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  • A&S Welcomes New Financial Planning Director

    Aug 30, 2016

    Elissa Morton, who has served in financial leadership roles at Middlebury College and the University of Pennsylvania, joined the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences this week as the new Senior Director of Financial Planning and Anal

  • First Class of College Fellows Selected

    Aug 30, 2016

    The inaugural class of College Fellows charged with preparing the new General Education curriculum features Arts & Sciences faculty members from eight different academic departments. The Office of the Dean’s summer call for Fellows drew applicants ranging across the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and natural sciences.

  • A Real Character: Media Studies Professor Portrayed on the New York Stage

    Jul 25, 2016

    Media Studies Professor Siva Vaidhyanathan shares the strange and fascinating experience of watching himself portrayed on stage in a new play, “Privacy,” at New York’s Public Theater.

  • Making Econ Memorable

    Jul 15, 2016

    The University of Virginia’s official Facebook account recently asked alumni if they had taken a course taught by Ken Elzinga. The response was staggering, spanning members of the beloved economics professor’s first class in 1967 to the present day.

  • Lisa Woolfork Says New Film Reveals a Conflicted Confederacy

    Jul 11, 2016

    Professor Woolfolk recently reviewed “The Free State of Jones,” on in her article, “What ‘The Free State of Jones’ Says About Whiteness.”

  • Q&A: Why Research Has Not Been Able to Solve the Gun Control Debate

    Jun 29, 2016

    As Congress once again debates the heated issue of gun control, Economics professor John Pepper explains why the scholarly community has not been able to reach consensus about the effects of gun legislation.

  • Raise the Curtain

    Jun 29, 2016

    The Heritage Theatre Festival’s 42nd season features a rollicking group of pirates, a Charlie Brown musical, a one-man show written and performed by a former “Seinfeld” writer and two dramas that have inspired silver screen hits.

  • All That Glitters is Gold

    Jun 29, 2016

    UVA rock ’n’ roll historian Jack Hamilton breaks down the plagiarism trial over Led Zeppelin’s megahit, “Stairway to Heaven,” which concluded that it was written by singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page.

  • Extreme Resistance

    Jun 22, 2016

    Million of years of an evolutionary arms race has resulted in an amazing toxicity resistance for some species of snakes.

  • Searching the Kuiper Belt

    Jun 22, 2016

    UVA astronomer Anne Verbiscer is helping NASA steer the New Horizons spacecraft at the edge of our solar system, dodging hazards and identifying objects for closer inspection.