July 14, 2024

Mindfulness Week Returns to UMW

Lilian Cheung, director of health promotion and communication in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard University, will be the featured speaker for the University of Mary Washington’s second annual Mindfulness Week that begins Monday, Sept. 15. Co-author of “Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life,” Cheung will discuss mindful eating on Wednesday, September 17, at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411. The talk is free and open to the public. Lilian Cheung In addition to serving as a lecturer for the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, Cheung is the editorial director of The Nutrition Source, a nutrition website for health professionals, media and consumers; co-editorial director of the Obesity Prevention Source, a website providing science-based information for policy changes at the community level, and the Asian Diabetes Prevention Initiative, a website providing research-based evidence for policy makers and the public with the goal of reversing the spread of Type 2 diabetes in Asia. Cheung will be available after her talk to sign copies of her book. The weeklong awareness event also includes lectures, workshops and a film screening. For more information and a listing of all events, please visit meditation.umwblogs.org/umw-mindfulness-week-2014/. Most events are free and open to the public.

Mindful Lessons

UMW student spent his summer learning about Buddhism in the mountains of China.

Nina Mikhalevsky Gave Keynote Speech at Dahlgren

Nina Mikhalevsky, professor of philosophy, was the keynote speaker for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division’s Women’s History Month observance on Wednesday, March 28. Her presentation focused on the history of women’s education and the current status of women’s education today, particularly in math, science and engineering.