John L. Nau III, president and CEO of Silver Eagle Distributors LP, the largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributor in the country, has donated $27.5 million to the University of Virginia’s new Democracy Initiative at the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the university announced Wednesday. The Nau Foundation’s gift will be combined with more
A. Benjamin Spencer will leave U.Va. to lead nation's oldest law school
The William & Mary Law School announced Monday that A. Benjamin Spencer will become its next dean, effective July 1. Spencer will also serve as a Chancellor Professor of Law. Spencer succeeds Davison M. Douglas, who has served as dean for more than 10 years. Douglas will return to the school’s faculty after Spencer takes
John R. Broderick has been university's president since 2008.
Old Dominion University President John R. Broderick announced Monday that he will be retiring in summer 2021. ” I am proud of the many breakthroughs Old Dominion has achieved in the past 12 years, including more than $940 million in new or committed resources. I look forward to watching Old Dominion climb many more mountains,
A 2019 U.Va. study will inform testing of antidepressant as a treatment for virus
The University of Virginia School of Medicine announced Tuesday that results from a 2019 U.Va. study are being used to inform a national study looking into the effectiveness of the antidepressant medication fluvoxamine as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis say the drug may prevent dangerous
CollegeAnywhereVA.org will also connect students with advisers
Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCC) announced Wednesday it would launch an online portal, CollegeAnywhereVA.org, to connect current and prospective students to the more than 10,000 online courses that are offered through its 23 member colleges. “Virginia’s students are facing unprecedented circumstances that affect every aspect of their lives, including higher education,” VCC Chancellor Glenn DuBois said
Nicole Thorne Jenkins from University of Kentucky starts July 1
The University of Virginia announced Wednesday that Nicole Thorne Jenkins will be the dean of the McIntire School of Commerce, effective July 1. Jenkins is currently vice dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, where she is also the Von Allmen chaired professor of accountancy. She has also
The state’s largest university by enrollment has offered distance learning since 1985.
Liberty University announced Tuesday that it has surpassed 100,000 online students. The Lynchburg-based university’s previous online enrollment record was 98,000 students in 2014, and as of January 2020, it remained the state’s largest university by enrollment. “Liberty has been a leader in providing distance education as an alternative to the traditional classroom since the mid-1980s,”
The Manning Fund for COVID-19 Research was funded by Charlottesville businessman and investor Paul Manning
The University of Virginia announced Tuesday it has received a $1 million commitment from Charlottesville-area businessman and investor Paul Manning to establish The Manning Fund for COVID-19 Research, which will support the university’s efforts to develop COVID-19-related research projects. “The Manning Fund for COVID-19 Research is entrepreneurial, agile and will have an immediate impact,” U.Va.
Workforce training program aims to fill gap for mid-skilled workers
As a single mother, Megan Yeager began working as a pizza delivery driver. Over the years, she rose to regional manager of a small pizza chain in the Richmond area. But the pizza chain couldn’t offer her what she wanted in a career: vision and dental care, retirement benefits, career advancement opportunities and, most importantly,
With the rest of the spring semester moved online, her graduation was the only thing Tannah Blair, an accounting major in Virginia Tech’s class of 2020, had to look forward to. “When they made the announcement that graduation was canceled and was being moved online, I was beyond devastated,” Blair says. Due to the COVID-19