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Does your CIO have something unique to offer to the Charlottesville community? Is your service-learning class looking to apply the concepts you investigated together? Is your fraternity, sorority, residence life group, or other student group interested in learning how to create an effective service program together? If so, do you have the funding? The newly formed Public Service Programming Board (PSPB) is here to help ...

#UVASERVice

To showcase the incredible amount of public service work done by our students each and every week, Learning in Action has launched a new Instagram campaign that features photos of groups and individuals in the community. Use #uvaservice and post your photos today or submit via our online form ...

Sustainable Urban Policy and Smart Cities

March 31, 4 p.m., Garrett Hall Commons (second floor)

A joint Batten-Architecture School panel featuring Professors Tim Beatley, Susanne Moomaw, Gerry Warburg and SPUR's Gabe Metcalf. Register here ...

Sustainability and Human Needs

March 31, 5:30 p.m.

Do you need 100 gallons of water, 6 gallons of fuel oil, and 3700 calories per day to live? Does the 5% of the world’s population that lives in America need 24% of the world’s energy? Can the earth sustain this standard of living and associated level of consumption with nine billion people? What is a globally sustainable standard of living? What must we do to achieve it? What role do YOU have to play? Needs are different from wants. This seminar is about personal and policy choices for sustainability. Professor Louis will be teaching a full-length course on this subject through the Morven Summer Institute in May ...

Human Trafficking and Sex Trafficking in the U.S.

March 31, 7 p.m., OpenGrounds Studio

Paige St. Clair, Women’s Center intern, will be hosting a panel discussion promoting awareness and a call to action to help survivors of modern-day slavery seek justice and find freedom. For any questions or concerns about this event, please email Jaronda Miller, Program Director of Global and Engaged Scholarship at the Women’s Center, here or Paige St. Clair here ...

SpringFeast Community Engagement Grant

Deadline: March 31, 11:59 p.m.

UPC and StudCo's Community Affairs Committee are currently seeking proposals for creative projects designed to bring the Charlottesville and UVa communities together. Four finalists will be selected to present their project ideas at the SpringFeast dinner on April 23, where attendees will vote to decide the winner of a microgrant (roughly $600) to put his or her project into action ...

Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct at UVa

Survey opens: April 1

All students are invited to participate in a climate survey on sexual assault and sexual misconduct at the University of Virginia. The results from the survey will be used to guide policies that will encourage a healthy, safe, and nondiscriminatory environment on Grounds. The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and responses are confidential. Please check your University email account for the link. If you’ve misplaced your survey link, please visit www.virginia.edu/climatesurvey ...

Water Crisis in California: Opportunities for Innovation

April 1, 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., Darden School of Business, Room 170

The California Water Crisis is a major challenge that, at the same time, provides an opportunity for innovation. Stanford Professor Leon Szeptycki analyzes the main causes of the water crisis, and investigates (innovative) ways in which a solution could be found. Jon Radtke, Water Resource Sustainability Manager for Coca-Cola North America, points out how a multinational company such as Coca Cola operates in a water-stressed environment such as California ...

Let's Have Dinner and Talk About Death

April 1, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Holloway Hall (Bavaro 116)

This dinner installment focuses on death in relation to pop culture and the extent to which technology plays a role in our everyday practices. The two will open discussion on how social media and the digital world shapes our everyday lives, specifically how we understand and grief death and dying. Professor McKelligan will share his studies on the death of pop icon Selena and the consequent reactions within Latino communities in America. Pulling from their diverse academic backgrounds and specializations, we encourage those who attend our dinner series to come hungry and willing to discuss their own personal opinions, experiences, and backgrounds pertaining to the extent to which pop culture and technology have become so very embedded in their everyday life ...

Research week

April 2-10

This is a chance for students to learn more about UVa-funded research opportunities such as the Harrison, Double-Hoo, Arts Award, Community-Based Undergraduate Research Award, and Jefferson Public Citizen program. Current student award winners will present their work at the various receptions and presentations taking place during Research Week ...

Building Public Servants Conference: Education Policy Careers

April 3, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Garrett Hall

This career conference is focused on education policy. Join us for this great opportunity to learn more about career options, connect with alumni and meet professionals in the field. The event will consist of a keynote address by KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg, a moderated career panel, small group discussions, topic based breakout sessions and mock interviews ...

4 Miler 4 the Kids

April 4, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Nameless Field

Phi Sigma Pi National Gender Inclusive Honor Fraternity is hosting a 4 Miler to help raise money for the Children's Miracle Network at the UVA Hospital ...

Relay For Life Interest and Team Captain Meeting

April 6, 8 p.m., Clark 108

Come learn about how to get more involved with Relay For Life at UVA and the fight against cancer ...

Public Service Panel: What is AmeriCorps?

April 7, 6 p.m., Monroe 116

AmeriCorps is a great experience post-graduation whether you want your first destination after UVa to be service-driven or are looking for a gap year opportunity. Positions exist in many fields: education, sustainability, housing, healthcare, economic development, and more! Hear about the different AmeriCorps programs nationwide, how to apply, and meet alumni who are currently serving. This is a great opportunity for all years interested in exploring careers in public service ...

2015 Relay for Life

April 10, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Carr's Hill Field

American Cancer Society Relay For Life campus events serve as a powerful way for you to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer, from helping people facing the disease in your community to ensuring cancer is a thing of the past for future generations. The Relay For Life movement features campus and community events that offer an opportunity to honor the cancer survivors in your life, promote how you can reduce your cancer risk, and raise money to help find a cure. Today, with the support of thousands of student volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we end cancer once and for all ...

The Big Event at Madison House: A Day of Service In the Charlottesville Community

April 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Madison House is looking for volunteers for The Big Event. The Big Event is a day where more than 400 members of the UVa community come together to thank individuals and organizations that support Madison House through acts of service. Activities include gardening, fixing trails, painting schools, and more ...

RJ Hess Memorial 5k

April 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Astronomy Building
Registration: 10 a.m.

The University of Virginia’s Army ROTC program is sponsoring a 5K race/walk in memory of a fallen comrade. First Lt. R.J. Hess of Fairfax, a 2010 graduate of UVa’s Army ROTC program, was killed in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan. In his memory, the UVa Army ROTC established the First Lt. Hess Leadership Award and Scholarship. Proceeds from the race benefit the scholarship, given to a fourth-year cadet who embodies the attributes of moral courage, integrity, and selfless service. Registration opens at 10 a.m., and the race begins at 11 a.m. Prizes will be given to the first-place male and female runners ...

Third Annual Hoos Heal 5K

April 12, 8:30 a.m., Amphitheatre

Join us for the third Annual Hoos Heal 5K, a race to end childhood cancer. Student registration fee is $15 in advance, or $20 on race day. Students registered before April 6 will be guaranteed a T-shirt. The top three male and female overall finishers and the top three male and female age-group finishers will receive awards. Proceeds benefit pediatric hematology and oncology at UVa Children’s Hospital ...

UVa ROTC Cadets Seek Blood for Military Personnel

April 13, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom

The University of Virginia’s ROTC programs are looking for blood donors to support the military. The drive, part of the Armed Services Blood Program, is run by a team from the Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center. Walk-in donations are welcome; however, donors are encouraged to make an appointment using the ASBP’s online registration system. In order to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, have not donated blood in the last eight weeks, and have a picture ID ...

Pauline Oberdorfer Minor Local History Internship

Deadline: April 20

This internship is named after Pauline Oberdorfer Minor, who was a native of Charlottesville and probably attended the Jefferson School sometime prior to 1900. Oberdorfer Minor attended the Teachers College at Howard University and was one of the founding members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. This is our only paid internship and is made possible through the generous support of Delta Sigma Theta Sororities in Virginia ...

Walk to Cure Arthritis

May 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bon Secours Redskins Training Camp Center (Richmond, VA)

Be a part of the Arthritis Foundation's mission to transform lives! Join the Richmond Walk to Cure Arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation's signature event to raise funds to prevent, control, and cure the nation's leading cause of disability. Participants will fundraise and bring a voice to the more than 50 million Americans living with arthritis. Funds raised through the Walk to Cure Arthritis will help create programs, research, and advocacy initiatives to remove the burden of this crippling disease, both locally and across the country ...

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