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$5 Million Mellon Grant Backs New Academic Program on ‘Race, Place and Equity’

This new initiative will create a broad, interdisciplinary undergraduate program on “Race, Place and Equity” expanding UVA’s academic strengths in teaching about racial equity and democracy.

Avital Balwit, UVA’s 55th Rhodes Scholar, Seeks to Prevent ‘Existential Risk’

Avital Balwit plans to study at the Future of Humanity Institute and the Global Priorities Institute at the University of Oxford.


In Memoriam: Groundbreaking ‘Giant’ in Study of Circadian Rhythms, Influential Mentor Michael Menaker

Feb 24, 2021

A giant in the field of circadian rhythms, Menaker was widely considered one of the pioneers in the physiological analysis and identification of circadian pacemakers in the vertebrate nervous and endocrine systems.

State Department Names Poet and English Professor Rita Dove a ‘Trailblazer’

Feb 24, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, the State Department’s “ShareAmerica” platform is featuring Dove alongside artist Amy Sherald, sculptor Simone Leigh, the late singer Ella Fitzgerald and the late author Toni Morrison.

UVA Expands Graduate Programs in Africana and Caribbean Studies

Feb 16, 2021

The Caribbean islands might sound like the ideal beautiful, balmy vacation spot, but for scholars who study the region, it is so much more – a place of important history and flourishing arts that has much to show its neighbors and past conquerors,