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Clemons Room 220 Poster F2018

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Clemons Room 220 Schedule of Classes — Fall 2018

College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is exploring contemplation's rich legacy in religions, while researching ethical reasoning, cultural contexts, and the convergence of the humanities and sciences. One of the world's finest, the Department of Religious Studies, interprets contemplative traditions in historical, cultural, and contemporary contexts. Humanists are partnering with scientists and the professional schools to bring the power of their collective knowledge to bear upon the challenge of understanding the dynamics and utility of contemplative practices in context. The College is initiating diverse contemplative learning programs throughout the college inside and outside of the academic classroom in the humanities and sciences.

Compassionate Care Initiative

Compassionate Care Initiative

The Compassionate Care Initiative (CCI), housed in the School of Nursing, provides free drop-in classes and training for students, staff, faculty, clinicians, and community members to help them learn what it takes to be their best-selves.

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Darden School of Business

Darden School of Business

The Darden School improves the world by developing and inspiring responsible leaders and by advancing knowledge

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia is consistently rated among the best in the nation and spans major scientific areas of Psychology. Research interests on contemplation include James Coan, an affective neuroscientist, who is exploring the neuroscience of contemplation, especially in relationship to Buddhism, as well as being involved with other psychological studies on contemplation. Angeline Lillard is focused on early childhood development, and has a strong research interest in contemplative practices in that context. Shige Oishi's research focuses on wellbeing and happiness in cultural contexts.

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Elson Student Health Services

Elson Student Health Services

Student health care facility that provides high quality, confidential health care. The goal is to help students maintain health through education and prevention and to restore health when necessary by treatment of illness, injury, or stress.

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Faculty and Employee Assistance Program

Faculty and Employee Assistance Program

Assist organizations in maximizing employee productivity, help employees identify and improve personal concerns that may affect job performance, and boost morale and improve employee retention.
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

The mission of the Batten School is to educate leaders from the social sciences and other fields who understand the responsibilities and opportunities of service to the public and can help bring about transformational change. The School, through its instructional, research, and outreach programs, contributes in important ways to public deliberation and enlightenment on the great domestic and international issues of our time. The Batten School trains students in critical leadership skills, and in the analytics and substance of policy. Its programs inspire students to act vigorously, effectively, and ethically on behalf of the common good. Faculty are committed to teaching the use of rigorous analysis, the subtle understanding of political, social and economic context, and the exercise of creative personal and organizational leadership to initiate change in an increasingly diverse world.

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Intramural-Recreational Sports

Intramural-Recreational Sports

Supports the total development and well-being of members of the University community and to provide appropriate educational, intramural, recreational, and social programs.

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McIntire School of Commerce

McIntire School of Commerce

The McIntire School of Commerce is one of the nation's top business schools, offering world-class undergraduate and graduate level programs that are engaged in the creation and dissemination of knowledge that significantly influences the ideas and actions of students, scholars, and business leaders through the world. McIntire is now exploring contemplation in student practice programs, as a subject matter for teaching, and for pedagogical practices. It is offering a pilot academic course in mindfulness for third year students, while important research includes David Mick's (McIntire) book Transformative Consumer Research for Personal and Collective Well-Being.

Mind&Body at UVA

Mind&Body at UVA

Mind&Body at UVA is a student group working to build a community that supports healthy living, self-exploration, and genuine connection through contemplative practices.

Mindfulness Center

Mindfulness Center

The Mindfulness Center serves to support the integration of mindfulness-based practices into the clinical, educational and research programs of the UVA Health System and the central Virginia community.

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School of Engineering and Applied Science

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Founded in 1836, the U.Va. Engineering School is the third oldest engineering school in a public university in the U.S. The School combines research and educational opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels as part of the University of Virginia, a consistently top-ranked public institution.

School of Law

School of Law

The University of Virginia School of Law was founded in in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson as one of the original subjects taught at his academical village. Virginia Law is the fourth-oldest active law school in the United States. The law school offers the J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law and hosts visiting scholars, visiting researchers and a number of legal research centers.

School of Nursing

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing is a national leader with a commitment to clinical excellence, robust research and evidence-based practice, and to cultivating leadership in students and faculty. Its Compassionate Care Initiative calls upon contemplation in promoting resilience and high quality, compassionate care while preventing burnout among healthcare workers, and reducing costs. Other programs promote wellbeing, efficiency, excellence, and resilience for patients and their families, as well as for students, staff, and faculty. Nursing has research on contemplation, wellbeing, and human optimization in the health sciences, as well as on physical illness and health, and mental health and functioning.

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Teaching Resource Center

Teaching Resource Center

Offers services and resource materials designed to enhance the teaching abilities and professional development of faculty and teaching assistants at the University of Virginia.
The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning

The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning

Advancing the quality and impact of teaching through scientific study in educational settings from infancy to higher education.
The School of Continuing & Professional Studies

The School of Continuing & Professional Studies

It is the mission of SCPS to be responsive to nontraditional learners by providing high quality continuing education opportunities that help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

The School of Education and Human Development

The School of Education and Human Development

One of the most respected schools of education in the US, the School of Education and Human Development aims to create effective environments to foster learning and development at every age level, in every subject and in many domains of performance. Brought to contemplation by its own research and teaching, the Dean Robert Pianta and key faculty are leading the way at UVa in the application of contemplative approaches to improve Pre-K through 12 teacher education and curriculum through research and training programs. These include initiatives in researching health and wellness curriculums in school systems, enhancing undergraduate teacher training with contemplative practices and ideas, and addressing challenges of collective governance by school leaders with contemplation.

The University of Virginia Lawn and Academical Village

The University of Virginia Lawn and Academical Village

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UVa Religious Studies Department

UVa Religious Studies Department

The Religious Studies Department in the College of Arts & Sciences at UVa.

UVa School of Architecture

UVa School of Architecture

The School of Architecture is exploring contemplation's impact upon, and facilitation by, design thinking in place, building, and natural spaces. In addition, it is interested in how contemplation can facilitate design thinking in place, building, engineering, courses, products, and more by fostering creativity, empathy, and clarity. Researchers are concerned with how the built and natural environment in turn, as well as proper design in these diverse contexts, can positively impact mental, emotional, physical, and social states of being, thereby fostering contemplative awareness. There are a number of professors in the Architecture School who have indicated strong commitments to exploring contemplation and space under the leadership of Dean Kim Tanzer, including Peter Waldman and Schaeffer Somers who are offering a seminar this semester with students exploring contemplative spaces and buildings in relationship to CSC and partners, senior professor Reuben Rainy with his life-long background in sacred spaces, Associate Dean Phoebe Crissman who is interested in integrating contemplation into the schools’ summer design studio in India, and much more.

UVa School of Medicine

UVa School of Medicine

The University of Virginia School of Medicine was envisioned and established in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. 

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Yoga and Meditative Practice Club for Students of the Health Sciences (YMPCSHS)

Yoga and Meditative Practice Club for Students of the Health Sciences (YMPCSHS)

students from the Nursing School and School of Medicine are seeking to start a new interdisciplinary club for students in both of these health science fields. The club will be known as the Yoga and Meditative Practice Club for Students of the Health Sciences (YMPCSHS) and will promote practices of self-care, personal wellness and positive communication through the practice of mindfulness and yoga. There is no better way that we can imagine to prepare yourself for your future careers as nurses and physicians than by spending time together outside of the hospital engaging in life-sustaining practices of self-awareness, mindful movement and stress management.

Youth-Nex: The Center to Promote Effective Youth Development

Youth-Nex: The Center to Promote Effective Youth Development

Youth-Nex is a transdisciplinary center promoting healthy youth development, educational attainment and learning. Working across the University, it focuses on the assets of young people and works in a wide variety of areas including health management, civic engagement and education. It also aims to prevent youth problems such as violence, physical and mental health issues, substance abuse and school failure. Youth-Nex programs of research focus on critical areas of youth development. Each program is led by a UVa faculty member possessing substantial experience and expertise. It is our goal to generate new understanding about the most useful practices and appropriate policies in youth development

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