What do democracies need from their universities?
This question has animated and inspired me since the summer of 2014 when I began serving as dean, and I think the College’s answer is bold and powerful. Our vision for Arts & Sciences is to help advance a new American enlightenment.
Our founding 200 years ago and our history uniquely link the University of Virginia to the fate of the American republic and to advancing the great, unfinished business of democracy. We are thinking and acting at a Jeffersonian scale of ambition for the flourishing of our students, the nation and the world.
From our newly launched Democracy Initiative and its teaching, research and public engagement mission; to our new Environmental Resilience Institute; to the work of our talented student-researchers; this issue of A&S magazine demonstrates how we are serving the greater good through world-class teaching and discovery, and how our alumni are leading the way.
Buckner W. Clay Dean of Arts & Sciences
Published by the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Eugene R. Schutt, Jr.
Associate Dean for Development | President, College Foundation
John A. Carfagno
Director of Communications
Krista King Ulrich
Vice President of Administration, College Foundation
Chief Marketing Officer, College Foundation
Anne E. Bromley