Drop-in sessions, classes, conferences and workshops offered in the Charlottesville area

2013 Activities

February 27, 2013
Medical Center Hour, A John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture

The Last Walk: Our Companion Animals at the End of Their Lives presented by Jessica Pierce PhD MDiv, Independent Bioethics Scholar and author, The Moral Life of Animals and The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Lives (Lyons CO); and Susan Bauer-Wu PhD RN FAAN, Kluge Professor of Contemplative End-of-Life Care, School of Nursing, UVA.

Jordan Hall Auditorium
February 28, 2013
Waltzing the Reaper

A one-woman play performed by Judith Gantley, Waltzing the Reaper is a deeply moving and humorous look at the patient and caregiver journey through the dying process and a last opportunity to mend a broken family relationship.

McLeod Hall Auditorium
March 19, 2013
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

4th-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation)

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
March 21, 2013
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

4th-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation)

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
April 3 and 4, 2013
Workshop VII: Compassionate Care and Empathic Leadership Initiative

Led by Dr. Monica Sharma and Dr. Cynda Rushton (by invitation)

McLeod Hall, room 5060
April 9, 2013
G.R.A.C.E. Workshop

Led by Roshi Joan Halifax.

9:00-11:30 a.m.
McLeod Hall, room 1003
April 24, 2013
Coming Up For Air: Care for the Caregiver

Presented by Brian "Luke" Seaward, author of Managing Stress, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and A Beautiful World: The Earth Song Journals.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall Auditorium
May 10-18, 2013

Interdisciplinary group of UVA health professionals (by invitation)

Upaya Zen Center - Santa Fe, NM
September 20, 2013
Change Your Brain By Transforming Your Mind: Neuroscientific Studies of Meditation

Presented by Dr. Richard J. Davidson, co-author of The Emotional Life of Your Brain.

Sponsored by the Contemplative Sciences Center.

Old Cabell Hall
September 21, 2013
Mindfulness Saturday

Mini-retreat facilitated by Drs. Susan Bauer-Wu and Dorothe Bach.

Sunrise Community Center - Charlottesville, VA
September 27, 2013
Schwartz Center Rounds - When Things Get Rough: Workplace Violence Meets Patient Care

Panel discussion organized by the Center for Appreciative Practice.

McLeod Hall Auditorium
October 1, 2013
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

1st-year Clinical Nurse Leader students (by invitation)

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 15, 2013
Public Meditation on the Lawn with Dr. Chopra and Arianna Huffington
2:30 p.m.
The Lawn, University of Virginia
October 31, 2013
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

4th-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation)

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
November 2, 2013

Presented by Dorrie Fontain, Dean, Nursing; David Germano, Professor, Religious Studies; David Mick, Professor, Marketing; and Susan Bauer-Wu, Professor, Nursing.

10:00 a.m.
Alumni Hall
November 5, 2013
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

4th-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation)

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
November 9, 2013
The Melton D. & Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Compassionate Care at the End of Life

Co-sponsored by the UVa School of Nursing Compassionate Care Initiative, UVa School of Medicine Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, Hospice of the Piedmont, and Martha Jefferson Hospital.

2013 Conference Brochure

UVa School of Nursing, McLeod Hall
November 13, 2013
Zula Mae Baber Bice Lecture - Slow Medicine, Fast Medicine: Taking a Different Perspective

‌Presented by Victoria Sweet, author of God's Hotel: A Doctor, A Hospital, and Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine (Riverhead, 2012).

Event Flyer: 2013-11-13

McLeod Hall Auditorium
December 3, 2013
Free Your Voice Workshop

An experiential workshop facilitated the Quiet Riot, participants learned the power of story to establish common ground with their audience. Thus learning to create connection, to hold & move an audience of one or one thousand.

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2015
December 4, 2013
Your Agile Leadership: Leadership From Any Positation Within Your Team

A performance by the Quiet Riot, which employed a unique spin on the messages of teamwork, leadership and your personal genius.

McLeod Hall Auditorium
December 7, 2013
Renewal and Reflection Retreat

This resilience retreat was an opportunity to come home to yourself and re-charge during the holiday season and end of semester. The day incorporated experiential guided practices, including mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, reflective writing, and time to connect with nature.

9am-4pm
Morven Farm Meeting Barn