Monday will bring a rare, must-see event: The moon will momentarily block the sun from our view. Don’t be in the dark about how to experience a solar eclipse safely.

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President Teresa A. Sullivan sent the following message to the University on Friday morning. 

 

Dear Members of the University Community:

I write today to announce that I have charged a working group of deans and other University community members to lead our efforts in assessing the University’s response to the events of last weekend. I have asked Dean of the School of Law Risa Goluboff to chair the working group.  

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The University of Virginia is unveiling new programming for incoming students, with a raft of free offerings designed to make a safe, fun welcome to the University.

Formerly known simply as fall orientation, “Wahoo Welcome” coincides with move-in weekend, Aug. 18 and 19, when members of the Class of 2021, transfer and graduate students arrive in droves to residence halls and other living quarters around Grounds.

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Student leaders went into action Friday night as soon as they found out white supremacists were marching on the University of Virginia’s Lawn. The students have been planning ways for the student body to publicly reject racism and hatred, assert ownership of the University and begin healing.

Student Council President Sarah Kenny said the action was immediate.

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Adding another reason for doctors to avoid the overuse of antibiotics, new research shows that a reduction in the variety of microbes in the gut interferes with the immune system’s ability to fight off disease.

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have found that antibiotic use made neutrophils, a type of immune cell, less effective in fighting infections and weakened the intestinal barrier against invading bugs.

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On Monday, the moon will eclipse the sun, sending a moving daylong shadow trail across the continental United States, from the Pacific Northwest to the coast of South Carolina. This will be the first total eclipse of the sun in the contiguous U.S. since 1979.

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Each fall, the University of Virginia welcomes a fresh set of bright young minds who will uphold the school’s mission to better the commonwealth and the world. UVA’s Class of 2021 is well-suited to meet this challenge. This year’s entering class is one of the most diverse and talented yet, bringing a wave of new innovators into the constant convergence of ideas on Grounds.

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To help bring together a community shaken by violent white supremacist gatherings on Grounds and in Charlottesville last weekend, Virginia Athletics used social media this week to let the world know where the coaches and student-athletes stand, launching a social campaign that has now stretched far beyond the field.

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Virginia state trooper Lt. H. Jay Cullen, who died Saturday in a helicopter crash while providing law-enforcement support during the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, was a graduate of a University of Virginia leadership program for state and local police and sheriff’s offices.

On Tuesday, some who shared time with Cullen at the National Criminal Justice Command College recalled his gentle personality, professionalism and sense of humor. 

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UVA Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer Patricia M. Lampkin issued the following message to parents on Monday:

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President Teresa A. Sullivan delivered the following message to the University community on Tuesday.

Dear Members of the University Community:

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In light of recent events and the impending arrival of the new semester, the University of Virginia is making every effort to ensure that students can thrive in a safe and secure environment.

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As neo-Nazis and white supremacists converged on Charlottesville for this weekend’s protests, which left a Charlottesville woman and two state troopers dead and dozens more injured, University of Virginia alumni began organizing in person and online, ready to help the school and town they call home.

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The University of Virginia and the City of Charlottesville were thrust into the national spotlight this weekend as neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups descended on the town, sparking a series of violent demonstrations.

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University President Teresa A. Sullivan offered thanks Sunday to students, faculty, staff, public safety and health officials who persevered through two days of violence brought on by white supremacists who descended on the city for a rally that turned deadly.

The extraordinary weekend began Friday evening when members of an alt-right group, which had obtained permits for a public protest in downtown Charlottesville on Saturday, marched with torches across the Rotunda steps and Academical Village.

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This open letter to the Class of 2021 was written as a unified effort of the University's Black Alumni and developed after over 200 alumni, led by Gregory Jackson and Cameron Webb, took action "to support the efforts in Charlottesville in order to strengthen the community that helped to shape our individual characters over the years."

To the Class of 2021,

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The University of Virginia strongly condemns the hateful and violent activities in Charlottesville and on Grounds this weekend. For a list of University statements, see below.

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University of Virginia Fourth-Year Class President Malcolm Stewart had a surprise visitor to his room on the Lawn Thursday evening: none other than Katie Couric, one of UVA’s most famous alumni and a world-famous journalist.

Stewart, also the senior resident on the Lawn, was busily preparing for move-in when he noticed a camera crew outside his door. The Midlothian native is an intern in University Communications and assumed it was a UVA crew.

When he looked closer, he was surprised to see Couric.

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Two University of Virginia students were instrumental in creating a new task force that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe hopes will increase civic participation among college students across the commonwealth, especially in voting.

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