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One Aria at a Time, Third-Year College Student Builds Professional Opera Career

Published November 7, 2016 in News
Wesley Diener, a music major who has performed in operas in the U.S. and abroad, offered UVA Today a glimpse of his rehearsals, performing an aria from the Italian opera “Don Pasquale.”

UVA Honors Thomas Jefferson Award Winners, Top Students at Fall Convocations

Published November 5, 2016 in News
At UVA's Fall Convocation, two outstanding members of the University of Virginia community – Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan Professor in the Department of English, and Robert D. Sweeney, retired senior vice president for university advancement – received Thomas Jefferson Awards for their scholarship and service, respectively.

Faculty Shift From Classroom to the Theater for This Weekend’s Film Festival

Published November 4, 2016 in News
One of the things that makes the Virginia Film Festival unique is the participation of UVA faculty and staff members, whose informed input enriches the experience for festival-goers.

So You Think You Want To Be a Writer? Four Authors Offer and A&S Professors Offer Advice

Published November 4, 2016 in News
Kapnick Writer-in-Residence Lydia Davis and three other writers from around Grounds – including William Faulkner himself – offer pearls of wisdom about wrestling with the written word.

New Director for Humanities and Global Cultures Brings Ocean View to UVA

Published November 3, 2016 in News
As the second head of the University of Virginia’s Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, Debjani Ganguly is helping chart the course of the study of the humanities at the University as it heads into its third century.

Chemist Works With NASA To Probe Human Activity's Effects On Atmosphere

Published October 31, 2016 in News
Environmental scientist Sally Pusede had an interesting summer. She spent one month in South Korea flying onboard a NASA DC-8 research aircraft. An atmospheric chemist, Pusede served as an instrument scientist, working with a team of scientists from the United States, Europe and South Korea on the multi-million-dollar flying laboratory, conducting one of the largest air-quality studies ever done anywhere.

UVA Creates Julian Bond Professorship for Civil Rights Education

Published October 20, 2016 in News
Ian Baucom, Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, has announced that we have made the Julian Bond Professorship of Civil Rights and Social Justice at the University of Virginia a reality. As many as 350 alumni, parents and friends contributed $3 million to endow a professorship in memory of the late civil rights activist Julian Bond, a UVA professor emeritus of history.

Those Who Touch Lives

Published October 17, 2016 in News
Brandi Durkac (Col ’00) had often heard family stories of a relative who was a renowned scholar of Spanish and Portuguese history. That relative, Charles Julian Bishko (1904-2002), was an admired professor of history who taught at UVA for 39 years. Durkac was intrigued by the stories, but for a young person who had never met the man, Bishko remained something of an imaginary figure. That changed when Durkac’s family took a trip to Charlottesville during her teen years before college.

Two A&S Alums Named Among Top Five Emerging American Writers

Published October 16, 2016 in News
Greg Jackson (COL '12) and Thomas Pierce (COL '13) have both been selected for the National Book Foundation's annual “5 Under 35” prize, recognizing five recently published writers under age 35 whose work stands out from other new books and lists of recommended titles.

Some People Really Do Whistle While They Work – Here’s Why

Published October 15, 2016 in News
Linguist Mark A. Sicoli, an assistant professor of anthropology who joined the University of Virginia’s faculty this year, studies a rare form of “whistled speech,” which is endangered in the few places around the world where it can still be found.

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