UVA Facilities Management Invites Girls to Consider Careers in the Trades

Posted: June 14, 2016, 12:00am

Young women from age 11 to 18 toured construction sites, examined chiller plants and watched three-dimensional printers Tuesday as participants in the University of Virginia Facilities Management Department’s first “Girls’ Day.” (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Matt Kelly)

Two Blind Brothers, One Bold Vision

Posted: June 13, 2016, 12:00am

UVA graduates Brad ford and Bryan Manning have a newly launched clothing line, Two Blind Brothers. All proceeds from the company go directly to blindness research, funding testing for new gene and stem cell therapies that could slow or even reverse vision loss. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Caroline Newman)

Woodson Fellowship Pipeline Produces Strong Additions to UVA Faculty

Posted: May 27, 2016, 9:49am

One is an award-winning historian who researches the labor and medical treatment of black prisoners in the post-Civil War South. The other is an anthropologist who has written – and starred in – a documentary. New additions to the University of Virginia faculty, Talitha LeFlouria and Edwin Kwame Otu are bolstering the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)

UVA to Create Multicultural Center in Fall 2016

Posted: May 17, 2016, 12:00am

After two years of work between the Office of the Dean of Students and the Multicultural Student Center Initiative, the University will open a multicultural center in fall 2016. (READ MORE)

Source: The Cavalier Daily (Courtney Stith)

UVA Appoints New Director of Women's Center

Posted: May 16, 2016, 12:00am

The University of Virginia’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center will welcome its new director, Abigail L. Palko, in July, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost announced recently. Palko is only the second director of the Women’s Center, which Sharon Davie directed from its founding in 1989 until her retirement last year. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)