History professor Christian W. McMillen has been named the next associate dean for the social sciences. He will succeed Len Schoppa, who will head to the University of Oxford for a year of research, and then resume teaching in the Dept. of Politics when he returns.
The Arts & Sciences Democracy Initiative will launch this spring with an inaugural democracy lab focusing on Religion, Race, and Global Democracies, led by Religious Studies professors Martien Halvorson-Taylor and Kurtis Schaeffer..
A special issue of the Council for European Studies’ online journal, edited by A&S faculty members, examines the parallels between last August’s Charlottesville demonstrations by a large group of white supremacists and the resurgence of far-right groups in Europe.
Danielle Allen discussed her book, “Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality,” which was the common reading assignment for students enrolled in the College of Arts & Science’s new curriculum
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Arts & Sciences faculty from the Departments of Environmental Sciences and Music who are collaborating with colleagues in UVA's School of Architecture on an Arctic research project.
Renowned political theorist and ethicist who has emerged over the last decade as one of the leading thinkers about the crucial role education plays in democracy, Harvard University professor Danielle Allen will speak at the Paramount Theater on Feb. 1 as part of the Engagements Lecture Series.