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.
In addition to new associate deans Brie Gertler (Arts & Humanities, interim), and Christian McMillen (Social Sciences), nine new academic department chairs and five new program directors are beginning their terms this fall.
Parents lacking financial resources or college degrees are sometimes thought of as being less capable of supporting their children in college, but they likely have something money can’t buy: emotional support.
UVA’s very first semester-long program for new students is hitting its stride in its second year. We talked with an enthusiastic member of the inaugural ‘London First’ class, who convinced her younger sister to enroll this fall.
The scholars recently gathered on Grounds for an international conference examining how big data and the new frontiers of media technology introduced by Facebook, Google and other global companies have penetrated our daily lives.