January 16, 2013
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General Forum for Students: Participate in the University’s Strategic Planning Effort (TONIGHT)
Jan. 16, 7 p.m., Small Auditorium at the Harrison Institute.
In a broadly inclusive effort including faculty, staff, students, and alumni, the University is engaged in a strategic planning process to chart a course for the University’s future. The purpose of the General Forum is to ensure that all U.Va. students have the opportunity to participate in the discussions informing the plans. If you are not able to attend, you can watch the event and email your comments and ideas online.
A Living Legend: U.Va. Honors Julian Bond
Jan. 30, 6 to 8:15 p.m., Paramount Theater.
You are invited to attend an evening honoring Julian Bond, professor emeritus at U.Va. Enjoy a reception, musical performances by U.Va.’s Black Voices and the Charlottesville High School Knightengales Choir, and a screening of Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement, a film by Eduardo Montes-Bradley, followed by a conversation with Julian Bond. Please see the website for more information.
Leadership and Campaign Training Workshop for Women: Elect Her
Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Elect Her is the only nationwide program that encourages and trains young women to run for political office, including student-elected leadership positions. In a five-hour training session, Elect Her provides students with research and information about women and politics, campaign strategies, and several opportunities to network with women leaders within the Charlottesville and University communities. Register here. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orientation Leader Recruitment: Get Paid for Loving U.Va.
Application deadline: Feb. 6, 4 p.m.
Learn more about joining the 2013 Summer Orientation Leader Team at optional information sessions: Jan. 22, 7 p.m., Ern Commons; and Jan. 24, 6 p.m., Newcomb Commonwealth Room. If you have any questions, click here, visit the website, or email email@example.com.
Reider/Otis Scholarship: Apply Online
Application deadline: March 17.
The Reider/Otis Scholarship will provide a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or straight student who has demonstrated a willingness to advance the rights and acceptance of the LGBTQ community. This application is an online form and will not be accepted in hard copy. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LECTURES, PANELS, AND PRESENTATIONS
Miller Center Forum: Slavery by Another Name – Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Jan. 22, 6 p.m., Nau 101.
As part of U.Va.’s community celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Miller Center’s Douglas Blackmon will be screening Slavery by Another Name, a documentary based on his 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning book. A panel discussion will follow the screening. Please see the website for more information.
Miller Center Forum: Soldiers in the American Imagination
Jan. 24, 11 a.m., Miller Center.
Kimberley L. Phillips is the dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Brooklyn College. Her most recent book, War! What Is It Good For?: Black Freedom Struggles and the U.S. Military From World War II to Iraq, traces African-Americans’ campaign for "the right to fight," which forced Harry Truman to issue his 1948 executive order for equality in the armed forces. Please see the website for more information.
Miller Center Forum: "The Eve of Destruction – How 1965 Transformed America"
Jan. 28, 11 a.m., Miller Center.
James T. Patterson is the Ford Foundation Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University, where he taught for 30 years. His research interests include political, legal, and social history, as well as the history of medicine, race relations, and education. Please see the website for more information.
Language Jumpstart at U.Va.: Learn Chinese
Feb. 23 and March 2, 1 to 4 p.m., Lorna Sundberg International Center.
This program will introduce you to the very basics of Chinese, including phonetics, dialogues, characters, and gestures. Students will have ample opportunities to practice in small groups with native speakers. Acceptance into the program is first-come, first-served, so apply early online.
Study Abroad Fair: Learn about U.Va. Summer Study Abroad Programs
Jan. 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clark Hall.
Meet and talk to faculty who will lead a wide variety of programs all over the world this summer. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
U.Va. Internship Programs: Accepting Applications
Application deadline: Feb. 25, 5 p.m.
Searching for a professional-practice internship and the opportunity to earn academic credit? The University Internship Programs (UIP) has developed hundreds of academic year and summer internships in a wide variety of areas. For more information and to apply online, visit the UIP website.
Jefferson Society: Interviews
Jan. 21 through 25, noon to 5 p.m. (and 7 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 22 and 24), Hotel C on the West Range.
The Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, U.Va.'s oldest organization, is hosting its spring semester interviews, which give both graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to take part in a lively intellectual discussion and to try out for membership in the society. We welcome students from all backgrounds and fields of study. Please see the website for more information.
U.Va. Global Health Case Competition: Social Hour
Jan. 21, 5 to 7 p.m., Open Grounds.
The U.Va. Global Health Case Competition brings together students from across the University to dream up relevant strategies to challenging global health issues. Both pre-formed teams and individual students can register. Come learn how you can meet other students, network with esteemed faculty, compete for cash prizes up to $1,200, and devise solutions to today's biggest global health challenges. Free food will be available at Social Hour. The deadline to register for the competition is Jan. 23. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSIIP: Free Service Linking Students to Summer Industry Internships
Students required to apply by Jan. 31; companies begin selection processes on Feb. 11.
Students and companies in Virginia have a new and free way to find each other for paid science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) summer internships. The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) recently launched the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP), a program allowing students to provide one application that can be considered by many companies throughout the state. More than 70 companies are currently participating, and the list is growing daily. A complete list of companies, additional information about the program, and links for students to apply and companies to register can be found online. CSIIP is open to Virginia full-time undergraduate students and to Virginia residents attending out-of-state colleges/universities who are majoring in a STEM-related field and have completed at least 30 hours of classwork. Students graduating this spring may also apply. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.7. If you have any questions, please contact John Iacobucci (757-766-5210, email@example.com).
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Early Visions: Arts Mentoring through the Fralin Museum of Art
Volunteers in this program work with the museum to create an art-based mentoring experience for children from the local Boys and Girls Clubs during the spring semester. After participating in training sessions in early February, this six- to seven-week volunteering experience will give you an opportunity to work with us and your Boys and Girls Clubs buddy (or buddies) for one or two sessions a week: Mondays and Thursdays, approximately 4 to 5:15 p.m., depending on your availability. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
MUSIC, THEATER, AND DANCE
Swing Dance Club: Lessons
Mondays, AFC multipurpose room four, 9:15 to 10:15 p.m.
Learn to swing dance this semester. Beginner lessons do not need a partner or prior experience. This is a fun, easy, and social dance. We teach Charleston, East Coast, and Lindy Hop. The first two lessons you attend are free. For more information, check out the Facebook page or email email@example.com.
Outdoors at U.Va.: Student-Led Adventures
Outdoors at U.Va. sponsors student-led hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, and more. Members may also borrow gear from the club. Sign up before March 1 and save $10. For more information, visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Christian Fellowship: Weekly Meetings
Fridays, 6 p.m., Center for Christian Study.
Are you a graduate student interested in living out your faith within the unique environment of graduate school? We meet weekly for pizza, fellowship, and intellectual and spiritual support at the Center for Christian Study, located on the Corner one block from the Rotunda. Contact us (email@example.com) or check out our website for more information.
Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diaries Tour
March 23, 7:30 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena.
Luke Bryan’s career has rocketed toward superstar status in the past couple of years. He has seen his recent album tailgates and tanlines sell more than one million copies and remain a Top Five album for all of 2012, co-hosted the “CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" special on ABC, taken home trophies at both the ACM Awards and CMT Music Awards, and opened concert tours for artists such as Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, and Tim McGraw. Ticket prices range from $27.25 to $52, with applicable fees. See the website for more information.
The Price is Right Live: Tickets on Sale
Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena.
The Price Is Right Live is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to "come on down" to win appliances, vacations, and even new cars by playing classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show. Ticket prices range from $25 to $55, with additional applicable fees. See the website for more information.
SPORTS AND RECREATION
Men's Basketball: University of Virginia vs. Florida State University
Jan. 19, 4 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena.
The Cavaliers host the Seminoles in a crucial conference matchup on Saturday. Students can print off game tickets by visiting the website. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Intramural-Recreational Sports: RecFest
Through Jan. 16 at the Aquatic and Fitness Center and the North Grounds Recreation Center.
Free fitness, outdoor, and aquatics classes, as well as great discounts on drop-in passes. The activity schedule is online. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
Intramural Leagues: Basketball, Indoor Soccer, and Volleyball
Enter online through Jan. 22; leagues begin Jan. 27.
For more information, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Opportunity: Now Hiring Intramural Officials
Information meeting: Jan. 21, 7 p.m., AFC.
Make money doing what you love. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
SURVEYS, STUDIES, AND FOCUS GROUPS
U.Va. Department of Otolaryngology: Seeking Adults with Influenza
We want to test the effectiveness of Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in healthy adults (ages 18 through 65) who have the flu. Study involves taking the study drug or placebo as soon as possible after getting the flu, seven visits (30 minutes each), a physical, nose/throat swabs, blood draws and a diary. Compensation is $500 upon completion. For more information, call 434-982-3981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. IRB-HSR No. 15741.
Solving Student Transportation Problems: Mo's Mopeds Survey
We have a new idea regarding mopeds for transportation. In order to see if this idea is viable, please help by taking a short ten-question survey. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
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