Keisha John, who has been serving as Director of Diversity Programs for UVA’s Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs since 2015, is moving into a new role within Arts & Sciences as the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion.
A rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Lincoln, and the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, as well as a unique note by Frederick Douglass, the famous abolitionist who escaped slavery, are on display at the Special Collections Library.
The Engagements Lecture Series is bringing acclaimed performance artist and sculptor Nick Cave to the Paramount Theater as the first keynote speaker of this academic year’s series of events. Cave's work and performances blend sculpture, installation, video, choreographed performances and fashion.
Kucenas has been selected for the Landis Mentoring Award for Outstanding Mentorship, a new annual award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health.
McDowell joined the English department faculty in fall 1987 and holds the Alice Griffin Professorship, and has directed the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies for the past 10 years.