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UVA Implements Test-Optional Process for Students Applying for Fall 2021 Entry
With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting some students’ access to standardized testing, the University will pilot a new test-optional admissions process.
UVA Renames Building for Walter Ridley, First African American to Earn Doctoral Degree
The Board of Visitors’ unanimous vote came after a University committee recommended renaming Ruffner Hall, the longtime home of UVA’s education school.
‘Looking Backward, Looking Forward’
UVA President Jim Ryan addresses the death of George Floyd and the commitment to advocate for and be part of positive change, and announces creation of a racial equity task force.
Today, Again, I Am Overwhelmed By Grief and Rage …
Ian Solomon, dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, on Tuesday shared his searing, personal thoughts on the future of racial justice in a national publication.
Center for Teaching Excellence Rolls Out Innovative Course-Design Program Online
The eight-part c3Design program aims to “help instructors design courses they love to teach and students love to take.”
The Pratt Ginkgo: The Next Generation
Cuttings taken from the University’s Pratt ginkgo are being rooted to produce genetic clones to plant along McCormick Road to replace trees lost to Alderman Library’s renovation.
UVA Intends to Start In-Person Classes in August
As currently planned, the fall semester will begin Aug. 25. What happens thereafter will be quite different, as UVA seeks to balance its world-class residential experience with safety and health concerns.
Accolades: Ranking Touts UVA as ‘Best Value’ in Virginia and One of the Best in America
Also in this roundup: A design group lauds the Ivy Corridor plan, a Civil War historian’s new book earns a major prize, the University of Georgia honors UVA’s athletics director, and much more.