Anne Verbiscer, a planetary astronomer who played a key role in NASA’s multinational Cassini mission to Saturn, is now watching its controlled demise.
In recognition of the loyal commitment Arts & Sciences' donors make every year, we are excited to announce the College Club Loyalty Society. Donors are recognized as members of the College Club Loyalty Society for 2+ consecutive years of giving (by fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30).
The College of Arts & Sciences’ innovative curriculum presents a new first-year experience: a set of “Engagements” courses designed to help students flourish at UVA, in their chosen careers and as active citizens.
One University of Virginia colleague called Rachel Most one of the most powerful women on Grounds. College of Arts & Sciences Dean Ian Baucom said he could not be more pleased with her leadership as an associate dean serving more than 10,000 undergraduate students.
Krishan Kumar shows how each empire, like ancient Rome, saw itself as the carrier of civilization to the rest of the world, but had to accommodate other cultures and enlist those people to participate in their mission.
The five students living in Perkins House, named after civil rights leader John M. Perkins, aim to deepen ties between the University community and the nearby 10th and Page neighborhood.
While it wasn’t on the path of totality, the University was close enough that viewers were able to catch a partial eclipse from vantage points on Grounds. The Society of Physics Students and the Astronomy Club held a community viewing event on the Lawn.
As the first days of the fall semester’s classes begin, UVA faculty members shared ideas of how to address the violent events on Grounds and in the city of Charlottesville.
Alexander Sedgwick was one of those University of Virginia faculty members who felt a responsibility – one colleague described it as a calling – to serve UVA in several ways during his long tenure on Grounds. The former dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and University Professor Emeritus died July 22 in Charlottesville. A professor in the Corcoran Department of History who specialized in early modern French history, Sedgwick came to UVA in 1963 and stayed for 34 years.
A pair of renowned environmental scientists will soon join the University of Virginia faculty, helping to propel forward a series of new interdisciplinary research initiatives on Grounds.