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Led by Karsh Family Gift, UVA Plans $100 Million for Institute of Democracy

The University of Virginia plans to invest $100 million in the study, teaching and promotion of democracy – a defining institutional ambition for the 21st century – made possible with a $50 million gift from Martha and Bruce Karsh to establish the Karsh Institute of Democracy at UVA.

Blazing a New Path

True to the spirit of a curriculum designed to inspire students to consider a variety of disciplines, members of the College’s Class of 2021 will put their innovative liberal arts educations to the test in a broad range of professional fields ranging from biology to economics, from sociology to songwriting.


Atmospheric Researcher Joins Ranks of UVA’s Astronaut Scholars

Jun 17, 2021

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation commemorates the legacy of America’s pioneering astronauts by awarding grants of up to $15,000 to students studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Commemorate the End of Slavery with Juneteenth 2021

Jun 17, 2021

U.S. Gen. Gordon Granger marched into Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865 – two months after the Civil War ended – and read aloud the Emancipation Proclamation, effectively ending slavery in that region.

Op-Ed: American Democracy Is in Danger. Here’s How Universities Can Help Protect It.

Jun 08, 2021

UVA President Jim Ryan and Karsh Institute of Democracy Executive Director Melody Barnes wrote this commentary, published on June 5 in USA Today.


In-Person Admission Tours Are Back at UVA

Two rounds of tours are offered daily, in groups of 10. 

Jefferson’s West: Lewis, Clark, and the Native Americans

UVA Alumni Association Summer Jefferson Symposium, June 15-24

Summer 2021 Classes

Summer Session II: June 21 - July 16

Fall Semester Plans

We're planning to return to in-person instruction, research, and residential life.