Upcoming Events
The list below highlights ongoing and daily events taking place around Grounds this week. For additional information 
regarding future events, click on one of the links in the “More Calendars” section below to view specific calendars from around the University.
Ongoing Events
Jun 20 - Apr 8
LOCATION: 
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
CONTACT: 
434.244.0234, kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu
This exhibition comprises contemporary paintings and sculpture by Indigenous Australian artists from various regions across the Australian continent, from the central desert to coastal regions and islands. Centering on the theme of “country,” the artworks sing melodies of ancestors and land, creation and power, history and memory, community and identity. In caring for and painting their ancestral terrain and home places, Aboriginal artists acknowledge the countless memories already lived and those to come. "Songs of a Secret Country" was curated by five students from universities across the United States. As part of the UVA Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative, this project trains the next generation of curators to address the pressing lack of diversity in museum practice. The artworks represented are a recent gift to the Kluge-Ruhe Collection by philanthropists Stephen and Agatha Luczo of California.
Jul 28 - Jan 7
LOCATION: 
Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library
CONTACT: 
434.244.0234, kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu
This exhibition includes twenty-one sculptures made of discarded commercial fishing nets that washed up on the shore in the community of Pormpuraaw, north Queensland, Australia. “Ghost nets” trap and kill the rich array of marine life in the ocean, eventually drifting to the bottom of the sea to suffocate the seabed and coral reefs. The turtles, sharks, rays and other animals affected are culturally and spiritually important to local Indigenous people. To clean up their environment and raise awareness about the long-term damage caused by the nets, Indigenous artists of Pormpuraaw are repurposing them into fine art sculptures. Also included in the exhibition are three prints and an aluminum sculpture of a stingray by Brian Robinson (Maluyliga, Wuthathi, Malaysia Dayak). The sculpture, Ocean Guardian, represents the creation story of the Great Barrier Reef and is covered in mineral, the distinctive graphic patterns of Torres Strait art. In his linocut prints, Robinson draws on his Torres Strait Islander heritage and traditional art historical and pop culture imagery.
Aug 24 - Jun 22
LOCATION: 
Main Gallery, Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library
CONTACT: 
434.243.5861, har8n@virginia.edu
Featuring artifacts from the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, other University entities, and private collections, The University of Virginia in 100 Objects commemorates UVA’s Bicentennial. The one hundred artifacts included represent moments from two centuries of UVA history in an exhibition that ranges across space as well as time--you can find seventy-nine objects in the galleries of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, and twenty-one more may be found at sixteen satellite sites around Grounds. This exhibition is based on the book Mr. Jefferson’s Telescope (UVA Press, 2017), which visitors are encouraged to consult for deeper discussions of each object. The University of Virginia in 100 Objects is produced by the University of Virginia Library with support from the University of Virginia Bicentennial and funding provided by the Alumni Board of Trustees. NOTE: The exhibition is closed on Sundays. Please check the exhibition site for hours.
Sep 1 - Dec 28
LOCATION: 
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
CONTACT: 
434.243.5861, har8n@virginia.edu
Inspired by the recent conservation treatment of a portrait of Burroughs painted by Orlando Rouland, this exhibition brings an important American naturalist back to light. The painting serves as the focal point of the exhibition, tying together writer, artist, collector, and library. The exhibition showcases books, manuscripts, and other materials from the Burroughs collection. John Burroughs’ (1837-1921) essays on nature were widely read by both scholars and the reading public during his lifetime. He counted among his friends prominent men including Walt Whitman, Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Ford, John Muir, and Thomas Edison. The Burroughs collection is part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature at the University of Virginia. NOTE: The exhibition is closed on Sundays. Please check the event site for hours.
Jan 12 - May 20
LOCATION: 
The Fralin Museum of Art
CONTACT: 
rd3wn@virginia.edu
This exhibition showcases portraits of women by American artists from the collection of The Fralin Museum of Art. Spanning the period from the early Republic through the 1950s, the show includes a diverse selection of paintings by prominent portrait painters such as Thomas Sully, Rembrandt Peale, George Luks, and others. The images on view reveal changing aesthetic investments in the representation of femininity, beauty, status, and individual identity during the surveyed period.
Jan 26 - Apr 29
LOCATION: 
The Fralin Museum of Art
CONTACT: 
rd3wn@virginia.edu
From the Grounds Up: Thomas Jefferson’s Architecture & Design will focus on a number of key aspects of Jefferson’s career as an architect. His early influences and interests, including American landscapes he admired and architecture he encountered abroad that enlarged his view of design will be discussed. Construction techniques and the tools employed in the construction of his iconic buildings will be highlighted while also addressing some of the issues surrounding the construction by both free and enslaved men. The exhibition will move on to sections devoted to his design of private homes and public buildings. Of particular note will be an examination of Jefferson’s establishment and design of the University of Virginia.
Jan 26 - Apr 29
LOCATION: 
The Fralin Museum of Art
CONTACT: 
rd3wn@virginia.edu
The group of monotypes in this exhibition provides a unique look at this artist’s final body of work. As a whole, they comprise a requiem of his mature life and career. Gottlieb began these works with no formal plan, in the spring of 1973. At that time, he was paralyzed by a stroke and was suffering from emphysema. His diminished energy and physical capacity limited the number of hours that he could devote to painting each day. However, due to Gottlieb’s artistic passion in making these monotypes, he discovered that he was able to immerse himself in these intimate works for extended periods. His monotypes explore the major themes of his career and show the artist’s deep joy and satisfaction in the manipulation of paint and plates. [Organized by the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc.]
Week of January 14, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
6:00pm - 9:00pm
LOCATION: 
John Paul Jones Arena
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
Monday, January 15, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm
LOCATION: 
McLeod Hall, Room 2005
CONTACT: 
nm4ag@virginia.edu
2-day training institute FREE for UVA students. This is an amazing opportunity for students to gain valuable experience and become a part of the violence prevention efforts of the University of Virginia. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
11:00am - 12:15pm
LOCATION: 
Miller Center
CONTACT: 
434-924-6049
Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates comes to the Miller Center to discuss how she stood up to President Trump in an interview with host Douglas Blackmon. Seating is free of charge but limited in number. Tickets become available at 9 a.m. on a first come, first serve basis.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm
LOCATION: 
2400 Old Ivy Road, Rm 189
CONTACT: 
434.924.0362, dwo4q@virginia.edu
Essential Work Skills helps employees develop the skills and competencies necessary to be successful at the University of Virginia. The focus of the training series is to enhance communication skills and to increase understanding of how the workplace operates. You’ll interact with other participants during discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships. This program is designed as an introduction to the topic. No prior knowledge or skill is necessary. For salaried support staff members who have completed at least 12 months of service at the University and have achieved at least a rating of “Effective” in the probationary or annual performance review. Successful completion earns the employee a certificate of achievement and a one-time, base salary increase of $600 per year. See event website for additional details. Date and Time: Wednesdays – January 17, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, January 24, 31, 8:30-10:30 am, February 7, 9:00 am-12 noon (at the Harrison Small Institute-Special Collections Library), February 14, 21, 28, 8:30 -10:30 am, March 7, 14, 21 (make-up class day), 8:30-10:30 am, March 28, 9:00 am-1:00 pm (Newcomb Hall). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please complete the Nomination Form to nominate an individual for the Essential Work Skills series.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION: 
ERC, Room B
CONTACT: 
Denese Straughn 434.243.2643
The process of helping elder loved ones move to be closer for care and involvement purposes can seem daunting but is easily manageable with planning and an organized approach. Once the decision has been agreed upon and a time frame established, the steps are more clear.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
4:00pm - 5:30pm
LOCATION: 
Harrison/Small Library Auditorium
CONTACT: 
434-982-2361; sea3n@virginia.edu
We all know what it means to call someone out. Are you ready to call them IN? Calling IN challenges us to address people with compassion and a spirit of inclusion even - or especially - in the crucial moments when their behavior is problematic. Join us for a conversation with Loretta Ross.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION: 
Old Medical School Auditorium
CONTACT: 
Denese Straughn 434.243.2643
This seminar is designed to provide information and promote self-reflection on your overall life management. Through focus on the dimensions through which we experience life; our mind, body, emotions, spirit and values/ethics; there is opportunity to expand self-care, awareness, and fulfillment.
Friday, January 19, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
LOCATION: 
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA
CONTACT: 
434-244-0234
Repositories of Recognition,” is an exhibition by Indigenous Australian artist Carol McGregor who is of Wathaurung and Scottish descent. The exhibition juxtaposes misrepresentations of her culture on tourist tea towels with possum skin bags which were traditional containers for cultural identity.
11:00am - 2:00pm
LOCATION: 
Aquatic and Fitness Center
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
7:00pm - 10:00pm
LOCATION: 
Memorial Gymnasium
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
Saturday, January 20, 2018
11:00am - 2:00pm
LOCATION: 
Aquatic and Fitness Center
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION: 
McLeod Hall #5060
CONTACT: 
nurs-hxc@virginia.edu
"Incurable Defects": Physical Disability and the Philadelphia Relief System, 1790-1840. Nicole Schroeder, UVA PhD Candidate.
1:00pm - 4:00pm
LOCATION: 
McArthur Squash Center
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
1:00pm - 4:00pm
LOCATION: 
McArthur Squash Center
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
4:00pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION: 
McArthur Squash Center
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
5:00pm - 8:00pm
LOCATION: 
McArthur Squash Center
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
5:00pm - 8:00pm
LOCATION: 
Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
Week of January 21, 2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018
12:30pm - 3:30pm
LOCATION: 
John Paul Jones Arena
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
3:00pm - 6:00pm
LOCATION: 
Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
9:00am - 11:00am
LOCATION: 
2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
CONTACT: 
Center for Leadership Excellence -924-3645/leadership@virginia.edu
DiSC is a personality assessment tool used to improve work productivity, teamwork, and communication. Increase your self-knowledge and learn how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress, and how you solve problems based on your personality style. See website to enroll.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION: 
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
CONTACT: 
vfhfellowships@virginia.edu
John Ragosta, author, will speak to why Patrick Henry’s legacy has been largely suppressed. Remembered as a great orator and firebrand, Henry also helped launch the American Revolution and was a leading antifederalist. Had Henry lived, Jefferson almost certainly wouldn't have been elected President.
7:00pm - 10:00pm
LOCATION: 
John Paul Jones Arena
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
Thursday, January 25, 2018
9:00am - 11:00am
LOCATION: 
2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
CONTACT: 
Center for Leadership Excellence - 434-924-3645/leadership@virginia.edu
Transitioning from a peer to a manager can be an exciting and challenging opportunity. This class helps you identify actions you can take to position yourself for success as a manager. You'll learn tips on how to interact with your former peers after you step into this role. See website to enroll.
3:30pm - 2:45pm
LOCATION: 
Miller Center
CONTACT: 
434-924-6049
Miller Center scholars will reflect back on the First Year: POTUS 2017 project, as well as President Trump’s first year in office. The event will also mark the release of the volume Crucible: The President’s First Year, an anthology of First Year essays.
6:15pm - 8:00pm
LOCATION: 
Hotel E - Garden Room
CONTACT: 
bbt8n@virginia.edu (434)243-9730
Lecture by fine arts expert Tim O'Kane. An expert in still-life and realism, O'Kane will share his expertise on painting historical events, more specifically, "The Placing of UVA's Cornerstone, 1817". This event is complimentary and open to the public, and a complimentary black and white copy of the painting will be given to each attendee.
7:00pm - 10:00pm
LOCATION: 
John Paul Jones Arena
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
Friday, January 26, 2018
11:00am - 2:00pm
LOCATION: 
Newcomb South Meeting Room
CONTACT: 
evg5f@virginia.edu
Come and explore over 30 options for UVA study abroad programs for this summer, or any semester or summer in the future! Information on financial aid, passports, internships and more! Be a part of the tradition!
3:00pm - 4:30pm
LOCATION: 
Gilmer Hall, Rm. 190
CONTACT: 
CurryVEST@virginia.edu
Carola Suarez-Orozco from UCLA will be giving a talk about "A Developmental Perspective on Undocumented and Mixed-Family Status Children and Youth" which is co-sponsored by the Curry School of Education, Youth-Nex and the UVA Department of Psychology.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
LOCATION: 
Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
ITA Kickoff Weekend
2:00pm - 3:00pm
LOCATION: 
The Fralin Museum of Art
CONTACT: 
rd3wn@virginia.edu
"From the Grounds Up: Thomas Jefferson’s Architecture & Design" will focus on a number of key aspects of Jefferson’s career as an architect. His early influences and interests, including American landscapes he admired and architecture he encountered abroad that enlarged his view of design will be discussed. Construction techniques and the tools employed in the construction of his iconic buildings will be highlighted while also addressing some of the issues surrounding the construction by both free and enslaved men. The exhibition will move on to sections devoted to his design of private homes and public buildings. Of particular note will be an examination of Jefferson’s establishment and design of the University of Virginia.The exhibition represents a key component of the University of Virginia’s multiyear bicentennial celebrations in 2017-19. Among his many accomplishments, Jefferson considered the creation of UVA as one of his most enduring and significant contributions. The university grew from Jefferson’s deeply held beliefs that education of the people is one of government’s most important responsibilities, and that education is central to freedom. Jefferson designed the university, wrote its initial curriculum, chose the books for the library and served as the first rector. The result was an educational and architectural masterpiece that survives today as a testament to Jefferson’s far-reaching philosophy and vision.
Week of January 28, 2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
LOCATION: 
Newcomb Hall Theater
CONTACT: 
434-924-7236
Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer for President Barack Obama, talks about his new New York Times bestseller, Obama: An Intimate Portrait and the stories behind his iconic photographs chronicling Obama's historic presidency. Souza will sign copies of his book at the conclusion of his presentation, beginning at 3 p.m. outside the Newcomb Theater. Copies of Obama: An Intimate Portrait will be available for purchase.
Thursday, January 31, 2018
7:00pm - 10:00pm
LOCATION: 
John Paul Jones Arena
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
Friday, February 1, 2018
3:00pm - 5:00pm
LOCATION: 
2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189
CONTACT: 
Center for Leadership Excellence - 434-924-3645/leadership@virginia.edu
Our diverse workplaces include people from several generations, each of which has a rich past and a unique set of perspectives. We'll look at various historical markers for each generation and discuss how those experiences often lead to differences in the workplace. See event website to enroll.
5:00pm - 6:15pm
LOCATION: 
Miller Center
CONTACT: 
434.924.7236, millercenter@virginia.edu
Rita Dove served as Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant to the Library of Congress from 1993-1995, as Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2004-2006, and in 1986 was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her book, Thomas and Beulah. Dove is known for her eloquent writing and reflections on black life in America, among other themes. She currently holds the chair of Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Her latest book, Collected Poems 1974-2004, was released by W.W. Norton & Co. in May 2016; it was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the NAACP Image Award in Poetry. A book signing will follow her appearance.
7:00pm - 10:00pm
LOCATION: 
John Paul Jones Arena
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, uvatickets@virginia.edu
Saturday, February 2, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
LOCATION: 
Harrison/Small Audtorium
CONTACT: 
434-244-0234
A panel of leading Indigenous curators, scholars and artists of the Australia-Pacific region meet to discuss how the museum can be both an imperial container of objects and an active participant in the process of decolonizing and re-imagining the Indigenous past, presents and futures.
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