December 11, 2013
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CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE EXCELLENCE
Deadline: Jan. 27.
Davis Projects for Peace encourages students to design their own grassroots projects for peace. UVa will select one project (and one alternate) for submission to the Davis program, which will in turn select the 100 winning project proposals from across the nation. Students whose proposals are selected will receive a $10,000 award in spring 2014. They must complete the project during the summer of 2014 and write a final report by Sept. 15, 2014. Visit the website for more information.
Deadline: Jan. 10.
Apply to be a residential counselor for UVa’s Summer Enrichment Program (SEP). SEP is a residential camp for academically gifted 5th- through 11th-graders. Counselors will plan activities and ensure the safety of campers, as well as work with a stellar staff of college students. Applications can be found online.
Application deadline: Jan. 21, noon.
Each year, the University’s Board of Visitors selects one student to serve as a member. To learn more about the qualifications for this important position and to complete an online application, go here. Applications must be submitted online by noon on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Candidates must be full-time students whose completion of degree requirements is at least one year beyond the date of appointment to the BOV. Additional criteria, including minimum G.P.A., are detailed on the website.
Deadline: Jan. 31
Earn academic credit and experience a unique working and cultural environment by taking part in an academic internship abroad in Dublin, Ireland, in summer 2014. Applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis, so apply now. Visit the UIP website for more details.
LASE 3559 will offer strategies for dealing with complex readings and time and stress management. This course was offered as an EDIS course in years past, but has the new LASE mnemonic for J-Term 2014. Visit the website for more information.
UVa Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences is seeking healthy men and women ages 21 to 65. The purpose of the study is to develop a blood test to detect amounts of recent drinking. Study involves alcohol administration (drinking regular and nonalcoholic beer), blood draws, genetic tests, psychological and physical examinations, three 4-day-long visits once every two or three weeks requiring overnight stays at a hotel, and four additional visits that are 30 minutes to several hours long.Compensation for study completion is $2,000. Contact Chamindi Seneviratne if interested (IRB-HSR No. 16917).
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