About 3 Things from J.J. Davis

About 3 Things from J.J. Davis

Each week, I'd like to share three quick things with you. Sometimes it may be something fun or inspiring that's happening on Grounds. Sometimes it might be something I spotted on a hike. And sometimes it might be something that crossed my desk or screen. I hope you'll follow along.

Click through below to see what's caught my attention each week. If you have something that you think I should share, drop me a note at JJ3things@virginia.edu

 

May 27, 2022 at 12:59 PM
This week, I had a chance to spend time with an incredible group of student leaders and with dedicated members of our teams. It was a great week!
May 20, 2022 at 9:00 AM
The past week has included tributes to several people who have made a difference at UVA through their dedication and commitment...
May 13, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Even with exams, papers, and projects on their minds, students took the time to express their gratitude to some of our amazing staff who help make their UVA experience a positive one. Student Council…
May 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM
As an early riser, I've witnessed the activity on Grounds before the sun is up. This video captures that time so well. I'm proud to be part of the UVA team and to work alongside so many staff who…
April 7, 2022 at 9:00 AM
UPD officers began working with Greer Elementary School students on their reading skills last fall, and it is paying off already. Each Wednesday, officers visit Greer to spend one-on-one reading time…
March 31, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Last Friday, UTS driver James White quietly retired after nearly 52 years of service to the University. While he did not wish to have a fuss made over him, James enjoyed sharing stories from more…
March 24, 2022 at 9:00 AM
On Monday morning, I was honored to join members of the UVA Health team as they reflected on the ways the pandemic has affected our lives for the past two years. It was two years to the day since UVA…
March 18, 2022 at 6:00 PM
In the category of “there’s always something interesting going on at UVA” – check out the new exhibit around Grounds featuring five novel biomaterial research projects developed with students. The…
March 9, 2022 at 10:15 AM
After a pause last year due to the pandemic, it was great to see so many staff members in person for the annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast at Newcomb Hall this week. The UVA HR team did a terrific…
March 3, 2022 at 9:00 AM
UVA Dining prepared a special Mardi Gras-themed dinner at O-Hill this week, helping to fuel students for midterms and provide some extra fun.
February 24, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Our student-athletes are impressive, excelling in competition and in the classroom. Last weekend, the women's swimming and diving team won its third consecutive ACC Championship and its 18th overall…
February 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM
The "Love is Love" t-shirt campaign began at UVA in 2009 as a way to visibly support LGBTQ students on Valentine's Day. The campaign has expanded to explicitly support all kinds of love. Love makes…
February 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM
The inaugural Winter Wander at Boar's Head Resort was dreamed up by General Manager Russ Cronberg and was a huge success in its first year. From late November through the end of January, around 39,…
February 4, 2022 at 9:00 AM

On Friday, January 28th, Senior Vice President for Operations and State Government Relations Colette Sheehy and University Architect Alice Raucher were on "…

January 27, 2022 at 9:00 AM
UVA is filled with people doing interesting things, and newly-retired Landscape Architect Mary Hughes is one of them. After beginning her career teaching French and English, Mary turned a hobby into…
January 21, 2022 at 9:00 AM
I was thrilled to announce yesterday that, after a robust national search, John Kosky has been appointed vice president and chief human resources officer. John has served in this role in an interim…
January 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM
I'm a big believer in using data to deepen understanding, inform decisions, and figure out how to improve. I'm also extremely competitive, and this UVA Today story about how Math Professor Ken Ono is…
January 6, 2022 at 9:00 AM
UVA is a 24/7 operation, 365 days a year, including holidays. I had a chance to visit with staff working during the holidays in several departments and thank them for all their great work year-round…
December 15, 2021 at 3:43 PM
At this time of year, many of us are thinking about giving to family and friends and to organizations and our community. We are so fortunate to be part of an amazing community here in the…
December 9, 2021 at 3:36 PM
Would you like to hear from our regional state legislators about the 2022 Virginia General Assembly Session? Please join me next Monday, December 13 from noon until 1 p.m. in the Alumni Hall Ballroom…
December 1, 2021 at 3:28 PM
From mid--November into early December each year, students, faculty, staff, and visitors find reasons to walk near the Rotunda regularly to check on the progress of the Pratt Ginkgo. The Washington…
November 22, 2021 at 3:17 PM
Autumn is probably when we're most aware of the trees around us because of their brilliant colors, but UVA's trees are an enormous part of the beauty of the Grounds year-round. Some are now getting a…
November 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM
I am a huge believer in the power of mentorship and I had the honor of speaking at the memorial service yesterday for my mentor, former Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner. Governor Minner inspired so…
November 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM
I had a great time chatting with President Ryan about what a COO does here at UVA for his Inside UVA podcast. It’s always fun to talk about the work of my amazing team, and Jim’s pretty good at this…
October 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM
On Tuesday evening, I joined members of the Security and General Safety Committee and staff from the Department of Safety and Security for a nighttime walk around Grounds. The group does this…
October 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM
This Saturday's football game against Duke is not only Homecomings 2021, it is also the Green Game event organized by UVA Sustainability in partnership with UVA Athletics and UVA Dine. The goal…
October 7, 2021 at 9:00 AM
The University is now offering free, on-demand mental telehealth services for students through a new partnership between UVA's Counseling and Psychological Services and a leading telehealth firm…
September 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM
My schedule is generally packed with meetings, so when I get to spend time socializing with our amazing students it is an absolute highlight of my week. President Ryan hosted a reception at Carr's…
September 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM
This Tuesday (9/21) was National IT Professionals Day. Kudos to the 280+ dedicated Information Technology Services (ITS) staff for keeping the UVA IT environment humming...
September 16, 2021 at 4:01 PM
Public safety truly is all about the people, and the University Police Department is committed to collaborating and building relationships across the community. When he worked in the Portsmouth…
September 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM
The Cavaliers weren't the only team working together last Saturday. Putting on a major event like a home football game requires an enormous amount of collaboration involving staff from Athletics,…
September 2, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Members of the University Police, Charlottesville Police, and Charlottesville Fire Departments hit the pavement going door-to-door in off-Grounds areas welcoming students back and spreading a message…
August 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM
I was excited to kick off the year with the beloved Miss Kathy and Khabijah from UVA Dine's Fresh Food Company at Newcomb Hall. They offer great smiles (even while masked) and warm greetings...