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  • English Professor Rita Dove, Law Dean Paul Mahoney to Address 2016 Grads

    Nov 13, 2015

    Rita Dove is one of America’s best-known poets, and served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1993 to 1995.

  • ‘Quit Lit’

    Nov 09, 2015

    Nearly 150 years ago, Friedrich Nietzsche, then a 27-year-old professor, offered his critique of the state of German education. His words remain relevant today, says Associate Professor Chad Wellmon.

  • Advising Center Coming to Clemons Library

    Nov 04, 2015

    The second floor of Clemons Library will be transformed into an advising center with academic, professional and personal advising resources available in one central location for students.

  • Strategic Peacebuilding: Addressing Abrahamic Atrocities in the Middle East & Europe

    Nov 01, 2015

    A series of lectures by A&S Professor of Practice Jerry White, who shares the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. November 9, 10, 11.

  • Key Roles for A&S Faculty in Virginia Film Festival

    Oct 28, 2015

    The Festival will feature appearances from Larry Kramer, Oliver Stone, Meg Ryan as well as other celebrated filmmakers, playwrights and actors. Playing key supporting roles will be Arts & Sciences faculty introducing films or participating in panel discussions following screenings.

  • Let’s Talk: UVA to Hold ‘Diversity Dialogues’ Nov. 5 and 6

    Oct 26, 2015

    A series of workshops for students, faculty and staff that aims to give participants the opportunity to understand and move beyond hidden biases that can affect interpersonal relationships and the institutional climate.

  • Humble Service to UVA, Others – and a Beatles Song – Highlight Fall Convocation

    Oct 26, 2015

    Timothy J. Wilson, Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology, was recognized with the Jefferson Award for excellence in scholarship. His nominators at UVA and elsewhere say he is “a giant in the field of behavioral sciences.”

  • Q&A: Afraid to Break the Ice? Never Fear, Miss Mingle is Here

    Oct 20, 2015

    Jeanne Martinet (English '80) -- aka “Miss Mingle” -- has the solutions for making the best of any social situation. The third edition of her book, “The Art of Mingling,” offers readers an up-to-date guide for learning the skills to master any room, glide through an awkward gathering or even become the life of the party.

  • Q&A: Poetry Belongs in All Classrooms, Spaar Says

    Oct 20, 2015

    Coming from a family of mostly scientists, English professor Lisa Russ Spaar, who has taught poetry for more than 30 years, said she often thinks about how the imaginative aspects of different disciplines mesh or intersect.

  • Arts & Sciences as a "Green Workplace"

    Oct 19, 2015

    Our faculty, staff and students occupy more than 35 buildings, and 1.5 million gross square feet on Grounds. As a significant consumer of resources at the University, the College is seeking to reduce its carbon footprint – as well as its annual facilities and utilities budget expense.