Deborah McDowell, the Alice Griffin Professor of Literary Studies and Director of the of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, will be the keynote speaker at the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Final Exercises on Saturday, May 20.
"Transformative” is one of the descriptions repeated again and again in the enthusiastic letters University of Virginia students, faculty members and deans submitted for this year’s teaching award winners.
The first time David Dent flew on a plane was when he came to the University of Virginia from his hometown of Las Vegas for “Days on the Lawn,” an introduction to the University for newly accepted students.
For a while, it seemed like fourth-year Clement Bohr was headed for the family business. The descendant of Nobel Prize winners and noted physicists Niels and Aage Bohr, the young Bohr found a new passion at UVA. At the beginning of his third-year, Bohr decided to change his major from physics to economics.
Mark Doty, an award-winning writer who has been hailed for crafting some of the most original and arresting work in contemporary poetry while drawing equal praise for his artistry as a memoirist, will spend the Fall 2017 semester at UVA as the Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence.
After reviewing a school-wide call for proposals, the Arts Fellows Program has selected its second cohort of Arts & Sciences faculty to pursue creative and scholarly work while developing arts courses that expand interdisciplinary initiatives
In 2013, the pioneering research of Professor of Environmental Sciences James Galloway, and then-graduate student Allison Leach led UVA’s Board of Visitors to approve a plan to reduce the emissions of reactive nitrogen from campus activities 25 percent by 2025.
Fourth-year Aryn Frazier has a track record of throwing herself full force into the causes she’s passionate about. It’s a trait that’s helped propel her forward, first as a Jefferson Scholar and student leader at UVA, and now as a new Rhodes Scholar.