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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Next Event: Monday, September 10, 2018, Lunch at the Omni Hotel

The first RFA lunch of the new 2018-18 academic year will start at noon on Monday, September 10, 2018.  Our speaker will be the new UVA Director of Athletics, Carla Williams.

New RFA Events for 2018-19

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:

Spring Reception at the Colonnade Club Garden, Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Our final event for the academic year was the Spring Reception on Tuesday, April 24 from 5-7 p.m. at the Colonnade Club.  There was no program; just good food, wine, and conversation.  It was an enjoyable event as always and one that was well attended even on a rainy day.

President Sullivan’s Retired Faculty Lunch, Thursday, March 29, 2018

President Teresa Sullivan’s lunch for the Retired Faculty was held on Thursday, March 29, 2018, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom of the Pavilion at the Boar’s Head Resort.

February 2018 Lunch Photos Now Online

We celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day with a very nice lunch at the Omni Hotel on February 13, 2018.  Our speaker, Peter Grant, chair of the University’s Third Century Campaign, gave a very interesting and informative speech about the aims and strategies of this important initiative.  Don’t miss Bob Ribando’s photos of the lunch.

February 13, 2018, Lunch at the Omni Hotel

Our third lunch of the year was held at the Omni Hotel at noon on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  Our speaker was Peter M. Grant II, who in April 2017 was appointed chair of the University of Virginia’s new Third Century Campaign.  Mr. Grant spoke about the strategies and priorities of the campaign,

November 2017 Lunch Photos Now Online

One of our largest crowds ever attended our November 14, 2017, lunch at the Omni Hotel to hear Jeff Looney, editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, talk about Jefferson and the founding of the University of Virginia.  Bob Ribando again took some great photos.

November 14, 2017, Lunch at the Omni Hotel

The Retired Faculty Association’s second lunch of the year was held at the Omni Hotel at noon on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Our speaker was J. Jefferson Looney, the Daniel P. Jordan Editor of the Thomas Jefferson Papers at Monticello, who spoke 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.