Reunions: June 9-12, 2016

We had a great weekend celebrating with over 3,500 alumni and guests from the classes of 1986-2011! We’ll be updating this page with pictures, videos, and podcasts from the weekend, so check back often to relive all of the memories from June 9-12, 2016!

Pictures

Reunions 2016: Weekend II
Click the photo above to view the entire album for the weekend! You can also check out all Alumni Association photos on the UVA Alumni Flickr Photostream.

Did you hop in the MoxBox Photobooth on Saturday night? To access the photos, “like” MoxBox on Facebook and click here to view the album!

Videos

Reunions recap video coming soon! In the interim, be sure to follow us on YouTube!

Podcasts

Cuba: Its Past, Present and Future
The University of Virginia’s knowledgeable experts – Robert Armengol (Grad. ’06, Ph.D. ’13), lecturer from the department of anthropology; Greg Fairchild (Darden ’92), associate profession from the Darden Graduate School of Business; Louis Nelson, professor from the department of architectural history; and Charlotte Rogers, assistant professor of Spanish – assembled to discuss Cuba’s past and present and share insights into its future. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Mr. President’s University: UVA’s Efforts to Revive Presidential Studies

As American presidents face gridlock at home and chaos abroad, many universities neglect the presidency.  Against this trend, UVA’s Miller Center is leading a revival of studying and teaching the nation’s highest public office.  Explore the presidency through the latest research on executive governance from the Founders to President #45.  Featuring two 30th year reunion participants, Barbara Perry (Ph.D. 1986) and Bill Antholis (CLAS 1986). Click here to listen to the podcast.

Waking Up to Wisdom and Well-Being

Dean Dorrie Fontaine of the UVA School of Nursing and a panel of faculty across a wide array of specialties including business, the humanities, and health care, explore the various ways that mindfulness and contemplative practices are being used by people across all walks of life to enhance their lives by better connecting them to themselves and to the world. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Student Life at UVA

Join Nicole Eramo, Executive Director of Assessment and Planning, Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer and Andy Petters, Assistant Dean of Students, Housing & Residence Life as they share with us how the current student experience meets the University’s Cornerstone Plan – including topics such as student safety, Greek life, the honor system and more. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Almost Completed: Rotunda Renovations Update

With only a few months to go before completion of the Rotunda construction project don’t miss the update on this two year renovation project. Jody Lahendro, Historic Preservation Architect with UVA’s Facilities Planning & Construction, will present the renovation work that was done in the last year and what’s planned as the project enters its home stretch. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Jefferson’s University: The Early Years

Have you ever wondered what early life at the University of Virginia was like? Why did the early university faculty pass the “Riot Act”? What role did slavery play at Jefferson’s University? Join Kirt von Daacke, Associate Professor History, as he discusses the digital research project: Jefferson’s University—The Early Life Project. He will also introduce the website where the public can discover this history for themselves. Click here to listen to the podcast.

TJ is My Co-Founder: Hoos in Entrepreneurship

A panel of several 1996 alumni discuss the challenges and victories of starting their own businesses. Specifically, these entrepreneurs and investors will reflect on how their experience at the University enabled them to be where they are today.

 

Visit iTunesU to view our podcast archive, which includes seminars and other academic programming from previous reunion programs. Click here to find a full listing of President’s Sullivan’s speeches (at Reunions and throughout the year).