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The Retired Faculty Association of the University of Virginia (RFA) will provide a means for communication between the University of Virginia and its retired faculty, and permit the scheduling of events and programs for its members on a continuing basis.

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New RFA Events for 2019-2020

During the coming academic year, the Retired Faculty Association will again have three lunches with interesting speakers at the Omni Hotel and a spring reception at the Colonnade Club.  Here is the new schedule:

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Spring Reception Photos Online

Our final event for the academic year was the Spring Reception on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in the Colonnade Club garden. There was no program; just good food, wine, and conversation on an incredibly beautiful spring day in the Academical Village!  Be sure to see Bob Ribando’s wonderful photos:

February Lunch Photos Now Online

Our lunch on February 11, 2019, featured a very important and insightful presentation by Professor Louis Nelson about the lives of enslaved people in Jefferson’s Academical Village and the significant contributions they made to its construction and functioning. We again had a very large and appreciative crowd. Bob Ribando’s excellent photos of the lunch, are […]

March 20, 2019, President Ryan’s Lunch for the Retired Faculty

UVA President Jim Ryan’s annual spring Retired Faculty lunch was held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, noon to 1:30 PM, in the Grand Ballroom at the Boar’s Head Pavilion.

February 11, 2019, Lunch at the Omni Hotel

The third RFA lunch of the academic year started at noon on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Charlottesville.  Our speaker, Louis P. Nelson, Vice  Provost for Academic Outreach and Professor of Architectural History, gave a status report on the Commission on Slavery at the University.

November Lunch Photos Now Online

We had another large crowd at our November 12, 2018, lunch to hear Roger Anderson give a very insightful presentation on the “Changing Face of Cancer.”  Bob Ribando again took some wonderful pictures of the lunch, which are now on this website.  

November 12, 2018, Lunch at the Omni Hotel

Our second lunch of the 2018-19 academic year began at noon on Monday, November 12, at the Omni Hotel in downtown Charlottesville.  Roger T. Anderson, Associate Director for Population Research at the UVA Cancer Center, spoke on “The Changing Landscape of Cancer.”

September Lunch Photos Now Online

Our lunch at the Omni Hotel on September 10, 2018, featuring our speaker UVA Director of Athletics Carla Williams, attracted one of our largest crowds ever.  188 people made reservations.  Bob Ribando took some excellent pictures of the lunch, which are now online on this website.

September 10, 2018, Lunch at the Omni Hotel

The first RFA lunch of the new 2018-19 started at noon on Monday, September 10, 2018.  Our speaker was the new UVA Director of Athletics, Carla Williams.