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New University Working Group to Focus on Safety

October 6, 2014

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan today announced the formation of a working group charged with conducting a comprehensive review and analysis of safety on and around U.Va. Grounds. More

New Building Dedicated to Bridging Gap from Lab to Bedside

October 3, 2014

The University of Virginia's School of Medicine on Friday dedicated its new Ivy Foundation Translational Research Building, the University's first facility devoted exclusively to translating basic science discoveries into new treatments and cures that will better the human condition. More

City, County and U.Va. Leaders Collaborate on Community Safety

October 3, 2014

A new community safety advisory committee comprising officials from Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia will evaluate additional initiatives and programs to bolster current efforts to enhance safety in the communities in the region. More

Thomas Nelson, University of Virginia Partner for Bachelor's Program at Historic Triangle Campus

The Virginia Gazette | September 23, 2014

Students at Thomas Nelson Community College now have one more option for continuing their studies: a bachelor's program to be offered on the college's Historic Triangle campus will be available through a partnership with the University of Virginia starting in the fall of 2015. More

U.Va.'s New $2.4M Computing Cluster to Enhance, Facilitate Big Data Research

September 19, 2014

Its name is Rivanna, and it's the University of Virginia's new $2.4 million Cray computing cluster, a high-performance machine – really a combination of linked high-power computers (hence, "cluster") – designed to greatly enhance and establish computationally intensive and data-intensive research at the University. More

UVa. Hosts Technology-Based Meeting with Gov. McAuliffe

Newsplex | September 10, 2014

Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson, and Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones hosted a statewide, virtual town hall on technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia. More

Retention, Graduation Rates Keep U.Va. No. 2 Public in U.S. News Rankings

September 9, 2014

Once again, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Virginia second among the nation's public universities, and 23rd among all universities, public or private. The rankings were released Tuesday. More

U.Va.: Limited Options in Advance of Mandated Cuts

The Daily Progress | September 6, 2014

With tuition increases and financial aid cuts off the table, the University of Virginia will have to find other ways to meet state-mandated budget reductions as set forth by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. More

Roscoe Roberts to Serve as Legal Counsel for University of Virginia

September 5, 2014

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has appointed Roscoe C. Roberts, an experienced attorney with years of service in the public sector – including higher education – as general counsel to the University of Virginia. More

'House of Cards' Star Kevin Spacey is Heading to UVa This Fall

InTheCapital | September 3, 2014

Award-winning "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey will be taking center stage at the University of Virginia this fall as a part of the annual President's Speaker Series for the Arts. More

David Neuman to Step Down from Post as Architect for the University

August 29, 2014

Architect for the University of Virginia David J. Neuman has announced plans to resign from his position in October to pursue consulting work. His 11-year tenure at the University has been highlighted by significant planning, new construction and renovation projects, including a $50 million restoration of the iconic Rotunda and Academical Village. More

Sullivan Announces New Sexual Misconduct Reporting Requirements

The Cavalier Daily | August 28, 2014

In an email to the University community Wednesday, University President Teresa Sullivan announced a new University policy requiring most faculty and staff to report allegations of sexual misconduct they hear from students. More

Rite of Passage: First-Year Students Join the Community of Trust

August 26, 2014

The class that assembled on the University of Virginia's Lawn on Sunday to participate in the Honor Convocation that traditionally precedes the opening of the academic year included a licensed pilot, an international Rubik's Cube competitor, a voice reader for audio books, a certified John Deere tractor technician, a self-taught blacksmith, a circus aerialist and a certified elephant trainer. More

U.Va. Welcomes Largest Class, and the Cycle Begins Anew

August 26, 2014

It's been three months since the members of the University of Virginia's Class of 2014 grabbed their diplomas, snapped one last selfie in front of the soon-to-be-closed Rotunda, crammed their belongings into rented trailers and headed off down the road, leaving a vacuum on Grounds. More

U.Va. Announces Campaign to Prevent Sexual Misconduct

Newsplex | August 25, 2014

The University of Virginia announces a campaign to empower bystanders with the knowledge and confidence to recognize potentially dangerous situations and offer help. More

President Sullivan Visits During Fall Convocation 2014

University of Virginia's College at Wise | August 19, 2014

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan joined UVa-Wise officials Tuesday in welcoming students to the new academic year during Fall Convocation 2014. More

To Speak with a Unified Voice, Employee Councils Merge into a Staff Senate

August 12, 2014

Even at the inaugural meeting of the newly created University of Virginia Staff Senate, the 80 members rolled up their sleeves and broke into work groups before celebrating the launch of the organization with a sparkling cider toast and buffet luncheon. More

President Sullivan to Speak at 60th Fall Convocation

University of Virginia's College at Wise | August 7, 2014

The University of Virginia's College at Wise will hold its 60th Fall Convocation on Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. in the David J. Prior Convocation Center. More

Virginia College Presidents Skeptical of Obama Plan to Rate Colleges

The Washington Post | August 5, 2014

Fifty higher-education leaders from Virginia are voicing skepticism about an Obama administration plan to rate colleges on measures of access and value and link those ratings to federal aid. More

Last Day of Albemarle County Fair, Weather Brings Lighter Crowds

WCAV CBS-19 | August 2, 2014

The Albemarle County Fair in was full swing Saturday with longer hours this year, complete with farm animals, exhibits, baked goods, crafts, and entertainment and even a special guest, UVa President Teresa Sullivan, stopped by. More

U.Va. Considers Borrowing up to $100M to Kick-Start AccessUVa Endowment

Richmond Times-Dispatch | July 23, 2014

The University of Virginia is considering taking out a loan of up to $100 million to jumpstart funding for its financial aid program, AccessUVa. More

Lilly Endowment Grants $2.1 Million to U.Va.'s Project on Lived Theology

July 23, 2014

The University of Virginia's Project on Lived Theology has received a $2.1 million grant from the Lilly Endowment to extend the project for five more years, from 2015 through 2019. More

July 1 Passes, Faculty Pay Increase Delayed

The Cavalier Daily | July 10, 2014

University President Teresa A. Sullivan recently wrote to the entire University community concerning several cuts in the Virginia appropriation for the University. The final state budget adds $8.2 million less than planned to the University's budget. More

Wynn, Sullivan, Others Request Same-Sex Partner Benefits

The Cavalier Daily | June 26, 2014

Recent University alumnus Brendan Wynn, along with 75 other students, faculty and administrators, sent a letter last Tuesday to Attorney General Mark Herring, urging the commonwealth to extend same-sex partner benefits to public employees in Virginia. More

Navy Secretary Challenges Graduates to Become the Next 'Greatest Generation'

May 18, 2014

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus asked the University of Virginia's Class of 2014 at Final Exercises on Sunday how they would serve others and their country as they proceed with their lives after leaving U.Va. More

A call to service: UVa holds 185th Final Exercises

The Daily Progress | May 18, 2013

The University of Virginia conferred degrees on more than 6,000 students at its 185th Final Exercises on Sunday afternoon. The ceremony, which featured a speech from Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, drew more than 30,000 people to the Lawn by university estimates. More.

Pamela Sutton-Wallace Named CEO of U.Va. Medical Center

May 9, 2014

Pamela Sutton-Wallace, senior vice president for hospital operations at Duke University Hospital, has been named chief executive officer of the University of Virginia Medical Center. More

Ian Baucom Appointed Dean of U.Va.'s College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

April 30, 2014

The University of Virginia today announced the appointment of Ian Baucom as the Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. More

Student Survey Shows Clear Choice: Keep Final Exercises on The Lawn

April 30, 2014

Given three options for potential modifications to future Final Exercises, University of Virginia students left little doubt about where they stand on the issue – and where they'd like to stand during the ceremonies. More

President Sullivan's Undergrad Interns Learn Firsthand About Leadership

April 29, 2014

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan is an accomplished sociologist, and each spring she selects a handful of sociology undergraduates to intern in her office. More

University of Virginia Board Approves Tuition Rates for 2014-15

April 23, 2014

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors on Wednesday approved undergraduate tuition rates for the 2014-15 academic year. The board's vote bolsters ongoing efforts to improve faculty and staff compensation, fuels initiatives of the University's strategic plan and covers state-mandated increases in U.Va.'s contribution to the Virginia Retirement System. More

University of Virginia Board to Set Tuition for 2014-15

April 17, 2014

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors will meet April 23 to set undergraduate tuition rates for the 2014-15 academic year. The meeting will be held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, a day after board members attend the inauguration of Donna Price Henry as the eighth chancellor of University of Virginia's College at Wise. More

Medalists Share Lessons of Natural World, National Tragedies and Leadership

April 12, 2014

The winners of this year's Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals in Architecture, Law and Citizen Leadership each spoke on Thursday and Friday, sharing lessons learned, respectively, from the inspiration of the natural world; the raw emotions felt by victims of national tragedies; and the commonalities of successful leadership in many spheres. More

President Sullivan Revives Public Day, A 19th-Century U.Va. Tradition

April 8, 2014

Before the time of formal graduation exercises at the University of Virginia, faculty and students gathered with the public to learn the results of final exams and hear accomplished students present their research to the community. More

In London, U.Va. President Highlights New Strides in Global Programming

March 29, 2014

One of the University of Virginia's largest overseas constituencies is in the United Kingdom. President Teresa A. Sullivan traveled there last week to personally welcome newly admitted students and their parents to the U.Va. family and to highlight new strides at the University, particularly in global programming. More

New Rules Press Colleges To Improve Sexual Assault Procedures

90.9 WBUR | March 7, 2014

The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act takes effect today. It holds institutions of higher education responsible for the prevention of sexual violence, not just responding to it after assaults occur. More.

UVa's Mitchell Balancing Basketball, President's Internship

WCAV CBS-19 | February 26, 2014

Four University of Virginia students are interning for President Teresa Sullivan this semester, but one of them really stands out. That's because Akil Mitchell is six-foot-eight and the top rebounder for the ACC-leading Cavaliers. More.

Board Approves Masters Programs in Data Science, European Studies

February 21, 2014

The University of Virginia's Board of Visitors today approved a new degree program, a Master of Science in Data Science, to be offered beginning in the fall, pending approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, through the University's recently established Data Science Institute. More

University of Virginia Launches Search for IT Leadership Post, Names Permanent CIO

February 19, 2014

The University of Virginia has launched a search for a new vice president for digital initiatives. The University also announced the permanent appointment of Virginia Evans as chief information officer, a post she has held on an interim basis since July 1. More

Sullivan Celebrates More Than 100 U.Va. Authors at Annual Reception

February 12, 2014

On Tuesday, recently published University of Virginia faculty members gathered at Carr's Hill to celebrate their own accomplishments and the successes of their colleagues. U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan hosted the annual reception to recognize their work. More

A 'First Of Its Kind Conference' About Sexual Assault On Campus

NPR Public Radio | February 11, 2014

Nearly three years after the federal government issued guidelines for dealing with sexual misconduct on campus, administrators are meeting at the University of Virginia to discuss problems and progress. As Sandy Hausman of member station WVTF reports, leaders in higher education say they're struggling to understand and manage sexual assaults in the age of "hooking up." More.

College Leaders Focus on Sexual Misconduct at U.Va.-Hosted National Conference

February 11, 2014

Prevention, adjudication and education on the complex and difficult issues surrounding sexual misconduct on college campuses were a few of the issues the top leaders of six colleges and universities discussed at a University of Virginia conference Monday, "Dialogue at UVA: Sexual Misconduct Among College Students." More

Straight Talk on Sexual Violence

Inside Higher Ed | February 11, 2014

One of the lighter moments of a conference on campus sexual misconduct here at the University of Virginia on Monday followed a serious question from a student, who asked the six presidents on a much-anticipated panel how they were specifically assisting minority and low-income survivors, who are especially vulnerable to assault. More.

President Encourages Collaboration to Make Strategic Plan a Reality

February 3, 2014

Even with a successful track record that extends nearly 200 years, the University of Virginia cannot afford to stand still in the rapidly evolving world of higher education, President Teresa A. Sullivan said during remarks to the Faculty Senate and University community on Monday. More

A Storied Cape: U.Va. President Donates Mother's Nursing Cape to School of Nursing

January 27, 2014

She was a caped crusader of a different sort. Mary Elizabeth Finnegan, born on a farm in Bradford, Ill. in 1916, was just 25 years old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. She enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps shortly afterward, and began a whirlwind of travel, service and nursing "under live fire" in the European theater in World War II. More

U.Va. To Host National Conference Focused on Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses

January 27, 2014

When President Obama announced last week the formation of a task force to address sexual assault on college campuses, the University of Virginia was putting the finishing touches on a conference that would tackle the same issues. More

U.Va. Mourns Death of Former Rector Joshua P. Darden Jr.

January 23, 2014

University of Virginia leaders on Thursday remembered former Rector Joshua P. Darden Jr. as "one of the University's all-time great leaders," who gave generously and selflessly to his alma mater. More

President Sullivan Participates in White House Summit on Expanding College Opportunities

January 16, 2014

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan attended an invitation-only event at the White House on Thursday to meet with President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and senior administration officials to discuss efforts aimed at increasing college opportunities. More

Sullivan Signs APLU Statement Opposing Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

January 2, 2014

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has joined other academic organizations and universities in opposition of a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan, who is secretary of the APLU Council of Presidents, is among the signatories of today's statement, issued by the organization's executive committee and its president. More