Henry Martin, one of UVA’s best-known employees, began his life enslaved and died after working on Grounds as a free man for more than 50 years. English professor and former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove read her poem about him at UVA’s bicentennial celebration in October 2017 - and it was published in the New Yorker this week. more
Among more than 130 programs, many will feature speakers and panelists with University ties, offering the public a chance to hear directly from faculty members in fields ranging from U.S. history to Latin American politics, and many more. more >
Book festival favorites Lee Smith, Adriana Trigiani and Douglas Brinkley return to spin their stories on Wednesday as part of the 25th annual Virginia Festival of the Book. more >
Twentieth-century photographer Rufus Holsinger took more than 500 portraits of local African-Americans. His photos took center stage at a Family Photo Day in March, and will feature in a new display around the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers site. more
Wednesday marks the start of Lent for Christians, but the practice of self-denial could be more widespread, and perhaps more connected to religion than many realize – even filtering into trend diets like Whole30. more >
UVA’s new Walt Whitman exhibit shows how the great American poet explored the connections between all kinds of people, the human and natural worlds, that seem as relevant today as they were then. more
The Paul Robeson Players, a student group focused on African-American theater, presented their annual “12-Hour Play Project” for Black History Month. President Kristen Barrett shared her thoughts on the tradition. more >
UVA students helped bring 100-year-old World War I sheet music back to life – and discovered insights into their own political moment. more