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Meet Associate Professor Jessica Andruss

Published March 24, 2017 in Faculty

Studying medieval Jewish and Islamic intellectual history, Jessica Andruss focuses on Jewish literature and biblical exegesis written in Arabic, and their connections to both rabbinic and Islamic thought. Her research encompasses the linguistic, literary, historical, and religious dimensions of cultural exchange between Judaism and Islam in the Middle Ages.

Meet Associate Professor Jack Chen

Published March 17, 2017 in Faculty

Researching the literary and intellectual traditions of medieval China, Jack Chen has examined, among other topics, the history of information management in traditional China, gossip and cats.

College Faculty Featured in This Year's Virginia Festival of the Book

Published March 15, 2017 in News

The 23rd annual Virginia Festival of the Book opens next week on March 22 and will feature five days of readings and panel discussions featuring authors ranging from bestselling authors to debut writers as part of an event that has become the largest community-based book event in the mid-Atlantic region. Arts & Sciences faculty will be featured prominently in a series of Festival events this year, both as authors of featured works and as moderators of panel discussions.

UVA Researchers Focus on What Black Girls Experience

Published March 14, 2017 in News

UVA has taken on the subject of black girlhood in several ways – on the academic front, through an emerging interdisciplinary field of scholarship, and in positive community engagement to help girls of color thrive.

Researchers Discover How Neurons Tell Each Other to Die Under Trauma, Disease

Published March 10, 2017 in News

Neuroscientists have found that healthy neurons receive messages from injured neighbors that can lead to death. If they can block these messages from getting through, they may be able to slow 

Meet Assistant Professor Alan O. Bergland

Published March 10, 2017 in Faculty

An evolutionary biologist, Alan O. Bergland studies the genetic basis of rapid and cyclic adaptation in the wild.

What Do Diane Sawyer’s Hair and Moon Rocks Have in Common?

Published March 9, 2017 in News

Hint: UVA environmental sciences professor Stephen Macko has worked with both during a wide-raging academic career that has inspired hundreds of students to pursue careers in science.

This is Your Brain on Politics: The Neuroscience That Shapes Our Views

Published March 6, 2017 in News

Liya Yu, a lecturer who specializes in combining political philosophy and neuroscience, explains how involuntary brain functions impact our politics – and how we can use that information to improve political discourse. 

Meet Assistant Professor Francesco Di Plinio

Published March 3, 2017 in Faculty

The recipient of a National Science Foundation grant, Francesco Di Plinio concentrates his research in the areas of harmonic analysis and partial differential equations.

Undergraduate Researchers Probe Alzheimer’s in Mice and Impressionism

Published March 1, 2017 in News

In the second of two parts, we look at how two more recipients of UVA’s Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards are breaking new ground with their scholarship.


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