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Past Events

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

University of Virginia Bicentennial

This fall on the evening of October 6th, 2017, the university will celebrate the historic Laying of the Cornerstone by Jefferson, Madison and Monroe with an opening night ceremony entitled the Bicentennial Launch Celebration.

We will partner with University Arts to present an evening of performances and celebrations that commemorate the first 200 years and envision the next 200 years here at the University of Virginia. This is a historical moment for our university and we hope you will join us.

October 5, 2017
6:00 pm
University of Virginia

Global Intellectual History and Political Thought

Global Political Thought: Perspectives from South Asia and the Middle East

With scholars from South Africa, India, Egypt and the US: Dilip Menon, Aditya Nigam, Prathama Banerjee, Aishwary Kumar, Marwa Elshakry

Conveners: Murad Idris and Debjani Ganguly

Hosted by the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures More>



October 5, 2017
10:00 am
Wilson 142

Faith in the Struggle: Christianity & White Supremacy

“Faith in the Struggle: Christianity & White Supremacy” will be held at St. Paul’s Memorial Church on Wednesday, September 27, 6:30-8:00. The conversation will include a panel discussion featuring Larycia Hawkins, a lecturer in politics at UVA; Reverend Seth Wispelwey, of Congregate C’ville and Restoration Village Arts; Wes Bellamy, Charlottesville’s vice mayor; Jalane Schmidt, associate professor of religious studies at UVA; and Reverend Brown-Grooms is a co-pastor of New Beginnings Christian Community and a member of the Clergy Collective. 

September 27, 2017
6:30 pm
St. Paul's Memorial Church

Excellence Through Diversity: Distinguished Learning Series: Ronald Sullivan

Professor Sullivan is a leading theorist in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, trial practice and techniques, legal ethics, and race theory.  He is the faculty director of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute and the Harvard Trial Advocacy Workshop.  Professor Sullivan also serves as Faculty Dean of Winthrop House at Harvard College.  He is the first African American ever appointed Faculty Dean in Harvard's history.  He is a founding member and Senior Fellow of the Jamestown Project. Professor Sullivan is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College and the Harvard Law School, where he served as President of the Harvard Black Law Students Association and as General Editor of the Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal. 

September 27, 2017
6:00 pm
Caplin Pavilion, School of Law

The Fascist Threat: What You Should Know

What is Fascism? Hitler’s rise to power. Fascism in the USA. Neo-fascism and neo-Nazism. Anti-Semitism today. Fascism and Charlottesville. Come listen to a a public conversation with Manuela Achilles, William Hitchcock, James Loeffler, Kyrill Kunakhovich, and Sarah Milov. 

This event is free and open to the public; no registration required. Sponsored by the Corcoran Department of History, the Center for German Studies, and the Program in Jewish Studies.

September 27, 2017
5:30 pm
Nau Hall 101

Preston Reynolds – Eugenics at UVA and Its Impact on Race and Gender Inequity

Eugenics permeated the culture of the University of Virginia for over 100 years through the research, writings, and teaching of some of its most prominent leaders. Eugenics laid the intellectual foundation for discrimination with regard to race, gender, nationality, intellectual ability, and socio-economic status. The impact of the eugenics metaphor was felt in every aspect of life, and in every corner of the Commonwealth, in part, through the work of UVA faculty, and their collaboration with nationally renowned eugenicists. This lecture will explore the history of eugenics at UVA, reflect on the damage the eugenics paradigm had on diversity and health disparities, and outline areas of future research.

September 27, 2017
3:30 pm
Minor Hall 125

Should Speech Be Free in Universities?

Common Law Grounds' first lunch discussion will explore free speech on university campuses and its relationship with the norms of academic freedom. 



September 27, 2017
1:00 pm
Caplin Pavilion at the School of Law

Historical Presidency: A Republic if You Can Keep It: The Role of the President in Upholding the Idea of America

Melody Barnes, domestic policy advisor to President Obama will be speaking at this event. Miller Center senior fellow will engage a live audience on the how the role of the United States President has evolved and what might become of presidential decision making in the current and future administrations.

September 26, 2017
3:30 pm
The Miller Center

The Role of Non-Black Allies

Join BLSA for our allyship event Monday, September 25 at 5 PM. Educate yourself on becoming a better ally to both Black students and members of the Black community as a whole. We will discuss issues with and the importance of allyship on both a national and a local scale, while listening to perspectives from Black students about their experiences with allyship at UVA Law. Everyone should come ready to dialogue with one another. This event's goal is to formulate solutions regarding issues with allyship at UVA Law, especially in the aftermath of the August 11th and 12th rallies. Dinner will be served. Please RSVP HERE by Thursday, September 21st.

September 25, 2017
5:00 pm
Purcell Reading Room