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Mata Dance Report

A report from Kim Mata about her Mead Dream Idea. This past Sunday, I along with one of my part-time lecturers in dance drove two 12-person vans filled with 20 students to Washington, D.C. to see the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. After the beautiful performance, we were taken backstage and up to a dance […]

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Mead Money: Where students and faculty meet to eat

Below, a report from Faculty Honoree Carrie Heilman… as well as a Mead Money post to Instagram. My proposal was to use the Lindren Award funds to host my students in NY (hotel and dinner) so we could visit 10 advertising agencies over 2 ½ days in January. We returned a few weeks ago from […]

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Discussing pianists in the Garden Room

Mead Money continues to bring faculty and students together. See below. Prof. Michael Slon (music dept.) and Nancy Zhu (Econ and Music major) at the Garden Room.  We had a chance to discuss, among other things, great pianists of the day, and piano rep (as well as her future life plans…)  I think Boots would […]

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Making apple sauce and friends

A report from faculty member I-Jen Feng: The percussion studio just planned an apple picking trip at the last day of fall break, even though it was not the best weather for apple picking, but everyone had fun. Some of them came back to my house and enjoyed making apple sauce and pizza dinner.  It […]

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Mead Money: Where students and faculty meet to eat

I just want to thank you for a beautiful lunch with students. This time I have invited two students for lunch with me. We had a wonderful lunch together and be able to share our thoughts and genuine conversations which we normally have no time to talk in the class.   Tsetan Nepali Dear Mead […]

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Mead in Action: Ballet

Reports are starting to roll in from our new faculty as they bring their Dream Ideas to life.  The first is from Kim Brooks Mata: My first of hopefully three trips was to Alonzo King LINES Ballet performance on Wednesday, Oct. 1st at the Modlin Center in Richmond. Here is a link to the company’s […]

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Mead In Action: Music! Drama! Ethics!

Dear Members of the Advisory Board, Jr. Board, Honored Faculty and Friends: First, a reminder that you can check on Mr. Mead’s condition at the wonderfulCaringBridge.org site his daughter Jenny has created.  For those who might have missed the news, Boots has congestive heart failure and is now living at Martha Jefferson House.  He has […]

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Dinner Report

Dear Members of the Advisory Board, Jr. Board, Honored Faculty and Friends: We were 100 strong, dashing through a cool twilight drizzle, ducking into the Rotunda, greeting old friends and meeting new ones, with cold drinks and warm hugs. Then up to the Dome Room, where Boots said a quiet grace before the room again […]

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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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Matthew Affron – Report

We received the following project update from Mead Faculty Honoree Matthew Affron:  I used the Mead award during the fall of 2012 in conjunction with a seminar on the origins and development of abstract art. This seminar included 12 students and was attached to a special exhibition at the university’s Fralin Museum of Art featuring […]

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