Three celebrated artists have accepted invitations from the University of Virginia to serve as artists in residence next semester in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences’ McIntire Department of Art.
Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan Professor in the Department of English, and Robert Sweeney, retired senior vice president for university advancement – received Thomas Jefferson Awards for their scholarship and service, respectively. The awards are the highest honors the University accords to members of its community.
This year’s Festival will feature appearances from filmmaker Werner Herzog, actress-director Liv Ullmann and actress Shirley MacLaine. Many A&S faculty will play key supporting roles, introducing films and participating in panel discussions following screenings.
The “2016 Survey of American Political Culture” by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture reveals the troubling pulse of the American electorate, from distrust of politicians to suspicions about Wall Street and a system “rigged” to benefit the wealthiest Americans.
While most Americans are focused on the national stage, Assistant Professor Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner teaches how to make an impact in the political arenas that directly affect us the most: the ones in our hometowns.