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TBLA Annual Date Auction

In Uncategorized on February 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Come join us in our first party of the semester, and enjoy from drink specials, good music, and a Valentine Date Auction!  The funds collected in the auction will be donated for Haiti!

Thursday, Februrary 11 @ 10, X-Lounge (Downtown)


U.Va. Soccer Team Date Auction

In Uncategorized on February 1, 2010 at 11:13 pm

The Economics Club, TBLA, and the Red Cross are organizing a date auction of the U.Va. soccer team around V-Day weekend. They are looking for groups to cosponsor and individuals to help out. If you or your organization is interested, please email Nana or Courtney.

Hoos for Public Policy Discussion

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Join Hoos for Public Policy for a discussion about the role of the United States in helping Haiti recover.  The event will be held on Feb. 2 from 8pm to 9pm in Cabell 118.  Contact Michael at msk5n@virginia.edu for more information!

10K in 10 Days: Fundraising for Haiti

In Uncategorized on January 28, 2010 at 12:18 am

Come one, come all for the last push to raise $10,000 in 10 days to support the Haiti Relief efforts. Darden Student Association Outreach set an aggressive, yet attainable goal, so let’s make sure that we are able to meet it!  Join us tonight from 1opm to 2am at the X-Lounge in downtown Charlottesville.

There will be drink specials all night so come party for a good cause.  In case you are unable to make it, please feel free to support by donating using this  link: http://tinyurl.com/dardenhaitirelief. See you there!

“Crisis in Haiti: The View from the Front Line”

In Uncategorized on January 27, 2010 at 10:27 am

Please make a point of attending the Darden Panel “Crisis in Haiti: The View from the Front Line” on this Thursday, January 28 at 4:00PM in Abbott Auditorium.  An excellent panel of faculty, alumni, and philanthropic leaders will provide insight into the economic and social backdrop of Haiti and will share cutting-edge information on the economic redevelopment of the country.

The panel will include:

·       Martin Davidson, Associate Professor, Associate Dean & Chief Diversity Officer, Darden School

·       Erika James, Bank of America Research Associate Professor

·       Carolyn Miles, EVP & COO of Save the Children, and Darden Trustee

·       Jack Stoner, President and Founder, Building Goodness

·       Robert Fatton, Julia Cooper Professor of Politics, Associate-Dean for Graduate Programs, UVA

·       Robert A. Freling, Executive Director, Solar Electric Light Fund

·       Paul Harper ‘05, Director of Diversity Programming at Darden, as Moderator

The panel will be streamlinked and interactive.  Please email your questions regarding the economic redevelopment of Haiti to the Moderator, Paul Harper, by 9am Thursday morning  @harperp05@darden.virginia.edu

ONE Campaign to cancel Haiti’s debt

In Uncategorized on January 26, 2010 at 2:35 am

The ONE at UVA Chapter is a new chapter of ONE, a grassroots advocacy organization founded by Bloomberg, Bono, Buffett, and Gates. We focus on advocacy in the fight against global poverty. The majority of our work involves calling congressmen, petitioning Congress and other large organizations, and working to spread the word about how individuals can make a difference in the fight against malaria, HIV/AIDS, hunger, poor water quality, and poverty worldwide.

Because our organization’s charter forbids soliciting monetary donations, we have decided to focus on ONE’s strength- advocacy through collaboration. Haiti is struggling to regroup and rebuild their country and should not have to worry about the $ 1+ billion they owe in international debt. We are asking the deans and professors of the Commerce school to sign onto a petition that we will be sending to the IMF, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and other countries that have not yet canceled Haiti’s international debt. Read the rest of this entry »

Virginia Anthropology Society raising money for Haiti

In Uncategorized on January 26, 2010 at 1:29 am

Please help support a cause that has existed in Haiti for years, employs Haitians, and maintains a respect for Haitian culture and local issues by donating to Partners in Health through the Virginia Anthropology Society.  Donate online (and find out more information on this organization) at http://act.pih.org/page/outreach/view/haitiearthquake/vas or find us at the student activity fair in Newcomb Ballroom on Wednesday, January 27 from 11-4pm to make a material donation.  Thank you for your support and look out for an anthropological film series featuring some of the best Haitian documentaries this semester.  For more information on the Virginia Anthropology Society contact:  lcf2n@virginia.edu

Update from Darden

In Uncategorized on January 26, 2010 at 1:19 am

From Professor Peter Rodriguez:

  • Darden Students organized a First Coffee event and launched the ‘$10,000 in 10 days’ campaign for the relief of Haiti.
  • At the Dean’s request, Martin Davidson and Ken White have are putting together a panel on the crisis that will take place on Thursday the 28th, most likely at 4PM.  Panelists will include:
    • Martin Davidson, Associate Professor and Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, Darden
    • Carolyn Miles, Alum, Trustee and COO Save the Children (www.savethechildren.org)
    • Jack Stoner, President and Founder, Building Goodness (www.buildinggoodness.org)
    • Robert Fatton, Julia Cooper Professor of Politics, Associate-Dean for Graduate Programs, UVA
    • Paul Harper ‘05, Director of Diversity Programming will serve as Moderator for the Panel

Weekend brings in over $30,000 dollars from U.Va. community for Haiti Relief

In Uncategorized on January 25, 2010 at 2:48 am

Two benefits this Saturday, one at Fry’s Spring Beach Club and the other at Random Row Bookstore, netted over $30,000 dollars to Haiti.

At Random Row Books in Charlottesville, performers and vendors donated their time and energy to bring awareness and raise funds for the relief efforts in Haiti at the event organized by a group of U.Va. graduate students and community members. Works of art, gift certificates, and dance lesson were sold in a silent silent auction. Local food vendors like Carpe Donut and C&O served food to the crowd. Organizer Wendy Hsu said to CBS19, “We’ve seen so many people come forward to offer help. It’s beautiful to see Charlottesville in this way.” All proceeds were donated to GHESKIO, the International Rescue CommitteePartners In Health, and UNICEF.

At Fry’s Spring, hundreds showed their support at the benefit organized by engineering professor Andres Clarens, his wife Kristen, engineering faculty and student volunteers from Engineering Students without Borders, ASCE, and Trigon. A full list of sponsors can be found here. All proceeds from the event were donated to Partners In Health.

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Hoos for Haiti Volunteer Needs

In Uncategorized on January 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm
-An online moderator: person to handle website communications (email back to hoos4haiti@gmail.comif you are interested).
-Help making armbands to sell around Grounds: 12:30pm Sunday at 19 West Lawn (email “Kate Villars” <kate.villars@gmail.com>)
-Volunteers for Hoos 4 Haiti Publicity Committee (email “Anna Jacobs” <alj6d@virginia.edu>)
-Volunteers for Hoos 4 Haiti First-Year Committee (email  “Lansdale Henderson” <lansdale.henderson@gmail.com>).
Here are some events happening at U.Va. that need volunteers:
-Love 4 Haiti art and music benefit needs volunteers beginning at 10 PM tomorrow at Random Row bookstore for event coordination. Email “Meredyth Gilmore” <mmg6s@virginia.edu> if interested.
-The “C’Villian Relief” benefit at Fry’s Spring Beach Club needs volunteers tomorrow afternoon as well. Email “Kate Villars” <kate.villars@gmail.com> if interested.