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

Book Documents the Struggles and Triumphs of UVA's Pioneering Black Students

Posted: June 16, 2017, 12:00am

Dr. Maurice Apprey, dean of UVA’s Office of African-American Affairs since 2006, procured a grant from the Jefferson Trust and worked with alumna Shelli M. Poe, now an assistant professor of religious studies at Millsaps College, to edit the volume as part of a larger project on the achievements of black students at UVA. The book’s core includes first-person narratives from seven graduates who attended the schools of Law, Medicine, Engineering and Education, plus an interview with two local black women whose families provided a home away from home for many of these early students. Framing the personal stories are a preface by Apprey; a foreword from UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan; an introduction by English professor Deborah McDowell, who directs the Carter G. Woodson Institute of African-American and African Studies; and a historical overview of African-Americans at the University since its founding by library research archivist Ervin L. Jordan Jr. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)