Gibbons House Dedication Memorializes Former Slaves, Successful Free Lives

Posted: June 15, 2015, 12:00am

In June, the University of Virginia dedicated a new dorm honoring William and Isabella Gibbons. William and Isabella Gibbons were husband and wife, butler and cook, enslaved by different University of Virginia professors until 1865. After emancipation, Isabella became a teacher for more than 20 years. William became a well-known minister in Charlottesville and in Washington, D.C. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)

Student, Biomedical Professor Earn Casteen Awards for Diversity Efforts

Posted: March 20, 2015, 12:00am

Joel Hockensmith, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics, and Ashley Blackwell, a fourth-year student, are the winners of the 2015 John T. Casteen III Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Leadership Award. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)