Michael Allen works on religion, philosophy, and ecology in South Asia, drawing on both Sanskrit and vernacular sources. He specializes in Advaita Vedanta, with wider interests in other Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions.
Lilly Crown will pursue her ambition to work in the Middle East – and seek direction for her graduate studies – with an assist from a Middle East and North Africa Regional Fellowship.
A former postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego, Charles Machan is researching ways to develop new inorganic complexes and materials which incorporate co catalytic moieties, non-covalent secondary sphere interactions, and substrate relays as catalysts.
Katelyn Hale Wood is a performance studies scholar and theatre historian whose research engages the intersections of critical race and queer theory, gender studies, and 20th/21st century comedic performance.
The duo will pursue graduate education and research in combating cancer and HIV/AIDS at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford.
After she graduates next month from the University of Virginia in just three years, art history major Emily Cox will continue her studies at the University of Oxford in England as UVA’s first participant in the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities.
Juan Manuel Santos, a Nobel Laureate and president of Colombia, will address UVA students during Valedictory Exercises. Deborah E. McDowell, director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, and Robert C. Pianta, dean of the Curry School of Education, will speak at Final Exercises.
On Friday, student-led start-up Agrospheres won the prestigious ACC InVenture Prize for its novel product that safely degrades toxic pesticides in a matter of hours.
As a pre-doctoral fellow in the Carter G. Woodson Institute last academic year, Kwame Otu coordinated the African Studies Colloquium Series at the University of Virginia.
Religious studies professor Vanessa Ochs explains why we depend on rituals and how they have evolved to include more women, welcome the LGBTQ community and accommodate those who declare themselves “spiritual but not religious.”