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Rita Dove’s Poem About UVA Bell Ringer Henry Martin Featured in The New Yorker

Henry Martin, one of UVA’s best-known employees, began his life enslaved and died after working on Grounds as a free man for more than 50 years. English professor and former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove's poem about him was published in The New Yorker this week.

University Creates 20 Rotating Professorships for Democracy and Equity

The positions will examine underlying causes that fueled the violent white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville in 2017.

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On Deadline, UVA Student Journalists Deliver Landmark Award-Winning Effort

May 23, 2019

Yahya Abou-Ghazala and Robby Keough, have won the first student Emmy Award given to a UVA student. It began last year as a one-day, deadline assignment for their “Advanced Multimedia Reporting” course.

Dean Ian Baucom Taking Leave for 2019 Fall Semester; Brie Gertler Named Acting Dean

May 14, 2019

Dean Ian Baucom will be taking leave for the Fall 2019 semester. Brie Gertler, Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy and interim Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities, has accepted the role of acting dean until Baucom’s return.

Data Journalists Show Statistics Students the Probability of a Strong Employment Future

May 02, 2019

Where do you fall statistically on a cross tabulation of “Friends” characters and Hogwarts houses? The annual Stats Live! Symposium drew hundreds of UVA students with a series of presentations by data journalists from FiveThirtyEight and Business Insider about the professional – and whimsical – applications of statistics in the professional world.

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UVA Class Reunions

May 30-June 2 (1959-1984 + TJ Society) and June 7-9 (1989-2014)

Incoming First-Year Curriculum Options

New Curriculum, Forums Curriculum or Traditional Curriculum 

Pompeii Archive: Photographs by William Wylie

Through June 9, Frailin Museum of Art 

McCormick Observatory Public Night

Dept. of Astronomy, 9-11 PM, Friday, June 7, McCormick Road