2/2/06 - William B. Harvey, newly appointed vice president and chief officer for diversity and equality, spoke on "Issues of Race at Predominantly White Institutions" on February 2 at the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library Auditorium.
2006 State of African-American Affairs2/2/06 - M. Rick Turner, Dean of the Office of African-American Affairs, delivered the annual State of African-American Affairs speech on February 2 in the University's Rotunda.
Focusing "Down Low": Sexual Behavior and Identity Issues n Clinical Medicine and Public Health2/1/06 - David J. Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H., Emory University presents a discussion of the medical challenges facing African-American males who are sexually active with other men. This talk is co-presented with the medical student Committee on Confronting Health Inequalities