Declaring Independence: Creating and Re-Creating America’s Document
Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, First Floor
Explore Albert H. Small’s (Engr ‘46) unique collection of documents relating to the Declaration of Independence. The exhibition sheds light on not only the writing and signing of the Declaration but also on its first printing, distribution across the colonies, and future impact on American history. The highlight of the exhibition is the Dunlap broadside, the very first printing of the Declaration. There are only 25 known copies in existence. An accompanying documentary film is available for viewing in the gallery.
Flowerdew Hundred: Unearthing Virginia’s History
Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, Entry Level
Featuring archaeological artifacts from the University of Virginia’s Flowerdew Hundred Collection, this exhibit presents material evidence of Virginia’s early inhabitants: Native American stone tools and pottery shards; arms and armor used to defend the new colony; refined, imported wares from Europe; and American-made goods, including items manufactured by African Americans. The materials from U.Va.’s Special Collections also on display—images from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century maps and books—illustrate the importance of the historical record in the study of material culture.
International Media Wall
Although more of a permanent installation than an exhibition, the International Media Wall in Alderman Library, a gift from the Jefferson Trust of the University of Virginia Alumni Association, provides access to more than 100 channels of foreign language news and cultural programming from around the world for U.Va. students, faculty, and staff. Stop by if you get a chance; Library staff will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions.
U.V.a. Press Warehouse Sale
U.Va. Press Warehouse, 500 Edgemont Rd.
The University of Virginia Press will be selling thousands of first quality books on a variety of topics. Most book prices will be as low as $3 or $6. For more information, visit www.upress.virginia.edu, or call 434-982-2932.
SARC Event: School of Architecture Open Class
Campbell Hall 153
You are welcomed to sit in on an open lecture of ARH 1010: “History of Architecture I” taught by Sheila Crane, Associate Professor in the School of Architecture.
Campbell Hall 158
You are welcomed to sit in on an open lecture of ARCH 3120: “Architecture Theory: Criticality and Systematicity” taught by Nana Last, Associate Professor in the School of Architecture
SARC Event: School of Architecture Faculty Lecture
You are welcomed to attend a lecture delivered by a faculty member in the School of Architecture.
Upper-Class Student Housing Fair: Hoo’s Living on-Grounds (again)?
Newcomb Hall- Kaleidoscope
The University offers a number of different residence styles and locations for upper-class students. Apartments, traditional hallway-style bedrooms, residential colleges, and language houses provide a wide variety of experiences for student living. We encourage you to investigate each option as you craft your university experience. A representative from every upper-class community will be present to share their experience and to answer any questions that you may have about living on-Grounds.”
Off-Grounds Housing Fair
Newcomb Hall-South Meeting Room
Approximately 20 local landlords will have tables with information about off-Grounds housing availability.
The Fralin Museum of Art Exhibitions
The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia
Thomas H. Bayly Building, 155 Rugby Road
Visit the University’s art museum, The Fralin Museum of Art, and enjoy the special exhibitions—Ancient Masters in Modern Styles: Chinese Ink Paintings from the 16th–21st Centuries. The Valley of the Shadow: American Landscapes in the Time of the Civil War Jean Hélion: Reality and Abstraction
Mother-Daughter Afternoon Tea at the Women’s Center:
Help Us Create a Body Positive Culture at UVa
Come join Women’s Center interns and staff for brunch and activities that will provide information about programs and resources at UVA that help students with body image and other concerns. You will leave with the answer to these questions: What is fat talk? What is the Body Positive program? How can women better support each other? RSVP to Amy Chestnutt firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-243-2463
Fall Convocation & Intermediate Honors
John Paul Jones Arena
President Sullivan will present Intermediate Honors to third-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Architecture, School of Nursing and Curry School of Education. The Thomas Jefferson Award, the University’s highest honor, will be presented to two members of the University community. Dorrie Fontaine, Dean of the School of Nursing, will deliver the keynote address. Please note: parking is available in the arena parking lot and garage.
University Career Services Open House
Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium
Discover key resources that facilitate your student’s exploration of career options, the relationship between major and career, and action steps for effective implementation of career goals! University Career Services (UCS) staff will introduce you to an extensive resource library; career assessments; career counseling; internship and externship resources; advising for graduate and professional (health professions & law) school; databases for networking and job-search; resume-writing tools; and more! Refreshments will be provided.
Madison House Open House
Madison House, 170 Rugby Road
Join the students and staff of Madison House for an open house to enjoy refreshments and time together, to learn about its volunteer and leadership programs, and to tour our building. Madison House serves as the student volunteer center for UVa, and has over 3000 students participate in service every year.
Electronic Resources for Genealogists
Clemons Library, Room 407
Genealogists were among the first to see the research potential of the digital age. Now, after 30 years of data collecting, scanning, and transcribing, there are many valuable resources available in electronic form for the family history researcher. This presentation will discuss some of the more important electronic collections on the internet, concentrating on those that are free–or almost free.
UVA Chapel Carillion Revealed
Class of 2016 Ring Ceremony
John Paul Jones Arena
Class members will receive their rings in this annual event, formalizing the custom of wearing the class ring during the third year. There will be a guest speaker, special guests from the University of Virginia faculty and alumni, as well as musical performances. The dress is business casual. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Class of 2016 Reception
The Third Year Council invites students and their families to The Class of 2016 Reception. We hope you can join us as we seek to expand the Class of 2016 community and bring friends and families together from across our class. Light hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and desserts will be served.
ACC Cross Country Championships
Shabbat Services and Dinner
6:00p.m. & 7:00p.m.
Brody Jewish Center
1824 University Circle
Families are invited to join more than one hundred students for a festive Friday night Shabbat experience. Dress is casual. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
University Guide Service Candlelight Tours of the Lawn
Candlelight tours are tours given by fourth-year students specially designed for this occasion. These tours often highlight aspects of the University’s history and student life that are not frequently discussed. Such examples of this in the past have ranged from topics such as ghost stories to the history of various student groups on Grounds to even a sing-a-long musical tour. While these topics change from year to year, they are always unique to the students giving them.
The Family Weekend Dinner
6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.
We hope you will consider entering the lottery for our annual Family Weekend Dome Room Dinner. One of Family Weekend’s most popular events, the dinner allows families to dine together in the University’s original library while listening to a lecture from one of the University’s premier faculty members. The featured faculty speaker will be Robert Swap, Research Professor in the department of Environmental Sciences.
Black Voices Concert
The University’s only gospel choir will perform its annual Family Weekend concert! Tickets will be available for $7 at the Arts Box Office, at the door, and online.
Edgar Allan Poe Open House
7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Poe’s Room, #13 West Range
Visit the Range room of one of America’s most celebrated literary figures. This open house will be hosted by members of the Raven Society, U.Va.’s oldest and most prestigious honor society.
Edgar Allan Poe Reading Contest
7:29p.m. – 9:30p.m.
Jefferson Hall (Hotel C/West Range)
Sponsored by the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society
2014 Lewis Mountain Road
Join a network of Jewish families of U.Va. students as we celebrate the Sabbath together. Enjoy fresh homemade Challah, steamy kugels, and chocolate babka! RSVP email@example.com or call 434-202-1124 www.chabadofcharlottesville.org
McCormick Observatory Open House
8:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
Visit the observatory museum and see the historic McCormick 26-inch refractor telescope and a presentation by an astronomy faculty member. Weather permitting, there will be a viewing of the night sky. Parking available beside the Observatory.