The weeklong spring festival, which kicks off Monday, celebrates Central Virginia’s art, entrepreneurship, education and local cuisine.
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.
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.”
Although he’s earned many titles and honors for his advancements in molecular research, Brooks Pate sees himself first as a citizen-scientist. The University of Virginia’s William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Chemistry is committed to conducting basic research for the public good.
Arts & Sciences faculty will be lending their creative talents to next month’s Tom Tom Founders Festival. The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is a Signature Event Partner for the seventh annual festival, which begins Monday, April 10 and runs through April 16. The Tom Tom Founders Festival celebrates the work of artists and innovators and is scheduled to feature more than 60 bands, 200 speakers and 400 community organizations in a variety of outdoor spaces, theaters, galleries and concert venues.
Astronomy department chair Michael Skrutskie has established his department as a leader in instrument design and deployment, enabling headline-grabbing discoveries in astronomy.
Students selected a special mark commemorating UVA’s upcoming bicentennial that will decorate graduation gowns this year as the University prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary.
The actor, director, producer and writer will take the stage on Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena for the annual UVA President’s Speaker Series for the Arts, discussing his career and the impact of the arts.