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Virtual Offerings

Book cover of 'The Third Rainbow Girl'

Live Author Event with Emma Copley Eisenberg

October 1 | 12-1 p.m. ET

Hosted by the Corner Book Club

Join members of the UVA Alumni Association's virtual Corner Book Club for an interactive discussion with The Third Rainbow Girl author Emma Copley Eisenberg (Grad ’15). Submit questions for Emma when you register, and during the event.

The Retold Virtual Experience

October 10 | 12-5:30 p.m. ET

Join us live online from Grounds on Saturday, October 10, 2020 for the Retold Virtual Experience, a digital conference created to serve and celebrate the evolving UVA alumnae community.

The conference will include engaging alumnae speakers, student performances and inspiring interactive dialogue – all to celebrate the transformational impact of UVA women.


Join the Corner Book Club

Read along with fellow alumnae anytime, anywhere. The Alumni Association's virtual book club features a range of titles by UVA alumnae authors. Corner Book Club members have the opportunity to recommend titles, vote on reading selections throughout the year, connect on a private online forum, and participate in special virtual events with alumnae authors.

The Corner Book Club is reading The Third Rainbow Girl by alumna Emma Copley Eisenberg (Grad '15) from August 6 – October 8. Sign up anytime to jump in. You’ll receive emails to guide your reading, access to a private online forum for discussions with other book club members, relevant articles, and more.

Share Your Story

Share Your Story

The UVA alumnae community is constantly evolving. It is made up of women with unique paths, experiences, identities, and perspectives that shape the history and impact of UVA women, on Grounds and beyond. Retold is for you and about you – and we want to know your story.

The Retold Share Your Story project invites alumnae to share their voices, experiences, and reflections with one another through Retold. Create a page to share a bit about yourself, your journey, the impact of the alumnae community in your life, and your advice for women on Grounds today. Then, connect with the experiences of generations of alumnae sharing their stories from far and wide.

Heidi Connal

Past Event: Bouncing Back in Times of Stress and Change

June 24

Hosted in partnership with the McIntire School of Commerce

We are all facing new and unforeseen pressures in life, perhaps at this moment more than ever. While everyone’s experiences are unique, this “new normal” can undoubtedly take a toll on our inner resources. We may not be able to eliminate the stress, but we can recognize the signs and integrate our resources in order to tap into our inner resilience and thrive. Join alumna Heidi Connal (Com ’94), Co-Founder and Executive Coach, Vast Sky Leadership, for this interactive webinar to learn how to turn adversity into growth and strength. 

Past Event: Race and Parenting in Extraordinary Times

August 20

The second in a series of Retold virtual events by and for alumnae.

Hosted in partnership with the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, the Center for Race and Public Education in the South, and TheSheLab.

The back-to-school season looms large for parents, caregivers, and educators. As children reconnect with their school environments, how can we engage them in dialogue about racism in America, and the dynamics of race in our own lives, in honest, empowering, developmentally appropriate ways? Join alumnae Valerie Harrison (Col ’84), Dr. Stephanie Rowley (Col ’95, ’97), Dr. Leigh-Ann Webb (Educ ’05, Med ’09, Dar ’19), Christen Edwards (Educ ’18), and Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson (Grad ’11, ’15) for this interactive panel discussion exploring race, parenting, and transforming conversation in this extraordinary period.

Past Event: Reframing Your Narrative: Navigating Your Twenties in a Global Pandemic

September 23

The third in a series of Retold virtual events by and for alumnae.

Hosted in partnership with the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, the Class of 201720182019, and 2020 Post-Grad Trustees and Class of 2021 Trustees.

Adults in their twenties are experiencing a period of unprecedented uncertainty. In a landscape of altered milestones, sudden separation, unpredictable work and financial circumstances, and overwhelming unknowns, how can you adapt and persevere? Join alumna Meg Jay (Col ’92), clinical psychologist, Associate Professor of Human Development at UVA, and author of The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – and How to Make the Most of Them Now and moderator Kimia Nikseresht (Col 17) for an interactive dialogue exploring the unexpected realities of – and strategies for surviving – a global pandemic in your twenties.

Nancy Agee (left) and Marion Weiss

Past Event: Women of Impact: Q&A with 2020 Distinguished Alumnae

September 23

Hosted by the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, in partnership with the School of ArchitectureSchool of NursingUVA Arts, UVA Cornerstone Program, and Retold.

Join us for an intimate conversation with the winners of the University’s 2020 Distinguished Alumnae Award. Nancy Howell Agee (Nurs ’79), President and CEO of Carilion Clinic, and Marion Weiss (Arch ’79), co-founder and partner at WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism will share memorable moments that have shaped their prominent careers in fields with few women in high-profile leadership roles. Moderated by Jieru Shi (Com/Col ’20).

Two women enjoying beverages

Past Event: Conversation with a Twist: Virtual Alumni Happy Hour

September 24

Hosted in partnership with the McIntire School of Commerce.

Join us for a virtual happy hour featuring spirited conversation between alumnae entrepreneurs Jenny Lucas (Com ’99, Educ ’04) and Katie Williams (Col ’00), co-founders of Navy Hill, and Associate Professor of Commerce Nicole Votolato Montgomery. Connect with fellow alumnae and learn more about Jenny and Katie’s path from Grounds to cofounding and running Navy Hill. Time will be set aside for participant Q&A.