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IHGC Introduces New Director, Plans for Humanities Labs

Published February 19, 2016 in News
The former director of the Australian National University’s Humanities Research Centre, Debjani Ganguly shared her vision for UVA's Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures at a Feb. 17 town hall. Those plans include a series of new Humanities Laboratories to develop new humanities courses and research projects for the benefit of the broader UVA community.

College Alumnus Takes on the Yanks on ‘Wicked Tuna’ Reality Show

Published February 16, 2016 in News
While recording the second season of “Wicked Tuna: North vs. South,” a National Geographic Channel reality show, University of Virginia alumnus Capt. Britton Shackelford '90 had to navigate some of the most treacherous water he’d ever dealt with during his quarter-century career in sport and commercial fishing.

"Green Pea" Galaxy Provides Insights to Early Universe Evolution

Published February 15, 2016 in News
An international team of scientists organized by UVA astronomer Trinh Thuan used Hubble Space Telescope data to discover a nearby compact dwarf galaxy. In a recently published paper in Nature, the scientists conclude that newly formed dwarf galaxies were likely the reason that the universe heated up about 13 billion years ago.

New Fellowships Supports Faculty Arts Projects

Published February 10, 2016 in News
Seven Arts & Sciences faculty members were included in the inaugural class of Arts Fellows to pursue creative projects and to design new courses intended to expand the integration of the arts across research and teaching on Grounds.

Julian Bond (1940-2015) - Civil Rights Leader, Legislator, and UVA History Professor

Published February 9, 2016 in News

Honor the legacy of Julian Bond by supporting the Julian Bond Professorship of Civil Rights and Social Justice. With less than one million dollars needed to fully fund this professorship, your gift will help advance civil rights teaching and scholarship at UVA for generations to come. Please give today.

Now 105 Years Old, Darden's Founding Faculty Member Inspires A&S Writing Seminar

Published January 21, 2016 in News
The John D. Forbes Seminar for Career Focused Writing and Communications will emphasize oral and written communications in the interest of preparing Arts & Sciences students for leadership roles in a variety of careers.

Smithsonian Launches Exhibition Inspired by Prof. Olivier Zunz's Book

Published December 17, 2015 in News
The exhibition, "The Power of Giving - Philanthropy's Impact on American Life," was inspired in part by Zunz's book, and he was joined at the Smithsonian by legendary philanthropists David Rockefeller, Jr., Warren Buffett, and David Rubenstein.

Media Studies Alumna Shares New Success After Surviving 'Shark Tank'

Published December 16, 2015 in News
Desirée Davis Stolar (Interdisciplinary-Media Studies '07) shares what’s happened with her company, Unshrinkit, after its success on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and the surprising twist to the investment deal she struck with Mark Cuban.

"Spiritual but not religious.” Millennials Are Leaving Religion But Embracing Spirituality.

Published December 14, 2015 in News
Religious Studies Prof. Matthew Hedstrom has spent a lot of time asking why. He’s finding answers in today’s consumer capitalist culture.

Honors Politics Major Russell Bogue Among 2015 Class of Rhodes Scholars

Published November 23, 2015 in News
Russell Bogue, a fourth-year honors politics student in the College who also is studying Mandarin Chinese, is the University of Virginia’s 51st Rhodes Scholar.

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