Established in 1968 to publish a comprehensive edition of George Washington’s correspondence, The Washington Papers will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the project’s launch with a two-day celebration early next year on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
This year’s Virginia Film Festival, beginning Nov. 1 and running through Nov. 4, will feature appearances from Academy Award-winning actor Christoph Waltz, filmmaker and writer Peter Bogdanovich, director and producer Allen Hughes and activist Martin Luther King III.
Arts & Sciences faculty voted unanimously to approve two new study abroad options for incoming students interested in starting their UVA academic career overseas, adding opportunities to spend their fall semester in either Shanghai or València, Spain.
Kevin Gaines previously taught at Princeton University, the University of Texas and the University of Michigan. “His appointment puts UVA on the map for the study of, and research in, civil rights and social justice,” the chair of UVA’s history department said.
Keisha John, who has been serving as Director of Diversity Programs for UVA’s Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs since 2015, is moving into a new role within Arts & Sciences as the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion.
A rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Lincoln, and the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, as well as a unique note by Frederick Douglass, the famous abolitionist who escaped slavery, are on display at the Special Collections Library.