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Win a $50 Gift card to the Bookstore

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and enter for your chance to win a $50 gift card to the University Bookstore! Get some new swag for the new semester. Enter here.

fleaVILLE Market on Saturdays

Aug. 23 & Sept. 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the IX Project (corner of Second St. SE and Monticello Avenue)

fleaVILLE is a flea/artists/antiques market with over 35 vendors. All are small businesses, all local to Cville and the surrounding areas, selling their goods -- antiques, refinished/handmade furniture, clothes (including children's items), jewelry, art, crafts, you name it. Plus, we'll have face painting for the kids and food trucks. This month, it's South Fork Food Truck, Morsel Compass Mobile Kitchen, and the Gypsy Juice Wagon.

It's a fun space and a great second stop after the City Market! ...

Student Activities Fair

August 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Amphitheater

Unsure what you want to get involved in? Want to do something new? This Fall Activities Fair is the best place to learn what student groups are on Grounds, find out what they do, meet some of their members, and sign up for more information ...

Madison House Registration Begins

August 26

Madison House offers 19 programs where University students can volunteer one to three hours per week for the semester (in some cases, for the academic year) throughout the Charlottesville community. Programs range from Medical Services to Adopt-a-Grandparent to Animal Welfare and more. Learn more and register online ...

Project SERVE

August 29, 2 to 6 p.m.

UVa's annual Project SERVE is a day of service for new incoming students. It's a great opportunity to jump right into it and meet other service-minded students and community partners. Sign up here ...

Relay for Life at UVA REgistration begins

September 1

The Relay For Life of UVa is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. Join the race today ...


September 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom

Come attend the annual Study Abroad Fair open to all students interested in spending a semester, year, part of the summer, or J-term abroad. We will showcase over 32 faculty led programs, 23 outside program providers, and 38 direct exchange options ...

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Video Competition

Deadline: Sept. 8

Whether you're networking, interviewing for a job, or just having a conversation at a party, it is essential to have an "elevator pitch" to describe your dissertation work. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a competition that helps graduate students develop the necessary communication skills to effetively explain their scholarship in a clear and succinct way so that all people, from field-specialist to the lay-person, can understand the topic and importance of their work. Students at UVa will present their dissertation topic in three minutes or less via a video submission. Videos will be judged by a diverse panel of professionals (academic and non-academic) and the top eight will advance to the UVa Live Competition. The first place winner of the UVa Live Competition will advance to the international U21 Grand Final competition ...

Browse Fall 2014 Courses

Courses listed on Learning in Action have a service-learning component or feature topics that focus on issues at the local, national, or global levels ...

Volunteerism & Service Conference

Sept. 11-12, Double Tree Richmond, 1021 Koger Center Boulevard, Richmond, VA

Do you work with volunteers? Are you looking for ways to connect with people through service? Does your organization serve others? The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Service and the Virginia Service Foundation will host the 2014 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference—a highly-interactive conference offering a diverse array of workshops, networking events, and opportunities for service. Coinciding with the 9/11 National Day of Service, conference attendees will be invited to participate in one of several exciting service projects throughout the community! Registration includes networking reception, one breakfast, two lunches, two days of workshops (32 total) and transportation to service project ...

Pancakes for Parkinson's

October 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 ...

Community Food Systems: Food Policies

Using food heritage as a lens, students in the Urban and Environmental Planning Department's Community Food Systems' class, taught by Tanya Denckla Cobb, explored the importance of identity and place as a tool for community planning for sustainability and resilience. Students worked individually to explore topics related to edible yards, urban livestock, farm-to-school programs, gleaning, composting, and more. Each student spent many hours interviewing local food leaders and residents to solicit feedback and ensure that policies truly reflected the wishes of the community. Although many of the videos focus on Charlottesville specifically, we feel that the case studies explored and the resulting policies would benefit many of the communities in our region. We hope that our collection of short films and writings will inspire the adoption of sustainable local food policies in our community.

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