Department: Quotes

I hope [my students] learned that the civil rights movement was a movement of ordinary people, many of them just like these young people who were sitting in my class. They should not believe that it was all magical figures like Martin Luther King. People like King helped immeasurably. But it wasn’t all Martin Luther Kings. It was mostly ordinary people who did this, and these students are ordinary people, and they can do the same thing. They can rise to these heights themselves.

Julian Bond speaking to Virginia Magazine in 2012. Professor Bond passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015.

“All heck breaks loose.”

State climatologist and UVA environmental scientist Jerry Stenger, on what happens when temperatures in Virginia drop to record lows.

We have this system that we call STEM, to teach sciences and technologies. Now there are a lot of schools who are adding an “A” and calling it “STEAM.” “A” is for arts. I think it’s incredibly important because while math, science and technology are hugely important, if we leave behind a young person’s imagination or creativity, I think they won’t have as full a life.

Kevin Spacey, speaking as part of the President’s Speaker Series for the Arts at the John Paul Jones Arena on October 18, 2014.

They should hold their heads high, and they are what’s right about the game of college basketball.

Coach Tony Bennett after the Sweet 16 loss against Michigan State, on fourth-year players Akil Mitchell, Joe Harris and Thomas Rogers.

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Highlights

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

Alumnus brought his Broadway talents to Charlottesville to direct and choreograph A Chorus Line.

From Bosnia, With Love

From Bosnia, With Love

A stint in Sarajevo inspired Katie Gar Ward (Col ’08) to do something for the country's many street dogs.