University of Virginia Creating 20 Research Professorships in Democracy and Equity


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The University of Virginia will create 20 new Research Professorships in Democracy and Equity to examine underlying causes that fueled the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville on August 11 and 12, 2017. The new professorships will be awarded on a rotating basis to eligible faculty members for two or three-year terms. They will foster research and teaching innovation around various topics related to democracy and equity. Each professorship with be funded by $1 million in donor commitments matched one-for-one by the university’s Strategic Investment Fund. They will be spread across UV...