The University Fellows come from a wide variety of fields and areas of interest, and will be hosted for one semester each, either in residence or as a commuter, by a UVA school. Nominated by school deans in coordination with the offices of the President and the Provost, up to five fellows will be selected each semester and appointed by President Jim Ryan.
During their time on Grounds, fellows will host small, focused discussions with students in their home schools as well as larger community-wide events to broadly share their experience and promote thoughtful discussion. They will also hold regular office hours with students.
“The academic environment at UVA is part of what makes this place special, and the University Fellows program is another way for students to explore interests and learn from leaders and practitioners at the top of their fields,” Ryan said. “The fellows program will bring experts from media, business, arts, medicine, politics and science to Grounds, and will ensure students have meaningful opportunities to engage with them. I’m excited to see our fellows inspire new avenues of inquiry and discussion and to welcome them to our community.”
UVA also announced that two University Fellows, Liz Ogbu and Greg Olsen, have been selected for the program’s inaugural semester.