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Past Events

Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Learning Series: Cornel West

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative public intellectual. He is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. Cornel West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. He has written 20 books and has edited 13, including Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.

The event will also feature a performance by pianist Dana Kristina-Joi Morgan.

September 8, 2017
6:00 pm
Old Cabell Hall

Courts that Work: When Women Organize Against Violence

Gouri, grandmother of a UVA alum, was a participant in the 1970s feminist movement in India; Action India was formed out of the feminist resistance to violence against women. From its inception its programs were designed by the people they were meant to help, who were central to building Action India. It is known for its first program--women's courts to address violence against women in communities and domestic spaces. 

September 8, 2017
4:00 pm
On Global Grounds, Hotel A, One West Range

The Struggle for Racial Justice at the University of Virginia

On Wednesday, August 30th, the Department of History will host a series of conversations that explore the ongoing struggle for social justice and racial equality at the University of Virginia (UVA) and situate the racist events of August 11th and August 12th within a larger historical perspective. The opening talk, led by Professor Claudrena Harold, will engage the following questions: What does the complex nature of political, intellectual, and social life at the University of Virginia tell us about how race is lived and experienced in 21st century America?  How and to what degree have the individual and collective experiences of African American undergraduates transformed since the late 1960s and early 1970s? How have those transformations been shaped by larger political developments in higher education, U.S. race relations, etc.? And to what degree can an engagement with the history of civil rights and social justice movements at the University and beyond assist current efforts to make the University a more democratic and safe space for students, faculty, workers, etc.?  

Professor Harold’s 15-20 minute talk will be followed by breakout sessions led by other faculty members (including but not limited to Professors Grace Hale, Will Hitchcock, Andrew Kahrl, and Sarah Milov).

August 30, 2017
5:00 pm
Nau Hall 211, South Lawn

The First Amendment in Light of Recent Events

UVA Law Professor Fred Schauer will present a talk titled The First Amendment in Light of Recent Events.

August 28, 2017
12:30 pm
Gilmer 166

A Music Faculty Teach-In: Listening After the Violence

Discussion topics will include 1) safety, 2) what can artists and communities do? and 3) free speech, creative practice and freedom from harm.

August 24, 2017
12:00 pm
Old Cabell Hall Lobby

Dean Stam's Address to the Batten School on August 23

"Dean Allan Stam welcomed the Batten School community to its 11th year of service with a “State of the School” address that saluted the school’s strengths, and also emphasized its values in response to last month’s violent confrontations on Grounds and in Charlottesville, including the deaths of three people on Aug. 12." More>

August 23, 2017
11:30 am
The Batten School

Strategic Action for Faculty and Staff in the Aftermath of Hate at UVA: USC Professor Shaun Harper

On August 18, Shaun Harper gave a lecture at McLeod Hall titled “Strategic Action for Faculty and Staff in the Aftermath of Hate at UVA.”

Shaun R. Harper is on the faculty at Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, where he is the Clifford and Betty Allen Professor in Urban Leadership and directs the Race & Equity Center. Professor Harper’s research examines race and gender in education, equity trends and racial climates on college campuses. He is author of over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications. His 12 books include Student Engagement in Higher Education, College Men and Masculinities, and Advancing Black Male Student Success from Preschool through Ph.D. The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, Chronicle of Higher Education, and numerous other media outlets have quoted Dr. Harper and highlighted his groundbreaking research. He has appeared on CNN, ESPN, CSPAN, and NPR. Professor Harper earned his bachelor’s degree from Albany State, a Historically Black University in Georgia, and Ph.D. from Indiana University.

August 18, 2017
12:00 pm
McLeod Hall

Town Hall: School of Nursing

Dean Fontaine and Associate Dean Kools hosted a Town Hall meeting for faculty, staff, and students (who were on grounds the week before the fall semester started) to share experiences, feelings and concerns about the events of 8/11 and 8/12.

August 14, 2017
3:00 pm
School of Nursing