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Mead Grants Extend Learning Beyond the Lecture Hall – But Not to the Moon

[Original article here.] Mead Grants Extend Learning Beyond the Lecture Hall – But Not to the Moon SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 DAN HEUCHERT You might say that Ernest “Boots” Mead was the master of extension. In educational jargon, “extension” is an activity outside the curriculum meant to enhance and broaden students’ learning. A former music professor […]

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Kinner Award Allows Engineering Students to Explore Academic Life Through Jeffersonian Dinners

[Original Article Here] Kinnier Award Allows Engineering Students to Explore Academic Life Through Jeffersonian Dinners  MAY 17, 2013 Last year Dana Elzey, associate professor of materials science and engineering in the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, received the inaugural Ernest “Boots” Mead Endowment Kinnier Award. The award is named in honor of Henry Lee […]

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We made Colbert…by mistake

I thought you might find this amusing. Stephen Colbert spoke at UVa’s Valedictory Exercises on Saturday. You can view his remarks here. While doing a riff on secret societies, he talked about how the Seven Society gives money in multiples of seven, “like its $777,777.77 grant to fund the Mead Endowment.”   I had to […]

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Kinnier Award Press & Thanks

The new Kinnier Award received some nice press today: http://news.virginia.edu/content/kinnear-award-help-elzey-engage-new-generation-engineering-teachers Also, I received a lovely handwritten note from his daughter, who attended the dinner: What a great tribute to my father, Henry Kinnier, at the Mead Dinner! Thank you for your dedication to this worthy cause. Mr. Mead is remarkable in leading the Jefferson ideals […]

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Music Professor, Students To Collaborate On Children’s Music

Dear Members of the Mead Endowment Advisory Board, Jr. Board, Honored Faculty, and Friends: Here’s a nice write-up on UVAToday about honoree Ted Coffey’s project.   Music Professor, Students To Collaborate On Children’s Music Recording Rob Seal – September 27, 2012 – http://news.virginia.edu/content/music-professor-students-collaborate-children-s-music-recording A University of Virginia music professor will work with a group of undergraduate students […]

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Press For Mead Money

I want to share links to more press coverage from the Hook and the Cavalier Daily.  These articles are the direct result of work by Board Member Jennifer Erickson, who is an amazing PR force of nature. http://www.readthehook.com/107360/lets-do-lunch-uva-profs-get-mead-money http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2012/09/mead-awards-faculty-grants Mead Money is printed and will be in the hands of all college faculty within days.  […]

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“most beloved teacher”

Dear Members of the Mead Advisory Board and Junior Advisory Board, It’s official.  Mr. Mead is now the “the most beloved teacher at UVA ever.” You can see the report yourself at: http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2008/12/04/HOTSEAT-mead-A.aspx Clearly the man has lost none of his charm. And for those of you who might have missed previous clarifications, the Seven Society […]

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