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International Events Calendar 

To promote the diversity of the University and community, Global Affairs brings you the International Events Calendar highlighting events held at the University with an international and/or multicultural focus.

To submit an event, use the U.Va. Calendar and remember to check the box for "International." If you have questions about submitting your events, email calendar@virginia.edu.

To see updates to the events in this email, events added after this email, and/or events beyond this 2-week period, go to the U.Va. Calendar International page.

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Multi-day Events

Monday, March 2

Applications open for Chinese Language Jumpstart
(all day)
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: Class dates: March 28 and April 4. Learn the very basics of Chinese. The lessons include everyday phrases, greetings, basic grammar, alphabet phonetics, cultural customs, and much more. Instructors teach the lessons in short lectures followed by practice in small groups with native and/or advanced speakers. $60 fee. Register online.
Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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International Game Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: Come enjoy an evening of card and board games! We will highlight international card games such as the Chinese games jie long and jian hong dian. Players are also welcome to bring their own games, or choose from dominoes, mahjong, chess, Monopoly, and other games available at the IC. We will provide light refreshments.
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Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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Tuesday, March 3

Lorna Sundberg International Student Scholarship
(all day)
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: Apply for the Lorna Sundberg Scholarship - $1500 to put toward tuition. Application deadline is March 20. This scholarship is offered to rising 4th-year international students at U.Va. who have demonstrated academic merit and commitment to community service. It honors the dedication that marked the life of Lorna Sundberg, the International Center's leader from 1981 to 1998.
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Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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Friday, March 6

Meetup Fridays: Egg Decorating
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: At this meetup we will decorate eggs. Instructions, paint and eggs will be provided. Meetup Fridays is a casual meetup group for internationals and Americans across the University and in the local community. Connect over light refreshments in the welcoming space of the International Center. Children are welcome. Registration is required.
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Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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Monday, March 9

Applications open for Chinese Language Jumpstart
(all day)
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: Class dates: March 28 and April 4. Learn the very basics of Chinese. The lessons include everyday phrases, greetings, basic grammar, alphabet phonetics, cultural customs, and much more. Instructors teach the lessons in short lectures followed by practice in small groups with native and/or advanced speakers. $60 fee. Register online.
Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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Tuesday, March 10

Lorna Sundberg International Student Scholarship
(all day)
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: Apply for the Lorna Sundberg Scholarship - $1500 to put toward tuition. Application deadline is March 20. This scholarship is offered to rising 4th-year international students at U.Va. who have demonstrated academic merit and commitment to community service. It honors the dedication that marked the life of Lorna Sundberg, the International Center's leader from 1981 to 1998.
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Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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Monday, March 16

Applications open for Chinese Language Jumpstart
(all day)
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: Class dates: March 28 and April 4. Learn the very basics of Chinese. The lessons include everyday phrases, greetings, basic grammar, alphabet phonetics, cultural customs, and much more. Instructors teach the lessons in short lectures followed by practice in small groups with native and/or advanced speakers. $60 fee. Register online.
Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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Tuesday, March 17

Lorna Sundberg International Student Scholarship
(all day)
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: Apply for the Lorna Sundberg Scholarship - $1500 to put toward tuition. Application deadline is March 20. This scholarship is offered to rising 4th-year international students at U.Va. who have demonstrated academic merit and commitment to community service. It honors the dedication that marked the life of Lorna Sundberg, the International Center's leader from 1981 to 1998.
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Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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Friday, March 20

IWM – Global Girlhood: A Two-Part Film Series
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Open Grounds Corner Studio; 1400 W Main Street
Description: Please note: This is one event in a series of events during March for International Women’s Month (IWM). This event is a two-part film series featuring the films, I Am A Girl by Rebecca Barry and HerStory by Sally Nuamah. This event has a total of three showings, with light refreshments served at each showing. I Am A Girl •Friday, March 20 at OpenGrounds from 5-7 p.m. - This screening will be followed with a discussion immediately following the film. •Saturday, March 21 at OpenGrounds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. I Am A Girl is an inspirational feature length documentary that paints a clear picture of the reality of what it means to be a girl in the 21st century. Feminism may have promised equality and sought a better and fairer world for women but the reality is that girls make up almost a quarter of the world’s population yet still face the greatest discrimination of any group in the world. Technology and science offer unimaginable potential but we still struggle to ensure men and women are afforded equal opportunities. Yet in spite of these obstacles, girls have found extraordinary ways to persevere and in our documentary we hear their stories of strength, hope, courage and a refusal to be second best. For any questions or concerns about this event, please email Jaronda Miller, Program Director of Global and Engaged Scholarship at the Women’s Center, at jjm8ac@virginia.edu or Molly Dawson, Women’s Center intern, at med9fe@virginia.edu.
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Saturday, March 21

IWM – Global Girlhood: A Two-Part Film Series
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Open Grounds Corner Studio; 1400 W Main Street
Description: Please note: This is one event in a series of events during March for International Women’s Month (IWM). This event is a two-part film series featuring the films, I Am A Girl by Rebecca Barry and HerStory by Sally Nuamah. This event has a total of three showings, with light refreshments served at each showing. I Am A Girl •Friday, March 20 at OpenGrounds from 5-7 p.m. - This screening will be followed with a discussion immediately following the film. •Saturday, March 21 at OpenGrounds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. I Am A Girl is an inspirational feature length documentary that paints a clear picture of the reality of what it means to be a girl in the 21st century. Feminism may have promised equality and sought a better and fairer world for women but the reality is that girls make up almost a quarter of the world’s population yet still face the greatest discrimination of any group in the world. Technology and science offer unimaginable potential but we still struggle to ensure men and women are afforded equal opportunities. Yet in spite of these obstacles, girls have found extraordinary ways to persevere and in our documentary we hear their stories of strength, hope, courage and a refusal to be second best. For any questions or concerns about this event, please email Jaronda Miller, Program Director of Global and Engaged Scholarship at the Women’s Center, at jjm8ac@virginia.edu or Molly Dawson, Women’s Center intern, at med9fe@virginia.edu.
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Iran Day 2015: UVa Norooz Celebration
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Newcomb Ballroom
Description: Come celebrate the Iranian new year with Persian Cultural Society! Get ready for an awesome show, because there will be music, poetry reading, skits, and dancing! Make sure to bring all your family and friends! Dinner will be served from yummy Kabob Palace! Contact: Persian Cultural Society, persian-cs@virginia.edu
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Sunday, March 22

Cooking Class: Everyday Russian Meal
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: In the Kitchens Around the World series, study abroad returnees and international presenters give in-depth presentations about everyday home cooking and food cultures around the world. What do people eat daily? Who prepares the meals in the family? What are kitchens really like? Following the presentation is a short cooking activity where participants make an everyday dish together. Registration is required.
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Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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Monday, March 23

Applications open for Chinese Language Jumpstart
(all day)
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: Class dates: March 28 and April 4. Learn the very basics of Chinese. The lessons include everyday phrases, greetings, basic grammar, alphabet phonetics, cultural customs, and much more. Instructors teach the lessons in short lectures followed by practice in small groups with native and/or advanced speakers. $60 fee. Register online.
Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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Tuesday, March 24

IWM – Global Girlhood: A Two-Part Film Series
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Open Grounds Corner Studio; 1400 W Main Street
Description: Please note: This is one event in a series of events during March for International Women’s Month (IWM). This event is a two-part film series featuring the films, I Am A Girl by Rebecca Barry and HerStory by Sally Nuamah. This event has a total of three showings, with light refreshments served at each showing. HerStory •Tuesday, March 24 from 7-10 p.m. at OpenGrounds – This screening will be followed by a brief discussion, as well as directions to an online forum regarding the film. This short documentary film will focus on disadvantaged Ghanaian girls as they complete their last year at the West African Secondary School and make plans for their futures. The girls have overcome enormous obstacles to be academically successful, but will it be enough for them to realize their dreams of attending college? For any questions or concerns about this event, please email Jaronda Miller, Program Director of Global and Engaged Scholarship at the Women’s Center, at jjm8ac@virginia.edu or Molly Dawson, Women’s Center intern, at med9fe@virginia.edu.
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Friday, March 27

IWM- To Cameroon and Back: Empowering Girls in the Hills of Kumbo
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Minor 125
Description: Please note: This is one event in a series of events during March for International Women’s Month (IWM). Carrie Daniel, a fourth year Foreign Affairs and Women, Gender and Sexuality major, will be sharing her experiences captured during her J-Term internship with the Young Women’s Leader Program in Cameroon. For any questions or concerns about this event, please email Jaronda Miller, Program Director of Global and Engaged Scholarship at the Women’s Center, at jjm8ac@virginia.edu or Carrie Daniel at cad4mn@virginia.edu
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Saturday, March 28

Going to China or Just Want an Intro to the Language? Take Chinese Language Jumpstart!
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: See description
Description: Chinese Language Jumpstart Date: Saturday, March 28 & April 4, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Instructor: Xueyin Shao, Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures & Culture Location: OpenGrounds on the Corner, 1400 University Ave. Payment deadline: March 12 Last day to withdraw for a full refund: March 25 DESCRIPTION:The lessons include everyday phrases, greetings, basic grammar, alphabet phonetics, numbers,and much more. Cultural information is also presented indifferent lessons. Instructors teach the lessons in short lectures followed by practice in small groups with native and/or advanced speakers. The majority of each lesson is dedicated to interactive participatory learning to ensure that content is memorable. AUDIENCE: All U.Va. affiliates and community members. Limited to 12 students. PROGRAM FEE: $60 for each program. U.Va. employee Education Benefits can be used for this program. Payment can only be in cash or check (make payable to the University of Virginia) and paid at the Lorna Sundberg International Center (21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903). You may also mail us the check. We cannot accept cash in the mail.
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Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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Greek Dancing Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: Renee Saur has grown up learning Greek folk dancing and will teach us some of the basics. No experience needed. Greek dancing today includes a number of traditions from all over Greece, from Crete to Macedonia. Most dances are steeply rooted in tradition, with references to wars, history, and old stories. Registration required.
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Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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Sunday, March 29

Cooking Class: Chilean Cazuela & Panqueques
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: Join us at the International Center to learn about everyday home cooking and food cultures around the world. Registration required.
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Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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