Oct 17, 2018
Architecture, University Event

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.

Caroline Newman
Senior Writer and Assistant Editor of Illimitable
Office of University Communications
Original Publication: UVA Today