Contemplative Practices for the 21st Century University

October 29, 2015 by School of Medicine Webmaster

contemplative 3.10.2016

This conference will explore ways in which the university community can work collaboratively to provide a more holistic, learner-centered educational experience in all its facets.  Specifically, the conference will address the use of contemplative practices in student life, advising, teaching/learning and research, student health and wellness, and within the administration to create a more holistic, learner-centered community.

Who Should Attend

We invite students, faculty, staff, administrators and professional interested in the educational process to participate in this conversation.

Keynote Speakers
Marvin G. Belzer, Ph.D
Associate Director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC)
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Mo Edjlali
Co-Founder Founder of Mindful Leader Inc., producers of the Mindful Leadership Summit
Virginia Tech alumnus (ECE, ’98)

Dorrie Fontaine, RN, PhD, FAAN
Dean of the School of Nursing
Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing
Associate Chief Nursing Officer at the University of Virginia Health Systems
University of Virginia

David Sable, PhD
Department of Religious Studies
Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

First Announcement and Call for Papers
Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, December 18, 2015

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