Upcoming Events
The list below highlights ongoing and daily events taking place around Grounds this week. For additional information ?regarding future events, click on one of the links in the “More Calendars” section below to view specific calendars from around the University.
Ongoing Events
Jun 20 - Apr 8
LOCATION: 
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
CONTACT: 
434.244.0234, [email protected]
This exhibition comprises contemporary paintings and sculpture by Indigenous Australian artists from various regions across the Australian continent, from the central desert to coastal regions and islands. Centering on the theme of “country,” the artworks sing melodies of ancestors and land, creation and power, history and memory, community and identity. In caring for and painting their ancestral terrain and home places, Aboriginal artists acknowledge the countless memories already lived and those to come. "Songs of a Secret Country" was curated by five students from universities across the United States. As part of the UVA Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative, this project trains the next generation of curators to address the pressing lack of diversity in museum practice. The artworks represented are a recent gift to the Kluge-Ruhe Collection by philanthropists Stephen and Agatha Luczo of California.
Jul 28 - Jan 7
LOCATION: 
Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library
CONTACT: 
434.244.0234, [email protected]
This exhibition includes twenty-one sculptures made of discarded commercial fishing nets that washed up on the shore in the community of Pormpuraaw, north Queensland, Australia. “Ghost nets” trap and kill the rich array of marine life in the ocean, eventually drifting to the bottom of the sea to suffocate the seabed and coral reefs. The turtles, sharks, rays and other animals affected are culturally and spiritually important to local Indigenous people. To clean up their environment and raise awareness about the long-term damage caused by the nets, Indigenous artists of Pormpuraaw are repurposing them into fine art sculptures. Also included in the exhibition are three prints and an aluminum sculpture of a stingray by Brian Robinson (Maluyliga, Wuthathi, Malaysia Dayak). The sculpture, Ocean Guardian, represents the creation story of the Great Barrier Reef and is covered in mineral, the distinctive graphic patterns of Torres Strait art. In his linocut prints, Robinson draws on his Torres Strait Islander heritage and traditional art historical and pop culture imagery.
Aug 24 - Jun 22
LOCATION: 
Main Gallery, Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library
CONTACT: 
434.243.5861, [email protected]
Featuring artifacts from the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, other University entities, and private collections, The University of Virginia in 100 Objects commemorates UVA’s Bicentennial. The one hundred artifacts included represent moments from two centuries of UVA history in an exhibition that ranges across space as well as time--you can find seventy-nine objects in the galleries of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, and twenty-one more may be found at sixteen satellite sites around Grounds. This exhibition is based on the book Mr. Jefferson’s Telescope (UVA Press, 2017), which visitors are encouraged to consult for deeper discussions of each object. The University of Virginia in 100 Objects is produced by the University of Virginia Library with support from the University of Virginia Bicentennial and funding provided by the Alumni Board of Trustees. NOTE: The exhibition is closed on Sundays. Please check the exhibition site for hours.
Sep 1 - Dec 28
LOCATION: 
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
CONTACT: 
434.243.5861, [email protected]
Inspired by the recent conservation treatment of a portrait of Burroughs painted by Orlando Rouland, this exhibition brings an important American naturalist back to light. The painting serves as the focal point of the exhibition, tying together writer, artist, collector, and library. The exhibition showcases books, manuscripts, and other materials from the Burroughs collection. John Burroughs’ (1837-1921) essays on nature were widely read by both scholars and the reading public during his lifetime. He counted among his friends prominent men including Walt Whitman, Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Ford, John Muir, and Thomas Edison. The Burroughs collection is part of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature at the University of Virginia. NOTE: The exhibition is closed on Sundays. Please check the event site for hours.
Week of November 26, 2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
LOCATION: 
Memorial Gymnasium
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, [email protected]
3:30pm - 6:30pm
LOCATION: 
John Paul Jones Arena
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, [email protected]
Cavalier Classic
Monday, November 27, 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm
LOCATION: 
Nau 101
CONTACT: 
434.982.6057, [email protected]
Please join us for Tania Singer's talk, "Training the Heart and Mind: Effects of a One-Year Contemplative Mental Training Study on Brain, Subjectivity, Health, and Prosociality." At the intersection of the fields of social and contemplative neurosciences, researchers have begun to investigate the effects of meditation-based mental training on brain, social capacities, well-being and health. In this talk, Tania will introduce the ReSource Project, a large-scale, nine-month, multi-disciplinary secular mental training study aimed at the daily cultivation of multiple wholesome qualities such as a) mindfulness-attention and interoceptive awareness, b) socio-affective capacities such as empathy, compassion and prosocial motivation, and c) meta-cognitive skills including perspective taking on others as well as on inner aspects of the Self.
9:00pm - 12:00am
LOCATION: 
John Paul Jones Arena
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, [email protected]
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
5:30pm - 8:30pm
LOCATION: 
Newcomb Board Room
Become familiar with various definitions and UVA’s policies. Learn about trauma and the neuroscience of trauma and how it impacts a survivor’s responses. Hear from survivors who tell their stories, and learn about resources on and off grounds so that you can help your peers in need. For a reservations, email Claire at [email protected]
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
11:00am - 12:15pm
LOCATION: 
Miller Center
CONTACT: 
434.924.7236, [email protected]
America prides itself on being a classless society, where hard work and talent get you ahead. Where status is earned, not inherited. However the United States is marked by a deepening class divide. In his current book, Richard V. Reeves argues that the most important and consequential gap in American society is the one between the upper middle class—broadly, the top fifth—and everyone else. His book shows how American society has become the very class-defined society that earlier Americans rebelled against and what can be done to restore a more equitable social order. Reeves is a senior fellow in Economic Studies, policy director of the Center on Children and Families, and editor-in-chief of the Social Mobility Memos blog.
5:00pm - 6:00pm
LOCATION: 
Newcomb Ballroom
CONTACT: 
434.924.6675, [email protected]
Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Mark Doty lectures on poetry.
6:30pm - 9:00pm
LOCATION: 
OpenGrounds
CONTACT: 
434.982.2361,[email protected]
We offer pro bono legal counseling every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Our clinic is staffed by local attorneys who offer their services to Charlottesville community members and University employees. For more information or to schedule your appointment, please 434.982.2361 or email [email protected]
7:00pm - 10:00pm
LOCATION: 
John Paul Jones Arena
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, [email protected]
Big 10/ACC Challenge
Thursday, November 30, 2017
7:00pm - 10:00pm
LOCATION: 
The Lawn
CONTACT: 
434-243-9000, [email protected]
Lighting of the Lawn is a community event centered around a three hour entertainment show filled with singing, dancing, and various other speeches and performances. The show ends with a light show that illuminates the lawn in spectacular fashion.
Friday, December 1, 2017
All Day
LOCATION: 
Athens, GA
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, [email protected]
9:00am - 11:00am
LOCATION: 
2400 Old Ivy Road, Rm 189
Workplace success depends not only on how smart or knowledgeable we are, but also on how well we recognize and respond to our own emotions and to the emotions of others. A person’s emotional intelligence (EQ), like his or her intellectual intelligence (IQ), both predicts and significantly contributes to an individual’s success and to the effectiveness of his or her groups. We'll explore the various elements of emotional intelligence. This class will help you better understand the physical nature of emotions and how to act appropriately using the information that emotions deliver.
11:00am - 12:30pm
LOCATION: 
Holloway Hall in Bavaro Hall (Room 116)
Title: Do More Stringent Accountability Policies Improve Student Achievement? Student Responses to State Variation in NCLB Bio: Vivian C. Wong is a research methodologist in the field of Education. Currently, Dr. Wong is an Assistant Professor in Research, Statistics, and Evaluation in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on evaluating interventions in early childhood and K-12 systems. As a methodologist, her expertise is in improving the design, implementation and analysis of experimental, regression-discontinuity, interrupted time series, and matching designs in field settings. Dr. Wong is the lead author or co-author of numerous articles and book chapters on research methodology. Dr. Wong’s work has appeared in the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Psychological Methods. Dr. Wong participated in the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) Predoctoral Training Program at Northwestern University, and received the Outstanding IES Predoctoral Fellow Award in 2010 for her dissertation work on “Addressing Theoretical and Practical Challenges in the Regression-Discontinuity Design.” She is a Principal Member of IES’s Statistics and Methodology review panel, and is a lead instructor for the IES workshop on Quasi-Experimental Designs.
11:00am - 12:15pm
LOCATION: 
Miller Center
CONTACT: 
434.924.7236, [email protected]
Dr. Larry J. Sabato is a New York Times best-selling author, has won three Emmys, and is recognized as one of the nation’s most respected political analysts. He appears multiple times a week on national and international TV, including FOX, CNN, MSNBC, and CNN International. A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Sabato is the founder and director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, and has had visiting appointments at Oxford and Cambridge universities in England. Dr. Sabato is the author or editor of two dozen books on American politics. He has taught over 20,000 students in his 40-year career, and the University of Virginia has given him its highest honor, The Thomas Jefferson Award. Dr. Sabato is the editor and lead author of the recent book, "TRUMPED," which explores the 2016 election and its shocking outcome. He is also director of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, which has won numerous awards. The Pew Charitable Trust recognized the Crystal Ball as the #1 leader in the field of political prediction, and The Daily Beast designated it as one of the top political sites on the web.
4:00pm - 5:30pm
LOCATION: 
Old Cabell Hal,l Room 107
UVA’s chapter of the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth presents a workshop that features internationally-acclaimed sarodist Apratim Majumdar and Amit Chatterjee on tabla. Majumdar is an accomplished sarod player from Kolkata, West Bengal and is presently under the training of Dr. Pradip Kumar Chakraborty, one of the senior most disciples of Pandit Ravi Shankar. The artists will demonstrate how they improvise with different melodies and rhythms in concert. No musical experience is needed and this event is open to everyone.
8:00pm - 9:30pm
LOCATION: 
UVA Chapel
Cost: $7.50 for students/senior citizens, $17.50 for general admission Step into the wonder and celebration of this glorious season with the Virginia Women’s Chorus! Professional harpist, Anastasia Jellison, will accompany the Chorus for the centerpiece of the concert: Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28. Often called Charlottesville’s best-kept secret, the Candlelight Concerts welcome many returning listeners each year who leave imbued with the spirit of the season. These concerts often sell out, so we advise that you purchase your tickets early to ensure seating in the Chapel.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
All Day
LOCATION: 
Athens, GA
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, [email protected]
9:30am - 1:30pm
LOCATION: 
Bavaro Hall, Rm 116
CONTACT: 
434-982-6057
A free 1/2 day retreat for UVA students of color. Especially those who feel depleted due to the stressors of today's complex world. Registration necessary for catering—lunch provided. Please see website for details and registration. Note: There is an afternoon session for all UVA students, see link.
12:00pm - 3:00pm
LOCATION: 
John Paul Jones Arena
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, [email protected]
1:00pm - 2:30pm
LOCATION: 
UVA Chapel
Cost: $7.50 for students/senior citizens, $17.50 for general admission Step into the wonder and celebration of this glorious season with the Virginia Women’s Chorus! Professional harpist, Anastasia Jellison, will accompany the Chorus for the centerpiece of the concert: Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28. Often called Charlottesville’s best-kept secret, the Candlelight Concerts welcome many returning listeners each year who leave imbued with the spirit of the season. These concerts often sell out, so we advise that you purchase your tickets early to ensure seating in the Chapel.
2:30pm - 6:30pm
LOCATION: 
Bavaro Hall, Rm 116
CONTACT: 
434-982-6057
A free 1/2 day retreat open to all UVA students. Especially those who feel depleted due to stress from today's world. Registration necessary for catering—light dinner provided. Please see website for details and registration. Note: There is a morning session for UVA students of color. See website.
6:00pm - 9:30pm
LOCATION: 
McLeod Hall Auditorium
UVA’s chapter of the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth presents an evening of Indian classical music. The event will feature internationally-acclaimed sarodist Apratim Majumdar and Amit Chatterjee on tabla. Majumdar is an accomplished sarod player from Kolkata, West Bengal and is presently under the training of Dr. Pradip Kumar Chakraborty, one of the senior most disciples of Pandit Ravi Shankar. He is an empanelled artist of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Government of India, and was awarded the ‘Sur Mani’ title by Sur Singar Samsad (Mumbai). Majumdar travels and performs extensively around the world, regularly visiting Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands, and the United States. The concert will be preceded by a reception from 6-7pm featuring free Indian snacks. The program is free and open to the public and parking is available in the South Garage, near the McLeod Hall.
6:00pm - 9:00pm
LOCATION: 
John Paul Jones Arena
CONTACT: 
434.924.8821 or 800.542.UVA1, [email protected]
7:30pm - 11:30pm
LOCATION: 
Newcomb Theater
There will be cupcakes, hot chocolate, and gingerbread house building contest outside Newcomb Theater at 7:30pm. The screening of Elf will begin at 9:00pm. So grab your friends and come out on Saturday to get into the holiday spirit! This is an After Hours event!
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