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Ask the Experts: Atrial Fibrillation

Jul 18, 2012 6-7:30pm

UVA Specialty Care-Augusta Cardiology (57 Beam Lane, Fishersville, VA 22939)
A Better Beat. A Better Life. Join UVA Experts for a Free Community Lecture! Don't miss the chance to hear UVA experts Andrew Darby, MD, and John DiMarco, MD, answer frequently asked questions about atrial fibrillation and provide you with tips for managing this heart rhythm disorder. Enjoy convenient parking and light refreshments at this FREE event. Call 540.213.9559 or visit uvahealth.com/heartlecture to register.

Meghan Bradley
434.760.3715



Know the Score

Nov 20, 2011 2:45pm

The Forum at Monticello High School, Charlottesville, VA
The Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra presents "Know the Score" a pre-concert lecture with Richard Will on Sunday, November 20th at 2:45pm in The Forum at Monticello High School. The popular Symphony pre-concert lectures serve to enlighten and prepare symphony audiences for the concert they are about to experience. These free lectures begin 45 minutes prior to each performance. For more information, call 434.924.3052

Marcy Day
434-924-3492



Miller Center Forum: John Nagl

Oct 17, 2011 11am

MIller Center 2201 Old Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
JOHN NAGL, counterinsurgency expert and president of the Center for a New American Security, on
counterinsurgency lessons from Iraq for Afghanistan and beyond

Shirley Burke, (434) 924-6049,sak3u@virginia.edu


Miller Center Forum: Terry Mcauliffe

Oct 19, 2011 11am

MIller Center 2201 Old Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
TERRY MCAULIFFE, chairman of GreenTech Automotive, on developing and producing environmentally
friendly, energy-efficient vehicles

Shirley Burke, (434) 924-0921, sak3u@virginia.edu


MIller Center Forum: Bob Woodward

Oct 24, 2011 11am

MIller Center 2201 Old Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
BOB WOODWARD, Washington Post associate editor and bestselling author, on presidents from Nixon to Obama

Shirley Burke, (434) 924-6049, sak3u@virginia.edu


Miller Center Forum: Susan Glasser

Oct 31, 2011 11am

MIller Center 2201 Old Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
SUSAN GLASSER, editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy, on Obama’s foreign policy, looking toward the 2012 elections

Shirley Burke, (434) 924-6049, sak3u@virginia.edu


Leading Your Organization's Fundraising Efforts

Oct 27, 2011 9am-12pm

Live Arts, 123 East Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Both nonprofit executive directors and board members play critical but varied roles in effective fundraising for an organization. Fundraising efforts can be most successful when both players understand their unique roles and execute those roles as a team. Join us for this session to discuss:

Clarification of fundraising responsibilities of each

Specific steps to build the board's understanding and participation in development

Ways for staff members to help engage donors and build support

Harnessing individual board member's passion, commitment and comfort to be successful

Specific tools staff can use to organize and manage the shared work

Executive directors, development staff, board members, and fundraising committee members are encouraged to attend.

The CNE
(434)244-3330
programs@thecne.org



Cost Effective Benefits for Nonprofits

Nov 3, 2011 12pm-1:30pm

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville
Speaker(s): Roger Higgins, Northwestern Mutual; Amir Eyal and Robyn Cantor, Mylestone Plans, LLC

Fee: Free for members; $10 for non-members

Event Summary: Nonprofits cannot always provide cash compensation for employees that rival corporate pay, so they must find creative and cost effective ways to provide benefits and incentives to employees.

In an economic climate where nonprofit leaders are cutting costs and eliminating positions, it is important to learn ways to maintain existing benefit plans and to provide additional non-cash incentives to employees.

Join us for this presentation on creative ways to provide your staff with a variety of cost-effective benefits including:

Short and long-term disability
Health savings accounts
Cafeteria plans
Low cost retirement plan for employees
College savings plans
Long term care insurance
Life insurance
Supplemental insurance plans (like Aflac)

The presenters will also discuss if and when nonprofits should to pool resources with another nonprofit to secure better rates on benefits packages.

Finance Managers, Executive Directors, and Human Resource Managers are encouraged to attend.


The CNE 434-244-3330
programs@thecne.org



From Clinton to Bush to Obama: What Have We Learned about Presidents and Foreign Policy?

Oct 28, 2011 9:30am-11:30am

Miller Center of Public Affairs
Do Presidents really affect American national security policy in significant and sustained ways? What have the current and past two administrations taught us about the importance of Presidents? In recent decades most academics who study U.S. foreign policy have been skeptical of the notion that Presidents matter very much. The Bush years, with their sharp departures from the preceding years (and, some say, broad American tradition) shook the skepticism of many, however: Surely, they insist, a President Gore would not have taken the various unilateral measures that President Bush did. Also casting doubt on the skepticism were the hopes Barack Obama’s supporters placed in his ability to change the nation’s course. Yet, nearly three years into the Obama administration, the skeptics are starting to feel vindicated. Whether or not individuals affect foreign policies and international outcomes in sustained, even predictable ways, is an important question for political scientists and historians trying to explain and understand why the United States acts as it does.

Please join us for this timely panel discussion co-sponsored by the GAGE Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs and Security Studies.

Speakers:

James Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relation

Christine Clark , Principal, Podesta Group; formerly U.S. Department of Treasury – invited

Nancy Youssef, reporter for McClatchy Newspapers - invited

William Quandt, Edward R. Stettinius Professor of Politics, University of Virginia

Sidney Milkis, White Burkett Miller Professor of Politics, University of Virginia, and Director for Democracy and Governance Studies at the Miller Center of Public Affairs

Carah Ong
(202) 378-3334



Crash,” Class and Race – Exploring Diversity

Nov 3, 2011 7pm - 9pm

UVa Ruffner Hall Room 302 - Curry Library Innovation Commons
Please join the Curry School of Education faculty and students as we view and discuss the movie, "Crash", a provocative, 2006 Best Picture Oscar winner about intersecting lives in Los Angeles. Facilitators for the discussion following the film include Diane Whaley, Margo Figgins, and Lynn Crotts.
This event is free and open to the public.

Carole Lohman
434-924-7040



America's Hegemonic Dilemmas: Building Legitimate and Loyal States in an Age of Global Insurgency

Oct 12, 2011 12:30pm - 2pm

Miller Center of Public Affairs
The Miller Center of Public Affairs is pleased to announce a colloquium with David A. Lake, the Jerri-Ann and Gary E. Jacobs Professor of Social Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He has published widely in international relations theory and international political economy. Lake's most recent book is Hierarchy in International Relations (2009). In addition to over seventy scholarly articles and chapters, he is co-editor of eight volumes including Delegation and Agency in International Organizations (2006) and co-author of a comprehensive new textbook on World Politics: Interests, Interactions, and Institutions (2009). Lake is Associate Dean of Social Sciences at UCSD and is President of the International Studies Association (2010-2011). RSVP required by noon on Monday, October 10 to gage@virginia.edu.

Miller Center of Public Affairs


Know the Score

Oct 2, 2011 2:45pm

The Forum at Monticello High School
FREE! "The Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra presents a pre-concert lecture with Richard Will.

The popular Symphony pre-concert lectures serve to enlighten and prepare symphony audiences for the concert they are about to experience. These free lectures begin 45 minutes prior to each performance.

McIntire Department of Music Chair Richard Will leads our insightful Pre-Concert Lecture series. Professor Will is author of The Characteristic Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Beethoven and of articles and reviews on 18th- and early 19th-century music. The popular professor is also interested in 20th-century American popular music, especially country music and bluegrass, and hosts a bluegrass jam session for UVA graduates and undergraduates. He has received fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the American Musicological Society."

Marcy Day
434-924-6492



Know the Score

Sep 30, 2011 7:15pm

Minor Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
FREE! "The Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra presents a pre-concert lecture with Richard Will.

The popular Symphony pre-concert lectures serve to enlighten and prepare symphony audiences for the concert they are about to experience. These free lectures begin 45 minutes prior to each performance.

McIntire Department of Music Chair Richard Will leads our insightful Pre-Concert Lecture series. Professor Will is author of The Characteristic Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Beethoven and of articles and reviews on 18th- and early 19th-century music. The popular professor is also interested in 20th-century American popular music, especially country music and bluegrass, and hosts a bluegrass jam session for UVA graduates and undergraduates. He has received fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the American Musicological Society."

Marcy Day
434-924-6492



Play or Peak Performance—Gains & Pains for Active Girls & Athletes

Jun 10, 2011 8am - 4:45pm

Alumni Hall, 211 S Emmet St, Charlottesville, VA 22904
Expert speakers will examine the importance of physical activity and sports participation for the physical, mental and developmental health of girls, teens, and young women; risks involved; and ways that the benefits from such participation can be maximized and risks minimized.


Miriam Bender
434-220-4500



Blue Ridge Toastmasters - 1st Annual Distinguished Local Speaker Series

May 17, 2011 7pm - 8:45pm both nights

May 31, 2011 7pm - 8:45pm both nights

Albemarle County Office Building
The Blue Ridge Toastmasters Club is proud to sponsor a special event coming to the Charlottesville, VA area, the Blue Ridge Toastmasters – 1st Annual Distinguished Local Speaker Series.
The Distinguished Local Speaker Series will be a series of talks over two evenings from leaders within the local community that will speaking about the importance of good public speaking skills in their professions.

One of the goals of the series was to recognize diverse thinkers who can relate how public speaking impacts them and their work. Distinguished Local Speakers should be dedicated to the community and have a great love for the Charlottesville area – both of the speakers more than fall into this category.
Blue Ridge Toastmasters Club is proud to announce the two speakers for the Distinguished Local Speaker Series this year will be Charlottesville Mayor – Dave Norris, and Joe Thomas of Charlottesville. Joe is the program director for a local news/talk radio station as well as a local and regional radio talk show host.
Mr. Thomas will be speaking on May 17th and Mayor Norris will speak on May 31st.

The series is being held at the Albemarle County Office Building, 2nd floor and will begin at 7:00 P.M. both nights. Both sessions are free and open to the public.

The speakers will present their speech to the audience, and will be followed by a regular meeting of the Blue Ridge Toastmasters Club, which is always free and open to the public – guests are always welcome to sit in and attend to see how they can improve their own public speaking skills.

Come out and enjoy two great evenings with our Distinguished Local Speakers and stay to find out how to improve your speaking skills, leadership skills, and self-confidence. For more information about the Blue Ridge Toastmasters – 1st Annual Distinguished Local Speaker Series, go to www.brtm.avenue.org, e-mail charlottesvilletoastmasters@gmail.com, or call 434-964-1803.


Morgan Saxby
434-964-1803



The Obama Administration and Congress

May 26, 2011 12:30pm

Miller Center of Public Affairs
The Miller Center of Public Affairs will host Nolan McCarthy, Barbara Sinclair, Sid Milkis as well as moderator Jeff Jenkins for a special panel, “The Obama Administration and Congress,” on Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 12:30-2:00 pm. This event, which is the culminating session of a private academic conference examining the critical relationship between Congress and the President, will be held in the John and Rosemary Galbraith Forum Room at the Miller Center, 2201 Old Ivy Road, and is free and open to the public. RSVP required to gage@virginia.edu by noon on Tuesday, May 24. For more information see www.millercenter.org.

Anne Mulligan


The Future of Liberal Internationalism

Apr 8, 2011 3pm - 4:30pm

Miller Center of Public Affairs
The Miller Center of Public Affairs will host John Ikenberry of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University for a GAGE colloquium, “The Future of Liberal Internationalism,” on Friday, April 8, 2011 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM. This event will be held in the John and Rosemary Galbraith Forum Room at the Miller Center, 2201 Old Ivy Road, and is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to gage@virginia.edu by noon on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. For more information see www.millercenter.org.

Anne Mulligan


Starting a Nonprofit: A Checklist of Questions to Ask & Answer Before & After Launch

Apr 6, 2011 9am - 10:30am

Center for Nonprofit Excellence
STARTING A NONPROFIT: A CHECKLIST OF QUESTIONS TO ASK & ANSWER BEFORE & AFTER LAUNCH

Speaker(s): Cristine Nardi, Executive Director, CNE

Fee: Free and open to the public

Advance Registration: Required (Seating is Limited).

Event Summary: This training provides advice on how to evaluate whether to start a nonprofit, a checklist of things to think about before launch and also walks participants through the essential steps required to form a nonprofit and obtain 501(c)(3) status.


Beth Vanda, Office Manager
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



The Credit/Welfare State Trade Off: A Demand-side Theory of Comparative Political Economy

Apr 1, 2011 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Miller Center of Public Affairs
The Miller Center of Public Affairs will host Monica Prasad of Northwestern University for a GAGE colloquium, “The Credit/Welfare State Trade Off: A Demand-side Theory of Comparative Political Economy,” on Friday, April 1, 2011 from 12:30-2:00 pm. This event will be held in the John and Rosemary Galbraith Forum Room at the Miller Center, 2201 Old Ivy Road, and is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to gage@virginia.edu by noon on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. For more information see www.millercenter.org.

Anne Mulligan


Advocacy in Hard Times: Resenting Marginalized Groups in Times of Crisis

Mar 25, 2011 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Miller Center of Public Affairs
The Miller Center of Public Affairs will host Dara Strolovtich of the University of Minnesota for a GAGE colloquium, “Advocacy in Hard Times: Resenting Marginalized Groups in Times of Crisis,” on Friday, March 25, 2011 from 12:30-2:00 pm. This event will be held in the John and Rosemary Galbraith Forum Room at the Miller Center, 2201 Old Ivy Road, and is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to gage@virginia.edu by noon on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. For more information see www.millercenter.org.

Anne Mulligan


Progressivism's Holy Grail - Obama and Health-Care Reform

Feb 18, 2011 12:30pm - 2pm

The Miller Center of Public Affairs
The Miller Center of Public Affairs will host Jim Morone of Brown University for a GAGE colloquium, “Progressivism’s Holy Grail- Obama and Health-Care Reform,” on Friday, February 18, 2011 from 12:30-2:00 pm. This event will be held in the John and Rosemary Galbraith Forum Room at the Miller Center, 2201 Old Ivy Road, and is free and open to the public. RSVP required to gage@virginia.edu. For more information see www.millercenter.org.

Anne Muligan


Engaging the Mind Talk with UVa Professors

Mar 17, 2011 6pm - 7:15pm

Culbreth Theater; 109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, Va 22904
In partnership with the Virginia Festival of the Book, the Engaging the Mind Program will feature three UVa professors in a thought-provoking discussion about our rights—civil rights, women’s rights and human rights. Professors Lawrie Balfour (book: Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Dubois), Tomiko Brown-Nagin (book: Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement) and Denise Walsh (book: Women's Rights in Democratizing States) will lead us in an engaging discussion. Join us as these scholars discuss their books and the rights we have as US citizens.


Dana Mays
434-982-4491



Field School Speaker Series Presents Oliver Kuttner

Jan 28, 2011 7pm

Field School, 1408 Crozet Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932
Field School is proud to announce that its 5th Annual Speakers Series on Friday, January 28th will feature Oliver Kuttner, CEO of Edison2. A Charlottesville resident and a commercial real estate developer, Kuttner recently turned his full attention to his lifelong passion with automobiles and founded Edison2. The team won the $5 million dollar prize in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize in September with its Very Light Car. Kuttner was also honored recently by The Hook as their Person of the Year. The talk will start at 7 p.m.. Tickets ($20 adults, $10/kids) are available at Maupin's Video in Crozet or at Greenberry's Barracks Road.

Lady Keller
923-3435



Barack Obama and the Burden of Race

Feb 21, 2011 12:30 - 2:00pm

Miller Center of Public Affairs
The Miller Center of Public Affairs will host Thomas Sugrue of the University of Pennsylvania for a GAGE colloquium, “Barack Obama and the Burden of Race,” on Friday, January 21, 2011 from 12:30-2:00 pm. This event will be held in the John and Rosemary Galbraith Forum Room at the Miller Center, 2201 Old Ivy Road, and is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to gage@virginia.edu. For more information see www.millercenter.org.

Anne Mulligan
434.243.8726



The “Listening to Lincoln” Leadership Series

Jan 21, 2011 9am

501 West Main Street ,Charlottesville VA
The setting will be informal seminar style. Participants will read assigned material in advance and to be prepared to discuss content and share related personal experience during the sessions (individually and in teams).

The goal is to not only strengthen your knowledge base of leadership but to enlarge your sphere of relationships in the leadership realm – with like minded leaders.

Register at msbcoach.com or contact info@msbcoach.com

Michelle Braden
804-502-4319