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Disability Acceptance Week

Oct. 20-24

UVA Student Council, together with IHGC and the Disability Access Committee, invites you to participate in Disability Acceptance Week.

6th Annual Fight Cancer 5K

Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m., The Whispering Wall

Relay For Life at UVa is hosting its sixth annual Fight Cancer 5K, part of the first official FIGHT + FLIP philanthropy weekend at UVa! Join us as we run to raise money for the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer, then stop by Pancakes for Parkinson's following the race for an awesome pancake breakfast to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. 5K Registration is $10 before the race and $15 the morning of the race. Registration opens at 8 a.m. on race day. 

Pancakes for Parkinson's

Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lawn (south end near Homer statue)

Celebrate the 10th annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s at the University of Virginia to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. This event was founded with the idea that members of the community and students of the University of Virginia could bridge their efforts and fight for a Parkinson’s cure. Students and community members will come together and flip pancakes to help raise awareness and collect donations for Parkinson’s disease ...

Game Day CHallenge

Oct. 25

UVa is participating in the Game Day Challenge, a nationwide competition to increase recycling/composting and reduce waste at football games. UVa has placed FIRST in the ACC in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and we need YOU to volunteer to continue the winning streak! As a volunteer, you will encourage tailgaters to recycle before the football game against UNC. Multiple shifts are available, including those that will end right before kick-off, and you get FREE PIZZA, a T-SHIRT, and other FREEBIES ...

Find Your Voice: Hoos Got Your Back

Oct. 26, 2 p.m., Helm's Theatre at the Drama Building

The Find Your Voice Performance Series, sponsored by the Virginia Players and co-sponsored by UPC, is a monthly performance curated around a thematic concept or genre that’s currently taking prevalence on Grounds, with the first theme being Hoos Got Your Back, which takes a stand against sexual misconduct and assault. Individuals are encouraged to share their stories with members of the University community to promote empowerment and individuality through a lightly scripted live performance. Tickets are free and will be provided first come, first serve, at the door ...

Reverse Trick-or-Treat

Various dates and times

ADAPT and One Less will be handing out free cups of candy Halloween week. Also, the first 500 people to sign the pledge to be an active bystander this Halloween will receive a light-up wand for their Halloween adventures after dark! Check us out on Monday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Student Health; Tuesday, Oct. 28 and Thursday, Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at O-Hill; and Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Lawn. Contact ltb9zb@virginia.edu for more info ...

DOES THE HISTORY OF ANTI-JUDAISM HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE PRESENT?

Oct. 28, 4 to 6 p.m., Peabody Hall Auditorium

Join us for this public lecture by David Nirenberg from the University of Chicago ...

Fall Job and Internship Fair

Oct. 29-30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Newcomb Hall, third floor

Are you looking for a full-time job or internship this summer, but don’t know where to start? Now is the perfect time to start getting prepared for the Fall Job and Internship Fair. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences ...

November

Habitat for Humanity Dine ’N Dash 5K

Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Clark Library

Come out to the most delicious 5K run on Grounds. Support Habitat for Humanity at UVa as they raise money to build affordable housing for our neighbors in the Greater Charlottesville Area. Run a 5K, eat food from our sponsors at each turn, and make new friends ...

Language Jumpstart: Spanish

Nov. 1 & 8, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., OpenGrounds

Prepare for your experience abroad or learn a new language. The Lorna Sundberg International Center, in collaboration with the College of Arts & Sciences, will offer beginner Spanish. Lessons include everyday phrases, greetings, basic grammar, cultural customs, and more. Students will also have opportunities to practice with native and/or advanced speakers in small groups. Space is limited to 12 students and it is open to everyone in the UVa and Charlottesville communities ...

CORE SEMINARS: Identity in Translation

Nov. 3, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Maury 104

In this seminar, we use the discipline of psychology to explain what decades of research on multi-cultural people can teach us about how living in other cultures affects who we are. We explore psychology studies that show that people who have lived in two cultures can actually have two separate identities at the same time. We also talk about how research on emotion regulation can give us simple strategies to help cope with the depression, isolation, and frustration that can come from being abroad ...

Cville 101: Issues Facing Charlottesville

Nov. 5, 3:30 to 5 p.m., South Meeting Room
Nov. 6, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Kaleidoscope Room

Interested in learning about the major social issues currently facing the Charlottesville community? This two-part talk show event, hosted by Student Council’s Public Service Committee, presents a conversation with community partner representatives about the local challenges motivating their work, how their particular organization is tackling those issues, and how students might best get involved. RSVP to attend Part I on Nov. 5 here and Part II on Nov. 6 here. Students may attend one or both sessions; there will be different speakers for both ...

International Education Week

Nov. 15-21

International Education Week (IEW) is a worldwide celebration of international education endeavors. The purpose of IEW is to promote and celebrate international programs and to encourage participation in them. Students, faculty, and staff at the University engage in a variety of study abroad programs, research, collaboration, and service across the globe. All of these activities result in a knowledge exchange that enriches the community on Grounds and around the world ...

Language Jumpstart: Italian

Nov. 15 & 22, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., OpenGrounds

Prepare for your experience abroad or learn a new language. The Lorna Sundberg International Center, in collaboration with the College of Arts & Sciences, will offer beginner Italian. Lessons include everyday phrases, greetings, basic grammar, cultural customs, and more. Students will also have opportunities to practice with native and/or advanced speakers in small groups. Space is limited to 12 students and it is open to everyone in the UVa and Charlottesville communities ...

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