Wyatt Andrews, an award-winning journalist who covered presidential campaigns, the U.S. Supreme Court, the first Gulf War and historic summit meetings during his 34-year career with CBS News, is joining the Department of Media Studies faculty.
In collaboration with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation, the College will host a public forum to bring some of the world’s leading authors, filmmakers, scholars and artists to Charlottesville next fall.
Zakir Tameez is the founder of the Houston Independent School District Student Congress and has spent the last year advocating for better education in his home state. Recently he took his cause all the way to the Texas Supreme Court.
Each year, the Mead Endowment invites about a dozen faculty members, based on deans’ recommendations, to submit their “dream ideas” for creative projects that will allow them to engage with students in meaningful and memorable ways that enrich the academic experience.
Farzaneh Milani says the common theme in her teaching and scholarship is “the genuine belief in the power of words, the conviction that while violence begets more violence, words are mightier than swords.”
U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid will discuss the Senate’s role in mediating rights of religious conscience in a Sept. 26 public lecture sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies’ Mormon Studies program.