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  • English Professor Jerome McGann Receives Thomas Jefferson Award for Scholarship

    Nov 07, 2016

    Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan Professor in the Department of English, and Robert Sweeney, retired senior vice president for university advancement – received Thomas Jefferson Awards for their scholarship and service, respectively. The awards are the highest honors the University accords to members of its community.

  • A&S Faculty Play Role in Virginia Film Festival

    Oct 21, 2016

    This year’s Festival will feature appearances from filmmaker Werner Herzog, actress-director Liv Ullmann and actress Shirley MacLaine. Many A&S faculty will play key supporting roles, introducing films and participating in panel discussions following screenings.

  • Up, Up and Away, and Back to Earth

    Oct 21, 2016

    Three students launched a payload of instruments by weather balloon for an astronomy project. Thirty miles and three hours, 40 minutes later, they’re eager to do it all again.

  • Political Climate Change

    Oct 18, 2016

    The “2016 Survey of American Political Culture” by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture reveals the troubling pulse of the American electorate, from distrust of politicians to suspicions about Wall Street and a system “rigged” to benefit the wealthiest Americans.

  • Fourth-Year Student Among Nation's Top 10 Army ROTC Cadets

    Oct 12, 2016

    Sarah Koch wants to use her UVA education in Arabic and Persian to pursue a career in the U.S. Army that includes military intelligence and being a “warrior-diplomat.”

  • Practicing Politics at Home, Where Policy Meets Reality

    Oct 12, 2016

    While most Americans are focused on the national stage, Assistant Professor Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner teaches how to make an impact in the political arenas that directly affect us the most: the ones in our hometowns.

  • Curriculum Update from Dean Ian Baucom

    Oct 10, 2016

    A message to A&S Faculty from Dean Ian Baucom:

    Dear Colleagues:

  • UVA Symposium to Explore ‘Arc and Touchstones’ of Julian Bond’s Career

    Oct 10, 2016

    A symposium organized in remembrance of Julian Bond, one of the most prominent advocates for social justice to emerge from the American Civil Rights Movement and an Arts & Sciences faculty member for 20 years, will open next week, on October 20.

  • In Memoriam: Renowned Iranian Scholar Ruhi Ramazani

    Oct 07, 2016

    Rouhoullah “Ruhi” K. Ramazani, a University of Virginia professor emeritus of government and foreign affairs who dedicated his life to UVA and to promoting political understanding of Iran-U.S. relations, died on Oct. 5 in Charlottesville. He was 88.

  • Jane Alison Gives a Glimpse Into Her New 'Non-Fiction" Novel

    Sep 28, 2016

    In her sixth book, “Nine Island,” Alison finds patterns in real life to create the narrative that includes translating Ovid’s stories of sexual transformation and thinking about her status as a woman on her own at 50

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