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.
The name of the late Julian Bond, one of the most prominent leaders of the civil rights movement and a beloved University of Virginia history professor, will grace a new upper-class student residence building on Brandon Avenue.
UVA – and the transition to young adulthood it marks for many students – has offered space for transformation, critical thinking and deep, often very personal questions about what they believe and why, at a time when young people are leaving organized religion in record numbers.
For the sixth straight time – and for what will be 36 years running – UVA's Long-Term Ecological Research Project on Virginia’s Eastern Shore has received significant funding from its primary sponsor, the National Science Foundation.
Chicago artist Nick Cave, the first keynote speaker of this academic year’s Engagement Lecture Series, was joined by art professor William Wylie for a wide-ranging conversation about the inspirations behind Cave’s large-scale works and an artist’s role in democratic society.
Co-director and White House veteran Melody Barnes, Miller Center director William Antholis and College of Arts & Sciences Dean Ian Baucom discuss UVA’s ambitious goal to answer the most essential questions facing democracy today.