March 6, 2013
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Reider/Otis Scholarship: Deadline Fast Approaching
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. In addition to this form, all applicants must have a non-relative submit a letter of recommendation online. It is your responsibility to make sure your application is complete, including your letter of recommendation. If you have any questions, please contact Ori Dekel, Chair of the Reider/Otis Scholarship (DekelO13@darden.virginia.edu).
LECTURES, PANELS, AND PRESENTATIONS
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies: Upcoming Talk
March 19, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Monroe 124.
Michael Gorham, associate professor of Russian at the University of Florida, is giving a talk on “Language, Culture, and Politics in New Russian Media.” If you have any questions, visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class in the Classroom: Socioeconomic Status at U.Va.
March 20, 6 p.m., Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room.
In light of anticipated funding constraints and possible cutbacks in financial aid programs, we invite you to a discussion sponsored by Sustained Dialogue and UFUSED (United for Undergraduate Socioeconomic Diversity) about how socioeconomic background shapes college experience and student life at U.Va. Why is socioeconomic diversity important in a university community? How does class both divide and enrich the student body? Dialogue will be led by trained student moderators who will explore a wide range of related questions. RSVP here. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Asha for Education General Body Meeting: Can India’s Culture Handle Sexual Education?
March 7, 8 p.m., Monroe 124.
As a result of the uproar over the rape crisis in India, sexual education in schools has been proposed as a possible way to alleviate the country’s rape problem. Is India’s conservative culture really ready to accept and accommodate these proposals? We will give a brief overview of this topic and then allow everyone in the room to discuss the issues. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stefan Collini: Universities and Their Publics
March 19, 4 p.m., Minor 125.
Stefan Collini is a professor of intellectual history and English literature at the University of Cambridge. This academic year, he is a visiting fellow at the National Humanities Center. Collini’s books include Public Moralists (1991), Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain (2006), and most recently, What Are Universities For? (2012). His talk, “Making the Case: Universities and Their Publics,” will be followed by a reception. Please see the website for more information.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Of Two Minds: Screening of Award-Winning Documentary
March 26, 7 p.m., Newcomb Theater.
Of Two Minds is a documentary that profiles several lives of individuals with bipolar disorder. Film runtime is 90 minutes. The screening is free and open to the public, and a Q&A session will follow the film. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
University-Wide Competition: Why Books Matter
Application deadline: 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.
Undergraduate Research Symposium 2013: Apply Now to Share Your Research
Application deadline: March 17.
Apply for the chance to win prizes and earn recognition from U.Va.’s vice president for research. All research disciplines, majors, and years are encouraged to apply. For more information and the application, please visit the website.
Curry School of Education: Apply to Be a Research Assistant at PREP
The Preschool Relationships Enhancement Project (PREP) at the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) is testing the effectiveness of a teacher-child early intervention called Banking Time in improving a preschooler’s behavior. After training, undergraduate research assistants will help with multiple aspects of the project to gain a better understanding of classroom-based research design and the importance of teacher-child relationships. For more details, please see the website. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
University Career Services (UCS): Job Developer Opportunity
Application deadline: March 7.
Thanks to the U.Va. Parents Committee, UCS now has an opening for a three-year job developer position, whose primary responsibility will be to locate and source internship and full-time job opportunities for U.Va. College of Arts and Sciences students and recent graduates. U.Va. student workers in active assignments are eligible to apply. The target start date is June 3. To view the full position description and Jobs@UVA listing, see the website. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Student Editor of Connections: Position Available for Fall 2013
Interested in communications, media or journalism? Gain solid experience by serving as the student editor of Connections in the upcoming academic year and possibly beyond. Requirements: Strong writing, editing and fact-checking skills; and knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, Associated Press (AP) style. Rising second- or third-year student highly preferred. Commitment: Seven to 10 hours per week with most of the work occurring between Monday and Wednesday. $10 per hour. If interested, please send your resume and a writing sample to Virginia Carter, Student Affairs Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second-Year Dinner Series: Join the Legacy and Tradition
March 26, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Alumni Hall Ballroom.
Enjoy a free, elegant, catered meal and engage with distinguished U.Va. professors and deans from a wide variety of disciplines. Attire is business casual. Seats are limited, so reserve your spot on or after March 19 online. If you have any questions, email email@example.com or see the website.
Apply to be a UCS Career Peer Educator: Information Sessions
March 18 through 22.
University Career Services is now accepting applications for the Career Peer Educator Program. UCS seeks highly motivated individuals to promote and educate the U.Va. community about UCS resources and programming. Applications due Friday, March 29, at 5 p.m. in UCS. Sign up to attend one of these information sessions hosted by our current CPEs. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Media Lab: Student Projects
March 23, 6 to 8 p.m., third floor of Clemons Library.
The Digital Media Lab is hosting a SPARC (Showcasing Projects in Arts, Research, and Coursework) event showcasing student projects that were created using technologies within the lab. Food will be provided. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS
Virginia Literary Review: Artistic Submissions
Deadline: March 8.
U.Va.’s oldest literary magazine for poetry, prose, and black and white photography is accepting submissions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline to submit.
Munching for Memory: Hotdog Eating Competition
April 13, 1 to 3 p.m., Amphitheater.
Hoos for Memory is presenting its third Annual Munching for Memory hotdog eating competition. All of the proceeds will benefit Alzheimer's and dementia research at U.Va. and the local Alzheimer's Association. If you are interested in participating, email email@example.com by April 1. The cost to participate is $15, which includes all-you-can-eat hot dogs and an event T-shirt. Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
Girl Rising: Film Screening
March 7, 7 p.m., Nau Hall Auditorium
Girl Rising is a film about nine girls from nine different developing countries and their various barriers to receive an education. In the making of the film, each girl met with an acclaimed author from her respective country in order to tell her story and have it written for the screen. Communities all over the world also will be screening the documentary on March 7. Join the global movement. This is part of an ongoing project on the global female community by Women's Center International Initiatives Interns. Co-sponsored with Human Rights Film Festival and the College Council.
Grounds for Discussion: Auditions
March 21 and 22, 3 p.m., O’Hill Forum.
Grounds for Discussion is a student-directed play that helps acclimate first-years to U.Va. It hits on key college topics like sexual assault, feuding roommates, and eating disorders. No previous acting experience is necessary. The audition information form must be submitted by March 12 at 4 p.m. to Newcomb 170. Please see the website if you are interested.
Taiwanese Student Association (TSA): Night Market
March 24, 5 to 8 p.m., Amphitheater.
Night markets, or night bazaars, are street markets in Taiwan dedicated to leisurely strolling, shopping, and eating. At TSA's Night Market, you can not only stroll, shop, and eat for free, but also play games and win raffle prizes. Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
Global Café: Drinks and Discussion
March 7, 2 to 4 p.m., Newcomb Gallery.
The International Studies Office and the Global Student Council have partnered to bring you a new series of talk sessions for internationals and Americans to engage in casual discussions about topics of their choice, such as current issues and cultural differences. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be provided. There will also be door prizes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
March 23, 8 pm, O’Hill Forum.
A ceilidh is a traditional Gaelic social gathering that involves Gaelic folk music and dancing. Have a little Scottish in you or want to get a taste of Scottish culture? Then don your kilts and dance the night away in true Scottish style. There will be live music performed by Terpsichore. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
UPC Cinematheque: Throwback Thursday
March 7, 7 p.m., Newcomb Theater.
University Programs Council presents a Throwback Thursday screening of a classic Alfred Hitchcock film: North by Northwest (1959). Enjoy one of Hitchcock's finest and most visually iconic thrillers starring Cary Grant. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased in the SAC. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
SPORTS AND RECREATION
Now Hiring: Swimming and Tennis Instructors for Summer Programs
Application deadline: March 18.
Intramural-Recreational Sports is accepting applications for swim and tennis instructors for the youth Swimming’s Cool and Summer Tennis programs. The application and job descriptions are available online. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Now Hiring: Tennis Instructors for Spring Classes
Intramural-Recreational Sports is seeking tennis instructors for adult and youth lessons that begin in March. The application and job description are online. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Young Women Leaders Program: Apply to Be a Big Sis
Deadline: March 19.
Want to empower and make a difference in a local middle-school girl’s life (and earn course credit in the process)? Apply to be a Big Sister next year through the Young Women Leaders Program. See the website for more information.
International Service Learning: Changing the World One Adventure at a Time
Are you interested in medicine, public health, or nursing? Travel to Costa Rica, Belize, or Tanzania for one to two weeks over summer break to set up medical clinics in underprivileged villages with doctors and fellow U.Va. students. Visit the website and email email@example.com to learn more about International Service Learning.
Judgment and Decision Making Lab: Sign Up for Our Listserv
Joining the participant pool listserv enables you to hear about opportunities to make money ($10 per hour) while participating in experiments and surveys conducted by Batten’s Judgment and Decision Making (JADE) Lab. Signing up does not commit you to participating in studies; you will simply be emailed about sessions for which you can then sign up. Use this link to join the participant pool. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc: Performers Requested for Portraits
March 27, 7:30 p.m., location TBA.
Do you recite poetry, sing, dance, step, or do stand-up comedy? Then sign up to perform for our annual event, “Portraits: A Production on Diversity.” There are no auditions – just sign up to perform. Please email Hajar Ahmed (email@example.com) if you are interested. See the website for more information.
Hess Newman Jargowsky Stoker Scholarship: Final Reminder
Application deadline: March 8, 5 p.m.
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.
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