Poetry was inscribed on clay tablets 5,000 years ago, has been a common element of cultures around the world and today is enjoying a resurgence on social media. It’s also getting an elevated focus at the University of Virginia through the new Center for Poetry and Poetics.
The Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative has awarded fellowships to three Arts & Sciences faculty members for the 2017-18 academic year as part of an effort to establish UVA as a research center of excellence for the study of the Indigenous arts.
Thomas Koberda, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, is one of 126 scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada who were selected this month to receive a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship.
UVA artists-in-residence Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the creators of “Les Misérables” and “Miss Saigon,” offered encouraging critiques to student-performers and shared their decades of creative insight with University and community audiences.
Assistant Prof. of Anthropology Mark Sicoli uses ‘big data’ computing to compare dozens of languages and shed light on migration patterns and cultural contact in the Americas that might’ve begun in a place called Beringia.