There are a lot of exciting events going on in April at Darden:
Over the weekend, students, faculty and staff participated in the annual “Build Day” for Building Goodness in April (BGiA). BGiA is a student organization whose mission is to rehabilitate the homes of low-income, elderly and disabled families. BGiA works to locate families most in need in the Charlottesville area, to raise funds for building materials and to bring together skilled construction professionals and student organizers to renovate these homes. For more information, read the recent NBC news article about Saturday’s event: Organization Renovates Homes.
Tomorrow, the Latin American Student Association (LASA) will be hosting their annual LASA Conference, which will focus on “Latin American economic development in the next decade.”
On Friday, Darden’s Black Business Student Forum will be hosting their annual conference, which will focus on “Revitalization: Developing and Leading Fundamental Change.” Their goal is to highlight the fundamental transformation of businesses from the perspective of corporate leadership, business development, social reform and entrepreneurship. Visit the BBSF Conference Web site for more information.
On Saturday, April 10th the First International Conference on Tibet, Social Business and Entrepreneurship will be held at Darden. The conference is part of the Tibetan Social Business and Sustainable Entrepreneurship, a joint project of the Tibet Sustainable Governance Program of the UVA Tibet Center, and Machik, a nonprofit organization that develops opportunities for education, capacity-building and innovation on the Tibetan Plateau. Andrew Zolli, founder of Pop!Tech, and Guy Pfefferman, founder of the Global Business School Network, will join Darden Professor Andrea Larson, McIntire Professor Brad Brown and other UVA faculty to lead the day’s discussions and break-out sessions.