The 2013 Lighting of the Lawn was a huge success and included a memorable Rotunda light show. Here’s a look:
The University of Virginia Class of 2014 Instagram account is profiling different members of the fourth-year class throughout the year, and they’ve got a number of new entries to show off.
The Class of 2014 Trustees sponsors the series, which showcases students involved in all different aspects of student live at U.Va.: the arts, student governance, athletics and more.
Take a look below, and click on the “Instagram” link in the top right corner of each image for more about the featured student. If you missed it, check out the first set as well.
On Tuesday, the University of Virginia’s Young Alumni Council is spearheading the first-ever “Giving TueHoosDay.” Read more about it and take a look at a Storify the Alumni Association put together capturing some of the conversation about the day. Keep an eye out for the Jefferson memes:
The University of Virginia Magazine used alumni employment data to make an amazing interactive infographic that shows the connections between a particular major and the fields those graduates ended up working in.
As the magazine reports, the results show that “the path you take as an undergraduate matters, but your major is just one of many decisions that contribute to your occupational choices.”
On Friday, the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death, Digital Curation Services in the University of Virginia Library will use Twitter to provide a digital reenactment of how the nation got the news.
Using a copy of the United Press International broadcast wire from that fateful day, the @UVADigServ Twitter account will post the United Press International broadcast wire transmissions that notified news outlets across the country of Kennedy’s death.
On Nov. 22, 1963, UPI reporter Merriman Smith was in the front seat of the wire service pool car just behind the president’s convertible in Dallas. Just minutes after Kennedy was shot, Smith sent this message using the UPI wire service: “An unknown sniper fired.”
A series of messages followed that documented the news of the president’s death and its immediate aftermath. The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library has a transcript of the UPI broadcast wire transmissions and will post them on Twitter beginning at 1:45 p.m. Friday and continuing until 6:30 p.m.
Read more about the broadcast and how Special Collections received the wire transcript, and follow @UvaDigServ on Twitter.