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.