University of Virginia School of Nursing
Roshi Joan Halifax will deliver the 2019 Bice Lecture March 13 at the School of Nursing in celebration of the decade anniversary of the Compassionate Care Initiative.

2019 Bice Lecture, with Roshi Joan Halifax, Upaya Zen Center

"Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear & Courage Meet"
March 13, 12-1 PM
Pinn Hall Auditorium

Please join us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Compassionate Care Initiative with an engaging speech by Roshi Joan Halifax, founder of Upaya Zen Center and our distinguished speaker who will offer the 2019 Zula Mae Baber Bice Lecture this spring.

An anthropologist and activist, a 1960s "wild child" and a celibate priest, Roshi Joan is the founder, abbess, and head teacher of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, NM. She is best known for sitting at the bedside of terminally ill patients and pioneering a new form of contemplative care, known as the 'Being With Dying' project, now in its 17th year.

Free and open to all, Roshi Joan's lecture will be followed by a reception.


Zula Mae Baber Bice (DIPLO `40) was a UVA nursing professor and dean who was a Navy nurse in the 1940s and led the School from 1961-62, and again from 1964-66. Established in 1975 by the School of Nursing Alumni Association, the annual Bice Lecture features speakers who address pertinent health issues of the day. This year’s Bice Lecture is held in conjunction with the School of Medicine’s Medical Center Hour.