Emancipation in History and Memory

Lincoln-signed copies of both the Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment and a document handwritten by Frederick Douglass will be exhibited in the North Oval Room of the Rotunda. Rector of the Board of Visitors Frank M. “Rusty” Conner will provide remarks. Reflecting on these historic documents, a discussion will explore emancipation in history and memory with panelists Elizabeth Varon (moderator), Edna Greene Medford, and Richard S. Newman.

Ecuadorian Student is Raising Money and Awareness of Latin America

Mateo Semerene, president of Towards a Better Latin America,  moderated the Evaluating Latin America conference held at the Rotunda on Friday, April 6th, 2018 in an effort to at help the UVA community understand the main issues that have kind of defined Latin America in the last 10 years and identify the issues that are going to define Latin America in the next 10 years.

experimental beds

Aboriginal Australian artist Judy Watson incorporated Thomas Jefferson’s architectural drawings of the Rotunda, Pavilions III and VII and plants from his “experimental beds” at Monticello in this suite of six etchings. On display in the Rotunda's Upper West Oval Room through September 2018.


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