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  • Speaking of the Ice Age

    Feb 23, 2017

    Assistant Prof. of Anthropology Mark Sicoli uses ‘big data’ computing to compare dozens of languages and shed light on migration patterns and cultural contact in the Americas that might’ve begun in a place called Beringia.

  • When Screening for Disease, Risk is as Important to Consider as Benefits

    Feb 23, 2017

    Karen Kafadar, chair of the Dept. of Statistics, is developing new techniques for understanding the difference between length of diagnosis and length of life regarding cancer screening.

  • Cutting Edge DNA Analysis Adds New Insight to Three Centuries of Pueblo History

    Feb 23, 2017

    New mitochondrial and nuclear DNA testing of prehistoric skeletal remains provides “the best evidence of a social hierarchy in the ancient Southwest,” according to UVA archaeologist Stephen Plog.

  • 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.

  • UVA Summit on Liberal Arts & Sciences Education

    Feb 01, 2017

    The UVA Summit on Liberal Arts & Sciences Education for the 21st Century, held on Jan. 20 at Morven Farm, drew a distinguished panel of prominent thinkers on undergraduate curriculum reform including representatives from Harvard, Stanford, William & Mary, Duke, and Barnard College.

  • Award Winning 'Les Misérables' Creators to be Artists-in-Residence at UVA

    Jan 30, 2017

    Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, creators of the award-winning “Les Misérables” musical, will be artists-in-residence at the University from Feb. 22 to 24.

  • UVA President, Provost Address Immigration Issues

    Jan 30, 2017

    A message to the University community from President Teresa Sullivan and Provost Tom Katsouleas regarding the recent White House executive order prohibiting people from seven countries from entering the United States.

  • Second Class of College Fellows Selected

    Jan 27, 2017

    A new cohort of Arts & Sciences faculty members has accepted appointments to take up the work begun last semester by the inaugural class of College Fellows. The second class of Fellows, featuring a dozen faculty representing the arts and humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences, will join their colleagues from the first cohort in preparing the new undergraduate curriculum pilot.

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