Our University: The Black Alumni Experience4/1/11 - The student experience is ever-changing at the University. Join current students for a panel discussion on undergrad life at U.Va.
A Generation Looks Back at Brown in New Book2/27/09 - A new book edited by a pair of Law School professors explores the profound impact the Brown v. Board of Education decision had on the generation that grew up during the struggle against segregation.
Education Expert Gives U.Va. Ridley Lecture on Today's Education Challenges and Opportunities2/23/09 - Margaret Beale Spencer, the Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education at the University of Chicago, gave the fourth annual Walter N. Ridley Distinguished Lecture at the University of Virginia on Feb. 23rd. Spencer is a developmental psychologist and professor in the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. She leads the Penn-Chicago W.E.B. DuBois Collective Research Institute, which engages in partnerships with racially, economically and ethnically diverse communities that have been traditionally underrepresented and under-resourced. Her talk was entitled "The 1954 Brown Decision and Contemporary Education Challenges and Opportunities," and was presented in the Rotunda Dome Room.
Panel Explores Minority Marriage Gap2/13/09 - Research indicates that marriage is good for society, but there is a pronounced racial divide in the marriage rates and no easy answers on what actions
Repairing History: The Ethic of Responsibility to Remember2/9/09 - Dean Maurice Apprey makes his remarks as part of the annual State of the Office of African-American Affairs address. The event took place in the Rotunda's Dome Room on February 9th at 7pm and was sponsored by the OAAA and the Black Leadership Institute.
China's Rise in Historical Context: China and the World Order: Dilemmas of Status1/30/09 - How will China's past impact its future? Join us as professors Joseph Esherick (University of California, San Diego) and Lowell Dittmer (University of California, Berkeley) discuss the contradictory elements of a tradition of centrality and superiority versus a century of Western-oriented humiliation, and how these factors shape Chinese politics. This discussion will be moderated by U.Va. Politics Professor Brantly Womack and is part of a semester-long series on China's Rise in Historical Context.
King and Obama: The Dream, The Promise, The Fulfillment1/21/09 - This year's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration panel discussion was called "King and Obama: The Dream The Promise, The Fulfillment." Speakers included Claudrena Harold (History/University of Virginia), Andrea Y. Simpson (Political Science/University of Richmond) and Corey Walker (Africana Studies/Brown University). Sponsors of the event were the Office of African-American Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Equity, Carter G. Woodson Institute, University of Virginia Library, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The panel took place on January 21, 2009, in the Harrison-Small Auditorium.
U.Va. Sets Teach-In on Issues Surrounding Recent Terror Incidents in Mumbai12/3/08 - A teach-in on issues surrounding the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, was held Wednesday, December 3rd, in Newcomb Hall Art Gallery at the University of Virginia. Faculty, students and members of the Charlottesville community were invited. Faculty with expertise in areas related to South Asia, such as history, economics, literature and anthropology, as well as representatives of various religious communities and Pakistani and Indian expatriates living in the community, discussed the tumultuous events of last week and the background and context in which they occurred. The event was sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs, the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures and the International Studies Office.
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