April 3, 2013
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Virginia21: Higher Education Discussion Panel
April 9, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
Join Virginia21 at U.Va. for a free lunch and to engage in a frank discussion with President Sullivan and local legislators. Topics include student experiences, the future of higher education, state funding, financial aid, faculty recruitment, faculty retention, and more. The panel includes President Teresa Sullivan, President Frank Friedman (PVCC), Delegate David Toscano (D), and Delegate Steven Landes (R). Third-year student Brendan Wynn, president of the Virginia21 chapter at U.Va., will moderate the discussion. Reserve your ticket online. Check out the Facebook event here. Please email Brendan Wynn (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
If you are graduating, please check the Finals Exercises website for complete details about the schedule, events, tickets, transportation and more. Please refer your parents and guests to this website for the most up-to-date information about the weekend.
University Board of Elections: Apply for Membership
Application deadline: April 12, 5 p.m.
The University Board of Elections is seeking new members for the upcoming academic year. The application is available online. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Soles for Souls Information Meeting: Apply to Join the Executive Board
April 4, 6 to 6:30 p.m., Monroe 116.
Come learn about Soles for Souls, a CIO designed to fundraise and collect donated shoes to send abroad with various U.Va. programs and brigades, and find out how you can get involved. Applications to join the executive board will be available at this brief meeting. For more information, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMP Society Service Fellowship: Deadline Extended
Application deadline: April 7.
The I.M.P. Society is offering its Community Service Fellowship for students or student groups. The recipient(s) will receive a fellowship of $1,000 to be applied toward a sustained community service effort that will directly impact the University or Charlottesville community. Submit the application online, or bring a physical copy to 37 West Lawn.
Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc: Butterfly Scholarship
Application deadline: April 9, 5 p.m.
Every year, the Pi Chapter of Theta Nu Xi grants a $200 scholarship to an undergraduate female who exemplifies the ideals of scholarship, service, sisterhood, leadership, and multiculturalism. If you would like to apply for the Butterfly Scholarship, contact Jessica Hines (email@example.com) for the application. See the website for more information.
Buffett Fellowship: Deadline Extension
Application deadline: April 15.
Each year, the Center for Children, Families, and the Law (CCFL) at U.Va. offers fellowships for graduate students planning to do applied work in the topic area of children and families in need. Please note that you can receive a Buffett Fellowship multiple times, but you cannot use the same project as before (modifications are sometimes acceptable), and you cannot apply for work which is part of your normal graduate curriculum (you cannot be receiving course credit simultaneously). Find details about the application procedure online. To get an idea of what students have done in past years, visit the website. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bailey Ocker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
LECTURES, PANELS, AND PRESENTATIONS
Annual Comparative Literature Lecture: Organic Form in Goethe, Coleridge, and Beethoven
April 5, 4:30 p.m., Bryan 229.
Duke University’s Professor Thomas Pfau will address the following questions in his lecture: 1. How did the idea of form as a kind of self-determination (or entelecheia, as Aristotle calls it) come to make its reappearance in the Romantic era? 2. To what extent is the idea of a specifically “organic” form, as Aristotle had developed it in the context of his naturalistic researches, transferable to the realm of human (philosophical, aesthetic, or moral) meanings? 3. What happened to organic form in the wake of Romanticism? If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
Operation Beautiful: It All Started with a Simple Post-It Note
April 9, 8 to 9 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
Come hear the founder of the worldwide campaign Operation Beautiful speak about her mission to post anonymous notes in public places for other people to find. She will speak about instilling confidence, building self-esteem, and eliminating fat-talk. The point is that we are all beautiful. You are enough – just the way you are. For more information, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPACT Conference: Social Entrepreneurship at U.Va.
April 8 through 12.
Global Development Organization and Engineering Students without Borders present a week-long conference featuring several hands-on events. Visit our website for more information.
Doug Rauch: Former CEO of Trader Joe's and Current CEO of Conscious Capitalism Inc.
April 17, 6 to 7 p.m., Rouss/Robertson Hall 123.
Doug Rauch, hosted by the Business Ethics Society, will deliver a talk titled "Putting Conscious Capitalism to Work: The Trader Joe’s Experience.” For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
SMM and Theta Nu Xi: Food for Thought
April 10, 7 to 8 p.m., Clark 102.
Society of Multicultural Medicine (SMM) and Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. are cohosting a nutrition event featuring Melanie Brede, U.Va.'s dietician. She will give advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle during college and inform students about careers in nutrition. Free pizza and drinks will be provided. For more information, check out the event on Facebook.
The Failure of the Market Failure Argument: Law and Liberty
April 8, 7:30 p.m., Monroe 116.
Come see John Hasnas, distinguished scholar and Georgetown law professor, speak on liberty, law, and the free market. For more information, check out the event on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second-Year Council: Final Second-Year Seminar
April 10, 7 to 8 p.m., Pavilion V.
For the final installment of this academic year's Second-Year Seminars, we are privileged to have Professor Claudrena Harold speak about the concept of “Black Power” and what it entails. As always, refreshments will be provided. For more information, check out the event on Facebook or email email@example.com.
Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies: Upcoming Talks
April 4, 4 to 6 p.m., Watson Manor (3 University Circle): “Modernity and Evil”; talk by Leonidas Donskis, member of the European Parliament from Lithuania.
April 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jefferson Scholars Foundation (112 Clarke Court): “U.Va. Slavic Forum – The Power of Language, the Language of Power.”
If you have any questions, visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA RESEARCH WEEK
U.Va. Research Week: Award Presentations and Reception
April 10, 2 to 4 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
The Center for Undergraduate Excellence is hosting presentations by and a reception for recipients of the Harrison Research Award, the Double Hoo Research Award, and the Community Based Undergraduate Research Grant. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
U.Va. Research Week: Undergraduate Research Network Symposium
April 10, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room.
The Undergraduate Research Network Symposium features presentations by and awards for outstanding undergraduate researchers. For more information, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.Va. Research Week: Presentations by Jefferson Public Citizens
April 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room.
Come learn about and be inspired by the 2012-2013 Jefferson Public Citizens’ academic public service projects. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Free STI Testing: Free and Fast Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and HIV
April 9, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Newcomb Commonwealth Room.
Free food will be provided to participants. This event is presented by the Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department, Harts (Helping Advocate Rights through Stories), the U.Va. Ryan White HIV program, and the Peer Health Educators. Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
HelpLine: Anonymous and Confidential Emotional Support
HelpLine is a 24/7 free, anonymous, and confidential telephone service serving the residents of Charlottesville and U.Va. We provide a nonjudgmental, empathetic ear for anything that the caller wishes to discuss. We are open to discussing anything, ranging from relationship issues to sexual assault to suicide. We focus on referring long-term services in the community for callers. Call us any time: 434-295-TALK. See the website if you have any questions.
UCS: Job Developer Opportunity
Application deadline: April 11.
Thanks to the U.Va. Parents Committee, University Career Services (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. The target start date is June 3. See the website for the full position description. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Global Career Community (GCC): Network and Connect with Alumni and Recruiters All Over the World
The GCC is a new initiative by the Alumni Association and Global Student Council to connect students, employers, alumni, parents, and friends of the University who have some form of interest or experience in global careers. This includes all international students and alumni, people currently seeking or offering employment opportunities abroad, and members of international organizations. Join the LinkedIn group today and build your global network. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Final Second-Year Dinner Series: Last Chance to Participate in the Tradition
April 17, 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 and fill up quickly, so reserve your spot on or after April 8 online. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the website.
MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS
Stall Seat Journal: Seeking New Graphic Designer
Application deadline: April 19.
The Office of Health Promotion is looking for a new graphic designer to help create the Stall Seat Journal and other social marketing projects. This position is aimed at developing graphic design skills as well as gaining practical experience in the field of health promotion. This position pays $12 per hour. Find the job description and application instructions on CAVLink (the Job ID is 39528). If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Bauerle (email@example.com).
Stall Seat Journal: Seeking Campaign Assistants
The Office of Health Promotion is looking for campaign assistants for the Stall Seat Journal for the upcoming academic year. The primary duty is distributing the posters in bathrooms around Grounds one Friday per month (two to five hours). This position pays $8 per hour. Priority will be given to applications submitted by April 19; review will continue until all positions are filled. Apply on CAVLink (the Job ID is 39569). If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feminism and Food 'Zine: Now Accepting Art and Literary Submissions
Deadline to submit: April 14, noon.
If you are interested in gender activism and the politics of food, Feminism is for Everyone (FIFE) wants to publish your poetry, prose, photography, drawings, and digital media designs. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
Phi Sigma Kappa: Second Annual Phi Sig Shindig
April 6, 1 to 5 p.m., 1702 Gordon Avenue.
The Phi Sig Shindig benefits Habitat for Humanity, which works with low-income families, volunteers, and the communities of greater Charlottesville to construct simple and affordable housing. There will be live music, food, and refreshments at the event. Admission is $5 in advance or $7 at the door. T-shirts cost $15 each and come with free admission. Check out the Facebook event for more information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
First-Year Council: Tie-Dyeing for Tots
April 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., O’Hill Field.
Help tie-dye clothes for babies and toddlers. You will also have the opportunity to tie-dye a piece of clothing for yourself. Everyone who clicks “attending” on the upcoming Facebook event will be entered into a raffle, and the winner will have the privilege of pieing Dean Groves in the face. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
'HOOp Dreams: 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament
April 12, 4 to 7 p.m., Memorial Gym.
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority need your help to raise money for the "I Have a Dream Foundation,” so come play basketball and support the Charlottesville Dreamers. Register your five-person team to compete for the grand prize and the title of “HOOp Dream Team.” For more information, check out the event on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sigma Sigma Sigma: Dash in the Dark
April 11, 8 p.m., Mad Bowl.
If you like food, music, fun, and prizes, support a great cause by participating in Tri Sigma’s Dash in the Dark. Enter a three-person relay team or sign up individually. Shirts cost $13, and cups cost $3. Registration is free with a shirt or $5 per person. Winners will receive prizes, and the event will feature a performance by New Immunity. Help us raise money for the Robbie Page Memorial Fund. To participate, find us on the Lawn or contact email@example.com.
MUSIC, THEATER, AND DANCE
New Music Ensemble: A Night of New Music
April 4, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
The New Music Ensemble, directed by I-Jen Fang, presents a concert of compositions by 20th- and 21st-century composers. Some of the composers featured will be Erik Satie, Cornelius Cardew, Pierre Boulez, and Louis Andriessen. There will also be two new works by U.Va. composers Chris Peck and Kevin Davis created especially for the ensemble, as well as an arrangement by U.Va. composer Kristina Warren. See the website for more information.
The Fourth Wall Recital: Hybrid Arts Ensemble
April 5, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
The Fourth Wall presents a varied program of music for flute, trombone, and percussion. These versatile performers combine music, theater, and dance into an invigorating new art form. They will also lead a masterclass at 1 p.m. that day in 107 Old Cabell, as well as a workshop at 3 p.m. on April 6 in 107 Old Cabell. See the website for more information.
Free Bridge Quintet: Faculty Jazz Quintet
April 6, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
Free Bridge Quintet presents their spring concert, “It Might As Well Be Spring.” Along with welcoming the arrival of the new season, the quintet is also welcoming the arrival of their new pianist, Butch Taylor. The concert will feature some of the group's favorite spring-themed jazz standards such as “Spring Is Here,” “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most,” and of course, “It Might As Well Be Spring.” See the website for more information.
Black Voices: Annual Spring Concert
April 6, 7 to 9 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
Tickets can be purchased throughout the week of the concert and at the door for $7. For more information, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Dance Company: Spring Show
April 7, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
Virginia Dance Company presents its Spring Show, “Scream and Shout and Dance It Out,” featuring Akademix. Tickets cost $3 for students and will be sold this week on the Lawn and at the door. Buy your tickets early for a chance to win fun prizes from local restaurants and businesses. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Scuba Diving: Interest Meeting
April 4, 8 p.m., Physics 204.
Want to learn how to scuba dive? Are you already certified and want to continue your training? Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting certified, and come to our interest meeting if you are interested in advanced, rescue, or specialties courses.
OYFA Barrio Fiesta – Pagkakasama: Coming Together
April 6, 2 p.m., Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center.
Join the Organization of Young Filipino Americans (OYFA) to celebrate its 25-year anniversary since it took root at the University. Enjoy a display of modern and traditional dances, as well as a skit centered around our theme of coalescence. Stay after the show for free traditional Filipino cuisine. For more information, check out the event on Facebook or email email@example.com.
Second Annual International Night: Celebrate Cultures and Diversity
April 12, 3 to 6 p.m., Amphitheater.
International Night, presented by Class Councils, is a fun event to celebrate cultures worldwide and our diversity around Grounds. The cultural and international CIOs will be the main focus of the event, and your group can be involved in several ways. You can put on a performance, provide a food dish, or host a table/booth at the event. Do not feel limited to one means of participation. To sign up, contact Austin Root (firstname.lastname@example.org) or click here.
UN Women and Asha for Education: Girl Rising Movie Screening
April 12, 5 p.m., Newcomb Theater.
Girl Rising tells the stories of nine girls from around the world who face – and overcome – unbelievable obstacles on the path toward getting an education. Here is the trailer. Free pizza and refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $2. For more information, check out the event on Facebook.
U.Va. Community Garden: Weekly Spring Workdays
Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at noon, U.Va. Community Garden (at the intersection of McCormick Road and Alderman Road).
If you like to dig in the dirt, join us in the U.Va. Community Garden. Everyone is welcome, and no experience is necessary. Any garden harvest from the workday is distributed among volunteers. Contact email@example.com to be added to the mailing list.
Islam Awareness Month: Fast-a-Thon
April 9, 7:15 p.m., Ern Commons.
For the final event of Islam Awareness Month, experience the Islamic take on fasting as it is done during the month of Ramadan by fasting for a day. A free dinner will be provided at fast-break in Ern Commons. This is a University-wide event, so all are welcome to participate. Please visit the MSA website to pledge to fast. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Under the Sea and Above Expectations: A Second Chance Prom
April 13, 8 p.m., Ern Commons.
The dress code for your second chance prom is fierce and fabulous. Check out more information about Queer Prom by visiting the U.Va. LGBT Resource Center's Facebook page or the event page. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Japan Club: Japan Day
April 13, 1 to 3 p.m., International Residential College (IRC).
Join us for free Japanese food and cultural performances. For more information, check out the event on Facebook.
Vietnamese Student Association: Spring Phofest 2013
April 12, 5 to 8 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church (717 Rugby Road).
Spring is here, so it is time to enjoy a delicious, unPHOgettable bowl of pho. What better way to help PHOndraise for our charity, M.E.M.O. (Medical, Educational Missions and Outreach)? Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
Second-Year Council: Lacrosse Tailgate
April 6, 12:25 p.m., Lambeth Patio (if weather permits).
Show your Cavalier spirit at our lacrosse tailgate. Please stop by whether or not you will attend the lacrosse game. We will have food from Cook-Out, music, games, poster making, and more. Virginia takes on North Carolina at 3:30 p.m. at Klockner Stadium. For more information, check out the event on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SURVEYS, STUDIES, AND FOCUS GROUPS
U.Va. Department of Psychology: Participants Needed for Study on Plans and Expectations
We are seeking first-year participants (ages 18 and over) for a study on students’ expectations and plans for their future. The online study takes approximately 30 minutes, and you may participate for credit or compensation. For more information, please contact Lindsay Juarez (email@example.com) about IRB SBS No. 2012-0171-00. The faculty adviser is Professor Timothy Wilson.
Golf Research Study: Seeking Participants
We are seeking participants for a research project investigating how golf knowledge is influenced by cognitive traits. In order to participate, prospective participants must have played regulation golf (i.e., not miniature golf) several times over the last 12 months. Time commitment is a single one-hour session. Participants will be compensated $10 for participating. To arrange a time to participate, please email GOLFUVA@gmail.com. IRB SBS: 2013005500.
Public Opinion Survey for PLAP 2270: Women's Rights Legislation
I am conducting research for class on student and faculty approval of various women's rights legislation. Responses would be greatly appreciated. Surveys will be randomly assigned through this link. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Exercise and Sport Injury Laboratory: Seeking Participants Who Have Ever Sprained an Ankle
We are looking for male and female participants with a history of ankle injury and residual feelings of ankle instability. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of a simple home-based balance training program on improving the participant’s self-reported ankle function. There are no invasive aspects to the study. Participation requires two lab sessions, each lasting approximately one hour, and four weeks of daily balance training lasting approximately two to three minutes each day. There will be $25 compensation for this study. Email email@example.com for more information.
Career Explorations at U.Va.: Learn about Career Options
Do you want to explore your career options but don’t know where to begin? Career Explorations will help answer your questions by facilitating interviews with current professionals. As your personal “career exploration consultants,” we will guide you through finding an interviewee, asking the right questions, maintaining a great contact, and more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the website to view videos of past interviews and learn more.
Zeta Tau Alpha: 19th Annual Run for Life 5K
April 6, 10 a.m., Nameless Field.
Zeta Tau Alpha's Run for Life 5K benefits the U.Va. Breast Care Center and ZTA Foundation. To register, please visit the website. Student online registration before the race is $15, and the cost is $18 on race day. Registration includes a T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers. The largest participating CIO/Greek organization and best dressed will receive Raising Cane's tailgates.
Engineering Student Council: Fifth Annual Pi-Miler
April 20, 10 a.m., Thornton Hall.
The Pi-Miler is a 5K/3.14-mile run/walk benefiting cancer research at U.Va. All proceeds go to the Patients and Friends Research Fund. Special merchandise prizes are given to the top two male and female overall finishers. Prizes will also be given to the top three male and female participants from the local community as well as the top male and female runners in the following categories: first-year, second-year, third-year, fourth-year, and graduate U.Va. students, faculty/staff, and youth (14 and under). For more information, see the website.
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