Welcome to Learning in Action – the front door to public service at the University of Virginia, dedicated to connecting students, faculty and community partners to social entrepreneurship, community engagement and co–curricular service opportunities.
Service Events and Opportunities
Earth Week 2014 is going to be one hellUVa week to celebrate our One HellUVa Planet! Special events and lectures are sponsored by Green Grounds, Student Council Sustainability, the Community Garden, Engineering Student Council, UVa Sustainability, and over 20 other organizations, such as the Trashed Film Screening in Runk Green Room on April 21 at 5 p.m. On Earth Day, April 22, we're holding the Earth Week Expo in Newcomb Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the HellUVa Festival in the Amphitheater from 2 to 5 p.m. Find the full list of events on our website and Facebook page ...
April 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monroe 124
Whether in an intercultural context, or just on a day-to-day basis, everyday spaces such as streets, sidewalks, intersections, and cafes prove to be rich with signification, if we can just stop for a moment and actually see them attentively. This seminar introduces some of the experimental writing techniques employed by French author Georges Perec in order to equip students to use creative writing as a means of gaining new visibility onto the everyday spaces in which they find themselves immersed. This seminar is part indoor presentation and discussion, part outdoor fieldwork ...
April 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m., HackCville (9 Elliewood Ave)
Still looking for an internship during the summer or a full-time job? EG & HackCville will be hosting a recruiting mixer for UVa students of all years and majors. Please complete the online form to gain access to this high-profile recruiting event ...
Public Service News
Located on a one-acre plot which was once organically cultivated for John Kluge, the Morven Kitchen Garden offers a hands-on learning opportunity to study food production cycles, design sustainable agriculture technologies, and develop a better understanding of the social, environmental, and economic implications of our daily food choices. The Morven Kitchen Garden was initiated by students, for students, and it serves both the University and greater Charlottesville community as a site for learning and growing. The Morven Kitchen Garden offers a unique CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program offered exclusively to U.Va. students, faculty, and staff. Weekly CSA shares are available on a monthly basis from May until October, in which a box of fresh produce and recipe book is dropped off each week on Grounds.