NOVEMBER 2016  
 
 

Dr. Marcus MartinGreetings, Friends, 

Since my last communication, there has been an increase in bias-motivated incidents around Grounds. The University administration condemns these hateful acts that violate our core values of diversity and inclusion. This link will take you to a recent response from the Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity & Equity, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights. During this post-election season, we are paying close attention to the climate on Grounds and any incidents that may occur.


At the end of September, the University of Virginia held a charrette, sponsored by the Provost's Office, to address our environment and culture. A charrette is a meeting where all stakeholders work together to design a solution to a particular challenge or develop the means to achieve a goal. Over one hundred leaders including faculty, staff, students, administrators, and surrounding community members met to develop concrete action items that will help cultivate a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming community at UVA. 
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UVA CREATES JULIAN BOND PROFESSORSHIP FOR CIVIL RIGHTS EDUCATION

As many as 350 alumni, parents, and friends contributed $3 million to endow a professorship in memory of the late civil rights activist Julian Bond, a UVA professor emeritus of history. More >

 

 

'A DANGEROUS WOMAN': UVA ARTIST CALLS ATTENTION TO PLIGHT OF AFGHAN WOMEN

Graduate student Zuhal Feraidon is using her art to change perceptions of Afghan women at home and abroad.  More >

 
 

MEET THE UVA ALUMNI BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE SMITHSONIAN'S NEW AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM

Several UVA Alumni had a hand in the museum's creation.  More >

 
Rotunda Photo by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications
 

aCCOLADEs: UNIVERSITY RECOGNIZED AS TOP PERFORMER FOR DIVERSITY EFFORTs

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is recognizing UVA as a top performer.  More >

 


SUMMIT LOOKS AT LEGACIES OF SLAVERY AND FREEDOM

A public event at Monticello capped off Human/Ties, a four-day celebration of the National Endowment for the Humanities' 50th anniversary. More >




ENHANCING THE UVA ENVIRONMENT, CULTURE, AND RESPECT: RESOURCES IN PLACE

A list of resources that may enhance the environment, culture, and respect within our community. More >




 

Links


 
UVA's Diversity Statement

 

Office for Diversity & Equity

 

Diversity Data Dashboard

 

Community MLK Celebration

 

President's Commission on Slavery and the University

 

VA-NC Alliance

 

UVA IDEA Fund

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