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.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia spoke with University of Virginia students Friday afternoon at the Rotunda about the president’s power to authorize military action and his own concern about potential overreach.
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.
On Thursday, Weihenmayer – the first blind person to climb Mount Everest and the Seven Summits – gave an inspiring talk in the Dome Rome of the University of Virginia’s Rotunda.
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.