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UVA Student COVID-19 Vaccination Study
The University of Virginia is participating in a national study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), assessing infection, viral shedding, and transmission risks among college students who receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine two-dose series. Get vaccinated and earn up to $590 for participating. Visit the website for eligibility details and how to join.

Apply to be an RA
Application Deadline: April 20, noon EDT.
If you were interested in being a resident advisor (RA) in 2021-2022 but thought you were too late, you have another chance! The RA selections application has just reopened. Don't delay if you are interested in this opportunity to serve fellow residents in undergraduate housing.

Speaker Series: Greg Casar
April 9, 5 – 6 p.m. EDT, Zoom.
Come join UVA alumnus Greg Casar, class of 2011, for the first installment of the April Speaker Series. Greg is the youngest person ever elected to Austin, Texas City Council. Please register online.


Enactus: Spring Cleaning Donation Box Event with Northshea
April 9 – 23, various locations.
Enactus is partnering with Northshea to collect lightly used school supplies, backpacks, and shoes to send to children in northern Ghana to support their education. As you're cleaning out your living spaces for the summer, please consider donating these items to one of our donation boxes at one of our off-Grounds partner apartments or to Runk, O'Hill (outside of Crossroads), or Newcomb (outside of FFC).

Student Job Openings at the Lorna Sundberg International Center
Application Deadline: April 11.
The International Center (IC) is hiring program assistants and a resident manager for next year. Program assistants help plan and implement social and cultural events while the resident manager coordinates lodging, space reservations, and lives at the IC.

UVA's Chapter of MSF (Doctors Without Borders) and the Center for Global Health Equity: Dr. Laura Carr
April 15, 4 p.m. EDT, virtual.
UVA's Chapter of Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders, and the UVA Center for Global Health Equity invite you to hear from Dr. Laura Carr (MD '11), whose journey in the field of medicine has taken her from Charlottesville to South Sudan and beyond. There will be a moderated Q&A session. Please register online.

“Of Gods and Whales: Popular Rituals, Environmental Change, and the Necessity of Intra-Asian Comparison”
April 16, 1 p.m. EDT, Zoom.
Please join the East Asia Center as we welcome Aike Peter Rots, associate professor of Asian studies at the University of Oslo, Norway, for a talk entitled "Of Gods and Whales: Popular Rituals, Environmental Change, and the Necessity of Intra-Asian Comparison." Please register online.

UN Summit on Food Systems: “Independent Dialogue”
April 16, 2 – 4 p.m. EDT, Zoom.
The Food-Policy Clinic will be hosting a multidisciplinary “Independent Dialogue" in conjunction with the UN Summit on Food Systems that will examine policy implications for the four basic pillars of food security and nutrition formulated by the UN Special Envoy. The conversation will explore opportunities for transformation of current food system practices and externalities. The output of the summit will be used to inform the larger UN Food-Systems Summit. Please register online.

Shakespeare on the Lawn Presents: “Love's Labour's Lost”
April 16, 7 p.m. EDT, password: LLLNight1.
April 17, 7 p.m. EDT, password: LLLNight2.
Come watch our performances of Shakespeare's comedy, “Love's Labour's Lost,” directed by Mia Shaker.


April Job and Internship Fair
April 8, 1 – 4 p.m. EDT, virtual.
Join us for the upcoming virtual fair focusing on a variety of career industries this Thursday.

AmeriCorps VISTA Information Session
April 22, 4 – 5 p.m. EDT, virtual.
For students looking for summer internships related to public service, health, economics, STEM, or education, AmeriCorps VISTA offers eight- to 10-week internships across the United States. AmeriCorps VISTA also offers yearlong jobs for graduating students. Both opportunities offer living allowances and stipends at the end of the experiences. Come learn more about these unique opportunities!


"Memorializing Racial Trauma: What Americans Can Learn from the Germans"
April 14, 2 p.m. EDT, virtual.
Join the Memory Project of the UVA Democracy Initiative for its virtual launch event, an exploration of German strategies for the redress of trauma after World War II and lessons for how America remembers its own history of racial oppression.

“After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency”
April 15, 11 a.m. EDT, virtual.
Robert Bauer and Jack Goldsmith discuss their new book, “After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency,” a roadmap for reform of the presidency with 50 concrete proposals concerning conflicts of interest, foreign influence on elections, assaults on the press, law enforcement independence, the role of the White House counsel, and more.


Stall Seat Journal: Healthy Sexuality
Everyone deserves to feel physically and emotionally comfortable. View the new edition to learn about consent and preventing unplanned pregnancies and STIs!


Study on Sexual Violence Education
Give confidential insight on sexual violence prevention education. Students 18 or older are eligible and may enter in a raffle for one of 25 $5 Roots gift cards. Learn more online, and send an email with any questions you may have.
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The next issue of Connections will be published on Wednesday, April 14.
Deadline is Monday, April 12, at noon.


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