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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.