Topic: University News

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A Classroom as Big as the Lawn

A Classroom as Big as the Lawn

Jefferson wanted students to learn all the angles

Through architecture, Jefferson hoped students would gain a sense of design, order and beauty.

Fall 2017

200 and Counting

200 and Counting

Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says the bicentennial will be much more than a birthday celebration.

Fall 2017

Visitor in Chief

Visitor in Chief

New rector Rusty Conner discusses core values, the search for the next president, and the future

The Board of Visitors’ new rector talks about where we’re going, how he likes to manage and what he’s looking for in the next president.

Fall 2017

UVA to Award Warmbier Posthumous Degree

UVA to Award Warmbier Posthumous Degree

UVA student Otto Warmbier (Com ’17), who died after spending 17 months in North Korean captivity, will receive a bachelor of arts degree in economics.

Fall 2017

Party of the Centuries

Party of the Centuries

Bicentennial launch to draw thousands

October’s Bicentennial Launch Celebration figures to be one heck of a party.

Fall 2017

More New Institutes Tackle Global Issues

More New Institutes Tackle Global Issues

Training the next generation to think outside of their disciplines is a goal of the UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute and the Environmental Resilience Institute.

Fall 2017

Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

The Freedom Ring memorial, a representation of the University’s relationship with slavery, is expected to be completed by the Bicentennial in 2019.

Fall 2017

BOV Changes

BOV Changes

New rector Rusty Conner (Col ’78, Law ’81) is one of several people in a new role on the University’s Board of Visitors.

Fall 2017

Fighting Fire with Fellowship

Fighting Fire with Fellowship

The UVA community reclaims a higher Grounds, seeking to supplant images of angry torch-bearers with scenes of peace.

August 17, 2017

An Outpouring Pours In

An Outpouring Pours In

A small sampling of alumni reactions to the August 2017 violence in Charlottesville.

August 17, 2017

When Hate Came to Town

When Hate Came to Town

University community comes together after supremacists march on Rotunda, wreak havoc downtown

Officials, alumni condemn violence in the name of hate on Grounds and in town.

Fall 2017

Politics, by Any Other Name

Politics, by Any Other Name

Why Jefferson chose “Central College” over center stage

Coy Barefoot (Grad '97) recounts how the University had to overcome determined opposition to come into existence.

Summer 2017

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Highlights

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

A doctor thought she’d donate blankets and socks during Hurricane Harvey and ended up contributing so much more.

Robot, take the wheel

Robot, take the wheel

Assistant Professor Nicola Bezzo's research focuses on creating systems to allow self-driving cars to deal with surprise events, such as a blown tire or sudden traffic.

The Founder’s Secular Vision

The Founder’s Secular Vision

Jefferson’s University of Virginia was to be a modern, secular, science-centered university taught by scholars of distinction, with the students expected largely to govern themselves.