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UPC Pumpkins and Pastries
Oct. 30, 2 – 5 p.m. EDT, the Amphitheater.

Come out to get a pumpkin and some sweet treats at this socially distanced UPC Event! This event is open to current UVA students. If interested, please check in online. Post your decorated pumpkin creation on your Instagram story and tag UPC (@uvaupc) or email a picture to UPC for a chance to be featured on our Instagram.

Apply to the Muslim Institute for Leadership and Empowerment (MILE)
Application Deadline: Oct. 31, midnight EDT.

MILE empowers students at UVA to become active, engaged, informed, and vocal leaders on Grounds and beyond. You don’t need any background or experience to join. The application can be found here, and more information is available online.

UVA Democracy Biennial Student Advisory Council Application
Application Deadline: Nov. 2, midnight EDT.

During the fall of 2021, the Miller Center and the UVA Democracy Initiative will host the UVA Democracy Biennial: Crisis, Opportunities, and Freedoms, a three-day event. We invite students to participate in our Democracy Biennial Student Advisory Council. The committee will be asked to weigh-in on central topics, speaker suggestions, ways to engage UVA students, raising awareness of the event on Grounds, and more! 

Student Arts Fund
Application Deadline: Nov. 3, midnight EDT.

Are you a musician, dancer, actor, writer, or artist in need of funding for your next project? Apply to the Student Arts Fund! This semester’s fund has an emphasis on projects pertaining to multiculturalism and antiracism. 

Free Veterans Benefit Clinic
Nov. 11, 3 – 7 p.m. EDT, virtual.

This annual clinic is a collaborative service held by the Goodman Allen Donnelly Veterans Benefit Group, the University of Virginia School of Law, and the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center. The group has helped over 2,000 veterans and their families navigate the benefits maze, assisting them with unemployability benefits, non-service-connected pensions, increased ratings, earlier effective dates, widow’s benefits, education and home loan benefits, and more.

iXperience Career Accelerator Programs
Application Deadline: Nov. 25, 3 a.m. EDT.

iXperience has launched two new opportunities for students: an intensive 10-day course over Winter Break and a semester-long program with an internship starting in the spring. Get your career plans back on track if any of your 2020 plans fell through or if you want to explore a new skill. 

UVA Mutual Aid: Apply for a Grant or Donate Today 
UVA Mutual Aid, affiliated with Student Council, serves to support students financially and is a great opportunity to galvanize change! UVA Mutual Aid offers modest, no-strings-attached grants to students impacted by COVID-19. The intended outcome is a more equitable UVA where all students have their fundamental needs met. Apply for a grant or donate today.

UVA Involvement Calculator
It's never too late to get involved or connect with a CIO on Grounds! Even if it's just one, it is so energizing to connect with new people by reaching out to a CIO. Need help narrowing down which ones you might like? Fill out the Involvement Calculator on @UVA and we'll send you some personalized recommendations! 


"Community Solidarity and the History of Emotions in the Age of Covid-19"
Oct. 29, noon EDT, Zoom.

Please join the Center for German Studies for a webinar on the topic of "Community Solidarity and the History of Emotions in the Age of Covid-19" with Anja Laukötter of the Max Planck Institute and James Hawdon of Virginia Tech. If interested, register in advance online.

“The Invisible Man”
Oct. 30, 8 p.m. EDT, virtual.

Come enjoy a virtual screening of “The Invisible Man.” Students with a valid UVA computing ID are eligible to sign up and will be able to stream the movie for 24 hours completely free! The first 400 sign-ups will receive a link, and the last 100 will be raffled. Please sign up using this online form.

“Dialogue and Dialect in Mieko Kawakami’s Breasts and Eggs”
Nov. 6, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. EDT, virtual.

Please join the East Asia Center for an online event led by David Boyd, assistant professor of Japanese at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as he discusses his translation process with Sam Bett in "Dialogue and Dialect in Mieko Kawakami’s Breasts and Eggs." If interested, please register in advance


Securing a Global Internship Student Panel
Oct. 28, 5 – 6 p.m. EDT.

Interested in doing something meaningful abroad, like an internship or research? Join us for a panel with current and former students who pursued applied learning experiences in international contexts. Panelists will discuss how they were able to secure positions and what they learned through their cross-cultural work experiences.

Global Journeys: Alumni and Student Panel of Global Career Paths and Experiences
Oct. 29, 7 – 8 p.m. EDT, Zoom.

Global Journeys is a series of panels with distinguished UVA alumni and current students. In each panel, the guests will share their global experiences and career paths. Students will hear firsthand about various industries, what should be done in preparation, and how they can make the most of their UVA experience. Panelist bios and registration links are available on the website.  

Global Development and Humanitarian Aid Career Series
Oct. 30, noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT, virtual.

Students interested in careers in global development and humanitarianism, this virtual event is for you! Come learn from alumni who work at organizations such as USAID, DAI, World Economic Forum, Millennium Partners, Peace Corps, Refugee International and more. Learn about career paths, important skills needed in the field, and how to "break in" to a career in global development and humanitarian aid. If interested, register online.


Get Paid to Be Yourself: Darden BRAD Lab - Behavioral Research Participants Needed
The Behavioral Research at Darden Lab (BRAD Lab) is seeking research participants for a new study. To sign up, visit the website, click "Request an Account," and fill out the pre-survey to create a participant account. Go to “View Available Studies” and click the study to view available timeslots. 


Get Your Flu Shot Soon
Student Health and Wellness (SHW) encourages all students to get a flu shot as soon as possible so that they are protected prior to returning home. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza virus infection. Please see the SHW website for more information, including convenient locations near Grounds that offer the vaccination. Students can receive the flu shot from SHW by scheduling an appointment via the HealthyHoos Patient Portal or by calling 434-924-5362. Additionally, students who go to the satellite clinic at the Student Activities Building for COVID-19 testing can receive a flu shot there from SHW nurses.


The next issue of Connections will be published on Wednesday, November 4.
Deadline: Monday, November 2 by noon.


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