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March 29 Connections


UPC Presents: The Best of Hip-Hop with SHHO
March 30, 10 p.m., 1515 on the Corner.
Come on out Thursday night to enjoy a curated listening event showcasing the best of hip-hop. Both modern and classic hip-hop will be featured. The DJ will also be taking suggestions. You don’t want to miss this great event! Visit Facebook for more information.

IM-Rec Sports After Hours: Battleship at AFC
April 1, 9 p.m. to midnight, AFC Pool.
Come play Battleship in the AFC pool. Form a team with your friends or make new ones as you sink other Wahoos in the AFC pool. This event is open and free to all students. To learn more, visit this website or email Michael Shipe at


Design Help Needed
Join the Moveable Type Staff 
The Moveable Type Media Studies Journal is seeking a designer to join our team for the 2017-18 school year. The applicant must have experience with InDesign, be able to shadow a current designer this Spring, and meet weekly with our exec team starting in Fall 2017. A rising 2nd or 3rd year involved in the Media Studies department is preferred. Contact if you are interested or would like more information! 

Apply to Live on the Range
Open Houses April 1 through 12.
The Range is a graduate student community within the Academical Village. Those living on the Range represent some of the University’s most talented graduate students. Please join us for one of our open houses to get a feel for what life on the Range is like. Visit our website today. Open houses will be held on the following dates:
April 1, 2 to 5 p.m., 28 East Range
April 4, 6 to 9 p.m., 4 East Range
April 7, 2 to 4 p.m., 11 West Range
April 12, 5 to 8 p.m., 7 West Range.

Flash Seminars Applications
Applications considered on a rolling basis until 11:59 p.m. on April 2.
Intellectually curious? Open-minded? Well-organized? Apply for a spot on the Flash Seminars Planning Team. We are looking for engaged and devoted members to help us plan a new year of events. Check out our website to learn more and email or if you have any questions. Apply here today.

Logo Design Contest for UVA Learning in Action
Submissions due April 6 by 5 p.m.
Learning in Action is the hub for public service at the University of Virginia, including volunteer and community engagement opportunities, service events, courses and other resources. We need a new logo! Submit your creative design online. The winner will receive a $50 gift card to the UVA Bookstore, some fun promotional items featuring the new logo, and a spotlight in the Learning in Action newsletter. Any ideas are welcome. For more information, visit the website.

UVA Global Public Service Case Competition
From 4 p.m. on April 7 to 2:30 p.m. on April 8, Bryant Hall Career Center.
Global Development Organization (GDO), the Student Council, and the Career Center invite you to participate in our public service case competition. This year, our theme will address the refugee crisis.  All participating teams will be tasked with addressing a specific problem outlined in the case that will be released one day prior to the competition. For more information, visit our Facebook event or email Sam Yu at

Calling All Performers for “Portraits: A Production on Diversity”
April 12, 6 p.m., Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room.
If you or anyone you know is interested in showcasing unique talents on Grounds, then sign up to perform at “Portraits: A Production on Diversity.” This showcase, hosted by The Most Passionate Pi Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, will be a great opportunity to express your passions and share your talents. Contact Briana Barrett at by April 2 for more information. To learn more, visit this website.

Volunteer at Tom Tom Founders Festival
April 10 through 16.
Volunteer to help out at the Tom Tom Festival. See how you can get involved in the Charlottesville community by volunteering at this year’s festival. Have a blast with your friends. All Tom Tom volunteers will receive free drinks, a T-shirt, and snacks. Sign up now here.

Take Back the Night: Hackathon
April 22, 9 p.m through April 23, 2:30 p.m.
Work in teams to create solutions to challenging coding problems. No coding experience is required. There will be prizes and presentations by leaders in Tech. To learn more and to register, go to this website


Apply for a Page Award from the Serpentine Society
Scholarship application deadline April 15, Grant application deadline May 1.
The Serpentine Society Page awards consist of two monetary awards available for highly motivated gay, male students: the Peter Page Merit Scholarship for incoming first-year students, and the Peter Page Grant for current undergraduate and graduate students at UVA. The applications are available on the society’s website.


“The Capture Theory of Government Action” with Professor Lee Coppock
March 29, 7 to 8 p.m., Clark 107.
Does government represent everybody or does it just represent the special interests of a few? Lee Coppock, professor and director of the undergraduate economics program, will lecture on the capture theory of government action to discuss this question. This event is sponsored by Turning Point USA, Network of Enlightened Women, Young Americans for Freedom, and the Burke Society. To learn more, visit our Facebook event.

The Sixties Behind the Iron Curtain: Youth Culture and the Global Sixties in Poland
March 30, 5 p.m., Global Grounds (Hotel A).
Malgorzata Fidelis, an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will give a lecture on the Global Sixties in Poland. This event is organized and sponsored by CREEES as a part of the UVA Polish Lecture series. It is also co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. For more information, visit this website.

LGBTQ Activism in Russia: Lecture by Maria “Masha” Gessen
March 31, 6 p.m., Maury 209.
Come to Maury Hall this Friday to hear a talk by Maria “Masha” Gessen, a Russian journalist, author, and political activist. She has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and the Washington Post. She is going to deliver groundbreaking takes on Russian politics, society, culture, and history. To read her bio, visit this website. The lecture is sponsored and organized by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature. For more information, visit this website.

Interdisciplinary Forum on Memory and Imagination
April 1, panels run between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in New Cabell Hall.
This forum is devoted to the intersections of memory and imagination in constructing identity, history, traditions and futures. The forum is organized by the Society of Slavic Graduate students and co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, CREEES, and the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation. For more information, visit this website.

Beyond Representation: Creative and Critical Practice in Environmental Humanities
April 8 and 9, Wilson Hall 142.
Many conversations in environmental humanities involve selecting and interpreting scientific data, then adding contributions from humanities fields to that quantitative base. What happens when we assume that many environmental issues start with the humanities? This symposium explores these questions through interdisciplinary panels, workshops, and a reading by poet Cecily Parks. This event is sponsored by the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures. It is free and open to the public. For the full schedule and registration information, visit this website


Fourth-Year City Send-off
March 30, 5 to 7 p.m., Gardens VIII and X.
Join fellow fourth-year students on Thursday for the Fourth-Year City Send-off in Gardens VIII and X. Parts of each garden will be dedicated to geographic locales where grads will be heading next year. Mingle with other students moving to your new home. New adventures are best met with company. Complimentary food and drinks will be served. This event is sponsored by the Class of 2017 Trustees. For more information, visit this website.

Data Literacy for the Public Good Bootcamp
March 31, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Olsson Hall.
Students interested in public service (nonprofits, humanitarian work, etc): Come develop and hone your skills for gathering, analyzing, and collecting data. This bootcamp will provide an opportunity for a limited number of students to gain crucial skills in data literacy and data analysis to help you gain  skills and build your resume toward finding great careers in the public service sector. Several experts in the areas of data collection, data analysis, and data presentation/visualization will lead students through hands-on, skill-building workshops. We’ll close with a discussion about how to reflect your skills on your resume and how to search for opportunities to continue to build skills and find opportunities in the field. Food and snacks will be provided. For more information, visit this website.

Marketing Symposium Keynote Speaker
March 31, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Bryant Hall Football Recruiting Room.
If you’re considering marketing as a potential career field, this is a do- not-miss event. Join us for a keynote address providing a crash course in marketing. From the difference between marketing, advertising, and PR to understanding entry-level roles and how to secure them, learn the ins and outs of the industry. Register now!

The Value of a Global Education for Engineers: Northrop Grumman Panel
March 31, 2 to 4 p.m., Mechanical Engineering 205.
Come out to a panel discussion with Northrop Grumman, led by David Perry, the corporate vice president and chief global business development officer. Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Please visit our website for more information and the Handshake page for event details.

Identity, Diversity, and Your Career
April 5, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Bryant Hall Football Recruiting Room.
As part of the university’s Diversity Week, join Multicultural Student Services, the Minority Rights Coalition, Student Council, and the Career Center for a panel and conversation on the importance of your identity and unique experiences in the job and internship search. A keynote address will begin at 5:15, followed by a panel and conversation with students, alumni, and university faculty and staff. Immediately following, participants will have the opportunity to attend a speed networking reception with employers recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities. There will be free food and free parking. For more information, visit this website.


Volunteer for Madison House’s Big Event
April 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., various locations.
The Big Event is a one-day service project where UVA students have the opportunity to say thank you to the Charlottesville community by participating in more than 40 service projects. The Big Event matches teams of volunteers with a site where they will serve for four hours on a Saturday. Sign up as an individual or with a team before March 31 to participate. We hope to see you there! For more information, visit this website.

Apply to Be a Mentor for Autism Allies Mentorship Program
The Autism Allies Mentorship Program partners with the Virginia Institute of Autism to foster meaningful relationships between UVA students and children with autism in the Charlottesville community. We are looking for consistent and reliable mentors for the 2017-18 school year. Mentors are required to meet with mentees once a month and attend occasional program-wide events. Please contact Rebecca Kapsak at


Ninth Annual Pi-Miler
April 1, 11 a.m., Thornton Hall.
Engineering Student Council presents the ninth annual Pi-Miler race! This 3.14 mile run/walk occurs this coming Sunday and starts and finishes outside Thornton Hall in the Engineering School. Registration for the race can be done online or at 10 a.m. the day of the race. All proceeds from the run will be donated to the Patients and Friends Research Fund at the UVA Cancer Center. The first 100 participants to register will receive an awesome Pi-Miler T-shirt. Email Nicholas Mikalauskas at with any questions.

Zeta Tau Alpha 23rd Annual Run for Life 5K
April 8, 10 a.m., Nameless Field.
Zeta Tau Alpha is hosting the 23rd annual Run for Life 5K in loving memory of Paxson MacDonald. Come out and join us at Nameless field for this great race. Registration fees are $15 for UVA students. Register, donate, or find information at this website.

Flicks for Lives Frisbee Tournament
April 9, noon to 5 p.m., Carr’s Field.
Come to Lambda Phi Epsilon’s first-ever Flicks for Lives Frisbee Tournament. Sign up for either the men’s league or the coed league and receive a free T-shirt and the chance to win prizes! Sign up here. To learn more, visit our Facebook event.


Kinetic Sound Presents: “Boundless”
April 1, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Amphitheatre.
Kinetic Sound presents “Boundless,” our free outdoor spring benefit concert. This event is in partnership with Relay for Life at UVA. Through our performances, ranging from classical favorites to new arrangements, we invite you to explore your own hopes, dreams, and boundless potential. All donations will go to the American Cancer Society. Check out our Facebook event page for ways you can contribute at our concert just by attending. 


Text-A-Toasty: God and Grilled Cheese
March 30, 10:30 p.m. to midnight.
Text a question about Christianity, God, or faith any time during the week to 434-218-0365, and we will deliver both an answer and a free grilled cheese or Nutella sandwich to wherever you are on our delivery day. Questions must be sent in before 11:30 p.m. on delivery day to be answered. Delivery will begin at 10:30 p.m. and run until midnight. For more information, email Shannon Suh at

Free Modern Hip-Hop Dance Workshop
March 31, 6 to 10 p.m., 1515 on the Corner Dance Studio.
The Mighty is a dance organization that holds free workshops throughout the year. Come out and bring your friends to enjoy dance workshops taught by UVA Law student Stanley Wong and his friends from North Carolina. No commitment, no registration, and no experience are needed. Just come on out and move with us! For more information, visit our Facebook page.

OFYA Presents Barrio Fiesta 2017: “Pagkatuklas – Discovery”
April 1, 3 p.m., MLK Performing Arts Center.
The Organization of Young Filipino Americans will host the 29th annual Barrio Fiesta this weekend. The theme of this year’s show is Pagkatulkas, or Discovery. We will be presenting traditional and modern dances, and much more, alongside our skit. A Filipino potluck reception will follow the show. Visit our Facebook event to learn more.

Global Development Organization Dinner Series with Phoebe Crisman
April 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Global Grounds (Hotel A).
Global Development Organization’s last dinner series of the semester will host UVA Professor of Architecture Phoebe Crisman. Professor Crisman will be discussing the Morven Summer Institute and sustainability. Please email if you are interested in attending.

Final Friday at UVA
March 31, Fralin Museum of Art .
Final Fridays is a monthly showcase of the Arts at UVA highlighting exhibits, performances, and lectures on Arts Grounds and across the University. The Fralin Museum of Art, the Ruffin Gallery, and the School of Architecture offer monthly receptions and gallery talks in conjunction with their exhibits. The arts libraries, music, drama, and creative writing programs often join in the line-up. We invite students, faculty, and community members to join us. To learn more, visit this website




Connections is a newsletter distributed every Wednesday and is another way for you to find out what's going on around Grounds.

April Job & Internship Fair

Come to Newcomb Hall from noon to 3 p.m. on April 5 to find a summer internship or job after graduation. Come as you are to this casual event. No suits required.

April Job & Internship Fair, April 5, 12 to 3 p.m., Newcomb Hall