Look Hoos Talking 2012 | UVA Student Council

Look Hoos Talking 2012

Watch live online!
Even if you weren’t able to retrieve a ticket or you’re off-grounds, you can still join us live via streaming video!

If you’ll be watching from on-grounds: on-grounds click here.
If you’ll be watching from off-grounds: off-grounds click here.

Be sure your computer has the latest version of Java installed in order for the stream to work. Download it for free from www.Java.com

Broadcasting will begin at 7:15 pm on Tuesday, 15 minutes before the event begins. This is during seating and while the string quartet is playing. The video will go until the end of the event. Feel free to make some popcorn with friends while you watch!


We are showcasing eight of the University’s most exciting thought-leaders on the Old Cabell Hall stage to share their greatest ideas with the University community. Here’s the catch: each of these professors must limit their talk to under 12 minutes.

You tell us which professors you want — and we’ll listen — to create a superhero lineup of some of the biggest and brightest names at U.Va.

Inspired by TED — a conference that began in 1984 and whose scope has broadened to bring together the world’s leading thinkers and doers in various fields for talks ranging “Spaghetti Sauce and How it Relates to Happiness” to “The Mathematics of War” to “How to Grow Fresh Air.”

TED pioneered short talks by limiting speakers to under 18 minutes: long enough to make a point, short enough to make you want to learn more.

Nominations have closed. Here are the results!

Meet the Speakers!
Dean Groves“The conflicted Soul of Robert Kennedy in 1968”

Professor Oishi – “American Paradox: Why are American built-environments so uniform?”

Professor Schwartz – “Everything I Know I Learned from Gil[gamesh]”

Professor Braun – “About the Lives of Others”

Professor Vaidhyanathan

Professor Levenson – “Being Human, Joining in”

Professor Halvorson-Taylor – “A Biblical View of the Past”

Look Hoos Talking will be held at 7:30 pm on Tuesday March 27th, 2012 in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium. The doors will open at 6:45 pm. Admission is free and is open to both students and community members. Tickets are limited, however. This event is sponsored by the Student Council Academic Affairs Committee.

If you are unable to obtain a ticket or are not currently in the area, there is still good news! Check back soon for the link to watch live online! If you’re still reading this information here, look at the top of the page!

Wondering how the event went last year? Click here to check it out!

Frequently Asked Questions


How can I watch online?
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Student Council will be livestreaming this event starting at 7:15. This is 15 minutes before the event begins. Please feel free to use the links at the top of this page at that time to view Look Hoos Talking online.

How can I attend a viewing party?
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Student Council will not be staffing a viewing party this year. If you think we should in the future, tell us on www.speakupuva.com.

How can a Resident Staffer hold a viewing party?
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Student Council encourages Resident Staffers to hold viewing parties for their residents.  Simply click on the watch live links above and gather around a computer, tv, or projector!

How can alumni get involved?
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Student Council encourages alumni to view Look Hoos Talking online. We hope you will enjoy the program.

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