We had a great weekend celebrating with over 1,500 alumni and guests from the classes of 1983, 1978, 1973, 1968, 1963, 1958 and the Thomas Jefferson Society! Explore the photos and podcasts below to relive all of the memories from May 31-June 3, 2018!
View all the photos from the weekend by clicking here. To download any of the photos, click on the photo within the album (so that the photo takes up the majority of your screen), and then click the down arrow icon in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.
Friday, June 1
In August 2017, the world watched in horror as white supremacists and neo-Nazis brought violence and intimidation to Charlottesville and the University. Risa Goluboff, Dean of the School of Law and Chair of the Deans Working Group, reflects on August 11-12, the academic issues those events raised, and the University’s response to them. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and University of Virginia historian Alan Taylor discusses how a war nearly destroyed the United States but ultimately helped to consolidate a divisive North America into a more stable United States and an enduring Canada. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Object-ifying UVA: The University’s Bicentennial Through the Lens of Current Events
What do we know about the origins of war and war prevention? Ambassador John Norton Moore, the former Chairman of the Board of the United States Institute of Peace, shares with you the state of contemporary knowledge about this important subject. Q&A addresses the North Korean and Iranian nuclear programs. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Saturday, June 2
For the last time as president of the University, Teresa A. Sullivan reflects on the University’s numerous recent achievements, many of them made possible by alumni support. Additionally, reunion committees will be recognized, and President Sullivan will induct the Class of 1968 into the Thomas Jefferson Society of Alumni. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Click here to find a full listing of President’s Sullivan’s speeches and writings (at Reunions and throughout the year).
Representatives from the University of Virginia’s athletics department came together for an interactive discussion on Virginia Sports’ programs and the student athlete experience on Grounds. Presented by the Virginia Athletics Foundation. Click here to listen to the podcast.