The University: Past, Present and Future6/5/10 - Moderated by Larry Sabato, this panel featured University luminaries including John Casteen III (Col '65), Leonard Sandridge (Grad '74), Tim Garson and Robert Sweeney.
Whatever Happened to Thrift? Why Americans Don't Save and What to Do About It11/14/09 - It is no secret that Americans save very little, but why? What can be done about it? Wilcox, a professor at U.Va.'s Darden School of Business, will describe how the "savings crisis" adversely influences personal lifestyles over the long term, and how it can undermine our national wealth and standard of living. Wilcox will highlight practical strategies to spend less and save more, and he will explain how reinventing thrift can make America a more prosperous nation.
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.
British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald Speaks on International Relations2/13/09 - Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Great Britain's ambassador to the United States, spoke in the Dome Room at the Rotunda Feb. 13 on international relations. His talk was free and open to the public. Following his address there was a discussion of his remarks, led by U.Va. history professor Philip Zelikow, former executive director of the 9/11 Commission and former counselor of the U.S. Department of State, and David A. Leblang, the J. Wilson Newman Professor of Governance & Professor of Politics.
President John Casteen Delivers Annual State of the University Address2/4/09 - U.Va. President John T. Casteen III called for the University to
Architectural Historian and Museum Curator Bruce Ambler Boucher Appointed Director of the University of Virginia Art Museum1/29/09 - Bruce Ambler Boucher, who has divided his career between education, scholarship and museum administration, will become the director of the University of Virginia Art Museum on March 1. He currently is the curator of European sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, a position he has held since 2002. Boucher was introduced to a group of gathered U.Va. administrators, faculty, museum staff, students and friends in the museum on January 29, 2009.
Christian McMillen, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia1/23/09 - McMillen currently has an article in Bulletin of the History of Medicine titled "'The Red Man and the White Plague': Rethinking American Indians, Tuberculosis, and Race, 1890-1950." He is also working on a book on global TB control with the support of the Center for Global Health at the University of Virginia, the Welcome Trust in England and a year-long fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He spoke at the Miller Center on January 23, 2009.
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.
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