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  • College Faculty Featured in This Year's Virginia Festival of the Book

    Mar 13, 2017

    Arts & Sciences faculty will be featured prominently in a series of Festival events this year, both as authors of featured works and as moderators of panel discussions.

  • Fellows Selected to Develop Indigenous Arts Courses

    Feb 28, 2017

    The Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative has awarded fellowships to three Arts & Sciences faculty members for the 2017-18 academic year as part of an effort to establish UVA as a research center of excellence for the study of the Indigenous arts.

  • Mathematics Faculty Member Selected for Sloan Fellowship

    Feb 27, 2017

    Thomas Koberda, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, is one of 126 scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada who were selected this month to receive a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship.

  • Creators of ‘Les Misérables’ Inspire as Artists-in-Residence

    Feb 27, 2017

    UVA artists-in-residence Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the creators of “Les Misérables” and “Miss Saigon,” offered encouraging critiques to student-performers and shared their decades of creative insight with University and community audiences.

  • 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.

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