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Saving Cemaun Arapesh

Visiting Scholar Jacob Sonin traveled 9,000 miles to Charlottesville to help Associate Professor Lise Dobrin and her students preserve Cemaun Arapesh, an endangered language spoken by a shrinking number of villagers on the north coast of Papua New Guinea.

Asking Questions and Solving Problems

At a time when there is increasing competitiveness for a limited pool of federal funding, A&S faculty continue to push the frontiers of new knowledge through a variety of funding resources.


UVA Awarded Grant to Improve Undergraduate STEM Education

Feb 13, 2017

The Association of American Universities has announced that UVA is one of 12 member campuses selected to receive mini-grants supporting initiatives to improve undergraduate education in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Novelist Junot Díaz Draws Crowds at Kapnick Events

Feb 13, 2017

The Creative Writing Program concluded its series of three public events featuring Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Junot Díaz with a lecture by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, and as with the previous reading and the conversation with Assistant Prof. Njelle Hamilton, it was standing room only in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom.

Women, Gender & Sexuality Becomes UVA’s Newest Academic Department

Feb 10, 2017

Arts & Sciences faculty voted unanimously in the fall of 2015 to support the program’s move for departmental status. Offering courses on women's history, literature and art, women in sports, queer theory, gender politics, and LGBTQ Studies, the department engages in the study of gender and sexualities, with an emphasis on transnational perspectives.


Fulbright Forum for Curious Students

Discussion and networking with former Fulbright recipients. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5 PM, Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

Mental Wellness Screening Day

UVA Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns. Thursday, Feb. 23, 10 AM - 3 PM, 3rd Floor, Newcomb Hall 

Mellon Fellows Symposium

Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures. Friday, March 3, 10 AM - 1:30 PM, 142 Wilson Hall 

Art & the F-Word, 2016-17 College Arts Fellows Discussion

Discussion from 5 - 6 and reception to follow 6:15 - 7:30, Tuesday, Feb. 21, Jefferson Hall, Hotel C, West Range of The Lawn