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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Posts by Phil Chase

NEXT EVENT: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Lunch at the Omni Hotel

The Retired Faculty Association’s next lunch will be held at the Omni Hotel at noon on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Our speaker will be J. Jefferson Looney, the Daniel P. Jordan Editor of the Thomas Jefferson Papers at Monticello, who will speak on “Mr. Jefferson Founds a University: When, Where, and How?”

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September 2017 Lunch Photos Now Online

A good, enthusiastic crowd of RFA members and guests kicked off our new year of events with a very enjoyable lunch at the Omni Hotel.  Bob Ribando again took some wonderful photos.

September 12, 2017, Luncheon at the Omni Hotel, Noon

The first luncheon of the Retired Faculty Association’s new academic year was held at the Omni Hotel at noon on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Our speaker was Jon Oliver, UVA Executive Associate Athletics Director, who spoke about “The College Sports World Today.”

Spring Reception at the Colonnade Club, April 26, 2017, 5-7 PM

The Retired Faculty Association’s annual spring reception was held at the Colonnade Club on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 5 to 7 P.M.

President Sullivan’s Retired Faculty Lunch: March 7, 2017, Noon, Boar’s Head Inn

President Teresa A. Sullivan hosted a lunch for retired members of the faculty on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, noon to 1:30 P.M., in the Grand Ballroom of the Boar’s Head Inn Pavilion.

February 14, 2017 Luncheon, Omni Hotel

Our third RFA luncheon of the academic year was held on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the Omni Hotel. Our speaker was Risa Goluboff, dean of the School of Law, who spoke on “Civil Liberties vs. the Police: Then and Now.”

Karin Bonding’s “Ever-changing Financial Landscape”

Karin Bonding’s talk on the “Ever-changing Financial Landscape” at our November 15th luncheon generated much interest among those in attendance and a request to put it on our website. She has very graciously allowed us to do so.  To read her talk and her useful handout, click on “Read More” and then the highlighted links.

November 15, 2016, Luncheon, Omni Hotel

Our second luncheon of the academic year was held at the Omni Hotel at noon on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Our speaker for this luncheon was Karin Bonding, retired finance lecturer from the McIntire School of Commerce, who spoke about “The Ever Changing Financial Landscape.”

September 19, 2016, Luncheon, Omni Hotel

The Retired Faculty Association’s first luncheon of the new academic year was held at the Omni Hotel at noon on Monday, September 19, 2016. Our speaker was Brian Hogg. Senior Preservation Planner, Office of the University Architect, who spoke about “Rotunda and University Renovations: Interesting Findings Encountered.”