November 7, 2012
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Tri-Service ROTC Vigil and Veteran's Day Ceremony: Keynote Speaker Colonel Bryan Cannady
Nov. 12, 3:30 p.m. to Nov. 13, 3:30 p.m., North Rotunda steps.
Join Navy, Army and Air Force ROTC in their annual POW/MIA Vigil and Veteran’s Day Ceremony. Cadets and midshipmen will be marching for 24 hours on the North Rotunda steps in remembrance of POW/MIA. The vigil will conclude with the start of the Veteran’s Day Ceremony, with keynote speaker Colonel Bryan Cannady. All students and faculty are invited and encouraged to attend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Fourth-Year Student “I’ll Remember the Game” Pledge
Nov. 7 through 15, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (ground level of Madison House).
The first 500 fourth-years to sign the football pledge will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt and stadium cup. All pledges will be displayed on the South Lawn from Nov. 10 through 15. This is sponsored by ADAPT. For more information, see the Gordie Center website.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK EVENTS
Film Screening and Discussion: Strangers No More
Nov. 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Holloway Hall (Bavaro Hall).
This is a film about teaching diversity in Israeli classrooms. A discussion exploring themes central to the film will follow the screening. This is part of the Globalization and Education Film Series. Please see the website for more information.
International Education Week: Language Fair
Nov. 13, 3 to 5 p.m., Clark Hall Mural Room.
Find out more about the diverse pathways you can take, on Grounds and overseas, to achieve mastery in the 22 languages that are taught through U.Va. Stop by to receive a mini-lesson in a language, pick up information on course offerings, and talk to instructors, past and current students, and study abroad advisers. Please see the website for more information.
Kendo Demonstration: Rick Wellbeloved-Stone
Nov. 12, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., O'Hill Forum.
Come see local karate and kendo instructor Rick Wellbeloved-Stone and some of his students demonstrate traditional Samurai sword techniques, sword etiquette, partner exercises, and sparring. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Poems Inspired by Semester at Sea: Bilingual Reading of Selections from Operé’s Poetry
Nov. 13, 7 to 8 p.m., Nau 101.
Join us for a bilingual reading of selections of Professor Fernando Operé’s collection of poems inspired by his 2010 journey on Semester at Sea. The poems will be read by Professor David Gies, dean of the 2010 voyage. A reception will follow. For more information, please see the website.
Study Abroad: Open House
Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., ISO Library in Minor Hall.
Learn about study abroad options. Refreshments will be provided. See the website for more information.
Step into Japan: Dance Demonstrations and Cultural Presentations
Nov. 14, 5 to 7 p.m., Lorna Sundberg International Center.
Be transported to Japan for one evening at the International Center. We are bringing Japanese culture to you with Japanese dance demonstrations and cultural presentations. We will also have activity stations, such as origami and dessert sushi. This event is organized by the Japan Outreach Coordinator of the Asia Institute for International Education Week. Register here.
Film Screening: Baraka
Nov. 15, 5:30 to 8 p.m. and Nov. 16, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Lorna Sundberg International Center.
A transcendently poetic tour of the globe, Baraka was shot in breathtaking 70mm in 24 countries on six continents. Set to the life-affirming rhythms of varied religious rituals and nature's own raw beat, Baraka is a visualization of the interconnectedness humans share with the Earth. Register here.
International Education Week: Tai Chi Workshop
Nov. 12, 4 to 5 p.m., Ern Commons.
Learn tai chi with local instructor Hiromi Johnson. Experience is not necessary. See the website for more information.
Students for Education Reform: Openings for the Executive Board
Application deadline: Nov. 15.
Students for Education Reform is coming to U.Va., and we are seeking dedicated students who are passionate about education to apply for the executive board. Lead the forefront of the civil rights fight of our generation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Goldwater Scholarship: Information Session for Science, Math, and Engineering
Nov. 13, noon, Harrison Institute, Scott Room.
Second- and third-year students can apply for this prestigious national scholarship. Find out more at the information session. See the website if you have any questions.
LECTURES, PANELS, AND PRESENTATIONS
International Justice Mission: Corban Addison – A Walk Across the Sun
Nov. 8, 6 to 8 p.m., Clark 108.
Corban Addison is an attorney and human rights activist who has recently authored A Walk Across the Sun, which addresses the issue of human trafficking in India, Europe, and the United States. This novel has been endorsed by John Grisham and has been sold in more than 20 countries. Corban will discuss the current status of the abolitionist movement, the role that students can play, and the structural, legal, and cultural changes needed in society for a lasting victory. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Perry Perkins: "Community Organizing as a Spiritual Discipline"
Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Bonhoeffer House (1841 University Circle).
Come and hear the final speaker in the fall series, Thursday Nights: Conversations in Lived Theology. Perry Perkins is a lead organizer with Northern Louisiana Interfaith Sponsoring Committee and an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook page.
WHV at U.Va.: How to Tackle Stress
Nov. 13, 6 p.m., Thornton E304.
Are exams stressing you out? Learn how to tackle stress with Women’s Health Virginia (WHV) at U.Va. Margaret Edwards, a counselor at the Women’s Center, will speak about the effects of stress on nutrition, sleep, and mental health. Snacks will be provided. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Panel Discussion: The Book of Mormon, Explained
Nov. 13, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Nau 242.
The Latter-day Saint Student Association of U.Va. presents a second panel discussion offering an academic perspective on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This one will focus on questions surrounding The Book of Mormon and will feature two U.Va. graduate students. A Q&A session will follow, and light refreshments will be provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
What it Means: Decoding Results of Presidential Election
Nov. 12, 11 a.m., Miller Center of Public Affairs.
Ryan Lizza, the Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, will be giving a forum and leading a discussion on the recent presidential election. Lizza joined The New Yorker after working at The New Republic, where he was a political correspondent covering the White House and presidential politics. Lizza now covers the 2012 presidential campaign and national politics. See the website for more information.
Neuroscience Major: Interest Meeting
Nov. 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Gilmer 166.
Interested in learning more about the requirements, classes, and application process for the neuroscience major? Professor Alev Erisir, director of the undergraduate program, will give an informative talk about the major and the application process. After the talk, Professor Erisir and current majors will be available to answer questions. There will be free food. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
New Batten School Courses: Open to All Undergraduate Students
The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy invites all undergraduate students, from first-years to fourth-years, all majors and undeclared students, to enroll in its new courses in spring 2013 on Civic Leadership (PPOL 3210), Public Policy Challenges of the 21st Century (PPOL 3230), and Comparative Policy History (PPOL 3255). Take advantage of the opportunity to explore this new multidisciplinary program.
Department of Environmental Sciences: Research Fair
Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Clark Hall Mural Room.
Interested in what research is going on in the environmental sciences department? Come to this research fair and talk to EVSC professors and graduate students about their current research and opportunities for undergraduate students to get involved. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Critical Language Scholarship: Application Workshop
Nov. 8, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 16 East Lawn.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) is a State Department program that provides fully funded, group-based intensive language instruction overseas each summer for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. In light of the Nov. 21 deadline, this workshop will focus on any questions applicants may have and tips on formulating a successful application. The workshop will be hosted by Ben Bissell, an ambassador for the program, and will feature previous U.Va. CLS Alumni. Pizza will be served. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
U.Va. Recycling: Bins for Residence Hall Rooms
U.Va. Recycling has recycling bins for on-Grounds residents and will distribute them from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 (McCormick Quad), Nov. 11 (Lambeth Field), Nov. 17 (Ern Commons), and Nov. 18 (Runk). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Second-Year Formal: Secs and the City
Nov. 9, 8 p.m. to midnight, Alumni Hall.
Come to this year's New York-themed second-year formal, Secs and the City. Big Bad Productions will be DJing with laser lights, and there will New York food, a Naked Cowboy, decorations resembling all sides of New York, and a performance by Mahogany. In addition, the winners of the Mr. and Ms. 2015 contest will be announced during the formal. The event is free for all second-years and $5 for guests. Attire is semiformal. Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program: Application Process Now Open
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is excited to announce the launching of the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). The program offers a one-stop, centralized, online application system that provides undergraduate STEM majors the ability to search and apply for STEM-related summer internships. Please visit the program website for more details and application instructions. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
New York Recruiting Alliance: Information Session
Nov. 13, 5 to 6 p.m., Bryant Hall/Scott Stadium Recruiting Room.
Open only to fourth-year students, this program offers interviewing opportunities for jobs in New York City in the fields of scientific research, advertising, publishing, legal services, public relations, and marketing. You must attend this information session to be eligible for the program. Please visit the University Career Services website for additional details.
ITS: Share Your Thoughts on Technology and Get Free Lunch
Nov. 12, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
U.Va. Information Technology Services (ITS) is looking for a diverse group of students to talk with us about how you use technology every day at the University. Undergraduates from every major and school are welcome, whether IT novices, super geeky, or somewhere in between. Free catered lunch and fun ITS sunglasses are yours for participating. If you are interested, you must be available during the specified date/time. If you are, email firstname.lastname@example.org your major and class year to secure your spot and learn the event location. There are only a few spots remaining.
MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS
Fall 2012 Academical Heritage Review: Call for Submissions
Submission deadline: Nov. 9.
Submit your original history research paper to the Academical Heritage Review, U.Va.'s own undergraduate history research journal. Please visit the University Historical Society’s website for more information and to submit your work. Please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
Second Serving: A Day of Service
Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lower Nameless Field.
This one-day service event presented by Second-Year Council allows second-year students to give back to the Charlottesville community through work at local service organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, SPCA, and U.Va. Recycling. We will provide an opening breakfast of Bodo's and Dunkin' Donuts and then disperse to nine sites in the community. Sign up by Nov. 12 with friends, teammates, or fellow CIO members. See the website for more information.
Twenty-First Annual Fourth-Year 5K Run/Walk: Register Today
Nov. 10, 8 a.m., Nameless Field.
The 21st Annual Fourth-Year 5K Run/Walk is a U.Va. tradition organized by the Peer Health Educators for students of all years. The event benefits the Leslie Baltz Foundation. Pre-registration is now open and is $8 for fourth-years and $10 for everyone else. This includes a free long-sleeve T-shirt for the first 700 people who register. The race is on the list of the 113 things to do before you graduate. See the website for more information.
Madison House: Holiday Sharing
Deadline to sponsor a family: Nov. 9.
Holiday Sharing connects Charlottesville families in need with sponsors to provide gifts and meals for the holiday season. Please visit our website for more information, to sponsor a family, or to donate a gift. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Swing Club: Fall Charity Dance
Nov. 9, 8 to 11 p.m., O'Hill Forum.
The Swing Club is hosting its second dance of the semester. Come to chill out, swing out to the tunes of the ’30s and ’40s, and help us give back to the local community. The price of admission is three canned goods, which will be donated to a Charlottesville food bank. There will also be a beginner lesson (free with admission) from 7 to 8 p.m. Check out the Facebook page or email email@example.com for more information.
White Ribbon Campaign Movie Night: Animal House
Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Newcomb Hall Theater.
The a cappella groups will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the movie will start around 8 p.m. There will be raffles and cash donation-based food. All proceeds will benefit the U.Va. Women's Center. Enjoy a great movie for a great cause. Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
Building Tomorrow: Rock to Uganda
Nov. 9, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Sigma Pi.
Sigma Pi is hosting a rocking night filled with bands, including the Dan Pan Band and Gold Spur. Come enjoy great music and vote on your favorite band. Tickets will be sold all week on the Lawn. The price of admission is $5 in advance or $7 at the door. All proceeds will benefit Building Tomorrow, a foundation that builds schools in Uganda. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
MUSIC, THEATER, AND DANCE
Amuse Bouche: Improv Comedy Show
Nov. 9, 8 p.m., Chemistry Building auditorium.
Amuse Bouche presents “The Nightmare before Thanksgiving,” a night of hilarious comedy made up on the spot. Come see the show and bring your best crazy family holiday stories. Tickets are $3 – that's more joke to the dollar than any other show offers. See the website for more information.
University Singers: Fall Concert
Nov. 9, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
Featured composers include Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Ticheli, and more. The performance will also include the world premiere of Judith Shatin's “Birkat HaKohanim,” a lullaby in Icelandic, and an aboriginal Australian piece. See the website for more information.
Wind Ensemble: Fall Concert
Nov. 11, 3:30 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
The performance will include “Overture to Candide,” “Festival Variations,” a clarinet concerto featuring fourth-year Joseph Muldoon, and more. The ensemble will be joined by Hanover High School's Concert Band under the direction of Amy Birdsong. See the website for more information.
The Virginia Belles: Fall Concert
Nov. 10, 8 p.m., McLeod Hall.
Celebrate the Virginia Belles' 35th anniversary by coming to their fall concert. Tickets will be sold on the Lawn for $5 through Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as at the door for $6. Hear songs by artists such as Sara Bareilles, Carrie Underwood, Estelle, Demi Lovato, and Taylor Swift. See the website for more information.
ReMix Risque: Hip-Hop A Cappella
Nov. 9, 8 p.m., McLeod Auditorium.
ReMix, U.Va.'s only hip-hop a cappella group, is holding a fall concert this week. Tickets will be sold in advance at the Garett Hall bus stop for $5 or for $7 at the door. Come watch ReMix perform some of your favorite hip-hop and R&B hits. If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
University Dance Club Fall Show: “Dancers, Inc: 3D”
Nov. 17, 3:30 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
Admission is free. Dance performances include hip-hop, jazz, ballet, tap, contemporary, and more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Japan Club: Fall Fest
Nov. 9, 7 to 9 p.m., Runk Green Room.
Join us for an evening of delicious Japanese food, fun, and traditional and modern Japanese performances. First plate is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Seconds are $3 for everyone. For more information, check out the event on Facebook.
Asian Student Union Semiformal 2012: End of the World
Nov. 17, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Fry’s Spring Beach Club (there will be transportation provided).
Before the world comes to an end, celebrate with everyone at Semiformal 2012. Dress up in your chicest gowns and suit up in your snazziest suits. Ticket sales start this week ($15 singles, $25 couples), so purchase them before prices increase next week. Buy your ticket this week, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O’Hill, the Whispering Wall, or Garrett Hall. Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
Japan Foundation Film Series: Dog in a Sidecar
Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Newcomb Hall.
The Japan Foundation Film Series is hosted by the East Asia Center and Asia Institute of U.Va. The drama Dog in a Sidecar (2007 / 94 minutes) will be shown next week. The screening is free and open to the general public. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Parfait: Mobile Development Club
Nov. 8, 5 to 6 p.m., MEC 213.
Parfait is U.Va.'s first club dedicated solely to mobile development (Android and iOS). Created with the goal of connecting teams of student programmers with mobile projects, Parfait will create a framework for programmers interested in mobile development to work together to complete a project. If you are interested in Parfait but unable to attend the meeting, email Erin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SPORTS AND RECREATION
U.Va. Women's Basketball: Seeking Male Practice Players
If you are a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, this is a great opportunity to stay in shape, hone your basketball skills, take advantage of perks such as gear and playing in John Paul Jones Arena, and play an important role in a championship caliber Division I athletic program. For more information, please contact Lesley (email@example.com).
STUDIES, SURVEYS, AND FOCUS GROUPS
Virginia21 at U.Va.: Statewide Student Survey
Click here to take Virginia21's statewide student survey. This 10-minute survey addresses issues surrounding textbook cost, tuition rates, financial aid, student jobs, and more. For your participation, you will be entered into a drawing to win $250 toward the cost of textbooks. For more information or to join Virginia21 at U.Va., contact Brendan Wynn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cold Study: Healthy Volunteers Needed
Nov. 12 through 16, or Nov. 26 through 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., U.Va. Infectious Disease Study Center, Hospital Drive, West Complex, room 3712 (follow the “Cold Study” signs).
Healthy volunteers (ages 18 to 60) are needed for a study about the common cold and probiotics (“good bacteria”). Volunteers should come once on any of the dates listed above at any time during the listed hours. The study involves a screening visit and 11 study visits. Compensation for study completion is $750. Please contact email@example.com or 434-924-2169 for more information. IRB-HSR No. 16241.
America Recycles Day: Recycled Art Contest
Deadline to submit: Nov. 7.
U.Va. Sustainability is looking for environmentally conscious artists to showcase their work on America Recycles Day on Nov. 15. Students from around Grounds will judge submissions, and winners will receive fantastic gift certificates from places around Charlottesville. But there is a catch: The art must be made from recycled materials. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit or for more information.
Hoos in Recovery Panel Discussion
Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Minor 125.
Several members of Hoos in Recovery (a group of U.Va. students, alumni, faculty, and staff in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction) will talk about their experiences, including being in recovery at U.Va. A Q&A will follow. This FOA opportunity is sponsored by Hoos in Recovery and ADAPT. For more information, see the website.
Star Parker: True Social Justice
Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m., New Cabell 311.
The Network of Enlightened Women and the College Republicans at U.Va. (with special thanks to the College Council) are pleased to host acclaimed social activist Star Parker in conjunction with the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. Parker, the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, will discuss how personal charity, free markets, economic opportunity, and cultural morality help the poor and ensure social justice for all. For more information, see the website or email email@example.com.
University Programs Council: Artisans' Bazaar
Nov. 8, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
Students and artisans from the Charlottesville community will gather to sell their crafts and jewelry. There will be jewelry, bags, posters, paintings, and more. Come and support our artisans. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Inkstone: Collecting Submissions
Do you have an artistic or literary talent? Submit to Inkstone (email@example.com) to see your work get published. If you submit and are accepted, there is a chance for you to win a gift card to Sweet Frog. See the website for more information.
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