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Courses listed on Learning in Action have a service-learning component or explore local, national, or global issues ...

Madison House Spring Registration

Sign up to volunteer through Madison House, your student volunteer center! There are many programs with an opportunity for every interest—from caring for animals to building houses to spending time with the elderly and beyond! Registration for the spring semester is now open, so visit to get started. Questions? Stop by Madison House between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday or email Director of Programs Jennifer Walker at or Director of Program Development & Engagement Yousaf Sajid at ...

Student Member of the Board of Visitors

Deadline: Jan. 23, 5 p.m.

Each year, the University’s Board of Visitors selects one student to serve as a member. Candidates must be full-time students whose completion of degree requirements is at least one year beyond the date of appointment to the BOV ...

Davis Projects for Peace Award

Deadline: Jan. 23

Davis Projects for Peace encourages students to design their own grassroots projects for peace. Current UVa undergraduate students are eligible to receive $10,000 for projects to be carried out during the summer of 2015. Students may submit proposals for individual or group projects ...

Project Inspire Interest Meeting

Jan. 26, 7 p.m., location TBD

Project Inspire is a dance mentorship. Come out to find out about what Project Inspire is all about! Contact Rachel Zaragoza at if you have any questions or want more details ...

Morven Summer Iinstitute

Info session: Jan. 27, 6:15 p.m., Monroe Hall Room 116

Are you considering taking classes this summer but want to try something different? Come hear about the Morven Summer Institute, a 10-day summer program held at the beautiful Morven Estate. Come talk to professors and past students and hear what this program is all about! We'll also have free Whole Foods pizza for you! Check out the event on Facebook for more info (including the course line-up) ...

Spring Job and Internship Fair

Jan. 28-29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Newcomb Hall (third floor)

The Spring Job and Internship Fair brings recruiters from over 100 corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to UVa to meet students from all majors seeking full-time employment or internship experience. You don't want to miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences! Students are not required to pre-register and can simply check-in at the registration desk when they arrive ...

Darden Global Conference: Challenging the Status Quo

Jan. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Abbott Auditorium (Darden School of Business)

In an increasingly global environment, it is imperative for business leaders to understand the characteristics of today’s dynamic market and to invest themselves in challenging the status quo, transcending social barriers that exist and in creating opportunities that make an impact on people for years to come ...

Mentor & Tutor Volunteer Fair

Jan. 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Omni Hotel (downtown Charlottesville)

January is National Mentoring Month. You can start the New Year off with a resolution to not only better your own life, but to help someone else change their life, too. The United Way in Charlottesville will have more than a dozen local organizations that you can meet with face to face to learn about their programs and find the right fit for your time, talents, and interests. Follow us on Facebook at UnitedWayTJA for stories about local mentors and tutors all month long ...

Sky Alland Scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 31

The selection committee for the Sky Alland Scholarship is now accepting nominations. Candidates should be rising fourth-year students who exemplify enterprising spirit, leadership, achievement, humility, and devotion to the University ...

New Major! Youth and Social Innovation

Application deadline: Feb. 1

Are you interested in pursuing a meaningful career working with or on behalf of youth? Are you a UVa first- or second-year?
Find out more about our exciting new major ...

Apply to be an orientation leader

Deadline: Feb. 2, 4 p.m.

Each year, Orientation and New Student Programs will select a group of mature and dedicated undergraduate leaders to assist with implementing Orientation programs during the summer and fall. Orientation Leaders serve as guides for new students, who are making the transition from their previous environment to the diverse academic, intellectual, and social culture of the University ...

Apply to be a Project SERVE Site Leader

Deadline: Feb. 3

Apply to be a Project SERVE site leader for August 2015! Project SERVE is looking for volunteers to lead incoming first-years in a day of community service around Charlottesville on August 28, 2015. No previous experience with Project SERVE is necessary, just a passion for service ...

Discovering Social Innovation through Engaged Scholarship

Deadline: Feb. 7
Symposium: March 19-20

Presented by Tulane University, this graduate student-led symposium on social innovation invites students, faculty, and researchers from any discipline to present research that tackles the complex global problems we face today. The symposium offers a variety of ways to participate and seeks research at all stages of development. Apply here ...

Community-Based Undergraduate Research Grants

Deadline: Feb. 16

Community-based Undergraduate Research Grants will provide opportunities for students to develop research projects that apply their academic skills, experiences, and ideas to real world problems. The grants are not limited to a single academic field. Interdisciplinary work is encouraged. A budget of anticipated expenses including travel, living expenses, research supplies should not exceed $3,000 ...

Nominate Your Favorite Professor for “Look Hoos Talking”

Feb. 24

Student Council is excited to announce its annual TED-inspired event, “Look Hoos Talking.” You are invited to nominate the professors you would like to see most. Nomination forms are available online. Join us as professors share their greatest, most thought-provoking ideas and explore various disciplines of academia ...

UVa Internship Programs Now Accepting Applications

Deadline: Feb. 28

University Internship Programs (UIP) offers hundreds of summer and academic year internships for students in any major. Check your email over the break for more information about the application process and information sessions ...

Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit

Feb. 28

The Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship (APTE) Summit is a student-organized event that gathers social entrepreneurs from around the globe to explore sustainable solutions to poverty. Tickets are free ...

Engineering for You 2 (E4U2) Video Contest

Deadline: March 2

Throughout history, engineering has advanced civilization from the way we connect with each other, to the way we heal, to how we get around, and simply have fun. But society still faces major obstacles. The National Academy of Engineering has outlined 14 game-changing opportunities for the 21st century called the Grand Challenges for Engineering. We want you to review the 14 Grand Challenges, and then create and submit a 1 to 2 minute video that shows how achieving one or more of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering will lead to a more sustainable, healthy, secure, and/or joyous world! The Grand Prize of $25,000 will go to the most inspiring 1-2 minute video ...

University Undergraduate Award for Arts Projects

Deadline: March 23

Awards are intended to expand students' opportunities for creative expression and showcase significant accomplishments in the arts. The program funds outstanding undergraduate projects in the arts to be carried out in the summer and the upcoming academic year. Each student applicant or group of applicants proposes a project of creative work. Eligible projects might include writing or directing a play or film, writing a collection of poetry, designing costumes for a play, choreographing a dance, creating a sculpture, or composing or performing a piece of music ...

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