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U.Va. Recognized for Providing Extraordinary Value in Higher Education

December 11, 2013

The University of Virginia offers one of America's top economic values in higher education, according to a new Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of the 100 best values in public colleges. More

University of Virginia accreditation warning lifted

Washington Post | December 10, 2013

The University of Virginia's accrediting body on Tuesday lifted the warning it placed on the elite public institution last year amid concerns that governing board members improperly acted when trying to oust U-Va. President Teresa Sullivan in June 2012. More.

State Study Examines Academic Cost Factors in Public Higher Education

December 9, 2013

A new study of the state's public higher education institutions underscores the University of Virginia's ability to deliver a high-quality education while effectively managing resources. More

Facing wave of retirements, colleges need new leaders, UVa president says

Online Athens | December 6, 2013

Colleges and universities need to train a whole new generation of faculty leaders, University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan told a University of Georgia audience on Friday. More.

Colombian President Opens Window on Country's Improved Security, Economy

Daily Progress | December 5, 2013

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos invoked the wisdom of University of Virginia founder Thomas Jefferson Wednesday as he described his government's peace negotiations with Marxist rebels to an audience in U.Va.'s Rotunda. More.

AccessUVa: Scale back to give more

Daily Progress | December 2, 2013

When the University of Virginia launched AccessUVa, in response to criticism that its student body lacked diversity, the financial aid program was one of the most generous in the nation. More.

Sullivan looks to donors to help sustain AccessUVa

Daily Progress | November 26, 2013

The University of Virginia is hoping to get more philanthropic support for its financial aid program, President Teresa A. Sullivan said. More.

Board of Visitors Approves U.Va.'s Strategic Direction

November 15, 2013

The University of Virginia is one step closer to implementing a clear and detailed roadmap for the future, following Board of Visitors' approval Friday of the core elements of a new strategic plan. More

UVa moves closer to new five-year stategic plan

Daily Progress | November 14, 2013

The University of Virginia is one step closer to getting a new five-year strategic plan. A committee of the Board of Visitors approved it Thursday afternoon, and the full board is expected to vote on it today. More.

UVa board to take up much-worked-on strategic plan

Daily Progress | November 12, 2013

A five-year blueprint for bolstering the University of Virginia's academic reputation, improving the student experience and recruiting top faculty will go before the Board of Visitors this week. More.

In Support of Charity Drive, Sullivan Declares Friday 'CVC Day' on Grounds

October 28, 2013

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan has declared Nov. 1 to be "CVC Day" on Grounds to encourage employees to use the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign to support their favorite charities. The day will be marked with numerous efforts in various offices across Grounds. More

UVa board, administration work to clarify roles, improve communication

Daily Progress | October 25, 2013

The line of communication between the administration and the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia is not always clear — as demonstrated by last year's attempted firing of President Teresa A. Sullivan — but the board is working to change that. More.

New members of boards of visitors schooled on roles

Richmond Times Dispatch | October 23, 2013

New members of boards of visitors were advised Tuesday that they work "in a crowded sandbox" that requires them to be supportive of their president and respectful of faculty. More.

University of Virginia to Launch Search for Next Arts & Sciences Dean

October 6, 2013

With Meredith Jung-En Woo's term approaching its conclusion in May 2014, the University of Virginia plans to launch a search for a new dean for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. More

Strategic Plan Emphasizes Importance of Faculty Hiring

October 3, 2013

New faculty hired over the next decade will play a major role in defining the University of Virginia in the 21st century, according to U.Va. leaders. More

Strategic Plan Calls for More Emphasis on 'High-Impact Educational Experiences'

October 2, 2013

The University of Virginia's new strategic plan – nearing its final draft – will include an increased emphasis on "high-impact educational experiences." It defines those as experiences that involve undergraduate research, community engagement, global immersion, entrepreneurship or learning in "flipped" classrooms that dedicate classroom time to active learning, from doing group projects to the professor moderating a debate among student teams. More

Sullivan Envisions Enhancements of Research Infrastructure in Strategic Plan

October 1, 2013

Among the 15 strategies being developed by the University of Virginia to position itself as a national and global leader in higher education is a focus on further development of the research infrastructure and services that form the foundation upon which faculty and students pursue research, innovation, scholarship and the creative arts. More

Faculty Focus on Recruiting Strategies for Attracting New Colleagues to U.Va.

September 30, 2013

With 100 faculty searches getting under way this year on Grounds, not to mention the wave of faculty retirements projected to continue over the next decade, University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan emphasized the importance of faculty hiring in U.Va.'s strategic planning at a symposium Wednesday. More

President Sullivan Confers Intermediate Honors, Presents Jefferson Awards

September 29, 2013

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan conferred intermediate honors on 414 third-year students and presented Thomas Jefferson Awards to A.E. Dick Howard and Gordon Stewart at the annual Fall Convocation ceremonies at John Paul Jones Arena Friday afternoon. More

Law Professor, Association Dean Receive University of Virginia's Highest Honors

September 27, 2013

Law professor A.E. Dick Howard and Gordon Stewart, the interim associate dean for undergraduate academic programs, received Thomas Jefferson Awards – the highest given to faculty members at the University of Virginia – at Fall Convocation ceremonies Friday. More

Survey: Innovative U.Va. Ventures Create Economic Growth

September 24, 2013

Business ventures with research-and-development ties to the University of Virginia have created more than 850 jobs and pumped millions of dollars into the regional and state economies, according to a new report by U.Va. Innovation. More

State Secretary of Education Laura Fornash to Join University of Virginia in Key Role

September 24, 2013

The University of Virginia today announced that Laura Fornash will join the University as executive assistant to the president for state governmental relations. More

Sullivan: U.Va. Unwavering in Commitment as Public University

September 23, 2013

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan on Friday strongly reasserted the University's commitment as a public institution during remarks to the Board of Visitors, which held two days of meetings last week. Sullivan also stressed that development of a strategic plan builds on the mutually beneficial relationship between the University, the state and the nation. More

Faculty hiring among challenges UVa faces, board members hear

Daily Progress | September 19, 2013

Rankings, new hiring and the strategic plan were just a few of the topics discussed Thursday in a series of committee meetings held by the University of Virginia's Board of Visitors. More.

Dynamic U.Va. Strategic Plan on the Horizon

September 17, 2013

The University of Virginia's path to continued and greater success is growing more distinct as development of a dynamic new strategic plan enters its final phase. More

Accrediting agency to visit UVa to verify changes it called for

Daily Progress | September 16, 2013

The policies of the University of Virginia's Board of Visitors will be under scrutiny during a visit by the university's accrediting agency this week. More.

U.Va. President Appoints Commission on Slavery and the University

September 12, 2013

Investigating and commemorating a major part of the University of Virginia's past will be the focus of U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan's newly established Commission on Slavery and the University. More

Accreditation Commission to Visit U.Va.'s Grounds Next Week

September 12, 2013

Officials representing the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges will be on Grounds next week as part of the accrediting organization's ongoing review of the University of Virginia. More

Sullivan Selected to Serve on Committee of Research-Intensive Public Universities

September 11, 2013

Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, will help lead a committee charged with developing a national agenda for public research-intensive universities. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities announced the creation of the Committee of Research-Intensive Public Universities to advise the association on key initiatives and policies. More

U-Va. should break some ties with state, panel says in preliminary report

Washington Post | September 11, 2013

A University of Virginia panel has proposed that the institution break many of its ties with the state government and operate more like a private school. More.

UVa named No. 2 public university for 10th-straight year

Daily Progress | September 10, 2013

For the 10th year in a row, the University of Virginia has been named one of the nation's top two public universities -- and one of the nation's top 25 universities overall -- by U.S. News & World Report. More.

U.Va. President to Give Keynote Address at Local NAACP Sept. 13

September 10, 2013

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan will deliver the keynote address at Friday's annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet,to be held at the Charlottesville Doubletree Hotel. A silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:30. More

Latest U.S. News Rankings Again Have U.Va. as No. 2 Public, No. 23 Overall

September 10, 2013

U.S. News & World Report has reaffirmed the University of Virginia's position among the country's top institutions of higher education in its latest national rankings. More

UPenn Medical School Head Picked as UVa Health Affairs Vice President

Daily Progress | August 15, 2013

The University of Virginia has tapped an Ivy League school department chairman to fill a new position: executive vice president for health affairs, a post officials described Wednesday as "part of a reorganization of the university's health efforts." More.

Board of Visitors Reauthorizes Acclaimed AccessUVa Financial Aid Program

August 5, 2013

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors voted Saturday to reauthorize AccessUVa, one of the most successful and effective financial aid programs among the nation's public colleges and universities. More

UVa halts downloading student SSNs, sending health mailers

Daily Progress | August 2, 2013

University of Virginia students' Social Security numbers no longer are downloaded in a central database, the school will halt sending health mailers to students and a "particular query" that pulls information from the database no longer will be used, school officials announced Friday. More.

UVA Board of Visitors Holds First Meeting with New Leaders

WVIR NBC-29 | August 1, 2013

The University of Virginia's Board of Visitors convened Thursday afternoon for a new year. More.

U.Va. President Joins Voices Calling for Boosting Federal Investment in Innovation

July 31, 2013

Expressing deep concern about major federal budget cuts to research and higher education at a time when other nations are steadily increasing investments in those areas, University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan joined 164 other university presidents and chancellors in calling on leaders in Washington to close what they call the "innovation deficit." More

Governor Appoints New Members to U.Va. Board of Visitors

July 15, 2013

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has announced the appointment of four members to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors. The new members – John A. Griffin, Kevin J. Fay and Frank Genovese – bring an impressive breadth and depth of experience in business leadership and strong ties to the University. More

Busch named U.Va. swim coach

Richmond Times Dispatch | July 11, 2013

Virginia announced the hiring of its new swimming and diving coach on Wednesday, even as questions still swirled around the departure of his predecessor. More.

George Keith Martin of Richmond Begins Term as University of Virginia Rector

July 1, 2013

For the first time in University of Virginia history, an African-American will serve as leader of the University's governing body. Richmond attorney George Keith Martin, a 1975 graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences, begins his two-year term as rector of the Board of Visitors today. More

U.Va. president optimistic and thankful at luncheon

Virginian-Pilot | June 20, 2013

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan said Wednesday she has been talking with people within and outside the university to reassure them the institution is strong and moving toward the future. More.

UVa Grows Stronger After the Crisis

Daily Progress | June 17, 2013

The University of Virginia's recent unpleasantness ("Climbing from the top," The Daily Progress, June 9) actually strengthens and deepens the commitment of the university's stakeholders from around the globe, and makes our institution even stronger. More.

Q&A with U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan

Richmond Times Dispatch | June 10, 2013

Many on the faculty say you gained quite a bit of political capital with them as a result of all that happened with the board of visitors last summer. How have you used that capital? More.

A year after U.Va. failed ouster, healing continues

Richmond Times Dispatch | June 9, 2013

At Helen Dragas' final board meeting as rector, her adversary from last summer laid out a new "Cornerstone Plan" for the mission and direction of the University of Virginia. More.

Teresa Sullivan Reflects on Year since Her Ousting

WVIR NBC-29 | June 6, 2013

In the past year, University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan has been booted from her office, rallied around, rehired and gotten back to the job at hand. But with budget issues and politics still leaning on her, it has not been an easy year. More.

Sullivan Announces Interim Reorganization of Information Technology at U.Va.

June 5, 2013

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan announced Wednesday a temporary organizational structure for the information technology portfolio currently managed by outgoing Vice President and Chief Information Officer James Hilton. More

Calm After the Storm: Attempted Shakeup at U.Va. Sent Tremors Through Charlottesville

Virginia Business | May 29, 2013

Charlottesville-area residents have persevered through a year of classic small-town controversies that included debates over roads, growth, the homeless, jobs and discrimination. Then came the forced resignation of the University of Virginia's president — a gaffe by the Board of Visitors that created national headlines. More.

Consensus Builder: Reinstated President Reaches Out to Board

Virginia Business | May 29, 2013

The drama that gripped the University of Virginia a year ago has died down, but the ripple effects remain. More.

Sullivan Provides Update on University of Virginia Strategic Planning Process

May 21, 2013

Using preliminary findings from the University of Virginia's ongoing strategic planning process, President Teresa A. Sullivan at the May meeting of the Board of Visitors outlined five emergent ideas that would help drive the University's future. More

Consultant says UVa should play to its strengths, increase tuition

Daily Progress | May 21, 2013

For the University of Virginia, the future is now, just greatly improved. University committees, and a consultant hired to provide a strategic vision for UVa, are recommending the university focus on its current strengths and improve them. The advice comes after interviewing more than 10,000 students, faculty, alumni and officials from other universities around the country. More.

University of Virginia Budget Shows Increase of 2.4 Percent

May 20, 2013

The operating budget for the University of Virginia will increase slightly in the coming fiscal year, driven primarily by continued growth at U.Va. Medical Center. More

Successful $3 Billion Campaign Propels U.Va. Forward

May 19, 2013

University of Virginia leaders joined with students, family, alumni and friends on Sunday in celebrating a shared success in one of the nation's most ambitious higher-education philanthropic efforts. President Teresa A. Sullivan during Final Exercises congratulated and thanked the thousands of people who played a part in helping the Campaign for the University of Virginia meet and exceed its $3 billion goal.More

UVa reaches $3B fundraising goal; money to fund scholarships, professorships, fellowships

Daily Progress | May 19, 2013

The University of Virginia has reached its $3-billion fundraising goal in a campaign launched nine years ago, school President Teresa A. Sullivan announced Sunday. More.

Colbert keeps UVa Valediction crowd laughing

Daily Progress | May 18, 2013

Although Saturday's rain forced the University of Virginia's Valediction ceremony to be moved from the Lawn to the John Paul Jones Arena, the mood remained high, buoyed by the event's featured speaker, TV comedian and political satirist Stephen Colbert. More.

Colbert Entertains Class of 2013 and Even Sprinkles in Some Advice

May 18, 2013

When comedian Stephen Colbert took the podium today at John Paul Jones Arena to deliver the keynote address at the University of Virginia's Valedictory Exercises, he picked up the Class of 2013's large cardboard check for almost $600,000 and said, "Thank you. This is way more than I expected. I would've done it for free. This is incredibly generous." More

Class of 2013: In a New Tradition, U.Va. Honors Grads Who Earn Degrees in Three Years or Less

May 13, 2013

For the first time, the University of Virginia's fast-track bachelor's degree-earners – 82 in the Class of 2013 – will be honored at graduation for their "remarkable accomplishment." You'll know them by the orange academic stoles they'll be donning at U.Va.'s 184th commencement May 19, a gift to them from the Office of the President. More

Sullivan, Vice Presidents Say 'Abhorrent' Speech on Beta Bridge 'Will Not Be Tolerated'

May 2, 2013

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan on Thursday emailed a statement condemning a racist image and comment painted on Beta Bridge, adding her voice and those of two vice presidents to student groups who condemned the graffiti. More

Challenging Teachers Win Students' and Colleagues' Respect

April 24, 2013

This year's outstanding teaching award winners at the University of Virginia, honored Wednesday at a dinner, were recognized as consummate role models, showing respect for their students, innovation in their subject matter and enthusiasm for lifelong learning. More

U.Va. Board of Visitors Approves 3.8 Percent Tuition-and-Fee Increase for In-State Students

April 18, 2013

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors voted Thursday to set tuition and fee rates for the 2013-14 academic year. The new structure allows the University to advance its academic mission while remaining responsive to concerns about the affordability of a college education and absorbing increased costs mandated by the state. More

U.Va. President Sullivan Wins National Advocate for Higher Education Award

April 17, 2013

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan received the 2013 Advocate for Higher Education Award Wednesday evening at the Public Relations Society of America's Counselors to Higher Education Senior Summit, being held in Washington, D.C. More

U.Va. Innovation Announces 2013 Innovator of the Year, Marking First for Curry School

April 17, 2013

For the first time, a representative from the Curry School of Education has taken the University of Virginia's top innovation honor. U.Va. Innovation named Marcia A. Invernizzi the 2013 Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year in recognition of her work to improve children's literacy. More

UVA rebuilds its communications department, hands Sullivan the reins

Charlottesville News & Arts | April 16, 2013

As the first anniversary of the attempted ouster of UVA President Teresa Sullivan approaches, a major restructuring of the upper levels of the University's administration is underway, as still-new Chief Operating Officer Patrick Hogan reshuffles his business and fundraising chiefs. But an even bigger management shift has gotten less attention. More.

Jefferson Medalists Reflect on Transforming Education, the FBI and Public Spaces

April 14, 2013

The winners of this year's Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals in architecture, law and citizen leadership each spoke Thursday and Friday, sharing how their leadership has changed landscape architecture, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and public education. More

Sullivan Speaks on Current Status of UVA as Founder's Day Approaches

WVIR NBC-29 | April 11, 2013

The University of Virginia is celebrating a special day in its history. Founder's Day honors the remembrance of the university's founder - Thomas Jefferson. More.

'Through Jefferson's Eyes,' Sullivan Explores U.Va.'s Accomplishments, Challenges

April 11, 2013

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan delivered state of the University remarks Thursday with a contextual twist that sought to explore what Thomas Jefferson might think today of the institution he founded. More

Sullivan, Educators to Discuss Improvements to the Paths from Middle School to High School to College

April 10, 2013

An education forum featuring a panel of the region's most prominent educational and political leaders, including U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan, will discuss "The State of Education in America: The Cause & The Solution," on Saturday at the University of Virginia. More

Sullivan Pledges to Fulfill Current AccessUVA Commitments During Panel Discussion on Higher Education in Virginia

April 9, 2013

AccessUVa, the University of Virginia's nationally recognized financial aid program, will fulfill its obligations to current students despite an ongoing review that could lead to changes in future years, President Teresa A. Sullivan said Tuesday during a panel discussion on higher education issues. More

Sullivan wants to expand student opportunities for paid internships with professors

Daily Progress | April 9, 2013

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan said Tuesday that she's been floating the idea of a state-level version of the work-study financial aid program. Sullivan wants to give more students paid internships with professors as part of their financial aid packages, but federal work-study money requires matching funds from universities, which can't come from other federal money. More.

ABC examines The Corner as UVa probes pledging

Daily Progress | April 8, 2013

A University of Virginia official Monday characterized pledging misconduct as pervasive, but said fraternities have complied with a university directive to end the pledge period early this year. More.

UVa faculty pay falls further behind, report shows

Daily Progress | April 8, 2013

A new report shows that, even as the University of Virginia worked to bolster its increasingly uncompetitive faculty salaries, it was slipping further behind its highly ranked competitors. More.

A better way to think about U-Va.'s 'crisis'

Washington Post | April 7, 2013

The "crisis" at the University of Virginia has been extensively covered by the media. But the portrayal of the Board of Visitors' work as a battle between Rector Helen Dragas and President Teresa Sullivan does a terrible disservice to the full engagement of the board and to the significant issues facing the university and all of higher education. More.

'Today's U.Va. Through Jefferson's Eyes' Topic of Sullivan's Address April 11

April 5, 2013

On the eve of Founder's Day, President Teresa A. Sullivan will pose the question: What would Thomas Jefferson think of the University of Virginia if he returned today? More

U.Va. proposes tuition differential

Richmond Times Dispatch | April 4, 2013

The University of Virginia is considering a proposal to set tuition increases at 2.9 percent annually for in-state students over the next four years but implement additional charges designed to keep some students from subsidizing the education of others. More.

U-Va. Financial Plan calls for tuition and fee increases

Washington Post | March 26, 2013

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan and her staff have developed a four-year financial plan that would increase tuition and invest in faculty, technology and new programs as the public flagship confronts economic challenges and relies less on state funding. More.

U.Va. President Sullivan Receives Leadership Award

March 21, 2013

President Teresa A. Sullivan joins a roster of successful women whom the D.C.-based Women's Center has recognized for their leadership, including Madeleine K. Albright, Amy Goodman and Jane Pauley. More

Dragas Rebukes U.Va. Faculty Senate

Richmond Times Dispatch | March 7, 2013

University of Virginia Rector Helen Dragas rebuked the faculty senate Tuesday for expressing concern about the latest evidence of discord between Dragas and President Teresa Sullivan. More.

UVa's President Sullivan Responds to Released Emails

WCAV CBS-19 | March 4, 2013

University of Virginia's President Teresa Sullivan is reacting to a recent article citing lingering tension between her and Board of Visitors' Rector Helen Dragas. More.

At U. of Virginia, Old Tensions Seem to Persist

The Chronicle of Higher Education| March 4, 2013

UVa's president, Teresa Sullivan, accused board leaders of 'micromanagement' in a recent e-mail. Now she says too much is being made of such clashes. More.

Faculty Senate Weighs University's Future as Part of Strategic Planning Process

March 4, 2013

Members of the University of Virginia's Faculty Senate discussed the University's strategic direction Monday, weighing in on the issues that will guide U.Va.'s future operations. The senate meeting was part of the strategic planning process launched this academic year by President Teresa A. Sullivan. Faculty senators examined issues such as technology, resources, faculty recruitment and retention, what it means to be a public university, student life, synergy and streamlining. More

At U-Va., tensions persist between Sullivan and Dragas

Washington Post | March 1, 2013

The University of Virginia's president and governing board leader have, in public, maintained an air of united collegiality for the past eight months, hoping to move beyond the summer's leadership crisis. More.

U.Va. Campaign Poised to Surpass $3 Billion Goal, Strategic Plan on Fast Track

February 22, 2013

The Campaign for the University of Virginia stands on the brink of achieving its goal of raising $3 billion to propel U.Va. into the future. More

UVa Board Group OKs Pay Hike

Daily Progress | February 21, 2013

A key committee of the University of Virginia's board voted to back President Teresa A. Sullivan's plan to significantly boost faculty salaries. It's a boost that will likely come largely in the form of merit-based pay raises. More.

BOV Supports Raising Faculty Salaries, Development of Four-Year Financial Plan

February 21, 2013

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors on Thursday approved a resolution supporting the goal of raising average faculty salaries into the Top 20 among U.Va.'s Association of American University peers. The board also adopted a resolution commending progress on a new four-year financial plan, and directed the University's administration to present a refined version of the plan for Board consideration on or before May 21. More

Secretary of State: Foreign Aid Isn't Charity, It's An Investment

February 20, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry used an appearance Wednesday at the University of Virginia to make a forceful case for foreign aid and a strong U.S. diplomatic presence in the world. More

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry Picks U.Va. as Site for His First Policy Speech

February 14, 2013

Secretary of State John F. Kerry will make his first public remarks regarding U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy on Feb. 20 at the University of Virginia, the State Department announced today. Kerry will deliver his remarks at about 11 a.m. in Old Cabell Hall. More

U.Va. Board Members, Administrators, Students Talk Big Ideas at Intimate Dinners

February 13, 2013

Friday evening, as the smell of wood smoke filled the cold air, students, administrators and members of the University of Virginia's Board of Visitors gathered in pavilions dotting the Lawn for intimate dinners where the seats weren't assigned but the topics were. More

Sullivan Offers Insight Into Strategic Planning Process

February 11, 2013

The University of Virginia's plan for the future will include practical, measurable steps to address the challenges confronting higher education, but will also reflect U.Va.'s unique values, President Teresa A. Sullivan told members of the Board of Visitors Friday. More

Speaker: 'Robust Conversation' Needed To Boost Women in Academic STEM Careers

February 11, 2013

When University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan was in high school, she was the only female in her physics class, because the enrollment was open to males first. She got the last seat available in the class. More

Sullivan: U.Va. Positioned To Lead Higher Ed Into a New Era

February 7, 2013

President Teresa A. Sullivan told members of the Faculty Senate on Wednesday that the University of Virginia has an opportunity to define a "new model for the 21st-century university in a period of tremendous challenges for higher education." More

President's Reception Showcases Recent U.Va. Authors

February 6, 2013

As faculty members steadily arrived at University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan's home at Carr's Hill for the third annual authors reception, they placed the books they had published in the previous year on a display table in the foyer: "Algebra of Snow," "Best Little Stories from the White House," "Edith Wharton at Home," "Grow to Greatness," "A History of Theatre in Spain," "The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture." More

With Dragas here to stay, what's next for UVa?

Daily Progress | February 2, 2013

The storms have passed at the University of Virginia but not the clouds. Resolved is the question about who will lead, but lingering are larger questions about the future of the institution in an era when public higher education is under siege. More.

Officials' China Trip Affirms U.Va.'s Commitment to Substantive Presence There

February 3, 2013

University of Virginia Executive Vice President and Provost John D. Simon and Vice Provost for Global Affairs Jeffrey W. Legro traveled to mainland China and Hong Kong in January to reaffirm President Teresa A. Sullivan's commitment to expanding and strengthening U.Va.'s partnerships in education and research. More

Sullivan calls for reconciliation

Daily Progress | January 29, 2013

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan — in her first interview since Rector Helen E. Dragas was confirmed by the state legislature earlier this week — acknowledged the university is tense place, but said she still believes in reconciliation. More.

President Sullivan Publishes Analysis of Measuring Higher Education Productivity

January 29, 2013

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan published an article, "Improving Measurement of Productivity in Higher Education," in the January/February issue of Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. More

Strategic Planning Forum Participants Weigh Student Life at U.Va.

January 24, 2013

The student experience at the University of Virginia is one of the institution's strengths, but there are steps the University can take to improve it, according to participants at an open forum Thursday on student life. More

Public Forum Participants Consider University's Use of Technology

January 17, 2013

Members of the University of Virginia community met Thursday to assess the school's use of technology and ways in which it will need to change in coming years. The Technology Working Group hosted a public forum in Newcomb Hall's South Meeting Room, the latest in a series of public meetings held as part of the strategic planning process launched by President Teresa A. Sullivan. More

UVa students suggest improvements

Daily Progress | January 17, 2013

At a forum for students to discuss their thoughts on the University of Virginia's strategic planning efforts, two items stood out: Concerns about the academic advising system and a suggestion to increase the number of out-of-state students. More.

Students Consider University's Future as Strategic Planning Process Continues

January 16, 2013

University of Virginia students from across Grounds weighed in Wednesday on the issues that will shape the University's strategic direction for years to come. More

Strategic Planning Group Looks to Identify, Eliminate Barriers to Excellence

January 15, 2013

About 60 University community members met in the South Meeting Room in Newcomb Hall for a public forum hosted by the Streamlining Working Group, one of seven such groups convened as part of the strategic planning process launched earlier this academic year by President Teresa A. Sullivan. More

Faculty Share Hopes, Concerns During Strategic Planning Open Forum

January 14, 2013

A roomful of University of Virginia community members offered feedback Monday on ways to recruit, retain and develop University faculty. More

30th annual Four Miler raises record $340,000

Daily Progress | January 10, 2013

The 3,500 women who laced up their sneakers to take strides against breast cancer this September as part of the 30th annual Charlottesville Women's Four Miler raised a record $340,000. Event organizers will present the funds to University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan on Monday for use by the UVa Cancer Center's breast care program. More.

University Launches Search for Vice President, Finance and Administration

January 10, 2013

The University of Virginia has launched a search for a vice president, finance and administration, to succeed Yoke San Reynolds, vice president and chief financial officer, who retired in June. More

Goodwin, New BOV Appointment, Brings Experience to a Familiar Role

January 4, 2013

William H. Goodwin Jr. is transitioning from the assignment of senior adviser to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors to an appointed member, a familiar position for the Richmond-based businessman. More

Strategic Planning Public Forums Continue, Including Upcoming Forum For Students

January 4, 2013

The University of Virginia's strategic planning process continues the week of Jan. 14 with six more public forums, including a chance for students to share their thoughts on the University's future with the strategic planning steering committee. More

Sullivan epitome of grace under fire

Daily Progress | January 1, 2013

Teresa A. Sullivan's time to give is limited. Still, she gives it. The University of Virginia president supports the local Salvation Army, the Virginia Festival of the Book and the Virginia Film Festival. She admitted that others' volunteer efforts eclipse hers. More.