Sage Week: The Battle Continues-Life After War

9/18/2007 | By: Staff Report  |

The SAGE Consortium (Scholars in AGing and Ethics: Gerontology Academic Program and Nevada Center for Ethics & Health Policy) of the College of Health & Human Sciences is proud to present the second annual SAGE Week at the University of Nevada from October 1 through 4. This week long series of events, talks, and discussions will raise awareness and open up conversations about the effects that war has on our service men and women, their families, and loved ones through the generations. Each day of this week will provide at least one opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to learn about and engage in discussion about the many issues past, present and future facing our veterans.

Events include:

Coming Home-Effects of War across Generations
Monday, October 1
12 to 1:30 p.m.
Jot Travis Student Union, Room 244

Panel will discuss the effects of war faced by veterans over time, including the impact on family dynamics and the aging process; how Americans do or do not differentiate between the veteran and the war; and available community resources.

Saigon 1965 to Baghdad 2007
Tuesday, October 2
12 to 1:30 p.m.
Jot Travis Student Union, Pine Lounge

University graduate, Michail Nolan, MSW, presents a compelling, multi-media show that explores the recurrence of PTSD in Vietnam veterans as a result of the Iraq war.

Born on the Fourth of July
Tuesday, October 2
6 to 9:30 p.m.
Jot Travis Student Union, Pine Lounge

This 1989 Academy Award winning film is based on the life of Ron Kovic, a Vietnam War veteran who became an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for. Discussion follows.

Ethical and Aging Issues Faced by our Veterans
Wednesday, October 3
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Jot Travis Student Union, Wolf Perk Cafe

Join students, faculty and colleagues for an open exchange of ideas, opinions, and experiences related to the impact of war on our service men and women.

Stress and Distress: Reliving the Experience of War
Thursday, October 4
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Pennington Building, Room 16

As veterans return from combat, medical practitioners are seeing specific effects on mental health. Panelists will discuss research findings and new services available to the Reno health care community for those traumatized by war. Continuing Education Units offered.
Panelists: Thuy Boardman, Ph.D., MPH, Victoria M. Follette, Ph.D., John Chappel, MD, Ph.D..

For more information contact Peggy McGraw at


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