January 30, 2013
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University Board of Elections: Final Candidate Information Session
Jan. 31, 7 to 8 p.m., Nau 211.
Tomorrow, the University Board of Elections will host a final information session for students wishing to run for office in this semester’s elections. Attendance at an information session is mandatory for all candidates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
UPC: Apply for Governing Council 2013-2014
Executive board deadline: Feb. 1, 5 p.m.
Do you like planning events? Are you looking for leadership opportunities? Apply for an executive or director position for the University Programs Council. Learn more about our committees and the application process online under the “Apply to UPC” tab.
Raven Society: Fellowship Awards
Application deadline: March 1, 5 p.m.
Each year, the Raven Society funds several fellowship awards of up to $2,500 for undergraduate and graduate research projects at the University. The Raven Fellowships are targeted toward innovative research projects that cross disciplines in novel ways. Students need not be members of the Raven Society to apply. To access the application and to learn more, please refer to the Raven Society website.
Lorna Sundberg International Center: Scholarship for International Students
The Lorna Sundberg Scholarship was created to honor the dedication to community service that
marked the life of Lorna Sundberg, the International Center’s leader from 1981 to 1998. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a rising fourth-year undergraduate international student who demonstrates both academic merit and devotion to humanity through the commitment of time and energy to community-based service projects. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
Community-Based Undergraduate Research Grants: Apply Now
Application deadline: Feb. 18, noon.
These grants provide opportunities for students to develop research projects that apply their academic skills, experiences, and ideas to real world problems. Apply for up to $3,000 for individual researchers or $5,000 for research pairs. For more details, please visit the website.
LECTURES, PANELS, AND PRESENTATIONS
Ken Ludwig at U.Va.: Lecture and Staged Reading
Lecture: Feb. 1, 4 p.m., Helms Theatre; staged reading: Feb. 2, 1 p.m., Campbell 153.
The Keenan Lecture Series and Virginia Players are sponsoring a lecture by playwright Ken Ludwig on Feb. 1, as well as a staged reading of “Tito's Revenge: Lend Me a Tenor, Part II” on Feb. 2. Watch a group of students read through the never-before-seen sequel to Ludwig’s famous play, Lend Me a Tenor. A feedback session and a reception will follow. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
La Pause-Café à la Maison Française: Join Us for Conversation
Wednesdays, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Maison Française (1404 Jefferson Park Avenue).
Come for conversation, free coffee, and snacks. Ask your French instructor about earning extra credit. All levels, from beginners to native speakers, are welcome. See the website for more information.
UIP: Intern and Learn in Sydney
Application deadline: Feb. 25, 5 p.m.
Experience the culture and diversity of Sydney, Australia, this summer while earning academic credit by participating in an academic internship through the U.Va. Internship Programs. Visit the UIP website for more details.
Second-Year Council: Winter Dinner Series
Feb. 11, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Alumni Hall Ballroom.
All second-years are cordially invited to join the legacy and tradition of a free, elegant, catered meal and engage with distinguished U.Va. faculty, including professors and deans from a wide variety of disciplines. Attire is business casual. Seats are limited, so reserve your spot here. If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
Take Back the Night: Application 2013
Application deadline: Feb. 3.
Help end the silence and become a part of this powerful, week-long series of events for survivors of sexual violence. The actual event will be April 15 through 21. If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply here.
Become a Sustainability Advocate: Apply Today
Application deadline: Jan. 31, midnight.
Apply to become an ambassador for green innovation, energy, and resource conservation, and education in sustainability. All years and majors are welcome. The SA program provides participants with opportunities to work with U.Va. students, staff, and faculty dedicated to promoting sustainable initiatives at the University and beyond. Meetings will be held biweekly (every other week) on Wednesday evenings. See the website for more information.
Teach For America: Information Session
Feb. 5, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wilson 301.
Want to make a dramatic impact immediately after graduating from U.Va.? Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding, recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity and closing the achievement gap. For more information, see the website or email Dana.Cronyn@teachforamerica.org.
Asha For Education: General Meeting
Feb. 5, 8 to 9 p.m., Minor 130.
At our first general meeting of the semester, open to new and current members, we will talk about volunteering opportunities, fundraising events, lecture series, and exciting debates. Next week's discussion topic is "Curing India's Rape Epidemic: The Education Option." For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS
The Virginia Advocate: Seeking Journalists, Photographers, and Contributors to the Blog
The Virginia Advocate is an alternative, monthly news publication. We are seeking students interested in investigative journalism, photographers, and contributors to our blog. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MADISON HOUSE OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteer for CYFS: Interact with Latino Families and Practice Spanish
CYFS (Children, Youth and Family Services) is one of the most amazing youth mentoring programs at Madison House. We have sites running on Tuesdays and Wednesdays around noon. Email email@example.com for more information.
Virginia Workforce Center: Madison House Volunteering Opportunity
Hoos Assisting with Life's Obstacles (HALO), a Madison House Program, is accepting late registration for the Virginia Workforce Center (Computer Literacy and GED Tutoring). Volunteer with Computer Literacy to help job-seeking adults master a variety of simple but necessary computer skills. Volunteer with GED Tutoring to help adult learners prepare for the GED exam. For more information, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Day in the Life Program: Tutoring Opportunity
This program seeks conscientious students who want to volunteer at least one hour per week to assist elementary, primary, middle, and high school students. There are more than 23 tutoring sites throughout the area with a variety of available times. Day in the Life has been serving students in the area for more than 10 years. For more information, email email@example.com or see the website.
Dream Corps Summer Volunteer Program: Information Session
Feb. 7, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Clark Hall 102.
Are you interested in promoting reading programs in rural China and helping underprivileged children? To learn more, come to the information session or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Environmental Brigades: Service Trips
We conduct summer week-long service trips to rural Panama to work with indigenous communities on sustainability issues. If you are interested in development work, sustainability, the rainforest, or Panamanian culture, this is the perfect opportunity for you. All are welcome, and no Spanish or environmental science knowledge is required. Leadership positions are available. For more information, visit the website or email email@example.com.
Phoenix Studio Aerial Arts Performance: Showcasing Lyra, Silks, and Partner Balancing
Feb. 16, matinee: 2 p.m., evening performance: 7 p.m., Play On! Theater.
Come to an aerial performance put on by the Phoenix Dance Studio and members of the Virginia Acrobatics Club. Tickets cost $15. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity. Email Lss4f@virginia.edu if you have any questions.
MUSIC AND DANCE
WTJU Benefit Concert: Robin and Linda Williams
Feb. 2, 8 p.m., Jefferson Theater.
For more than three decades, Robin and Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love: a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism. Tickets are $25 in advance. Purchase your tickets here. See the website for more information.
U.Va. Chamber Music Festival: Rivanna String Quartet
Feb. 1, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
The Rivanna String Quartet, comprised of Daniel Sender and David Sariti (violin), Ayn Balija (viola), and Adam Carter (cello), present a series of works written for string quartet that span centuries. Enjoy works by Mozart, Adams, and Shostakovich. See the website for more information.
U.Va. Chamber Music Festival: Joint Faculty Recital
Feb. 3, 1:30 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
Elizabeth Roberts (bassoon) and Rob Patterson (clarinet), with special guest John Mayhood (piano), present a variety of works for solo instrument, duo, or accompanied by piano and electronics. Immediately recognizable melodies, as well as modern pieces, will be performed. See the website for more information.
Patricia Barber: Lecture Performance
Feb. 4, 11 a.m., Old Cabell Hall.
The Charlottesville Jazz Society and the McIntire Department of Music present a lecture performance by Patricia Barber, who will perform examples of songs from her latest CD. This demonstration will focus on the interaction between rhyme and syllable count in lyrics with musical composition. This event is free. See the website for more information.
Jubilate Choir: Interest Meeting
Jan. 31, 8 p.m., Cabell 430.
Do you sing? Are you looking for community? The Jubilate Christian Choir is a family of singers who love to have fun and make music. All are invited to come to our interest meeting. Please visit the website and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Swing Club: Swing and Blues Lessons
Swing lessons: Mondays, 9:15 p.m.; blues lesson: Thursday, 9:30 p.m., AFC MP4.
No prior experience or dance partner necessary. Join us for these fun, easy, and social dances. For more information, email email@example.com or check out the Facebook page.
If your family or friends still need a place to stay the weekend of May 17-20 for Final Exercises, one option to consider is on-Grounds housing. Through U.Va. Conference Services, you can arrange for comfortable, affordable housing in air-conditioned residence halls on Grounds. You or your family member is urged to make reservations as soon as possible by going to the Conference Services website. Complete details about ticketing, seating and other aspects of Finals Weekend can be found online.
WTJU's Pledge Drive: Answer Phones
Feb. 4 through 10, Lambeth Commons.
While you take calls, you get to hang out at the WTJU studios, enjoy good company, and listen to terrific folk and roots music. You might even catch one of the six live bands that will be performing in-studio that week. We also have delicious, free food during many of the shifts. Fill out our phone volunteer form here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Nu Omega Iota Sorority: Recruitment
Feb. 4 through 10.
We are a financially diverse, philanthropic sorority. Get to know the sister at our recruitment week. Sign up here. If you have any questions, contact Katie email@example.com.
V-Day: Open Mic Night
Feb. 11, 7 to 9 p.m., Para Coffee.
Celebrate the rising of women against sexual violence by performing at the V-Day Open Mic Night. We are looking for singers, musicians, poets, actors, etc. Whatever your talent, showcase it at this event. If you are interested in performing, sign up here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
One Billion Rising: International Movement in 189 Countries to Demand an End to Violence against Women
Feb. 14, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
Spectrum Theatre and the U.Va. Women's Center are proudly sponsoring a rising in Charlottesville. There will be music, dancing, artwork, and free food. This is a chance to celebrate the women in our community and to demand an end to domestic and sexual violence here and abroad.
Wild and Scenic Film Festival: Recruiting Volunteers Now
Wild Virginia is sponsoring the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. The 2013 festival will occur on two nights: April 16 at the Dickinson Theater at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville; and April 18 at the Visulite Cinema in Staunton. Please join the team of volunteers that makes this festival so wonderful and inspiring. We need help with all areas of planning, production, outreach, marketing, and working the venues during the festival. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
National Stuttering Association: Do You Stutter?
Feb. 4, 6 to 7 p.m., Bavaro Hall room 206A.
The National Stuttering Association, a nonprofit organization, provides a safe and friendly atmosphere for people who stutter and for those affected by stuttering. The Charlottesville chapter meets the first and third Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Bavaro 206A. The doors will be locked, but someone will be waiting by the first floor main entrance to let you in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. See the website for more information.
OFFScreen: Interest Meeting
Feb. 3, 5:30 p.m., Newcomb Theater lobby.
Are you passionate about film? Do you want to share your love of visual storytelling with other cinephiles? Then drop by OFFScreen's spring interest meeting to learn about bringing independent, foreign, and classic films to U.Va. Leadership opportunities are available. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
SPORTS AND RECREATION
Virginia Women's Rugby: New Players Welcome
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 6 p.m., Mad Bowl.
Want to learn a new sport and meet new friends? This opportunity is open to all experience levels: 95 percent of our team learned rugby in college. We are a nationally ranked team with a diverse group of student-athletes and dedicated coaching. We practice weekly, play games on Saturdays, and also have social events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. See the website for more information.
Intramural Tournaments: Innertube Water Polo, Raquetball Doubles, Table Tennis, and Wiffleball
Entries taken online Feb. 5 through 12.
For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
STUDIES AND FOCUS GROUPS
Research Study: Seeking Volunteers with Previous ACL Reconstruction
The purpose of the study is to determine whether people with a history of ACL reconstruction walk and run differently than people without one following 30 minutes of moderate exercise. The study involves two visits lasting approximately 90 and 120 minutes, respectively. Compensation is $25 for completing this study. For more information, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knee Pain Study: Seeking Volunteers (Ages 15 through 45) with Patellofemoral Pain
People enrolled in the study will receive an investigational single dose of Synvisc-One or a sham treatment to the patellofemoral joint. Follow-up measurements occur after one, three, and six months. Patients receiving the sham treatment can receive Synvisc-One at the six-month visit. Compensation for completion is $100. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com. (HSR No. 14386, U.Va. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine Division).
Research Study: Seeking Volunteers with Ankle Sprain in the Past Two Weeks
The U.Va. Department of Human Services seeks men, women, and children ages 15 through 30 for an ankle sprain study. The purpose of the study is to understand the effects of an ice bag on different nerves in the lower leg, and pain and function. The study involves one visit of approximately 90 minutes. Eligible volunteers will participate in pre-treatment measures, an ice bag treatment, and post-treatment measures. Compensation for completion of this study is $25. See the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. IRB-HSR No. 16341
“What is a Community of Trust? A Public Conversation about Gender Violence at U.Va.”
Feb. 7, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Ern Commons.
How do we end gender violence at the University? Gina Maisto Smith, an attorney and expert in university policy related to sexual misconduct, and Dorothy Edwards, an expert in prevention of gender violence, will lead a public conversation about ending gender violence at the University. This is a unique opportunity to participate in a discussion of how the University can be a national leader in ending gender violence. All members of the University community are invited to attend. President Teresa Sullivan will give opening remarks. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer. Endorsed by FIFE, SALC, SAPA, SAFE, One in Four, the White Ribbon Campaign, Student Council, Honor Committee, University Judiciary Committee, Women’s Center, Faculty Senate, Shelter for Help in Emergency, and the Sexual Assault Resource Agency. Check out the Facebook page for more information.
Winona LaDuke: "Climate Change and Green Jobs”
Jan. 31, 5 to 7 p.m., Harrison Auditorium.
As part of its Visiting Environmental Writers and Scholars Series, Brown College will host Winona LaDuke, the renowned environmental and American Indian advocate who was also Ralph Nader’s running mate on the Green Party’s 1996 and 2000 presidential tickets. Please see the website for more information.
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 online. If you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
Housing and Residence Life Conference Services: Act as a University Ambassador this Summer
Application deadline extended: Feb. 4, 5 p.m.
Act as a University ambassador to more than 100 sports camps, corporate conferences, and U.Va. programs while gaining valuable work experience in a professional setting. To learn more and apply, visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illness and Death Discussion Group (ID Group): A Student Resource
First Tuesday and third Wednesday each month, 8 p.m., New Cabell 415.
If you are experiencing the illness or death of a loved one, ID Group is here for you. We are not counselors or experts – simply a group of students in similar circumstances. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
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