John Bonvillian, a pioneer in the field of augmentative and alternative communication, passed away on May 8 in Charlottesville. He was instrumental in getting the American Sign Language program established at UVA.
UVA’s Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures is hosting the annual conference of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, a global professional body with more than 200 humanities centers from around the world.
The Democracy Initiative’s next lab will focus on combatting corruption, and will be led by scholars from disciplines across Arts & Sciences and the School of Law. The lab will run for approximately three years and feature new classes, conferences, and research in the field of corruption studies.
Grace Elizabeth Hale, Commonwealth Professor of American Studies and History, and Talitha LeFlouria, the Lisa Smith Discovery Associate Professor in African and African-American Studies, are among the 31 distinguished scholars and writers who had their research proposals selected by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
With Guggenheim Fellowships, English professor Anna Brickhouse will work on her project, “Earthquake Aesthetics,” and history professor Thomas Klubock on “Nation of Rivers: A History of Water and Water Wars in Modern South America.”