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Like many people, poet Rita Dove was fascinated by the story of Henry Martin, who was born in slavery at Monticello and worked at the University of Virginia – eventually a free man – as the University bell ringer, until he retired in 1909.
The University of Virginia’s Bicentennial Commission on Tuesday partnered with University Human Resources to show some appreciation for the contributions of the thousands of employees who daily serve UVA in myriad ways.
Ten years ago, a group of University of Virginia students and administrators came together around Valentine’s Day to send a simple message of support to LGBTQ students. “Love is love.”
A new UVA podcast, “Notes on the State,” explores Thomas Jefferson’s complicated legacy through the lens of his own writing. The six-part series, is sponsored by UVA’s Bicentennial Fund and produced at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies.
On Jan. 25, 1819, the Virginia General Assembly established the charter for the University of Virginia, starting a 200-year journey that, on Friday, once again brought University leaders to Richmond.