Monday, April 18 - Human/ties via Humor
Comedy Night at Brooks Commons
The Whethermen, Amouse Bouche, Hot Kids Comedy
Comedy Night is back! Join us for performances by UVA’s own IMPROV groups The Whethermen, Amuse Bouche, and Hot Kids Comedy, and participate in live voting for a night of comedy that promises hilarious surprises and FREE PIZZA from Mellow Mushroom!
6-8pm, Brooks Commons
Puzzle Poesis Scavenger Hunt
Puzzle Poetry, Prof. Brad Pasanek
Calling all wordsmiths and puzzlemasters! This multi-day scavenger hunt invites you to decipher clues, solve riddles, and traverse the landscape in order to unlock the secrets the Puzzle Poetry group has hidden around the UVA Grounds. First person or team to solve all of the puzzles wins a grand prize of $250! Second place earns $150, and a third finisher will win $100. Fly solo or combine forces with up to three others* to compete in this epic cross-campus adventure!
*Registration begins at 11am on Monday, but individuals & teams are welcome to join throughout the week!
11am Monday - 12pm Friday; Start From South Lawn; Winners Announced 4pm Friday; Register HERE
Tuesday, April 19 - Arts/Collective
Local Artists Lunch and Talk - POSTPONED to 4/26
Local Photographer Ben Greenberg, IHGC
Charlottesville local photographer Ben Greenberg is coming to Grounds to lead a photography workshop and talk about art as a means of environmental activism as well as his work lobbying for nonprofits!
12-1pm (taking photos of Bob Ross event)
1:30-2:30 Lunch with Ben
2:30-4 Photography & Env. Activism Talk
Location: Wilson 142; Registration link for the lunch HERE
Bob Ross Paint-Along
Bob Ross Inc., IHGC
Take part in a soothing large-group painting session led by teachers from the Bob Ross Inc.! By the end of the two hours, participants will have their very own landscape painting to take home.*
*Registration required; max 50 participants - click HERE to register
11am-1pm, Brown College Tent (If Raining, Brooks Common)
Wednesday, April 20 - Mindfulness/Service
Prof. Elizabeth Fowler, IHGC
The Emergency Poem is the poem you can’t do without: a beloved object, a restorative, a mantra, a momentary stay against confusion, a special touchstone for its keeper. Join us for the final hour of sunlight on Tuesday to share your own emergency poem. Memorization and a brief explanation are optional!
6-7pm, Dawson's Row (Outside)
Thursday, April 21
Prof. Vander Meulen, IHGC
Despite what you might be thinking, the field of “Bibliography” is not about crafting the perfect Works Cited page. It’s about studying the way books grow and change over time (with or without the author’s input!), and it’s something UVA is famous for: taking care of precious and unique library materials for the future of literary study. Join us for a hands-on exploration of some of the most fascinating items being examined by students and faculty at the university now!
1:30-2:30pm, Harrison/Small Auditorium
Prof. Kunakhovich + David Swanson, IHGC
UVA community members, along with the rest of the world, are anxiously watching events as they unfold in Ukraine. We want to provide an event that focuses on answering students’ most pressing questions:
6-7pm, Clark Hall Room 102
Friday, April 22 - Human/ties out in the world
Broadway Talks Back With Ben Bogen & Morgan Harrison
Broadway Talks Back, IHGC
End Humanities Week on a high note by joining Broadway Talks back for their first in-person event since the pandemic! Broadway Talks Back is excited to bring Broadway stars Ben Bogen of Frozen and Jersey Boys and Morgan Harrison of Mean Girls and Beetlejuice! Register to join them for a group singing or dance masterclass during the day, with a free catered lunch from Roots, and be sure to stick around for a Talkback in the evening to answer all your questions about the world of Broadway and performing!
11:30-1pm Dance Masterclass with Morgan Harrison (in Ohill Forum)*
1-2:30pm Catered Roots Lunch (on the Ohill quad)
2:30-4:00pm Singing Masterclass with Ben Bogen (in Ohill Forum)*
6:30-8pm Talkback with performance by Hoos in the Stairwell (in Maury 209)
*Registration required; max 20 participants - click HERE to register
Earth Day Plant Giveaway
UVA Sustainability, IHGC
Adopt a plant and bring a living piece of the Earth into your home! On Monday, April 18, come dressed for gardening on the South Lawn at noon to help us plant seedlings in recycled glasses and bottles. On Friday, April 22nd, join us for the plant giveaway at noon on the South Lawn to help the newly sprouted seedlings find caring homes!
Friday 12pm, South Lawn
Prayers from Everywhere
Prof. Elizabeth Fowler, IHGC
Join us in this peaceful outdoor setting to share prayers from global faith traditions and languages in a reflective end to your week.
3:30-4:30pm, Dawson's Row (Outside)
All Week Events
Contemplative Sciences Center
See the CSC website for more detail!
- Tai Chi, 12-1
- Night Owl Yoga, 8-9pm
- Yoga for Life 5:30-6:30
- BIPOC Mindfulness Meet Up 5-6p
- Night Owl Yoga 8-9pm
- Santosha for Sisters 7:30-8:30
- Mindfulness Meet Ups 10-11am