Department: Quotes

I am not good enough, or wise enough, or strong enough to do everything that needs doing at U.Va. on my own.  But you have shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am not alone.

President Teresa Sullivan in her remarks to supporters gathered on the Lawn after her reinstatement by the Board of Visitors.

There're some really terrible moments ahead of you all, but life, all and all, is spectacularly good and if this were not so, none of us my age and older would be so desperately trying to fend off our impending demise.

The late Andy Rooney in his valedictory address to U.Va.'s graduating class on May 2, 2000.

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Satirist Stephen Colbert during an interview on The Colbert Report with Richard Hersh, co-author of "We're Losing Our Minds: Rethinking American Higher Education." Colbert was responding to Hersh's praise of U.Va. as a university that "has a very good [liberal arts] program." Colbert's wife, Evelyn (Col '85), is a U.Va. alumna

I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on.

Rita Dove, U.Va. poet and professor, who was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama on Feb. 13, 2012.

I couldn't get them to stop applauding. It was very heartwarming.

Ray Bice, on his final lecture to a standing-room-only crowd on Dec. 6, 1994, after teaching 91 consecutive semesters without leave. Bice died on Dec. 22, 2011, at the age of 93.

Trouble will come from apathy, not growth or change.

Honor Committee Chair Stephen Nash (Col '13) during a panel discussion on the Community of Trust at the University.

Smell, touch, sound and sight, senses that were once critical to human communication (and to human survival), are now auxiliary to electronic and other forms of sensing and perceiving.

Rosalyn Berne (Col '79, Grad '82, '99), associate professor of engineering whose research focuses on "the ethical, cultural and societal implications of the emergence and convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive sciences."

I have declined letting my own birthday be known, and have engaged my family not to communicate it.

Despite Jefferson's feelings about his April 13 birthday, the University has a long custom of celebrating Founder's Day. This year's birthday celebration featured many traditional activities, plus the second annual Tom Tom Founders Festival.

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Highlights

Punching Out

Lukas Tamm and his small team of researchers at U.Va. are making strides in figuring out how the Ebola virus works.

Puzzle Master

New York Times puzzlemaster Will Shortz (Law '77) calls Sam Ezerskey's (Engr '17) crosswords "fresh" and "interesting."