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Fall Convocation 2011

Fall Convocation 2011 was held on
Friday, October 28 in the John Paul Jones Arena.

Honors Given

marva a. barnett, r. jahan ramazani, and teresa a. sullivan pictureThe Thomas Jefferson Award is the highest honor given to a member of the University community who has exemplified in character, work and influence the principles and ideals of Jefferson, and thus advanced the objectives for which he founded the University.

The University of Virginia presented its highest honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award, to Marva A. Barnett, French professor and founding director of the Teaching Resource Center, and R. Jahan Ramazani, Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English, during Fall Convocation on October 28.

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See a list of the recipients of the Thomas Jefferson Award (from 1955 to present) here.


Intermediate Honors 2011 Fall Convocation Ceremony procession

Certificates were presented to the top 20 percent of those students who have earned at least 60 credits of course work at the University by the end of their first two years of study. The University's undergraduate schools with first- and second- year students -- the School of Architecture, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of Nursing -- bestowed these awards.

Fall Convocation 2011 Program (PDF) - Viewable Fall Convocation Program


Convocation Speaker

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Fall Convocation 2011 was held on Friday, October 28. J. Milton Adams, Vice Provost for Academic Programs, spoke at Friday's Fall Convocation.

You have to make mistakes to learn, Vice Provost J. Milton Adams told members of the class of 2013 at Friday's Fall Convocation in the John Paul Jones Arena.

As a graduate student in biomedical engineering, Adams recalled, he had set about research and designing a method to improve kidney dialysis. "Mind you, this was a theoretical problem," he said. "No one was crazy enough to think I might try this on a real patient." More.

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U.Va. Director of Media Relations, Marian Anderfuren

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