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The medals, which are struck for the occasion, will be presented by Leslie Greene Bowman, president and CEO of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, and Teresa Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, at a luncheon in Garrett Hall on Monday, April 13, 2015. Later that night, the recipients will be honored at a dinner at Monticello, and each recipient will give a public talk in his/her respective field.

The medals are the highest external honor bestowed by the University of Virginia, which grants no honorary degrees.

The medal in Architecture was established in 1966, the medal in Law in 1977, and the medal in Citizen Leadership in 2006.

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