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April 3, 2014: Gerald L. Baliles to Step Down as Director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs
February 18, 2014: UVa Miller Center to Examine Finance Options for U.S. Higher Education
February 11, 2014: UVa Miller Center Memo to President & Congress: Lawmakers Must Focus on Four Elements to Achieve Immigration Reform
January 16, 2014: Sens. Tim Kaine, John McCain Introduce Bill Based on Recommendations of UVa Miller Center’s War Powers Commission
January 8, 2014: New Report: States Can Transform Health Care System
December 5, 2013: New UVa Miller Center Report Concludes President Must Lead the Way on Transportation Reform
October 23, 2013: Haley Barbour, Evan Bayh Co-Chairing UVa Miller Center’s First Milstein Symposium
October 9, 2013: UVa Miller Center Awarded Grant For Centralized Website of Presidential Materials
September 18, 2013: Miller Center Announces 2013-2014 Student Ambassadors
July 18, 2013: Sen. Tim Kaine Commends UVa Miller Center’s War Powers Commission Report
June 26, 2013: UVa Miller Center Announces Three New Governing Council Members
June 25, 2013: Civil War Historian Gary Gallagher Joins UVa Miller Center, Will Lead Lecture Series on Presidency
May 8, 2013: U.Va. Miller Center Announces 2013–14 National Fellows
February 14, 2013: Ryan Crocker, Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan & Iraq, Named Schlesinger Professor at UVa’s Miller Center
February 7, 2013: UVa’s Miller Center Remembers Former Director Kenneth W. Thompson
January 17, 2013: UVa Miller Center Names William I. Hitchcock Director of Research and Scholarship
January 15, 2013: Philanthropist, Business & Civic Leader Howard Milstein Donates $2.26 Million To UVA’s Miller Center For Programs to Address National Challenges
January 4, 2013: New Health Care Commission to Focus on Developing State Policies to Contain Costs
December 1, 2012: New Website Provides One Place to Search Presidential Digital Collections
November 28, 2012: UVa Miller Center Awards David and Linda Gibson Elizabeth Scott Award for Exemplary Leadership
October 23, 2012: U.Va. Miller Center Partners with Virginia Film Festival to Bring Presidential Films, Woodward and Bernstein to Charlottesville
October 14, 2012: “Do Presidential Debates Change Elections?” Special Edition of ABC’s This Week, Produced with UVa Miller Center, To Air Oct. 14
September 5, 2012: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan Among Miller Center Forum Speakers This Fall
August 27, 2012: Miller Center to Hold Special Student Event on Sept. 7, Revealing U.Va. Secrets, Traditions and More
August 16, 2012: “Is the U.S. Headed Toward Bankruptcy?” Special Edition of ABC’s This Week, Produced with UVa Miller Center, To Air August 19
May 9, 2012: U.Va. Miller Center Announces 2012–13 National Fellows
April 26, 2012: Special Edition of ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos Produced with UVa Miller Center, To Air April 29 & Focus on Economic Recovery
April 23, 2012: Working with 5 Former U.S. Transportation Secs., Miller Center Releases Report on How to Sell U.S. Public on Need to Invest in Infrastructure
February 28, 2012: UVa’s Miller Center Launches Blog Looking at 2012 Election Through Lens of History
February 16, 2012: To Mark Presidents Day, UVa’s Miller Center Launches Presidential Classroom to Educate about U.S. Presidency and Government
February 6, 2012: Miller Center’s “Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson Digital Edition” Wins American Association of Publishers’ PROSE Award
January 9, 2012: Douglas A. Blackmon, Wall Street Journal Senior National Correspondent & Pulitzer Prize Winner, Is New Chair of Miller Center Forum Program
December 13, 2011: U.Va. Miller Center and ABC News’ "This Week" Partnering on Debate Series on 2012 Issues
December 7, 2011: Five Fmr. Transportation Secs., Rep. John Mica Take Part in Miller Center Transportation Summit
November 10, 2011: Presidential Classroom Becomes Part of U.Va.’s Miller Center
October 14, 2011: Miller Center Releases George H.W. Bush Oral History
July 7, 2011: House Highway Bill Includes Miller Center’s Mineta-Skinner Transportation Report Recommendations
June 13, 2011: Miller Center’s Presidential Recordings Program Awarded Grant for Digital LBJ Volumes
May 24, 2011: The Miller Center & AGB Release Higher-Education Report
April 19, 2011: U.Va. Miller Center, Jack Kemp Foundation Host Conference on Tax Reform
April 13, 2011: U.Va. Miller Center Announces 2011-12 National Fellows
March 29, 2011: U.Va. Miller Center, Former U.S. Amb. to China Release Report on Ways to Improve U.S.-China Relations
March 8, 2011: U.Va. Miller Center Publishes New Book on the State of the U.S. Military
February 15, 2011: U.Va.’s Miller Center & Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Host Reagan Centennial Conference On Foreign Policy
February 9, 2011: U.Va.’s Miller Center Examines JFK Rhetoric & Imagery to Mark 50th Anniversary of JFK Presidency
February 9, 2011: U.Va.’s Miller Center Marks MLK Day by Examining LBJ-MLK Relationship
January 31, 2011: Miller Center's Guian McKee Awarded Grant for Research on History of U.S. Health-Care System
January 17, 2011: Gilliam to Step Down in June as Miller Center Forum Chair, Assuming Role as Senior Fellow
December 8, 2010: Governors and Education Leaders Discuss Ways to Improve Higher Education in a Struggling Economy
December 1, 2010: U.Va. Miller Center Programs to Air on Delta Air Lines
November 18, 2010: Thomas F. Farrell, Dominion Resources Chairman & CEO, Speaks on Electricity
October 12, 2010: Obama Officials Christina Romer and Paul Volcker & Central Bankers from European Union, England, China, and Japan Reflect on Role of Central Banks at U.Va. Miller Center Conference
October 11, 2010: President Obama Gets Briefing On Miller Center Transportation Report
October 4, 2010: U.Va.’s Miller Center & Former Transportation Secretaries Mineta & Skinner Release Report Outlining 10 Fixes for Nation's Overburdened Transportation System
May 3, 2010: U.Va.’s Miller Center Awards Fellowships to Eight Accomplished Scholars
March 11, 2010: "Torture Memos" Author John Yoo to Speak at U.Va.’s Miller Center
October 29, 2009: President George W. Bush Selects U.Va.’s Miller Center To Conduct His Official Oral History, Says It Will Offer Comprehensive Look at What It Was Like to Lead during Extraordinary Challenges
October 29, 2009: Miller Center of Public Affairs at U.Va. Opens Office in Washington, D.C.
August 26, 2009: U.Va.’s Miller Center Oral History Project Remembers Senator Edward M. Kennedy
June 15, 2009: U.Va.’s Governing America in a Global Era (GAGE) Program to Fund its 90th Fellow, Enters Publishing Agreement with Cornell University Press
May 26, 2009: Miller Center Names Admiral Joseph W. Prueher Its Schlesinger Distinguished Professor
May 19, 2009: At Reagan's Side, by Stephen F. Knott and Jeffrey L. Chidester, Published by Rowman & Littlefield
May 4, 2009: Debate: Must the U.S. Stop Using Carbon-Based Fuels to Secure its Energy Future?
May 1, 2009: Miller Center Fellowship Conference Highlights Work of 2008–2009 Fellows on May 7 & 8
April 22, 2009: Miller Center Releases a New Blueprint for Climate Policy
April 10, 2009: A Government Out of Sight Published by Cambridge University Press (Cambridge release)
April 7, 2009: Debate: Should Affirmative Action Focus on Class and Wealth, Rather Than Race?
March 26, 2009: Miller Center Announces Winner of First Annual Undergraduate Research Award
March 19, 2009: Debate: How Should the U.S. Curb Iran's Nuclear Ambitions?
March 12, 2009: Constructing the Monolith, by Marc J. Selverstone, Published by Harvard University Press
February 25, 2009: March 6 Symposium: Assessing America's Global Standing
February 12, 2009: Discussion: How Should Government Balance Infrastructure With Energy, Environment and Economic Priorities?
February 10, 2009: Priorities for a New President: The Miller Center National Debates, Season 2
January 26, 2009: Series: Putting China's Rise in Historical Context
January 8, 2009: Governing the Climate: Woodrow Wilson Center, Jan. 12
December 11, 2008: Survey: Americans Believe Global Warming is Real, Think Government Should Respond
December 3, 2008: Dec. 11-12: How Should Government Handle Climate Change?
November 17, 2008: The Problem of Jobs, by Guian McKee, Published by University of Chicago Press
November 10, 2008: Melvyn P. Leffler's For the Soul of Mankind Awarded 2008 George Louis Beer Prize
October 29, 2008: Report: Status Quo in Higher Education Threatens America's Global Competitiveness
October 21, 2008: Survey: Virginians Believe Climate Change is Real, Think Government Should Respond
October 20, 2008: Oct. 24: Is "Post-Partisanship" Possible?
October 17, 2008: Miller Center's Elizabeth Scott Award for Leadership Honors Charlie Smith and Nancy P. Petty
October 17, 2008: Miller Center Names Forum Room For Rosemary and John Galbraith
October 16, 2008: Oct. 21: What Do Virginians Think About Climate Change?
September 4, 2008: Financial Leaders Convening at U.Va. for Global Summit Sept. 8-9
July 17, 2008: To Lead the World, Edited by Leffler and Legro, Published by Oxford
July 8, 2008: National War Powers Commission Recommends War Powers Consultation Act of 2009
May 29, 2008: Financial Leaders to Convene at U.Va. For Global Summit
May 27, 2008: Conference: The Politics of Troop Withdrawal, June 5-6
May 22, 2008: Miller Center Awards 2008-09 Fellowships to Nine Accomplished Scholars
May 9, 2008: Serving Others, Serving the Community: U.Va. 2008 Sullivan Award Winners (UVA Today)
May 2, 2008: Miller Center Fellowship Conference Highlights Work of 2007ñ08 Fellows on May 8 & 9
April 24, 2008: Debate: Should Government Provide a Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants?
April 11, 2008: April 25 Panel: Has Polling Killed Democracy?
April 3, 2008: April 17 Panel: Are Financial Sanctions Good U.S. Foreign Policy?
March 20, 2008: Debate: Is Health Care a Right?
March 20, 2008: April 17 Panel: Are Financial Sanctions Good U.S. Foreign Policy?
February 19, 2008: Debate: Should Religion and Politics Mix?
January 16, 2008: Symposium to Explore Two Hundred Years of Russian-American Relations on Jan. 22
December 6, 2007: Miller Center Awards Elizabeth Scott Award for Exemplary Leadership to Dr. Milton T. Edgerton and Patricia Jones Edgerton
October 15, 2007: Debate to Address the Question: How Do We Balance Privacy Rights and National Security?
September 11, 2007: Higher Education Policy Expert Blenda Wilson Named Compton Visiting Scholar at the Miller Center
August 15, 2007: Former Treasury Secretary John W. Snow Named Newman Visiting Fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs
June 8, 2007: Miller Center, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions Team to Launch National Discussion and Debate Series
February 28, 2007: Miller Center Announces National War Powers Commission
February 12, 2007: U.Va., Miller Center of Public Affairs Enhance Policy, Security Studies with James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professorship
January 10, 2007: Miller Center Launches New Web Site
December 1, 2006: Miller Center hosts a panel discussion: "The Future of the U.S.-China Bargain"
November 6, 2006: Miller Center and U.Va. Law School host Lloyd N. Cutler Conference on the White House Counsel
October 31, 2006: Miller Center Announces New Program: America in the World
September 1, 2006: Miller Center of Public Affairs, WVPT Partner to Broadcast "Miller Center Forums"
May 16, 2006: The Miller Center Awards Fellowships to Eight Accomplished Scholars
April 10, 2006: Timothy Naftali to Lead the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library
December 16, 2005: Gerald L. Baliles, Former Governor Of Virginia, to Lead University of Virginia's Miller Center
December 1, 2005: The American Library Association honors AmericanPresident.org
November 21, 2005: National Endowment for the Humanities Honors Miller Center of Public Affairs
November 3, 2005: Miller Center of Public Affairs Awards the Elizabeth Scott Award for Exemplary Leadership to Dr. Peyton E. Weary
April 25, 2005: W.W. Norton & Company and the Miller Center release The Presidential Recordings: Lyndon B. Johnson: The Kennedy Assassination and the Transfer of Power November 1963—January 1964, Vols. 1-3; Experts to Speak at LBJ Library, First Three LBJ Volumes Released
February 25, 2005: Philip Zelikow Appointed Counselor of the U.S. Department of State
May 21, 2004: Julian Bond to Moderate Conference on Brown v. Board of Education
October 4, 2002: Former Presidents Ford and Carter Welcome the Agreement Reached By the Congress on Election Reform Legislation
September 16, 2002: President Carter and Governor Warner to Rededicate U.Va. Miller Center of Public Affairs on September 23, 2002
July 22, 2002: Making Democracy Work: A Brief History of Federal Executive Reorganization
January 04, 2002: J. Wilson Newman Gives $300,000 Toward Completion of Miller Center's Kenneth W. Thompson Pavilion
October 1, 2001: Presidential Recordings: John F. Kennedy, “The Great Crises” Released
May 30, 2001: President Gerald Ford to Preside at Public Hearing on “Election Reform: The American and International Experience”
April 12, 2001: National Commission on Federal Election Reform Names New Co-Chair, Adds Members
March 20, 2001: Former President Carter Convenes First Public Hearing of the National Commission on Federal Election Reform
January 30, 2001: Former Presidents Carter and Ford to Oversee Bipartisan National Commission on Federal Election Reform
December 6, 2000: Miller Center Announces Miller Center Presidential Cabinet
April 24, 2000: Publisher Katharine Graham Receives Miller Center Award for Public Service