Thomas Jefferson Society of Alumni

Concussion: Are we heading in the right direction?
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. | Alumni Hall Ballroom

Concussion has emerged as a major concern of the medical and sport communities. Despite the exponential rise in research and media attention which has addressed the long term implications of one or more concussions, numerous questions still exist about how to diagnose and manage the injury. In this Coffee Chat, Jacob Resch, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, will discuss current and future directions of concussion research and clinical practice and where we are heading in order to better care for those diagnosed with this ambiguous injury.


Soaring Like an Eagle into New Heavens of Valor and Devotion: Commemorating the Centennial of the Death of James Rogers McConnell
Thursday, March 16 | 11:00 a.m. | Special Collections Library

Please join President Teresa Sullivan at the Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library for an event to honor the memory of James Rogers McConnell.

Mr. McConnell, a UVA student from 1907-1910, was one of the original American pilots in the Lafayette Escadrille in France in World War I.  Mr. McConnell was killed in aerial combat with two German planes, above the Somme battlefields, near the village of Flavy-le-Martel, Aisne, on March 19, 1917. The Aviator statue on Grounds, sculpted by Gutzon Borglum, was dedicated in Mr. McConnell’s honor in June 1919. Special Collections librarians will discuss memorabilia in an exhibit related to Mr. McConnell.

There will be a brief reception after the event.    Parking will be validated in the Central Grounds Garage.