Class of 1971 Panel at Reunions Weekend 20117/5/11 - Members of the Class of 1971 share stories of their time at the University of Virginia.
Haiti: The People, Politics and Plans for the Future4/1/11 - Our shocked world watched Haiti collapse as a result of an earthquake in January 2010. Join Robert Fatton, a native of Haiti and professor and associate dean in the department of politics, as
he explores Haiti’s history right up to the devastating earthquake.
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.
Frankenstein and Dracula: Separated at Birth—and Not Dead Yet 10/31/09 - Who are Frankenstein and Dracula and why do we love to fear them? Stephen Arata, Professor of English, and Susan Tyler Hitchcock, former U.Va. faculty and nonfiction author, teamed on up Halloween to tell Frankenstein and Dracula’s long, strange and intertwined life stories.
More than the Score: Designing Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village 9/5/09 - On September 5, 2009, a crowd packed into the Virginia Room at Alumni Hall to hear a talk on "Designing Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village." Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History, showed examples of Jefferson's original drawings and how his ideas were shaped through collaboration. Andrea Douglas, curator of the University of Virginia Art Museum, discussed the logistics of bringing a new exhibit on the origins of the Academical Village that opens at the museum this year.
Casteen Welcomes Class of 2013, His Last as U.Va. President8/23/09 - The Opening Convocation for new University of Virginia students took place on Sunday, August 23, 2009. This was the last time President Casteen will welcome an incoming class. After 20 years, U.Va.'s seventh president will step down on Aug. 1, 2010. The president welcomed the largest first-year class in the University's history, 3,260 students from 46 states, the District of Columbia and 76 countries. Sixty-eight percent are Virginians; half of those hail from Northern Virginia, and 315 transferred from Virginia's community colleges. More than a thousand, he said, are supported in some measure by AccessUVA, the University's financial aid program.
President's Welcome Address8/22/09 - On Saturday, August 22, 2009, President Casteen gave his annual Welcome Address to first-years in Old Cabell Hall. He focused his remarks to parents and students on the transition from high school to college; the health and safety of students (including availability of vaccines for both seasonal and novel H1N1 flu); the honor system; and on student opportunities ranging from getting to know the professors to studying abroad.
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