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The Recent History of the Alt-Right: What You Should Know

A public conversation with Jamelle Bouie, Dahlia Lithwick and Niki Hemmer will take place on Wednesday, October 11th from 5-6:30 pm in Nau Hall Room 101, South Lawn.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. 

 

 

October 11, 2017
5:00 pm
Nau Hall Room 101, South Lawn

Why Do We Believe in Religious Freedom?

The Miller Center's acclaimed public affairs TV program, "American Forum," broadcast by PBS in more than 80 percent of U.S. markets and hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Douglas Blackmon, will produce a special series of broadcasts focusing on American citizenship, identity, and the fight for tolerance and civility. As with other “American Forum” tapings, guests would include elected officials, members of Congress, senior administration officials, leading writers and researchers, and other thought leaders.

"Why Do We Believe in Religious Freedom?" will include speakers Peter Onuf, professor emeritus, Department of History, UVA, and Kathleen Flake, professor of religious studies, UVA. The taping is closed (not open to the public), but it will be aired on PBS stations.

October 11, 2017
4:30 pm
The Miller Center

Thomas Jefferson’s Legacy and Religious Freedom: Part 2

Leading historians from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the University of Virginia, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and Wellesley College will engage and discuss the modern day influence and meaning behind Jefferson’s life-work and philosophy related to religious freedoms. Panels will cover topics such as: Jefferson’s Contributions to Religious Freedom in Early America, and The State of Religious Freedom Around the World.

This is a 2-part series at Montalto and the Miller Center.

Part 1 occurs at Montalto (9am -12pm), then Part 2 of the event moves to UVA’s Miller Center (1:30-3pm). 

October 11, 2017
1:30 pm
The Miller Center

Thomas Jefferson’s Legacy and Religious Freedom: Part 1

Leading historians from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the University of Virginia, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and Wellesley College will engage and discuss the modern day influence and meaning behind Jefferson’s life-work and philosophy related to religious freedoms. Panels will cover topics such as: Jefferson’s Contributions to Religious Freedom in Early America, and The State of Religious Freedom Around the World.

This is a 2-part series at Montalto and the Miller Center. 

This event takes place from 9am -12pm at Montalto, then the event moves to UVA’s Miller Center for the remainder of the event (1:30-3pm).

(See Thomas Jefferson's Legacy and Religious Freedom Part 2).

October 11, 2017
9:00 am
Montalto

What Violence Has Torn Apart: Poets Rita Dove and Mark Doty on Writing Across the Lines

The late John Berger wrote that the work of “every authentic poem” is to “bring together what life has separated or violence has torn apart.” At this moment, many American poets feel keenly the importance of writing across divides. What can our poems do to cross the lines of race, gender, class, or sexual identity? What obstacles — imposed by ourselves or others — get in the way?

Two poets — Rita Dove, winner of the Pulitizer Prize and Commonwealth Professor of English at UVA, and Mark Doty, National Book Award winner and Kapnick Distinguished Writer in Residence at UVA —  will discuss these questions with each other and with the audience, talk about what they have or haven’t been able to write, and why poetry feels necessary now.

October 10, 2017
6:00 pm
Paramount Theater

Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Learning Series: Francis Collins

Dr. Francis Collins, UVA alum and Director of the National Institutes of Health, will deliver the inaugural Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, October 10th at 6:00 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall. Dr. Collins has been cited as among the most important medical scientist of today. A former head of the Human Genome Project, Dr. Collins’ efforts to advance diversity in science has few comparisons. This event is being sponsored by the UVA Health System.

October 10, 2017
6:00 pm
Old Cabell Hall

Memorial to Enslaved Laborers Exhibit

The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers is designed to commemorate the contributions of enslaved workers. UVA staff and members of the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University will be on hand to answer questions. 

This event is free and open to the public.

October 6, 2017
4:00 pm
East of Brooks Hall and across from the Corner

"The University in 100 Objects" by Brendan Wolfe

The University of Virginia in 100 Objects commemorates UVA’s Bicentennial. This exhibition is based on the book Mr. Jefferson’s Telescope. (UVA Press, 2017) Hear remarks by Mr. Jefferson’s Telescope author Brendan Wolfe. 

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, please plan to arrive early.

October 6, 2017
4:00 pm
Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

Tribute to the Laying of the Cornerstone

Commemorating the laying of the cornerstone of the University, the Tribute features alumni, students, faculty, and staff providing perspectives on both the history and future of the University, and will include the presentation of the bicentennial marker on the Lawn. 

This event is free and open to the public.

October 6, 2017
3:00 pm
The Lawn at the University of Virginia

A Historical Perspective of the 1817 Ceremony Talk: Laying of the Cornerstone

UVA’s Brown Residential College will welcome Most Worshipful Jeffery E. Hodges DDS Past Grand Master of Masons in Virginia 2009 and Worshipful Master Mark Stephen Chapman who will talk about the History of Freemasonry in Virginia and a Historical Perspective to the Laying of the Cornerstone. 

This event is free and open to the public.

October 6, 2017
1:00 pm
Monroe Hill

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