We had a great weekend celebrating with over 3,500 alumni and guests from the classes of 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013! Explore the photos and podcasts below to relive all of the memories from June 8-10, 2018!
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Friday, June 8
The Civil War created a complex tradition of remembering the most disruptive event in United States history. Different memories played out in various ways, including the creation of a memorial landscape that in time generated controversy. The Lost Cause memorial landscape in Charlottesville occupied a central position in recent debates and controversies regarding the memory of the war. Gary W. Gallagher, John Edwin Mason, and Elizabeth R. Varon, all members of the Department of History at UVA, discussed the creation, development, and continuing impact of the various Civil War memory traditions at the University, in Charlottesville, and across the nation. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Saturday, June 9
Social media in general and Twitter in particular have taken on new importance during the Trump Presidency. How does Donald Trump use Twitter? What role did Twitter play in the 2016 presidential election? How does President Trump’s approach to the media compare to that of recent presidents’? Click here to listen to the podcast.
From novel medical imaging to the Internet of Things, from the artificial pancreas to improved water purification, faculty, staff and students at the University of Virginia are innovating every day. Michael Straightiff, Executive Director, UVA Licensing & Ventures Group, discusses how innovation at UVA enriches the student experience, provides opportunities for researchers and alumni, catalyzes economic development and, most importantly, improves human health and the human experience.Click here to listen to the podcast.
‘You are so articulate. Those stripes really make you look thin. Your hair looks so pretty and straight, not kinky like those other kids.’
By and large these statements are meant to be complimentary; however, oftentimes, they are perceived by the recipients to be offensive. Professor Beverly Colwell Adams will discuss these and other microaggressions, or unintentional offenses, and how we can understand cultural, ethnic and gender sensitivities relative to our everyday conversations. Click here to listen to the podcast.