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Rector Addresses University's History and Its Place in Current Events

Posted: September 14, 2017, 12:00am

University of Virginia Rector Frank "Rusty" Conner III delivered remarks at the Board of Visitor's meeting on September 14, 2017. (READ MORE)

New $30 Million Clark Scholars Program Supports Underrepresented Engineering Students

Posted: September 14, 2017, 12:00am

A new A. James Clark Scholars Program in the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, funded by a $15 million gift from the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation, will provide financial aid and academic opportunities for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the engineering field. The new program was announced Thursday at UVA’s Board of Visitors meeting. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Caroline Newman)

Pinn Hall Dedication Highlights Namesake and Future of Medical Research

Posted: September 13, 2017, 12:00am

Dr. Vivian Pinn, center, a 1967 graduate of UVA’s School of Medicine, was the only woman and only African-American in her class. (Photos by Coe Sweet)Dr. Vivian Pinn said she expects great things from the researchers who will eventually work in a University of Virginia medical research building that was dedicated in her honor on Wednesday. Pinn, a 1967 graduate of UVA’s School of Medicine, was the only woman and only African-American in her class. She eventually became the first director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)

Sullivan, University Move to Support 'Dreamers' in Wake of DACA Decision

Posted: September 5, 2017, 12:00am

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan issued the following statement Tuesday on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:

To the University community:

Today, the White House announced plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known commonly as DACA. Since its creation in 2012, the DACA program has allowed hundreds of thousands of people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to pursue education and employment without fear of immediate deportation. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today

Honoring Civil Rights Hero, New House Bridges UVA, Local Neighborhood

Posted: August 28, 2017, 12:00am

Students outside of Perkins HouseWhat does it mean to be a good neighbor? That’s the question at the heart of a new initiative that University of Virginia students hope will deepen the connection between the UVA community and some of the Charlottesville neighborhoods closest to Grounds.This year, five third-year students – Ameenah Elam, Dominique DeBose, Isabella Hall , Sade Akinbayo and Sarah Bland – are the first to live in the Perkins House, a house in Charlottesville’s 10th and Page neighborhood named in honor of civil rights activist John M. Perkins. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Caroline Newman)

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