University Provides Details on Day of 'Reflective Conversation'

Posted: August 8, 2017, 12:00am

On Saturday, August 12th, the University of Virginia will offer a day of events displaying its commitment to mutual respect and inclusion. Faculty and staff members will facilitate discussions on constitutional rights and citizenship; community dynamics and polarization; local history; and other related topics, all focused around the overarching theme of peaceable democracy. (READ MORE

Source: UVA Today (Anthony P. de Bruyn)

Sullivan Issues Message to University Community Regarding August 12

Posted: August 7, 2017, 3:33pm

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan on Aug. 4 issued the following statement:

To the University community:

On August 12, several groups are planning to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally in Emancipation Park in downtown Charlottesville. Although the groups represent a variety of ideologies and agendas, many of them express beliefs that directly contradict our community’s values of diversity, inclusion, and mutual respect. (READ MORE)

Martin, UVA Health Team Named 'Keepers of the Village'

Posted: August 7, 2017, 12:00am

After 10 years of leading a University of Virginia team performing health screenings at Charlottesville’s annual African-American Cultural Arts Festival, Dr. Marcus Martin, an emergency medicine physician and UVA’s vice president for diversity and equity, received the “Keeper of the Village” award from the event’s organizers. Martin accepted the award on behalf of the UVA team at the festival, held July 29 at Booker T. Washington Park. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Dan Heuchert)

Successful STEM Program, Led by UVA, Nets New Grant to Expand

Posted: July 17, 2017, 12:00am

Laura Barnes, right, assistant professor in the UVA Department of Systems and Information Engineering, is mentoring Sarai Alvarez from George Mason University. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)Some undergraduate students conducted hands-on research in astronomy, discovering a new molecule in space. Others are developing software to test the structural integrity of bridges and roads or to advance health information technology. Still others have studied the fluid mechanics of dolphin and whale movement, or experimented with synthetic materials for wound healing. In a range of fields involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance, a nine-member consortium the University of Virginia created 10 years ago, has been boosting the number of underrepresented minority students and preparing them for graduate school and related careers. Since the program’s inception, the number of minority students earning undergraduate STEM degrees at participating schools has increased by more than 150 percent. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)

UVA President Issues Statement Regarding KKK Rally

Posted: June 28, 2017, 9:32am

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan on Tuesday issued this message to the University community regarding a scheduled Ku Klux Klan rally on July 8 in Charlottesville