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  • Virginia Festival of the Book Opens on March 21

    Mar 07, 2018

    The 24th annual Virginia Festival of the Book opens on March 21 and will feature five days of readings and panel discussions featuring authors ranging from bestselling authors to debut writers. Arts & Sciences faculty will participate in a series of Festival readings and discussions this year, both as featured authors and as panel moderators.

  • UVA Neurobiologist Seeks Clues to Brain Development Through Early Vision

    Mar 06, 2018

    The neural circuitry of the developing brain is shaped by sight. Jianhua “J.C.” Cang is looking deep for insights.

  • Maternal Health Drives UVA's Newly Minted Luce Scholar

    Mar 06, 2018

    Fourth-year Global Development Studies major Madeline Rita plans to examine health systems in Asia – and create more space for self-reflection – while on a Luce Scholarship.

  • New Associate Dean Coming From History

    Feb 26, 2018

    History professor Christian W. McMillen has been named the next associate dean for the social sciences. He will succeed Len Schoppa, who will head to the University of Oxford for a year of research, and then resume teaching in the Dept. of Politics when he returns. 

  • This Physics Professor Has Invented a Better Earplug

    Feb 12, 2018

    A unique silicone rubber developed by Lou Bloomfield may soon help people avoid hearing damage when exposed to loud noises.


  • Democracy Lab Slated to Begin This Spring

    Feb 12, 2018

    The Arts & Sciences Democracy Initiative will launch this spring with an inaugural democracy lab focusing on Religion, Race, and Global Democracies, led by Religious Studies professors Martien Halvorson-Taylor and Kurtis Schaeffer..

  • EuropeNow Spotlights UVA, A&S European Studies

    Feb 11, 2018

    A special issue of the Council for European Studies’ online journal, edited by A&S faculty members, examines the parallels between last August’s Charlottesville demonstrations by a large group of white supremacists and the resurgence of far-right groups in Europe.

  • Harvard Scholar Takes First-Year Students Back to the Basics of American Democracy

    Feb 05, 2018

    Danielle Allen discussed her book, “Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality,” which was the common reading assignment for students enrolled in the College of Arts & Science’s new curriculum

  • Are Smartphones Making People Sad?

    Feb 01, 2018

    Your smartphone is probably getting in the way of that age-old social interaction, researchers from the Department of Psychology have found.

  • Behind the Scenes, This Navy Veteran is Instrumental in Astronomers' Success

    Feb 01, 2018

    Meet the award-winning UVA scientist who led the construction of a sensitive astronomical observation tool, from first cut of the metal to first light through the lens, in an “unheard-of” 16 months.