The Democracy Initiative’s Corruption Laboratory for Ethics, Accountability, and the Rule of Law (CLEAR) is debuting a new speaker series, opening with a lunchtime talk on Sept. 12, by one of the lab’s co-directors, Sandip Sukhtankar.
The new website (https://religionlab.virginia.edu/) offers a media-rich portal to student-produced research on the key themes of the lab, which is committed to exploring how religion and race work within democratic societies in ways that can help us to live together in today’s pluralistic and increasingly global societies. It also serves as home to episodes of “Sacred & Profane,” which examines how the sacred is set apart from life, while religion is involved in every aspect of our day-to-day world.
From high schoolers to local residents to UVA employees, almost 100 people spent time on Aug. 15 helping make the words of the late civil rights activist Julian Bond, who taught history at UVA for 20 years, more accessible to the public.
The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon asked viewers to vote for one of five recent novels as the summer read for his book club, and the latest offering from Creative Writing alumna Mary Beth Keane, “Ask Again, Yes,” won.
Caplin loved UVA, where many of his formative years were spent. As an undergraduate, he was an intercollegiate boxer and dabbled in acting. Later, he was editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review and graduated first in his law class.
The Topology and Geometry group in the Department of Mathematics is happy to announce that they are the recipient of a five year $2.5 million Research Training Group grant from the National Science Foundation.
College presidents have been described as the ‘narrators-in-chief’ of their institutions,” said Bilger, who this summer will become president of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and the first woman to serve in that role.