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OF SPECIAL NOTE
 
“Land the Job You Want”: Two-Day Summit for 2014 Grads
June 19-20, Bryant Hall Recruiting Room.
All UVa undergraduates of any major who are graduating in May are welcome and encouraged to participate in this two-day highly interactive summit. Participants will learn and practice how to network effectively, find and apply for jobs, interview, develop an action plan, and so much more. The summit will be conducted by Larry Braman (College ’87), the president of  Global Career Consulting & Placement and Career University, based in Los Angeles. Please visit the website for further details and registration information.
 
ADAPT: Foxfield FOAs
April 23, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
ADAPT, the Albemarle County Police, representatives from the Foxfield Racing Association, and University Dean of Students Allen Groves will present and conduct a Q&A session. There will be door prize drawings for a Foxfield bowtie or scarf. You could also win four Foxfield tickets and a parking pass. Counts toward fulfillment of FOA requirements. Email mhl2bc@virginia.edu if you have any questions.
 
Sign the Savvy Fox Pledge and Get a Free T-shirt
Through April 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., various locations.
The first 800 students who sign the Savvy Fox pledge not to drink at the Foxfield Races will receive free T-shirts and free sodas on race day. Sign up by the Whispering Wall through Thursday, on the Lawn Friday, and at the Gordie Center all week.
 
Textbook Buyback and Rental Return
May 1-9, UVa Bookstore.
Sell your books to the UVa Bookstore for cash. Don’t forget to order your Fall 2014 textbooks online at www.uvabookstores.com. If you order your textbooks by August 21, they will be ready for pick-up at the UVa Bookstore August 23. Simply print out your online receipt and bring it in.
 
 
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
 
Wellness Week sponsored by Student Council
Through April 25, various times and locations.
Want to win a free iPad mini? Go to any (or all) of the events during Wellness Week, sponsored by Student Council. Each event you attend will enter you into a raffle for an iPad mini. Second prize is a $50 gift card to Bodo’s, and third prize is a $25 gift card to Starbucks. Visit the Facebook page for a schedule of events.
 
Madison House HelpLine: Providing a Safe Place to Talk Without Judgment
HELPLine is an anonymous, confidential, nonjudgmental crisis hotline. HELPLine volunteers are trained to listen and be empathetic to your calls. We provide a listening ear and referrals to help you. If you need to talk, please call us at 434-295-8255 or visit the website to learn more.
 
 
UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS COUNCIL EVENTS
 
Music in the Gardens
April 25, 5 to 7 p.m., Garden II.
Join us in Garden II for some tasty treats and tunes. Take a study break to come enjoy our beautiful gardens.
 
Neighbors Free Advanced Movie Screening
April 25, 7 p.m., Newcomb Theater.
Thanks to Universal Studios, we are able to bring a free advanced screening of the film Neighbors, starring Seth Rogen and Zach Effron, in which a young couple with a new baby moves in next door to a fraternity house. Come watch the hilarity that ensues and come to the Lawn to win free Neighbors merchandise on the day before the screening. Free tickets can be picked up in the SAC.
 
De-stress Recess
April 29, 3 to 5 p.m., various locations.
Take a break and reduce your stress before finals. “De-stress” on South Lawn with yoga, provided by Active Minds, and enjoy “recess” in the Amphitheater with a bouncy house, frozen treats, and lawn games. Keep your stress levels to a minimum before finals and have fun during the last week of classes.
 
 
OPPORTUNITIES
 
Apply for Women’s Health Virginia @UVa Club Executive Positions
Deadline: May 1, 11:59 p.m.
The UVa chapter of the Women’s Health Virginia (WHV) is accepting applications for president, vice president, treasurer, and publicity chair for the upcoming year. For more information, email Selase Torkornoo.
 
Work for University Career Services: Federal Work Study Vacancies
For a review of job opportunities, click here. To formally apply online, go to CAVLink and look under the Jobs/Internships/Externships tab for CAVLink Jobs. In the keyword field, use the following job ID numbers: 50206, 50214 and 50211. You must be eligible for federal work study in 2014 and 2015 in order to apply.
 
Madison House Bridging the Gap Info Sessions
April 28, 7 p.m., Madison House Board Room.
Be a mentor, tutor and friend. Come learn how you can get involved with Madison House’s mentorship program for refugee youth in the Charlottesville area. Apply online today.
 
Apply to be a Commissioner on the Board of Audit and Management
Deadline: April 29, 11:59 p.m.
Apply to be a commissioner on the Board of Audit and Management. The board works with Student Council and the Newcomb Business Office to ensure CIOs spend SAF funds properly. Visit the website for more information.
 
Future Teachers of English: English Literature and Language for Secondary School Teaching
A new program within the English major, English Literature and Language for Secondary School Teaching, provides courses in the subjects that English teachers teach.  For information (including a full description of the program requirements), contact the program director, Victor Luftig.
 
UTS is Hiring
Want a fun student job with flexible hours? Drive the UTS bus for $10 an hour, after training. There will also be an opportunity for managerial experience. Our spring training dates are May 19 through 30. Get your CDL (commercial driver’s license) by April 30. More information is available online.
 
 
LECTURES, PANELS, AND PRESENTATIONS
 
U.S. and Iranian Interaction: “Nukes, Terrorism, and Power in the Middle East”
April 23, 7:30 p.m., O’Hill Forum.
The Alexander Hamilton Society presents a discussion on the viability of diplomacy between the United States and Iran and the necessity for neutralizing Iran as a nuclear threat. Discussion will feature Professor Matthew Kroenig from Georgetown University and Professor John Owen from UVa. A pre-official publication book sale and signing of Professor Kroenig’s new book, A Time to Attack, will follow.
 
BARD Fest: Celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday with “Will Talks”
April 23, 7 p.m., Clark 108.
Five professors will give mini-lectures on Shakespeare. A birthday reception will follow. Visit the Facebook page for more information.
 
East Asia Center Lecture Series: “NGO 2.0: When Social Action Meets Social Media”
April 25, 3:15 to 5 p.m., Monroe 130.
Professor Jing Wang will discuss the genesis and implementation of a civic media project that she conceptualized and launched in China in May 2009. The Project, NGO 2.0, is a social experiment that introduces Web 2.0 thinking and social media tools to the grassroots NGOs in the underdeveloped regions of China. Visit the Facebook page for more information.
 
 
SPECIAL INTERESTS
 
Hoos Moving to New York Party: Third-Years, Fourth-Years, Graduate Students Welcome
April 25, 2 to 5 p.m., Biltmore.
The Virginia Club of New York is hosting its annual “Hoos Moving to New York” party for third-years, fourth-years, and graduate students. There will be refreshments, networking with other NYC-bound students, and the opportunity to learn more about the Virginia Club in NYC. You can also learn about the Yale Club, where UVa alumni have enjoyed reciprocity since 1995. RSVP for the event in advance and receive a free drink. Learn more about the club online.

Biomedical Design Expo at HackCville
April 25, 6 to 9 p.m., HackCville (9 Elliewood Ave.).
Join us for a night of exploring and celebrating the biotech design projects from across the University, addressing needs in neurology, cancer, orthopedics, and more. If you are interested in cutting-edge biomedical technologies, this will be a great event to network with others and maybe get involved in a tech design yourself. RSVP here.
 
Final Alumni-Student Garden Series
April 25, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Garden I.
Third-years are invited to meet successful alumni who graduated with a degree in liberal arts. Find out how they landed a job, and what you can do with your liberal arts degree after college. Free food and drinks will be provided. Reserve your spot here.
 
PROSAMI at UVa: Interest Meeting
April 24, 6 to 7 p.m., Alderman Library Scholar’s Lab Room 423.
Take advantage of this great opportunity to work with health professionals in partnering with PROSAMI, a nonprofit organization focused on reducing maternal and infant mortality rates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Visit the Facebook page for more information.
 
Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. Informal Interest Meeting
April 24, 8 p.m., Newcomb Board Room.
Learn more about Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. Snacks will be provided. Contact Hajar Ahmed with any questions at ha3vx@virginia.edu.
 
Film Screening: Sex + Money
April 24, 7 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
As a part of International Justice Mission’s annual Justice Week, we will present a free screening of Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth, a documentary about domestic minor sex trafficking and the modern-day abolitionist movement to end it. The event is free. Visit the Facebook page for more information.
 
Justice Seek
April 26, 9:30 to 11 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Church.
Why is worship a response to a world with suffering? What does the Bible say about injustice? We’ll talk about these questions and have an evening of worship and prayer. This event will conclude International Justice Mission at UVa’s annual Justice Week. The event is free. Visit the Facebook page for more information.
 
Driving Home After Finals? Zimride Makes it Easy to Share the Ride
You can easily find classmates that need to go the same way. Share the ride and split the cost with UVa’s official rideboard, Zimride. Visit the website for more information.
 
 
MUSIC, THEATER, AND DANCE
 
UVa Chamber Singers: “Modern Mystics”
April 25, 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church.
The UVa ensemble’s spring 2014 program, given jointly as part of the church’s Music on Park Street concert series, is entitled “Modern Mystics.” The concert will explore the music of Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Morten Lauridsen, and John Tavener. Visit the website for more information.
 
Charlottesville and Symphony Orchestra with Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott
April 26, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
World-renowned pianist Anne-Marie McDermott joins the orchestra in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25. This performance marks the concerto debut of a Bosendorfer Model 225 Grand Piano, given to the McIntire Department of Music by Katherine and Richard Douglas. Visit the website for more information.
 
UVa Concert Band and Wind Ensemble
April 28, 6 p.m., Amphitheater.
The UVa Concert Band, conducted by assistant directors Andrew Koch and Duane Coston, is composed of 80 to 90 dedicated student musicians from every division and department within the University. The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of William Pease and assistant director Andrew Koch, features 45 of the most outstanding brass, woodwind, and percussion players at the University. Bring a picnic and celebrate the end of school. Visit the website for more information.
 
Jazz in the Amphitheater
April 30, noon, Amphitheater.
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the UVa Jazz Combos for an afternoon of Jazz in the Amphitheater. The Jazz Small Groups are taught by distinguished jazz performance faculty members Pete Spaar, Jeff Decker, and Mike Rosensky. The groups range in size from quartets to octets and vary in skill-level from intermediate to advanced. Repertoire is chosen from a diverse range of jazz styles. Visit the website for more information.
 
BARD Fest: “All the Lawn’s a Stage”
April 25-26, 5:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., Rotunda steps.
Come enjoy a performance of four Shakespeare comedies, beginning on the Rotunda steps. Visit the Facebook page for more information.
 
Ballroom Dance Club Spring Showcase
April 27, 7 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
Come to the Ballroom Dance Club’s Spring Showcase to watch dance performances. There will be guest performances and lots of general dancing as well. This is free and open to all. Visit the Facebook page for more information.
 
A Flea in Her Ear
April 23-26, 8 p.m., Caplin Theatre.
A Flea in Her Ear is the hilarious French farce about a suspicious wife and the repercussions of her plan to prove her husband’s infidelity. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online, by phone at 434-924-3376, or in person at the UVa Arts Box Office. Tickets are $8 for students.
 
Hoos in the Stairwell: Spring Concert
April 27, 7 p.m., Newcomb Commonwealth Room.
Come see Hoos in the Stairwell’s spring semester showcase. The only Broadway a cappella group at
UVa is hosting an evening full of modern musical theater, featuring music from Once, Next to Normal, Songs for a New World, and more. Visit the website for more information.
 
 
STUDIES
 
Healthy Volunteers Needed for Psychiatric Sexual Health Study
Recruiting healthy, sexually active adults ages 18 through 45 for an eight-week study that requires eight visits. Study involves study medication or placebo, questionnaires, blood draws, vital signs, EKG. Some meals are provided, and all medical study procedures provided at no cost. Compensation for study completion is $635. Please contact psychresearch@virginia.edu or 434-243-4631 for more information. IRB-HSR  No. 17318.
 
UVa Student Online Tobacco/Nicotine Survey
Participants are needed for a graduate student project on the use and perception of tobacco/nicotine-containing products among students at UVa. Any current UVa student is eligible to participate, regardless of whether you use tobacco or nicotine-containing products. Your responses will be used to improve current resources available to students. Take the survey here. IRB-SBS No. 2014-0106-00.
 
 
REMINDERS
 
Summer Session Registration is Open
In addition to the traditional summer classes that supplement academic year course offerings, Summer Session offers a number of special two-week programs and the internationally known Summer Language Institute (SLI). In the SLI, students can learn up to two years of a foreign language. Visit the website for more information.