‘Disabling Normalcy’ Symposium to Explore Issues Related to Disabilities
University of Virginia’s Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures will host a two-day event on disabilities this month.
On Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m., a pre-symposium screening of the film “Lives Worth Living
The Great Fight for Disability Rights” will be presented in the Nau Auditorium, with refreshments preceding the screening at 7 p.m. Free parking will be provided in the K2 lot, located on Brandon Avenue.
On Friday, Feb. 28, the symposium begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Harrison/Small Institute with welcoming remarks from Dr. Marcus Martin, U.Va. Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity. The event concludes at 5:30 p.m.
Both events are accessible, free and open to the public. More information is available online at U.Va. Today.
“Age of Jefferson” MOOC Launches
A massive online open course (MOOC) on the life and times of Thomas Jefferson was co-launched by U.Va. and Monticello on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 17. The course, taught by Peter Onuf, U.Va.’s Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor Emeritus and an expert on Jefferson and the early American republic, focuses on themes from both Jefferson’s private and public life.
The course is available for free on Coursera and iTunes U. More information is available on U.Va. Today.
Peace Corps Ranks U.Va. No. 2 in Producing Volunteers
U.Va. ranks second among medium-size colleges and universities in the number of alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers. Currently, 44 alumni are serving as volunteers.
Since 1961, more than 1,100 U.Va. students have volunteered abroad through the Peace Corps. Read more about U.Va.’s ranking on U.Va. Today’s website.
U.Va.’s Fall 2014 Schedule Announced
Highlights of U.Va.'s fall schedule were announced this week. They include:
The 2014 football schedule has also been released. For complete details, visit virginiasports.com.
2014 Recyclemania Competition Kicks Off
Competition in the national Recyclemania event began Feb. 2. The annual contest, sponsored by the College and University Recycling Council, measures how schools handle waste with categories for total recycling, recycling-per-person and waste reduction, among others.
Each year, U.Va. competes against more than 600 schools in the U.S. and Canada. The 2014 Recyclemania Competition ends March 29.
Visit U.Va. Sustainability for more information on this year’s competition.
As a service to the U.Va. Community, U.Va. Community Relations offers area-specific traffic alerts at www.virginia.edu/communityrelations.
To learn more about other University events and activities, visit calendar.virginia.edu.