February 6, 2013
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“A Public Conversation about Gender Violence at U.Va.: What is a Community of Trust?”
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.
Sen. Mark Warner: “Addressing America’s National Debt”
Feb. 11, noon to 1 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
A team of U.Va. students is participating in a nationwide campaign, "Up to Us," to engage students on the issue of national debt and to urge policymakers to take action on this pressing issue. As part of the campaign, Sen. Mark Warner, member of the Senate Committee on the Budget and leader of a 2011 bipartisan coalition aimed at fiscal responsibility, will be addressing the U.Va. community. President Sullivan will introduce the senator at noon. To guarantee a seat, guests are required to register here. Contact Ryan Singel (email@example.com) for more information.
Peer Advising Family Network (PAFN): Apply Today
Application deadline: Feb. 15, 11:59 p.m.
Are you interested in helping incoming students adjust to life at U.Va.? Then apply to be a PAFN adviser. We are a mentoring organization that smoothes the transition to University life for incoming Asian and Asian-American students. Apply here. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth-Years: Apply to Be College Advisers
Application deadline: Feb. 15.
In 2005, U.Va. launched the Virginia College Advising Corps to address the widening gap in college access for low income, first-generation, and underrepresented students. The corps places recent U.Va. graduates in high schools throughout the Commonwealth to encourage and assist high school students with college applications, financial aid, scholarship searches, and making the transition to post-secondary education. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
Transfer Student Peer Advisor (TSPA) Program: Apply Today
Application deadline: Feb. 25, 4 p.m.
The TSPA Program is a student-run organization designed to ease the academic and social transition of new transfer students into the University. You do not have to be a transfer student to apply. More information and an application are available online. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Rare Book School: RBS-U.Va. Fellowship Program
Application deadline: April 5.
This program enables U.Va. students to enhance any research employing textual artifacts, including written, printed, and born-digital materials. Fellows attend a course at RBS for free (tuition is currently $1,095) and receive a $250 stipend. In addition, the program will award a $500 prize to the most distinguished project from each cohort. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
Hess Newman Jargowsky Stoker Scholarship: Awarded Annually
This scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to a non-graduating student whose life has been significantly touched by cancer. This impact may be a result of one's own illness or that of a close family member or friend. The award is for $1,000. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
LECTURES, PANELS, AND PRESENTATIONS
Black Law Students Association Undergraduate Division: Law School Panel
March 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room.
The schools in attendance will be the University of Notre Dame, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, the University of Florida, and the College of William and Mary. Learn about the law school admissions process and about what these great schools have to offer. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
CORE Seminar: From Biography to Local Knowledge
Feb. 11, 7 to 9 p.m., Monroe 116.
As part of the ISO Cultural Orientation Reflection and Engagement (CORE) series, cultural anthropologist Clare Terni is leading a seminar (maximum of 35 participants, first-come basis) for students interested in exploring how to move beyond personal anecdotes from their time abroad to a narrative that is relevant and meaningful to other audiences. For more information, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Evening with Nikki Giovanni: Lecture, Meet and Greet, and Book-Signing
Feb. 13, 6 p.m., Newcomb Theater.
As part of the U.Va. Black History Month celebration, BSA, UPC, and Kappo Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., are pleased to present "The Politics of Love, Defining the Need for Student Activism" with acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni. Come listen to this distinguished writer, commentator, activist and educator talk about her work, and stay afterward for a meet and greet and book-signing at 7 p.m. For more information, check out the event on Facebook.
U.Va. LGBT RC Speakers' Bureau: Coming Out Stories in the Chapel
Feb. 15, 6:30 to 8:30p.m., U.Va. Chapel.
Bring your friends along and spend the evening with several members of the U.Va. LGBT RC Speakers' Bureau as they discuss their personal coming out stories and experiences. Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
U.S. – China Relations: A Chinese View
Feb. 8, 3:15 p.m., Wilson 402.
Shixiong Ni, the speaker, is a professor of international relations at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He is the former dean of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, as well as the former director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University. This event is sponsored by the U.Va. East Asia Center and Frank Batten School for Public Policy. See the website for more information.
College Foundation Career Forum: Careers in Politics and Government
Feb. 12, 5 p.m., Newcomb Hall.
Hear advice from recent alumni about careers in government and politics at the College Foundation Career Forum. Preston Baldwin '84, Centerpoint 360; John Gregory '10, Democratic National Committee; Catherine Neale '06, Housing and Urban Development; and Molly O'Rourke '08, Senate Appropriations Committee, will answer your questions. See the website for details.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Weight Watchers at U.Va.: Weekly Meetings
Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., Newcomb 177.
Weigh-in is from 11:30 a.m. to noon, and the meeting is from noon to 12:30 p.m. Students are welcome to attend. See the website for more information.
U.Va. Cognitive Aging Lab: Now Recruiting Summer Research Assistants
The Cognitive Aging Lab is now hiring research assistants for this summer. Research assistants are responsible for administering a variety of cognitive and memory tasks to participants, scheduling, and scoring/entering data. We are looking for personable, patient, and mature RAs who are seeking a challenging yet rewarding lab experience. This position is full time (40 hours per week) and pays $10 per hour. If you are interested in this opportunity, email email@example.com to request an application. See the website for more information.
Undergraduate Research: Apply for a URN Committee
Application deadline: Feb. 11, 11:59 p.m.
Are you interested in promoting research at U.Va., getting involved in a community of undergraduate researchers, or editing the University's interdisciplinary research journal, The Oculus? Then apply for a URN committee this semester. Please visit the website for more information and the application.
Undergraduate Research Symposium: Apply to Present
Application deadline: March 17.
Want to share and present your research? The Undergraduate Research Network is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Symposium 2013. All research disciplines, majors, and years are encouraged to apply. Visit the website for more information.
URN Workshop: How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research
Feb. 12, 5 to 6 p.m., Physics 204.
Come for a detailed “how-to” guide, research panelists, and advice on distinguishing yourself to faculty. Whether it’s your first year or your last, all are welcome and encouraged to attend for valuable information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Blagden Lawn Room: Nominations Being Accepted
Deadline: Feb. 20, 5 p.m.
The committee to select an individual to live in the Gus Blagden Room (15 West Lawn) is soliciting nominations from the University community. Letters of nomination should be 250 to 500 words, and they should describe the characteristics and qualities of the nominee that make him or her worthy of this high honor. The nominee must be a rising fourth-year undergraduate student. Please send letters electronically as a Word attachment to email@example.com. See the website for more information.
Dialogue Across U.Va.: Sign Up to Connect with Students, Faculty, and Staff
Deadline: Feb. 13.
Dialogue endeavors to strengthen our community through consciousness-raising and meaningful connection so that we act and think not only as individuals, but as valued members of the entire University community. Meet for five one-hour biweekly dialogue sessions led by a trained facilitator. Sign up here.
UIP: Get Credit for Summer Internships
Application deadline: Feb. 25, 5 p.m.
If you are planning to secure an internship at an organization outside the Charlottesville area that requires you to earn academic credit while interning, the University Internship Programs (UIP) can help. Visit the UIP website for more details.
Art Student Society Juried Art Show: Calling for Submissions
Deadline: Feb. 10, noon.
This is a chance to submit your artwork and have it juried by a panel of art faculty. Selected works will be put in the show curated by the Art Student Society. Guidelines for submissions: all mediums are welcome, maximum of three works per artist, and all work should have been completed while in college (no high school work). Submit photos of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline (you do not have to be an art major to submit). The show will be on Feb. 22. For more information, email email@example.com.
MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS
Virginia Literary Review: Staff Applications
Application deadline: Feb. 8.
The Virginia Literary Review, a magazine for poetry, prose, and black and white photography, is currently accepting staff applications. Please email your request for an application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cavalier Daily: Seeking Student Ombudsman (Paid Position)
Position begins March 1.
The ombudsman is responsible for reading all newspaper content and writing one column a week critiquing our coverage and providing public feedback on how we could better serve our readers. Compensation is $40 per column ($160 per month). Graduate students in media studies or related fields are preferred. Candidates should have experience in media. Email email@example.com for more information.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Madison House: Volunteer at the Virginia Discovery Museum
Want to help kid-architects build train stations, race cars that you construct, play in a mini-Panera Bread, and play house in a real 18th-century cabin, all while helping facilitate children's development? Then volunteer on the Downtown Mall and play like a kid again. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pancakes for Parkinson's: Apply to Be on the 2013 Executive Board
Application deadline: Feb. 14, 11:59 p.m.
Pancakes for Parkinson's is a one-day pancakes breakfast hosted on the Lawn each fall. Over the past nine years, the event has raised more than $200,000 for the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson's research. This fall marks the 10th anniversary of Pancakes for Parkinson’s. We encourage you to apply and work toward our goal of helping fund research for a cure for Parkinson’s, as well as making a positive impact on the University and Charlottesville communities. Apply here.
Bike to Uganda Planning Committee: Apply Today
Application deadline: Feb. 8, midnight.
Are you interested in becoming involved with a well-loved fundraiser on Grounds? Want to improve primary education for children in Africa? Then apply for a chair position on the Bike to Uganda (BTU) Planning Team. This is the seventh year that Building Tomorrow has put on BTU, and we have nearly raised enough funds to build a second school in Uganda. Chair positions include but are not limited to: outreach, fundraising, logistics, entertainment, and marketing. Click here to apply. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
LSA Southwood Community Outreach: Tutoring Program
This program provides dedicated academic support and guidance to the Southwood community in Charlottesville. The Southwood neighborhood is a mobile home park with a 60 percent majority of Latino residents, and it is owned by Habitat for Humanity. The diverse neighborhood is home to more than 215 Albemarle County School students. As a volunteer, you will tutor elementary schoolchildren once a week for two hours (Monday through Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m.). For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ManiCURE for Muscular Dystrophy: Valentine’s Day Event
Feb. 13 and 14, 2 to 5 p.m., Newcomb 389.
Pamper yourself by getting salon-quality nails without the salon price. The proceeds will benefit children with muscular dystrophy. The prices are $5 for polish, $7 for French, $3 for two designs, and $10 for 10 designs. Visit our Facebook page to make an appointment, but walk-ins are also welcome (please bring cash). Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
MUSIC, THEATER, AND DANCE
Improv Comedy Show: The Whethermen Job
Feb. 9, 7 p.m., Chemistry Auditorium.
Come see U.Va.’s oldest improv comedy group, The Whethermen, in their first show of the semester. Be prepared for a night of laughs, tears, and suspense. Bring friends or family. Tickets are $3. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
U.Va. Chamber Music Festival: Albemarle Ensemble
Feb.8, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
The Albemarle Ensemble, comprised of Rob Patterson (clarinet), Elizabeth Roberts (bassoon), Aaron Hill (oboe), Susan Fritts (horn), and Kelly Sulick (flute), along with special guest John Mayhood (piano), presents a potpourri of musical works as part of the 2013 U.Va. Chamber Music Festival. This quintet will explore the rich and varied textures of the woodwind family, presenting several smaller chamber works as well as W.A. Mozart's "Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, K. 452." See the website for more information.
U.Va. Chamber Music Festival: Joint Faculty Recital
Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
Paul Neebe (trumpet) and Daniel Sender (violin), along with guests Tracy Cowden and Shelby Sender (piano), Jason Crafton (trumpet), and Kenneth Slowik (harpsichord), present a plethora of musical timbres. From the warmth of a Bach sonata to the virtuosity of a trumpet duet, this concert will conclude the 2013 U.Va. Chamber Music Festival. See the website for more information.
Amuse Bouche: Improv Comedy Show
Feb. 8, 8 p.m., Chemistry Auditorium.
Join U.Va.'s only long-form improv comedy group for a night of hilarity all made up on the spot. The cost is only $3. Come prepared to tell us about your craziest vacation or travel story. Who knows, it could be you on the stage with us. See the website for more information.
U.Va. Women’s Center: Activities and Events on Facebook and Twitter
The U.Va. Women’s Center educates students in how to create change in self, community, and the world by providing programs and services that advocate gender equity. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates on awesome events, helpful resources, rewarding ways to become involved, and inspiring quotes and stories. See the website for more information.
AIESEC at U.Va.: Apply Today
Application deadline: Feb. 12, midnight.
Are you interested in interning abroad and building a global network? AIESEC, the world’s largest student-run organization, provides students with incoming and outgoing exchange programs, as well as leadership training workshops. For more information, email email@example.com.
UPC Cinematheque: Hipster Weekend
Feb. 7 through 9, 7 p.m., Newcomb Theater.
What do flannel shirts, black thick-rimmed glasses, and straight bangs have in common? They will all be present at this year's Hipster Weekend, brought to you by the University Programs Council. Come see the movies you totally already knew about before anyone else: Moonrise Kingdom at 7 p.m. and The Perks of Being a Wallflower at 10 p.m. for only $3. Check out the Facebook page for more information.
UFUSED at U.Va.: United for Undergraduate Socioeconomic Diversity
Are you passionate about issues of diversity, class, and equity in higher education? The national initiative United for Undergraduate Socioeconomic Diversity looks at issues of access, advocacy, awareness, and support for low-SES students before and during their college years. UFUSED is coming to U.Va. and looking for passionate students willing to use their energy for a great cause. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organization of African Students (OAS): Modeling Call
Mandatory workshops: Feb. 10, 6:30 to 10 p.m., Student Activities Building; and Feb. 11, 6:30 to 10 p.m., Ern Commons; audition: Feb. 13, 6:30 to 10 p.m., Student Activities Building.
Do you have what it takes to work the runway? We are looking for a team of men and women of all races to join our show this semester. OAS strives to bridge the culture gap between America and Africa. Email Sarah Addo (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Kiva Microfinance: Meeting
Feb. 11, 6 p.m., Clark G054.
Kiva's first meeting, open to all who are interested, will focus on the structure, history, and current state of three major microfinance institutions. Come learn about microfinance and help us make loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Free Cooking Class and Tasty Meal: Hosted by the Office of Health Promotion
Feb. 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Lorna Sundberg International Center (near Rugby Road, directions will be provided).
Join Executive Chef Stephen Losee for a hands-on class about the basic techniques of cooking, and prepare a tasty dinner while you learn. Sign up by Feb. 15 to reserve your spot; space is limited. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
WWE: Raw Road to Wrestlemania
March 22, 7:30 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena.
WWE returns to Charlottesville just two weeks before Wrestlemania 29. Come see your favorite Raw superstars, including John Cena, CM Punk, Ryback, Dolph Ziggler, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Big E Langston, The Shield, and many more. Tickets go on sale on Feb. 9 and cost $17 to $97. See the website for more information.
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.
U.Va. Research Studies on How You Think: Recruiting Participants
The U.Va. psychology department and the Dodson Cognition Lab are seeking students to participate in cognitive research. Students will receive either $10 per hour or course-credit if participating as part of the participant pool. All research is conveniently conducted in Gilmer Hall. Email email@example.com and see the website for more information. IRB SBS No. 2001-0245. Principal Investigator: Chad Dodson.
University-Wide Competition: Why Books Matter
Application deadline extended: March 15.
U.Va. undergraduate and graduate students are invited to work individually or in teams to develop innovative approaches to the presentation of textual media. Students can submit projects to any of the following three categories: essays, fine arts, or science, technology, and entrepreneurship. There will be cash prizes from $500 to $1,500. Awards will be announced on April 5, and the awards exhibition will take place on April 19. See the website for more information.
V-Day: Open Mic Night
Feb. 11, 7 to 9 p.m., Para Coffee.
Celebrate women by performing at the V-Day Open Mic Night. We are looking for singers, musicians, poets, spoken word artists, etc. Whatever your talent, showcase it at this event and help women rise above sexual violence. Sign up here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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