University of Virginia student Sam Johnson created a commemorative design for President Jim Ryan’s formal inauguration on Friday with the president’s three key themes in mind: community, discovery and service.
Johnson, a graduate student in the School of Architecture, explains the design of his small sculpture in the video above.
Ryan will be inaugurated Friday in a public installation ceremony on the Lawn, only the ninth such occasion in the University’s 200-year history.
Several other public events are planned in celebration, including a research symposium showcasing top discoveries at the University, a Community Bridges 5K Run/Walk and Celebration of Service benefitting local nonprofits, and a live storytelling event, Double Take, featuring personal stories from Ryan and other members of the University community.
See a full preview of inauguration events for registration links and parking information.