The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is awarding $500,000 in research seed funding toward projects from principal investigators in the Departments of Economics, Environmental Sciences, Psychology, and Religious Studies.
The grant will allow the University of Virginia to hire two curators for its extensive collections of artworks from the Americas and Australia. The grant also will support new arts programs for UVA faculty and students.
UVA has supplied ambassadors since the earliest days of the republic and “currently, more Foreign Service officers are alumni of the University than of any other university,” including Derek Mitchell (Foreign Affairs '86), U.S. ambassador to Burma, and Kevin Whitaker (History '79), U.S. ambassador to Colombia.
Desirée Davis Stolar (Interdisciplinary-Media Studies '07) shares what’s happened with her company, Unshrinkit, after its success on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and the surprising twist to the investment deal she struck with Mark Cuban.