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BICENTENNIAL NEWS

October 5-7, 2017 - Join us to kick off the UVA Bicentennial Celebration with a weekend you won’t forget.

Three graduate students, working on two research projects on the University of Virginia’s Academical Village, have received Kenan Research Awards.

Skipwith, an enslaved laborer freed in 1833, quarried stone for buildings at UVA. On Thursday, at one of several events celebrating Founder’s Day, a new building likely sitting on the quarry’s location was dedicated as Skipwith Hall in his honor.

As the University of Virginia celebrated Thomas Jefferson’s 274th birthday on Thursday, the four winners of the 2017 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals – each distinguished in fields Jefferson held in high regard – gave public talks on Grounds.

With the University of Virginia’s Bicentennial just around the corner, now is the time to reflect on the past, share fond memories and try your best to beat your fellow Wahoos in an all-out UVA trivia challenge.

Students selected a special mark commemorating UVA’s upcoming bicentennial that will decorate graduation gowns this year as the University prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary.

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan and her husband, law professor Douglas Laycock, are making a $100,000 gift to the new Bicentennial Scholars Fund – the first contribution to the endowment established to support student scholarships.

The University of Virginia today announced the creation of a permanent endowment to support student scholarships that could reach $300 million through a combination of philanthropic support and the UVA Strategic Investment Fund.

The University of Virginia will begin celebrating its 200th anniversary next year, and the Board of Visitors has appointed a commission to plan the occasion.

The University of Virginia Oral Histories project provides the public open access to the inner workings of the University over the past half-century.