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.
The Environmental Sciences department, with help from state and federal agencies and conservation organizations, has been studying the health of Virginia’s remote mountain streams for nearly four decades. Its Shenandoah Watershed Study is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive long-term stream chemistry surveys.
Professor HIgganbotham has extensively studied Disney’s outsized impact on American culture. She joined a panel of scholars providing commentary for the documentary, which is part of the PBS American Experience series.