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April 26 Connections


Sign the ADAPT Savvy Fox Safety Pledge
Through April 27.
ADAPT will be tabling to promote safety at Foxfield. The first 1,000 students to sign the pledge will receive a Foxfield T-shirt. Only those attending Foxfield can sign the pledge. Come check out our T-shirts and sign! Find tabling times and more information here.

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. Presentations fulfill FOA requirements. 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 a Foxfield cooler. For more information, visit this website.

ADAPT Student Safety Tent at Foxfield
April 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Foxfield Races.
If you plan to attend the Foxfield Races, be sure to come to the ADAPT Student Safety Tent on the gravel road near the wooden official’s tower and plot A-50 to get free snacks, water, and sunscreen while supplies last. For more information, visit our Facebook event.

Textbook Buyback
May 3 through 12, UVA Bookstore.
Sell your books to the UVA Bookstore for cash. The Bookstore is accepting books on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Remember that textbook rentals are due back on May 15. And don’t forget to order your fall 2017 textbooks online

Hoos ReUse: An Easy Way to Recycle and Benefit Others
On-Grounds Collection: May 3 through 13
Off-Grounds Collection: May 22 and 23

As you finish up the year and move out of your residence hall or apartment, you can donate any unwanted (but usable) furniture, appliances, nonperishable food, and clothing to local charities through the Hoos ReUse program. Two drives take place each year, one for students living on Grounds and the other for students living off Grounds. For complete details, including times and locations, please check the Hoos ReUse website.


UVA After Hours with IM-Rec Sports
April 28, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., AFC.
IM-Rec Sports is pulling out all the stops for #UVA After Hours this weekend at the AFC. We are bringing back Casino Night! There will be free food trucks, a DJ, and vendors that include a photo booth, mechanical bull, soccer darts, and more. Don’t miss out on this fun way to wrap up a great year with your friends. Visit this website for more information. 


Last Lecture Series
April 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m., O’Hill Forum.
What if this was the last lecture you could ever give? The Last Lecture Series is a 25-year old tradition at the University that invites UVA’s finest faculty to answer that very question. This year’s event will feature presentations from Professor Peter Maillet and Professor Carmenita Higginbotham. This engaging event will include two 30-minute lectures, snacks, and refreshments. Visit the Facebook event to learn more. 


UVA in India Spring 2018: Information Session
April 28, 2 to 3 p.m., 183 New Cabell.
Come to this information session about the UVA in India spring semester study abroad program for 2018. Learn more about the program curriculum, internship opportunities, student experience, finances, application process, and more. The program is now open for applications. Visit this website for details.

April 28, 4 to 5 p.m., OpenGrounds.
Come help USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives map an underdeveloped area of the world. You will use OpenStreetMap, a collaborative online system meant to create an editable map of the world, which helps response teams on the ground during a disaster. It will also be a part of the Missing Maps Project for ongoing or future humanitarian responses. You will learn how to use OpenStreetMap and aid response teams. For more information, visit this Facebook page.

Summer Job Opportunities
IM-Rec Sports is now hiring swim and tennis instructors. Teach children how to swim and play tennis this summer! Swimming’s Cool begins on May 22, and Summer Tennis begins June 12. Apply here today. 


57th House of Delegates Candidate Forum
April 26, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Nau 101.
University Democrats will host a forum for Ross Mittiga and Delegate David Toscano, the Democratic primary candidates for the 57th House of Delegates district. The event is not a debate. Candidates will have opening statements, and the rest of the evening will be dedicated to answering questions from the audience. The forum is open to all, and we hope to see you there! Visit our Facebook event for more details. 


J.P. Morgan Information Session & Networking Night
April 26, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Alumni Hall Ballroom.

J.P. Morgan Networking Roundtable Discussions
April 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m., The Graduate.

J.P. Morgan Networking Coffee Chats
April 27, 2 to 4 p.m., TBD.
Come ask questions and network with representatives at three upcoming events hosted by J.P. Morgan to learn more about summer 2018 internship opportunities. Representatives from the Asset & Wealth Management and Corporate & Investment Bank divisions will be in attendance at all three networking events. Open to UVA students in their first or second year from all majors who are interested in the 2018 summer internships in Asset Management and the Corporate & Investment Bank. Minimum 3.2 GPA required. Visit this website to learn more.

Deloitte Corporate Finance - Investment Banking Practice
April 27, 6 7 p.m., Rouss & Robertson Hall 221.
Learn more about opportunities as an investment banking analyst or summer analyst. Many Summer Analysts return to Deloitte full time after earning their undergraduate degrees. Visit the website to learn more.

Jefferies Second-Year Spring Event
April 27, 7 to 8 p.m., Rouss & Robertson Hall 254.
Second-years/Class of 2019 members, you are invited to attend a session with Jefferies. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the firm and network with representatives. RSVP here.

How to Make the Most of Your Summer with McKinsey & Company
April 28, 3 to 5 p.m., TBD.
This session provides information for current third-years (rising fourth-years) on how to make the most of their summer internship experiences and how to plan for recruitment sessions with McKinsey in the fall. McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, nongovernmental organizations, and not-for-profits. This session is open to all current third-years regardless of degree. Dress code is casual. Visit this website to learn more. 


Volunteer for Planned Parenthood in Charlottesville
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic is looking for a group of passionate volunteers to help carry out local Charlottesville events. If you are interested, please fill out this Google form. You will be contacted on an as-needed basis. If you have any questions, please contact Megana Belagutti at  


Apply to Join the W.E.B. DuBois Journal of Racial Studies
The W.E.B. DuBois Journal of Racial Studies is the first academic journal at the University of Virginia dedicated to scholarship that deals specifically with race. It is an outlet for undergraduates and graduates to display their work for the rest of the University community. The journal is currently looking for editors and exec members. Apply here to be an exec member and here to be an editor. 


OFFScreen Presents: “Captain Fantastic”
April 27, 7 p.m., Newcomb Theater.
In the Academy Award-nominated film starring Viggo Mortensen, Ben Cash, his wife, Leslie, and their six children live deep in the wilderness of Washington state. Isolated from society, Ben and Leslie devote their existence to raising their kids in the wild without technology and demonstrating the beauty of co-existing with nature. When Leslie dies suddenly, Ben must take his sheltered offspring into the outside world for the first time. Visit this Facebook event for more information.

K-Edge Dance Crew Showcase
April 27, 8 to 9:30 p.m., Runk Green Room.
K-Edge Dance Crew is proud to present its first-ever showcase. Members of the dance crew branched out to create different subunits and will be performing a variety of songs. Ranging from cute dances to some old school Kpop songs, we are sure to hit the heartstrings of all Kpop fans. Please come and enjoy the event with us!

Virginia Sil’Hooettes Spring Concert
April 28, 8 to 9:30 p.m., McLeod Hall.
Come join us in the McLeod Hall auditorium for a full night of a cappella, our very first music video, and our fourth-years’ final solos. The event features music from Lorde, Sigrid, ZZ Ward, Ella Eyre, the Beach Boys, and more! Tickets are $6 for UVA students. For more information, visit our Facebook event.

UVA Ballroom Dance Club Showcase
April 30, 2 to 3 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom.
Join the UVA Ballroom Dance Club for our free end-of-semester showcase in the Newcomb Ballroom. In addition to routines by our wonderful dancers, the afternoon includes guest performances by the Salsa Club and Fuego! We can’t wait to see everyone there. For more information, visit this website


Text-a-Taquito: God and Taquitos
April 27, 10:30 p.m. to midnight.
Text-a-Toasty presents: Text-a-Taquito! 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 taquito 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.

Final Friday at UVA
April 28, UVA Arts Grounds and beyond.
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 readings join this line-up. We invite students, faculty, and community members to enjoy us. Visit this website for more information.

Whitewater Kayak Workshop
April 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Outdoor Recreation Center.
Kayaking this summer? This workshop is the best way to get started! Learn how to successfully maneuver a kayak in entry-level whitewater. We’ll begin in the pool at the pre-trip meeting to help you get comfortable with the boat and learn paddle strokes. On the water day trip you will get a chance to run class I and II whitewater on a nearby river and to practice and develop new skills! For more information, visit this website.

Garden Show: Photography by Syrian Refugees Living in Jordan
April 30, 4 to 6 p.m., Garden X.
You’re invited to the Another Kind of Girl Collective Photography Opening Reception, presented by UVA’s No Lost Generation. AKOG is a media arts collective that equips girls in the midst of displacement with the creative and technical means to explore and articulate their inner worlds and daily lives through film and photography. All photos displayed were taken by Syrian teenage girls living as refugees in Jordan. For more information, visit our Facebook page.


Volunteers Needed for a Research Study on the Common Cold
Nonsmoking adults, ages 18 to 40, are needed for a common cold research study. Eligible participants must have mild asthma or allergies, or no significant medical conditions. Screening involves two to three study visits. Based on screening results, participants may be eligible for a study about how the immune system responds after being exposed to an experimental cold virus. The cold study includes eight study visits over the course of three to seven weeks. For information, email Kristin Wavell at IRB-HSR Nos. 19157 and 19512.

Male Research Participants Needed
The Virginia Alcohol and Trauma (VAT) Laboratory is seeking male students ages 18 to 25 to participate in a research study on traumatic events and alcohol use. You may be eligible if you have experienced one or more traumatic events and drink alcohol regularly. You may earn up to $75. For more information, contact Salpi Kevorkian at 434-297-7609 or email IRB-HSR No. 18120.


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.

Student Memorial Service

Join Student Council and members of the UVA community in celebrating the lives of Rose (Rosie) Marie Randolph, Holly Edwards, and Melanie Wetzel on Tuesday, May 2.

Looking up at the columns of the Rotunda from the ground with a sunspot on the camera lens