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  • Two College Fourth Years Net Rhodes Scholarships

    Nov 21, 2016

    Aryn Frazier and Lauren Jackson have been named 2017 Rhodes Scholars, to pursue their studies at the University of Oxford in England.

  • McIntire Dept. of Art Selects Three Ruffin Distinguished Artists-in-Residence

    Nov 18, 2016

    Three celebrated artists have accepted invitations from the University of Virginia to serve as artists in residence next semester in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences’ McIntire Department of Art.

  • Faulkner as Father: Student's Prize-Winning Research Reveals Conflicted Portrait

    Nov 10, 2016

    In closely reading William Faulkner’s letters to his daughter, Marcella Sohm discovers a more personal – and flawed – side of one of the 20th century’s towering literary figures.

  • A&S First Years Exploring Connections in New Forums

    Nov 07, 2016

    A new way for students to fulfill the College’s area requirements, the Forums are tailored groups of courses that revolve around a central topic during their first four semesters on Grounds.

  • 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.

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