The series features stories written by faculty authors and by researchers who serve on the President’s Commission on the University in the Age of Segregation, or who conduct research as part of the commission’s responsibilities.
One in an occasional series about the findings of the President’s Commissions on Slavery and on the University in the Age of Segregation. Today’s installment explores UVA’s role in promulgating a racist post-Civil War creed known as the “Lost Cause.”
In the growing field of environmental justice, assistant professor Kimberly Fields studies how government and community responses can make a difference in addressing issues of environmental inequality.
Kiki Petrosino explores her connections as a UVA alumna to her ancestral roots in Virginia, and teaches students that archival research can lead to poetry connecting with the humanity of people in the past.
After many students lost summer jobs and internships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service opened its arms by offering more than two dozen students the chance to work on its Virginia Clean Energy Project.