History professor Kyrill Kunakhovich worked with students from his Fall of Communism and Life in Dictatorships classes to recreate an East German living room from 1988, one year before the German Democratic Republic (GDR) collapsed.
More than 65 million people have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war. Human Flow, a 2017 documentary by Ai Weiwei that brings viewers face-to-face with some who have been affected, was simultaneously screened at 53 schools, museums and other organizations, including UVA.
How does one deal with pain, loneliness, love, happiness, quirky occurrences, mysteries, nature’s fragile beauty or remorseless violence – all the myriad experiences of daily life? Some write poetry, like assistant professor Paul Guest.
From delving deep into ancient history to exploring the future of medicine, University of Virginia students will use undergraduate research grants to expand their knowledge and gain valuable experience.