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Monday, December 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm


Silver Diner
3200 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Clarendon (Orange Line)


by Colum McCann




Book Description:

"McCann's stunning sixth novel is a brilliant tribute to his loamy, lyrical and complicated Irish homeland, and an ode to the ties that, across time and space, bind Ireland and America.  The book begins with three transatlantic crossings, each a novella within a novel:  Frederick Douglas's 1845 visit to Ireland; the 1919 flight of British aviators Alcock and Brown; and former US senator George Mitchell's 1998 attempt to mediate peace in Northern Ireland.  McCann then loops back to 1863 to launch the saga of the women we've briefly met throughout Book One, beginning with Irish housemaid Lily Duggan, whose bold escape from her troubled homeland cracks open the world for her daughter and granddaughter.  The language is lush, urgent, chiseled and precise; sometimes languid, sometimes kinetic.  At times, it reads like poetry, or a dream. Choppy sentences. Two-word declaratives.  Arranged into stunning, jagged tableaux.  Bleak, yet hopeful. (Describing Lily's first view of America: "New York appeared like a cough of blood.")  The finale is a melancholy set piece that ties it all together-an unopened letter, "passed from daughter to daughter, and through a succession of lives," becomes the book's mysterious token, an emblem of a world grown smaller.  McCann reminds us that life is hard, and it is a wonder, and there is hope."


Please email Fatima at uvabookclub@dchoos.org for more information.

Thursday, December 18th

7:00 pm-10:00 pm


Local 16
1602 U St NW,

Washington, DC 20009


Metro: U Street (green/yellow)

Dress: Casual


Join the UVaClub of Washington, DC on Local 16's heated rooftop for an evening of drinks, music, dancing, as well as a tacky sweater contest, to celebrate the holiday season.  This is one of the club's most well attended events and we hope to see you all there!  The registration link will open on November 15th. Keep your eyes out, because this is an event you wouldn't want to miss.  


Door Prizes for best tacky couple sweaters, best UVA themed sweater, best homemade and more!

This holiday season we are donating  scarves, mittens, and hats to the youth of Horton's Kids! Horton's Kids (www.hortonskids.org) is a DC nonprofit serving children and families of Ward 8. The founder of Horton's Kids is a fellow Wahoo! 


Please bring your clothing items to the Holiday Party. For each item donated, you will receive one raffle ticket and will be entered into our grand prize drawing at the end of the night.   


$15 - includes one drink ticket
$20 - includes one drink ticket and 10 raffle tickets


*All tickets at the door will be $20, which includes one drink ticket and no raffle tickets*



If you have any questions,  please email us at uvasocial@dchoos.org.


Interested in joining a club basketball team? Beginning in January, the UVaClub of Washington, DC will participate in Capital Alumni's basketball league. We are looking for ten players. Registration is $65.00/player. Please contact Team Captain, Keith Sado at kjs4m@virginia.edu for more information. 


Season will begin on January 6, 2015.

Come out and watch the Hoos all season at our official game watching bar, Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill! There will be new food and drink specials, including the return of the $5 Gusburger, for the blue and orange faithful. Hope to see you there!



Friday, February 20, 2015

Pre-game and ticket pickup at 6:00 PM
Tipoff at 8:00 PM



Pre-game & Ticket Pickup: 

707 G St. NW DC
Washington, DC 20004


Game Location:

Verizon Center (Sections 420-421)
601 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004


Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Yellow or Green Line)


Pricing Information:

UVaClub of DC Members: $55
Non-Members: $60
Pre-Game Only: $10


It's the hottest ticket in town! While the rest of the stadium might be cheering on Lebron, join the DC Hoos as we show some love to Virginia alum Joe Harris! Come straight from work to Redline to pregame with your fellow Hoos and pick up your tickets. We'll provide some light appetizers, and then we'll walk over to the Verizon Center together before the tip.


We're working with both the Wizards and the Cavaliers organizations to figure out whether we can have a special event with Joe Harris. Cleveland has a home game the next day, so they may be high-tailing it out of DC right after the game, but we're working to see exactly what we can do. Closer to the event, we will communicate details with those who register.




If you plan to attend this event, you must register as tickets are purchased in advance.  Tickets are extremely limited.  Seats will be grouped together for tickets purchased under the same name.  If you would like to sit next to a friend who has purchased a ticket through us, send us an email at uvasports@dchoos.org as soon as possible.


Should you have any questions, please contact us at uvasports@dchoos.org. 


We want to connect with alumni on social media. Receive updates on events by liking our UVaClubDC Facebook page, follow the @DCHoos Twitter account or subscribing to DCHoos on Instagram.

Submit photos of Wahoos around the District and we will post them on our Instagram page. To be considered, send your photos to uvamarketingandtech@dchoos.org or tweet or Instagram them with the #DCHoos hashtag.

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The UVaClub of Washington is an organization of University of Virginia alumni, students, family and friends committed to engaging the Washington D.C. area community in the life of the University. Our purpose is to engage members in social, educational, cultural, networking and charitable opportunities. Supported by the Office of Engagement, our volunteer organization is dedicated to celebrating connections, providing enrichment and continuing the University's tradition of service.


The UVaClub of Washington is always looking for new members and ideas, and with activities almost too numerous to count, there are many opportunities for involvement with the Club. For questions about how to get involved, please contact us. The work of the Club is made possible by volunteers like you who participate in our many active committees.