November 14, 2012
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Virginia Cavaliers vs. North Carolina Tarheels
Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Scott Stadium.
A reminder that our last home football game takes place on Thursday evening, and the Grounds will be in the national spotlight. The influx of fans means that you may experience traffic and parking challenges. Leave yourself plenty of time. If you celebrate, please do so responsibly and safely. Remember the Game! For more details, please see the website.
College Council Grants: Apply Today
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences are invited to apply for College Council grants.
For more information, please visit the website.
LECTURES, PANELS, AND PRESENTATIONS
Survivor to Hero: Featuring David Anderson
Nov. 27, 7 p.m., Wilson 402.
David Anderson will talk about his philosophy, survivor to hero, and how it can make a difference in your life. Then, learn about some great tools and tips to de-stress, participate in a short mediation session, and find out how to incorporate these things into your everyday routine. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Machik at U.Va.: Tibetan Culture Seminar
Nov. 16, 4 p.m., Nau 211.
Tenzin Thosam, a Buddhist monk who studied in Tibetan monastic universities, will have a conversation with us about Tibetan Buddhism. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
East Asia Center Lecture Series: Shelley Rigger, "Why Taiwan Matters"
Nov. 26, 3:15 p.m., Wilson 301.
Why does a small island, home to 23 million people, play such a large role in international economics and politics? This lecture offers an explanation, and also considers the particular reasons Taiwan is important to the United States, the People’s Republic of China, and to the Taiwanese themselves. See the website if you have any questions.
La Casa Bolívar: Now Accepting Applications
Application deadline: Nov. 15, 6 p.m.
Live in U.Va.'s Spanish-immersion environment for the 2013-14 academic year. Applications are available in the Spanish Department (Wilson 115) or online. Return completed applications to Sarah Bogard’s mailbox (Wilson 106). Interviews will be held on Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to noon, at La Casa Bolívar. Students must be at or beyond the 2000-level (or its equivalent) to apply. For more information, visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hack.Cville: Crash Course in Entrepreneurship
Application deadline: Nov. 16, noon.
The Hack.Cville January term program runs from Jan. 7 through Jan. 11. Over the course of the week, students will work in four-person teams to develop and create a prototype for a new product or service. Apply here. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS
Movable Type Media Studies Journal: Submit Today
Submission deadline: Nov. 17.
Movable Type, the peer-reviewed undergraduate media studies journal, is accepting submissions for the Fall 2012 issue. The journal showcases outstanding academic work that insightfully examines our current media system or demonstrates the ways in which students are practicing media. Email submissions and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. See the website for more information.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Global Microfinance Brigades: Spring Break Trip to Honduras
Help communities learn about micro-lending and provide education workshops to families to foster a culture of growth and savings. Global Microfinance Brigades works with communities to provide low-income families access to loans and financial literacy programs to allow them to drive their own economic development. You do not need a prior background in microfinance or Spanish. Email email@example.com for more information.
Abundant Life Christmas Banquet (ALCB): Fundraiser and Celebration
Dec. 1, 6 to 9 p.m., Memorial Gymnasium.
Abundant Life programs serve the economic, educational, and spiritual needs of the Prospect/Fifeville communities of Charlottesville. The banquet is both a fundraiser for the ministry and a celebration of the students in the Abundant Life tutoring programs. Tickets cost $25 and include a catered meal, performances by Black Voices and the Hullabahoos, keynote speaker Reverend Shawn Slate, and a silent auction featuring local artisans. For more information, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fashion for a Cause and The Mighty: I.aM.mE
Nov. 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., AFC MP 2 and 3.
Fashion for a Cause and The Mighty are working together to bring I.aM.mE, America's Best Dance Crew's season six winner, to teach a dance workshop at U.Va. Workshop fees will go toward raising scholarship money for a local high school student. The event is open to everyone, so feel free to spread the word. Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
4S: Second Annual Clue Murder Mystery Night
Nov. 16, 6 to 8 p.m., Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room.
Race around Grounds to figure out the weapon, room, and murderer, and be the first team to make an accusation. Prizes will be given to the top teams. This event is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5, which will go toward The Soldier’s Project to support veterans' mental health. This event is sponsored by 4S: Students Supporting Soldiers' pSychology. Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
Dream Corps: Charity Hot Pot
Nov. 17, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Shea House.
Want to try authentic Chinese hot pot and learn about Chinese culture? Come and bring your friends to our semiannual charity dinner. All profits will benefit children in rural China. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Fundraisers for Alzheimer's: Late-Night Munching for Memory, Tie-Dye, and Berry Berry
Nov. 16, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., Beta Bridge; Nov. 18, 2 to 4 p.m., Mad Bowl; and Nov. 29, Berry Berry Frozen Yogurt.
Join Hoos for Memory in funding the cure for Alzheimer's. On Nov. 16, we will sell grilled cheese and baked goods on Beta Bridge. On Nov. 18, we will tie-dye shirts for $5. On Nov. 29, if you visit Berry Berry Frozen Yogurt with one of our flyers, 20 percent of the proceeds will go toward Alzheimer's research. Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
Machik at U.Va.: Thanksgiving Jewelry Sale
Nov. 15, 1 to 3 p.m., O’Hill.
Help us fundraise for a young Tibetan Chungba Middle School student diagnosed with acute leukemia and diabetes. If you are either a fan of charity or an exotic jewelry lover, come and support us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
MUSIC, THEATER, AND DANCE
CHoosE: Fall Concert
Nov. 16, 7 p.m., McLeod Auditorium.
Christian 'Hoos Exalt is U.Va.'s Christian a cappella group. This concert will feature contemporary Christian music by artists like Francesca Battistelli and NEEDTOBREATHE. Admission is free. See the website for more information.
Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra: Performance
Nov. 17, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall, and Nov. 18, 3:30 p.m., Monticello High School.
The Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra will perform Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor with guest artist Shannon Lee. Other works on the program include Dorman's Azerbaijani Dance and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major. Contact email@example.com or see the website for more information.
Rhapsody Ballet Ensemble: The Nutcracker
Nov. 18, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
Whether it is your first time or your 50th, start the holiday season early and come to the magical Kingdom of the Sweets along with Clara and her Nutcracker. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door, online, or at our table on the Lawn (Nov. 14, 15, and 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
Fall Dance Concert: U.Va. Drama
Nov. 15 through 17, 8 p.m., Helms Theater.
The fall dance concert will feature the work of student and faculty choreographers. Tickets can be purchased online, and prices range from $5 to $10. See the website for more information.
Salsa Club: Fall Showcase
Nov. 16 and 17, 7:30 p.m., Chemistry Auditorium.
This year’s fall showcase features styles including salsa, bachata, merengue, tango, and reggaeton. Admission is free. Check out the event on Facebook for more information.
U.Va. Sustainability: America Recycles Day
Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., South Lawn.
Celebrate America Recycles Day with U.Va. Sustainability. Compete in a variety of contests to win prizes from local stores, judge recycled art, pick up a recycling bin, and learn about composting and recycling on Grounds. For more information, check out the event on Facebook.
Global Student Council: International Tea Festival
Nov. 16, noon to 2 p.m., Newcomb Main Lounge.
Enjoy wonderful tea from all over the world. Watch an authentic Japanese tea ceremony and appreciate different tea cultures. And of course, brownies, cookies, and other desserts will be served. For more information, check out the Facebook page. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Dream Corps: Movie Screening
Nov. 15, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Newcomb South Meeting Room.
Do you want to know more about Dream Corps? Are you interested in helping children in rural China? Join us and watch You and Me, a fabulous movie. Refreshments will be provided. Email email@example.com for more information.
FAME: Revival Runway Show
Nov. 18, 5 to 7 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
Come to FAME’s student-run fashion show this semester and see student models wearing student-designed and student-made clothes. The Virginia Belles will be performing. For more information, see the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPC Cinematheque: Superhero Night
Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m., Newcomb Theater.
Is your Spidey Sense tingling? Then assemble with UPC for a free showing of The Amazing Spider-Man (6:30 p.m.) and The Avengers (9:15 p.m.). There will be a costume contest after the first movie, so come dressed as your favorite superhero or your own original superhero. A prize will be rewarded for the best costume. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Japan Foundation Film Series: Hanging Garden
Nov. 27, 7 p.m., Newcomb Hall.
The Japan Foundation Film Series, “Japanese Films of the Twenty-First Century,” is hosted by the East Asia Center and Asia Institute of U.Va. The drama Hanging Garden (2005 / 113 minutes) will be shown on Nov. 27. This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, see the website.
Brown Mercedes Benz Broadway in Charlottesville: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
Dec. 16, 7 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena.
Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Pandora Jewelry is the tour’s sponsor. Ticket prices range from $32.50 to $67.50, with additional applicable fees. See the website for more information.
STUDIES AND FOCUS GROUPS
Asthma Clinical Trials: Research Studies
Dr. W. Gerald Teague is screening adult and children participants for various asthma studies. If you are interested in learning more information about our current and upcoming asthma studies, please contact Kristin Wavell (434-924-6874, firstname.lastname@example.org). IRB-HSR No. 164000, 16133, 16366, 15595.
New Dominions: Fifty Shades of Blue
Nov. 17, 8 p.m., McLeod Hall.
The New Dominions, U.Va.'s oldest coed a cappella group, presents their fall concert featuring songs by Gotye, fun., Swedish House Mafia, A Fine Frenzy, and many more. Whether you're an a cappella fanatic, have no idea what a cappella means, or anywhere in between, come out for what promises to be a great night full of music, hilarity, and general awesomeness. See the website for more information.
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. Join the Facebook group or email Sarah Crain (email@example.com) for more information.
Vietnamese Student Association: Phofest
Nov. 16, 5 to 8 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church (717 Rugby Road).
This is a charity event serving pho and other Vietnamese food with proceeds benefiting Medical, Educational Missions and Outreach. Visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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