Ann Beattie, an award-winning short story writer and former Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at UVA, will return to Grounds this fall as the Creative Writing Program’s sixth Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence.
UVA has been selected to participate in the pilot cohort of the AAU Ph.D. Education Initiative. The initiative aims “to promote more student-centered doctoral education at AAU universities by making diverse Ph.D. career pathways visible, valued and viable.”
As part of the College Football Playoff Foundation’s “Extra Yard for Teacher’s Week” – an annual celebration honoring great teachers across the country – UVA quarterback Bryce Perkins had a special message.
The Democracy Initiative’s Corruption Laboratory for Ethics, Accountability, and the Rule of Law (CLEAR) is debuting a new speaker series, opening with a lunchtime talk on Sept. 12, by one of the lab’s co-directors, Sandip Sukhtankar.
From high schoolers to local residents to UVA employees, almost 100 people spent time on Aug. 15 helping make the words of the late civil rights activist Julian Bond, who taught history at UVA for 20 years, more accessible to the public.
The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon asked viewers to vote for one of five recent novels as the summer read for his book club, and the latest offering from Creative Writing alumna Mary Beth Keane, “Ask Again, Yes,” won.