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

Reverse Trick-or-Treat

Oct. 27-31, various 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 for more info ...


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

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

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 ...


Featured Center

Center for Politics

The Center for Politics, a nonpartisan unit of the University of Virginia, seeks to promote the value of politics and the importance of civic engagement. Government works better when politics works better, and politics works better when citizens are informed and involved participants.