Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Video from Veritas Forum with Dr. Renee Hsia

The video broadcast from the Veritas Forum at UCSF with Dr. Renee Hsia has been posted for online consumption. If you weren't able to make it to the talk or would like another look, you can view it all here. Note that the recording started during a previous, completely unrelated lecture, so please skip to the 15 min mark for the actual Veritas content.

Veritas Forum at UCSF with Dr. Renee Hsia, video lecture (starts at 15 min mark)


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Veritas Forum at UCSF with Dr. Renee Hsia

The Veritas Forum--a venue focused on honestly addressing the tough questions regarding the relevance of Jesus Christ--is back at UCSF! This year, Veritas at UCSF will be hosting Dr. Renee Hsia to discuss her approach to finding purpose and fulfillment in a world filled with poverty and disease. See below for the announcement and flyer in full.

One doctor's search for purpose and fulfillment amidst poverty and disease

Dr. Hsia is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Emergency Medicine at UCSF and an EM physician at SFGH. Her research focuses on access to emergency care for vulnerable populations and more broadly, regionalization of emergency care. She has worked with numerous private and public health care organizations, including the International Rescue Committee in Rwanda, the Harvard AIDS Institute in Senegal and South Africa, McKinsey & Company in Belgium, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and the World Health Organization in Switzerland. Clinically, she has worked in Hong Kong, China, Guatemala, Eritrea, the UK, France, Uganda, and south Sudan. She speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, and Spanish fluently. BA: Princeton, MD: Harvard Medical School, MSc: London School of Economics/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Training: Stanford/Kaiser EM.

Lunch will be provided
Date: Wed, April 4, 2012, 12-1pm, with extra Q&A from 1-2PM
Where: UCSF Parnassus Campus, HSW-301

Sponsored by ASUC, Sonrise Christian Fellowship, and the Veritas Forum


Saturday, May 08, 2010

Please update your fellowship information

To all our fellowship leaders:

It's that time of year again to update your fellowship's information on our site! We would like to ensure that those looking for a fellowship at UCSF will have the latest information on whom to contact in your fellowship and what your ministry is all about. Please contact me with any updates to your fellowship.

Veritas Forum 2010

This year we hosted our 2nd Veritas Forum at UCSF with Dr. Ard Louis from Oxford University. Ard made the circuit at Stanford and UCSF, and we had the privilege of hearing his perspective on whether "Science Can Explain Everything?" His reasoning from acknowledging the limits of science and what he calls "tapestry arguments" provide a compelling view on how to manage the questions of life that can be informed by but not completely answered by science alone. If you missed the discussion or would like to recap, you can watch it all from the comfort of home:


Many thanks to Chris McClendon &co. for all their hard work in organizing this event!

Catching up on Veritas 2009 with Dr. Bill Newsome

Just over a year ago on Cinco de mayo, we celebrated our first Veritas Forum at UCSF with a conversation with Dr. Bill Newsome, chair of neurobioloigy at Stanford. If you missed that talk or would like to recap on what you saw, Veritas has posted a recording of the talk on their website. Veritas has completely redone their website so that you can watch the video directly from their site a lo youtube! We hope you'll enjoy the conversation and that it will prompt discussion for years to come.


Sunday, May 03, 2009

Veritas Forum at UCSF - this Tuesday, May 5th!

The Veritas Forum at UCSF is just around the corner! We've ordered the food (burritos, in honor of Cinco de mayo!), set up the logistics, and let our publicity engine loose to get the word out to the campus and community. I hope that you can join us at Cole Hall (513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, UCSF) on May 5th, 6-8pm. Bring a hungry stomach, bring a friend, and bring your questions to the talk and open Q&A!

And if you haven't heard...there's a Veritas Lunch the following day, May 6th, from 12-1pm (room TBD, on Parnassus). Please join us to hear from Jonathan Lew, Western Regional Director of the Veritas Forum, as he shares more about Veritas and how you might get involved!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ask Questions, Get Answers At Veritas

Veritas at UCSF is just around the corner! Stay updated by signing up for our announcements, and feel free to drop a question for Dr. Newsome to answer during the event. (Note that you can ask questions anonymously.)

Monday, April 06, 2009

Veritas Forum at UCSF on May 5th!

We've scheduled our Veritas Forum date and place, and we're honored to have Bill Newsome as our speaker. Newsome is chair of neurobiology at Stanford and renowned for both his work on the intersection of primate research and ethics and the intersection of science and faith. At our forum, he'll be talking on the latter:

Science and faith: the vantage point of one neuroscientist

I am a practicing scientist and a practicing Christian—commitments that are inconsistent in the minds of many. While I encounter tension at times between my science and my faith, my overwhelming belief is that both science and faith contribute critically to a meaningful, fully-experienced human life. Giving up either would result in a regrettable loss of understanding, depth of experience, and simple joy in my life. I believe that much of the perceived incompatibility between science and religion is specious, although real tensions do exist. In this talk I will lay out the central issues from my point of view, hoping to dispel some of the false conflicts between science and faith while bringing into focus real choices that need to be made.

You can find our more about his research as an HHMI investigator as well as his life history and scientific career path. And of course, a sample of one of his talks at a Christian conference (scroll down).

The event's on May 5th (that's right, ¡Cinco de mayo!) at 6pm, in Cole Hall at UCSF (513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco). Drop by if you're in the area! And feel free to peruse our planning and Veritas pages for more information.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Veritas Planning Meeting 0.03

We're having a focused planning meeting to decide on a Spring 2009 event! Please join us at 5:30pm on Monday, 12/1, in one of the S rooms on Parnassus.