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April 19 Connections


UPC Presents: Springfest
April 21, 5 to 8 p.m. on the Lawn, 8 p.m. at the Amphitheatre.
Join us for live music, local foods, and more. Our main event will start at 5 p.m., then join us at the Amphitheatre at 8 p.m. for “Misterwives.” For more information, visit our Facebook event.

Foxfield Education Program
April 26, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., or 8 to 9 p.m., Newcomb Hall Ballroom.
Want to learn more about Foxfield? Need to fulfill an FOA requirement? Come out and learn how to be safe at Foxfield. Speakers include a representative of the Albemarle County Police Department, the Foxfield Racing Association, and ADAPT. Door prizes at each session include two Foxfield tickets and a parking pass, a Foxfield bowtie, and an official Foxfield cooler. For more information, visit this website


Bouldering and Movie Night
April 21, 9 p.m. to midnight, Outdoor Rec Center.
Come climb, enjoy a climbing movie, and make some climbing friends. The Outdoor Rec Center is a family of UVA students who enjoy the outdoors, climbing, and each other. We can’t wait to get to know you! Visit this website for more information.

Letter Art and Sign SHop
April 22, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., the AFC.
Bring your friends to the AFC and create a masterpiece. We’ll have all the supplies you need to create your own letter art. Invite a friend and come have fun! For more information, visit this website


New Planned Parenthood Generation Action CIO
Interested in a movement of young people across identities and issues that organizes with, by, and for their generation in order to achieve reproductive freedom? Fill out this interest form for a Planned Parenthood Generation Action CIO at UVA. Like our Facebook page for more updates on this exciting new opportunity. Email or with any questions.

Apply to Join P.A.L.S. Executive Board
P.A.L.S. Mentorship Program focuses on helping first year and transfer students during their transition to UVA by pairing them with upperclassmen who can help them navigate the social and extracurricular scene at the University. From helping them to find clubs and organizations to asking for advice and having someone to confide in, Big Pals and Little Pals build a close bond that culminates in lasting friendship. Apply online.


SustainaPitch Night: Social Justice Edition
April 20, 5:30 to 7 p.m., OpenGrounds.
This event will consist of pitches for projects relating to both the environment and equity from students, CIOs, faculty, and staff. Free Mellow Mushroom pizza will be provided. As an event attendee, you will listen to pitches, vote for your favorite projects, and help choose which winning projects are awarded funding. Contestants will participate in either the Large Category to win up to $1,500 in funding, or the Small Category to win up to $500. Visit the Facebook event to learn more and sign up online.

Academical Vintage
April 21, noon to 4 p.m., 1515 on the Corner.
UVA’s first Pop-Up Vintage Market and Clothing Swap, Academical Vintage, will be bringing you signature threads just in time for summer. Come by the new student building at 1515 University Avenue to find some awesome vintage and handmade items from local shops and artisans, and learn about the benefits of shopping sustainable alternatives to fast fashion. Short on cash but want new-to-you clothes? Stop by 1515’s sunroom and swap out your old clothes for free with UVA Recycling. Visit the Facebook event for more information.

UVA Sustainability: Beta Bridge Stream Cleanup
April 22, 10 a.m. to noon, 17th Street and Virginia Avenue.
Beta Bridge is one of UVA’s brightest landmarks, but look underneath and you will see its darker side: a favorite dumping grounds for paint, trash, and even furniture. Join UVA Sustainability this Earth Day to clean up the stream along the railroad tracks. Help protect our local ecosystem and keep this hub of student life beautiful for generations of Wahoos to come. Visit our Facebook event to RSVP.

Cville Eco Fair
April 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Downtown Mall and Pavilion.
Join us for an Earth Day celebration at the Charlottesville Downtown Mall and Sprint Pavilion. Music and other interactive activities, your favorite environmental groups, raffles, food trucks, kids’ activities and more will be taking place! More details are coming soon. Visit this website for email updates and our Facebook event to learn more. 


How to Navigate the Reporting Process
April 19, 6 to 8 p.m., Garrett Hall.
This event gives individuals the opportunity to hear and follow each stage of the reporting process. Survivors will speak about their reporting experience, and a panel of speakers will discuss the nuances of the reporting process and share their thoughts. The event will conclude with a brief presentation from Women in Policy (WIP) and a Q&A. 

April 20, 8 to 10 p.m., Amphitheatre.
One of the most recognizable Take Back the Night events of the week, the candlelight vigil is meant to foster reverence and solidarity. It is an important opportunity for survivors, friends of survivors, and other UVA community members to share their stories and experiences. A variety of a cappella performances, including the Virginia Gentlemen and Hoos in Treble (HIT), will kick off the event. Trina Murphy from Help Save The Next Girl Foundation will also speak. If you would like to speak at the vigil, please sign up online.

April 21, 7 to 9 p.m., Fralin Museum of Art.
Culminating the week, the gala will be an opportunity to relieve stress, mingle, and have fun over delicious catered food and drinks, musical performances, and special guest speaker Dahlia Lithwick of Slate Magazine. Several a cappella groups will be performing, including the New Dominions, Ektaal, and the Virginia Gentlemen. Fourth-year student Genevieve Agar's art exhibit will be making its museum debut during the gala. Tickets, $5 for UVA students, faculty, and staff, will be sold throughout the week on the South Lawn and at Newcomb tabling stations where credit cards, cash, and Venmo payments will be accepted. $10 tickets for community members will be sold at the door. The attire is semiformal.

April 22, 9 a.m. Saturday through 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Rice Hall.
The TBTN Hack-a-Thon is a 24-hour period where you can team up with as many as four people (or work alone) to create a project—such as an app—technical or otherwise. These projects are heavily encouraged to be themed around sexual assault prevention. All skill levels and genders are welcome and all you will need is a computer, sleeping bag, and maybe an idea or two! At the end of the night we will have a demo fair for the finished product or prototype where you pitch to judges. Awards will be given to the best teams that meet certain categories. Free food will be provided! Email if interested.


“The World is Your Classroom… Or Is It?” Discussion on Study Abroad
April 24, 7 to 9 p.m., Global Grounds (Hotel A West Range).
Join current Global Studies students and faculty in a student-led, interactive workshop examining the impact and implications of education abroad programs. We will be critically examining the discourse surrounding education abroad as an industry, wrestling through tough related issues, and discussing how we fit into the system. There will be free Roots for the first 15 students to RSVP. Visit our Facebook page to learn more.


Klezmer Residency with Grammy Winner Lorin Sklamberg
Residency runs April 23 through 27.
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Lorin Sklamberg of New York will be in residency with the Klezmer Ensemble of the McIntire Department of Music from April 23 through 27. She will host workshops on Yiddish singing and will perform with the UVA Klezmer Ensemble on Thursday, April 27, at 8 p.m. For more information, visit this website.

William and Rosemary MacIlwaine Lecture in American Literature: “William Faulkner’s Virginia Persona”
April 20, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Special Collections Auditorium.
Although Mississippi holds pride of place in William Faulkner's life and work, Virginia is a close second. Professor Carl Rollyson, whose new book about Faulkner will soon be published by University of Virginia Press, will deliver this inaugural lecture.


Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Week
April 23 through 25.
Join the Jewish Education Initiative and the Jewish Leadership Council for a series of events held in remembrance of the Holocaust. Learn more about the Holocaust’s victims and survivors, its history, and its modern implications. On Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m. come hear survivor Jay Ipson share his experiences. On Monday, April 24, a 12-hour reading of victims’ names will begin at 8 a.m. And on Tuesday, April 25, there will be a panel on the Holocaust in present memory beginning at 7 p.m. Visit our Facebook event for more details.

UVA Green Grounds: Wellness Walk
April 28, 4 to 5 p.m., O’Hill.
Join Green Grounds and the Peer Health Educators for a stress-relieving and scenic walk along the O’Hill trails before finals season. We’ll meet at the O’Hill Dining Room and walk the mile-long trail as a group. Dogs are welcome at this event! Come walk with the Peer Health Educators to learn how to handle stress, play with dogs, and feel the spring. For more information, visit our Facebook event


Sig Delt Carnival
April 22, 1 to 3 p.m., Mad Bowl.
Come out to the second annual Sig Delt Carnival. We will have live music featuring Erin and the Wildfire, food, carnival games, and more. A $5 entrance fee gets you access to the fun, and all proceeds go directly to Prevent Child Abuse America. We hope to see you there! For more details, visit our Facebook page.

SheVille Art Showcase and Fundraiser
April 28, 7 p.m., 1515 Studio.
This event will benefit women’s organizations around Charlottesville. Art and goodies will be for sale. The showcase will benefit SHE, SARA, and the Women’s Initiative. There will be food, music, and great art, so please attend. For more information, visit our Facebook event. If you are interested in submitting art, contact


Madison House Summer Programs
Register now to volunteer in a Madison House program this summer. Even if you stay in Charlottesville for only two extra weeks this summer, join Madison House in the new summer programs. Volunteer at some of your favorite sites, including LAMA, the PB&J Fund, CFC, and more. Contact Carolina Cordova at with any questions.


University Salsa Showcase: Vive, Rie, Baila!
April 21 and 22, 7 to 9 p.m., Chemistry Auditorium.
The spring came back early with the heat of University Salsa Club! Come enjoy our Spring Showcase, a show filled with bachatas, cha-chas, and salsa dances galore. There will be extra performances you won’t want to miss. Best of all, it’s free! Visit our Facebook page to learn more.

Cavalier Symphony Orchestra Presents: “Odyssey”
April 22, 4:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center.
Take a break from the real world and embark on a mystical and awe-inspiring musical adventure with the Cavalier Symphony Orchestra. Our concert will feature music from “Star Wars,” “Sound of Music,” “Carmen,” the “William Tell Overture,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Admission is free for UVA students and $5 for guests. For more information, visit our Facebook event


ΣΛΥ Spring Informal Tea
April 20, 6 to 8 p.m., Newcomb Gallery Room.
The Hermanas of the Alpha Rho Chapter of Sigma Lambda Upsilon welcome all women to our Spring Informal Tea. Doors are open to all women interested in learning more about our Hermandad (sisterhood) and meeting the Hermanas of SLU, a Latina-based, but not Latina-exclusive, sorority. We welcome women of all cultures and backgrounds. For more information, please contact To learn more, visit our Facebook event.

The Summit 2017: Hip-Hop Dance Workshop
April 22, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., the AFC.
AKAdeMiX Dance Crew, The Mighty, and X-Tasee Dance Crew are excited to bring you the secondannual Summit Hip-Hop Dance Workshop. Come join us as famous choreographers Chris Martin, Devin Pornel, Jeffrey Caluag, and Deziree Del Rosario teach their moves. For more information, visit our Facebook page.

Transgender Name Change and Gender Marker Legal Clinic
April 23, 5 to 9 p.m., LGBTQ Center in Newcomb Hall.
Do you have questions about the legal process involving transgender name changes and gender markers? If so, contact us to schedule your free half-hour appointment with local attorneys qualified in advising about these matters. This event is free and will be held in the LGBTQ Center on the lower level of Newcomb Hall. There will be validated parking nearby at the UVA Central Grounds Garage (400 Emmet St. South). To learn more and to schedule an appointment, visit this website.

Mathematics Job Panel
April 24, 5 p.m., Kerchof Hall.
The Association for Women in Mathematics student chapter and the UVA Math Club are hosting a job panel. The goal of the panel is to provide answers to the question, “What can I do with a math degree?” Please RSVP. Pizza and drinks will be served.

Survivor at UVA
Want to compete in challenges and vote other contestants out in next semester’s game of Survivor at UVA? Interview for the cast of Season 2 have started, so don’t delay and sign up today! Email Genki Hall at if interested and watch this video for a preview of what Survivor is all about.


Now Hiring Student Fundraisers for Summer and Fall Semester
Build your resume, learn valuable communications skills, and connect with alumni while getting paid. Cavalier Connect, UVA’s phonathon, is looking for dedicated students to raise money for valuable University programs. Students work at least two days a week from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and every other Sunday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. This opportunity will provide great experience that future employers will love! Visit this website to learn more.



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

Take Back the Night 

Shatter the Silence. Stop the Violence. Join others in seeking an end to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, and all other forms of sexual violence. Take Back the Night events continue throughout the week.

Take Back the Night 2017: April 17-22