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A new year

Dear Members of the Mead Endowment Advisory Board, Jr. Board, Honored Faculty and Friends, Hope you all had a great holiday. As the new semester opens we have a new faculty report to share, as well as a note of thanks from a student who was treated to lunch by a professor, thanks to Mead […]

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Mead In Action: Vegas

Dear Members of the Advisory Board, Jr. Board, Honored Faculty and Friends: We received this report from Faculty Honoree Steven Warner, plus a couple of nice notes from his students: Along with fellow Drama Faculty Professor LaVahn Hoh, I took five students (Lauren Shell, Jason Randolph, Austin Manning, Mark Gartzman, and Mark Molchany) to Vegas […]

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Notes of thanks

Dear Members of the Advisory Board, Jr. Board, Honored Faculty and Friends: Our Mead Money program is going strong this year.  As of two weeks ago, ninety-five vouchers had been redeemed! Below are a few of the nice notes we have received. Dear Folks, This is to report on my experience of taking advantage of […]

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Thanks at Thanksgiving

Dear Members of the Advisory Board, Jr. Board, Honored Faculty and Friends:First, if you have not yet seen the University’s Strategic “Cornerstone” Plan that was recently approved by the Board of Visitors, you will be heartened to know that one of its five pillars is this: “Provide educational experiences that deliver new levels of student […]

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Breaking bred. And the ice.

Dear Members of the Advisory Board, Jr. Board, Honored Faculty and Friends: Our Mead Money program is off to a strong start, with over 40 vouchers used in the first few weeks by faculty taking students out for a meal.  By far the most popular venue is the Garden Room on the West Range.  Here […]

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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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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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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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