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  • Recent Book Edited by Slavic Faculty Member Offers New Approach to Area Studies

    May 17, 2016

    A new book co-edited by Edith Clowes reconceptualizes area and global studies in a way that shifts focus to the importance of understanding specific human experiences.

  • College to Pilot Groundbreaking Curriculum Changes

    May 05, 2016

    College faculty members voted with an 83 percent majority to test the first comprehensive revamp of the school’s curriculum in more than four decades. The pilot program will begin with a subset of students entering UVA in the fall of 2017.

  • Salman Rushdie, David Simon, Alice Waters Headline UVA-Hosted Humanities Celebration

    May 05, 2016

    Internationally acclaimed author Salman Rushdie, Emmy Award-winning writer and producer David Simon, and celebrated chef, author and National Humanities Medalist Alice Waters will be among more than 50 special guests participating in Human/Ties, a three-day celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities to be held Sept. 14-17 at UVA and venues throughout Charlottesville.

  • Lydia Davis, Junot Díaz Named UVA’s Next Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writers-in-Residence

    May 02, 2016

    A pair of MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship recipients will teach and mentor aspiring writers at UVA next academic year as the Creative Writing Program’s next two Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writers-in-Residence.

  • Three UVA Professors Named to America's top Academic Society

    May 02, 2016

    The American Academy of Arts and Sciences recently announced the election of 213 new members this year, including three faculty members from UVA: School of Law professor and psychologist John Monahan; Jahan Ramazani, Professor of English; and Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Alan Taylor.

  • German Faculty Host Open House for Students From Elite Magnet High School

    Apr 29, 2016

    The Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures hosted a visit last month by students from one of the top high schools in the U.S. The April 11 tour aimed to provide the 47 students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology a deeper appreciation for the continued study of German at the undergraduate level.

  • Economics Conference at UVA Promotes Opportunities for Women in the Field

    Apr 19, 2016

    Sponsored by the University of Virginia and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation through the National Bureau of Economic Research, the conference drew faculty and students from 15 universities and colleges, including keynote speaker Sandra Black, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

  • Politics’ Todd Sechser Receives Two-Year Carnegie Grant

    Apr 18, 2016

    The two-year grant for the “Emerging Technologies and Strategic Stability” project will support meetings drawing together an international group of academics with technical experts from Silicon Valley, defense industry representatives, and government and military officials.

  • Raise Your Voice

    Apr 15, 2016

    The 95 members of the University Singers have come together to create extraordinary performances at home and abroad.

  • UVA Astronomers Find Oasis in Brown Dwarf Desert

    Apr 15, 2016

    The Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) led by UVA astronomers, has played a key role in shedding new light on brown dwarfs and exoplanets.

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