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Discover Italy in Charlottesville

Dear Members of the Advisory Board, Jr. Board, Honored Faculty and Friends: We received the following project update from Mead Faculty Honoree Adrienne Ward, who has been helping her students “Discover Italy in Charlottesville”: We in Italian had a great opportunity a couple of weeks ago, when a local gallery featured an exhibit by three […]

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Craig Group – Report

Dear Members of the Advisory Board, Jr. Board, Honored Faculty and Friends: We received the following project update from Mead Faculty Honoree Craig Group: I have had several interesting “physics demo” meetings with the students.  I’ve been trying to keep track of our activities here:  http://faculty.virginia.edu/MeadDemoExploration/  We ordered one of these:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws6AAhTw7RA It arrived and we now […]

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Caitlin MacLeod – Report

The U.Va. Department of Drama, with support from the Mead Endowment, proudly presents Empty Cups, a devised play created by an ambitious group of U.Va. actors, directors, playwrights, designers, and stage managers.  Performances will be held on January 11 and 12 at 8:00 p.m. at Under St Marks Theatre in New York’s East Village.  Tickets are pay-what-you-will.  For more information, […]

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Mead Money – First Reports

I want to share a few more reports from faculty who have taken students to lunch using Mead Money.  The Garden Room (faculty dining room in the Hotel on the end of the West Range) seem particularly popular. Claire Cronmiller: I’m writing to thank you and The Mead Endowment for the Mead Money — it […]

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Art & Opera

Dear Members of the Mead Endowment Advisory Board, Jr. Board, Honored Faculty and Friends: Reports are starting to roll in from the Mead Honored Faculty as they undertake their projects. The first from Matthew Affron, of Art: Hello.  Just wanted to write to let you know that we had a terrific trip to the Philadelphia […]

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Mead Money – Reports

Dear members of the Mead Endowment Advisory Board, Jr. Board, and Friends: We have received our first reports on the use of the Mead Money vouchers: Fernando Opere: “Thank you very much for the vouchers you sent me to invite a student to lunch. I did yesterday. I took Thomas Coleman, a fantastic student who […]

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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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Students to write, produce, and perform a play off-broadway:

Dear Members of the Mead Endowment Advisory Board, Jr. Board, Honored Faculty and Friends: We always encourage our Honored Faculty to jump right into their projects while the glow of inspiration is still burning bright. Drama professor Caitlin McLeod has set the pace — or should I say set the stage — with her plan […]

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Michael Puri – Report

Dear Members of the Mead Endowment Advisory Board, Junior Board, Honored Faculty, and Friends: The following report comes to us from Michael Puri, who is engaging with students at recitals and dinners. The Mead Endowment enabled me to bring about 25 students—from my Fall 2009 Music Theory 3 class, along with a few additional undergraduates […]

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Kieth Williams – Report

Dear members of the Mead Advisory Board, Jr. Board, Honored Faculty and Friends: In January, I received a number of updates from our Faculty Honorees.  I forwarded the first, but have been a bit tardy in sending the others along.  Here is a report from Keith Williams of Physics: My “survival challenge” class is currently […]

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