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  • A&S Faculty Take Stage in 2018 Virginia Film Festival

    Oct 19, 2018

    This year’s Virginia Film Festival, beginning Nov. 1 and running through Nov. 4, will feature appearances from Academy Award-winning actor Christopher Waltz, filmmaker and writer Peter Bogdanovich, director and producer Allen Hughes and activist Martin Luther King III. As in previous years, many other Arts & Sciences faculty will play key supporting roles in next weekend’s festival.

  • UVA Global First Expanding Study Abroad Options

    Oct 19, 2018

    Arts & Sciences faculty voted unanimously to approve two new study abroad options for incoming students interested in starting their UVA academic career overseas, adding opportunities to spend their fall semester in either Shanghai or València, Spain.

  • Historian Kevin Gaines is UVA's First Julian Bond Professor

    Oct 19, 2018

    Kevin Gaines previously taught at Princeton University, the University of Texas and the University of Michigan. “His appointment puts UVA on the map for the study of, and research in, civil rights and social justice,” the chair of UVA’s history department said.

  • // DRAFT // A&S Introduces New Associate Dean After National Search

    Oct 17, 2018

    Keisha John, who has been serving as Director of Diversity Programs for UVA’s Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs since 2015, is moving into a new role within Arts & Sciences as the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. John’s appointment follows a national search for the inaugural post, which builds on her previous work at UVA institutionalizing existing programs and introducing new ones promoting diversity and inclusion among graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

  • Stuck in Mud: Broadband 'Disconnect' Has Big Consequences for Midwest Farmers

    Oct 08, 2018

    Assistant media studies professor Chris Ali spent his summer driving around small farm towns in the Midwest to get a better handle on why high-speed internet there remains so scarce.

  • See a Rare Copy of the Emancipation Proclamation with Lincoln's Signature at UVA

    Oct 08, 2018

    A rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Lincoln, and the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, as well as a unique note by Frederick Douglass, the famous abolitionist who escaped slavery, are on display at the Special Collections Library.

  • Rapid Response Grants Speed Study of Hurricane Florence's Effects

    Oct 08, 2018

    How should governments, communities and individuals respond to major storms and other natural disasters? UVA researchers are seeking answers.

  • Message from Sr. Assoc. Dean Adam Daniel Regarding Budget and Finance Changes

    Sep 24, 2018


    Dear Colleagues:

    I wanted to take a moment to write you all to address some issues relating to changes in the world of budget and finance, both at the University generally and within A&S.  

  • Second year of Engagements Lecture Series kicks off on Sept. 28

    Sep 23, 2018

    The Engagements Lecture Series is bringing acclaimed performance artist and sculptor Nick Cave to the Paramount Theater as the first keynote speaker of this academic year’s series of events. Cave's work and performances blend sculpture, installation, video, choreographed performances and fashion.

  • $12.9 Million in Gifts, Appointment of Melody C. Barnes to Fuel Democracy Initiative

    Sep 10, 2018

    The effort will bring together a diverse range of scholars, government leaders and practitioners to study and advance the prospects of democracy around the world.