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  • 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.

  • Brain Institute Has UVA Well-Positioned in Hot Field of Neuroscience

    Jan 13, 2017

    The University of Virginia’s new multidisciplinary Brain Institute, established last spring, already has begun establishing the University as a national and state hub for basic and clinical brain research and education, and as a treatment center f

  • Anita Hill Keynote Highlights Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

    Jan 13, 2017

    The UVA community will  commemorate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a series of events taking place from January 16-31. The theme for this year's celebration is “Silence as Betrayal.” 

  • Schedule Set for Junot Díaz’s Kapnick Events

    Jan 13, 2017

    Acclaimed writer Junot Díaz begins his three-week stay on Grounds as the Creative Writing Program’s fourth Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence on Jan. 23, with three public events scheduled for the award-winning novelist.

  • In Memoriam: Sydney Blair, "The Heart' of UVA's Creative Writing Program

    Dec 13, 2016

    Blair, a devoted colleague and teacher who guided the English department’s Creative Writing Program to national prominence and taught writing for almost 30 years, died on Dec. 12.