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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.

Fourth-Year A&S Student Among Nation's Top 10 Army ROTC Cadets

Published October 13, 2016 in News
University of Virginia and Arts & Sciences 4th-year Sarah Koch has been named one of the top 10 Army ROTC cadets in the country.

An American Adventure

Published October 12, 2016 in News
UVA alumni Darius Nabors (Col '07) and Trevor Kemp (Engr '06, '14) recently completed a once-in-a-lifetime trip, visiting all 59 national parks in 59 weeks.

Graduate Art Student Calls Attention to Plight of Afghan Women

Published October 11, 2016 in News
Zuhal Feraidon, who was born in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, is using her art to change perceptions of Afghan women at home and abroad.

The Good Life: A&S Philosophy Professor Explores the Varied Human Condition

Published October 10, 2016 in News
There are many University of Virginia students who would tell you that their time on Grounds is preparing them to “live a good life.” But what does that mean? Is there any universal measurement of “good”?

A&S Graduate Student Helped Build Soundtrack for New African-American Museum

Published October 10, 2016 in News
Among the many historic artifacts and stories on display when the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opens this weekend, visitors will be treated to exhibits celebrating 400 years of African-American music, many of them carefully researched and curated by University of Virginia Ph.D. student Steven Lewis.

Algal Blooms

Published October 10, 2016 in News
Individual choices add up to major impacts on the Chesapeake Bay. A new tool developed by UVA researchers helps individuals identify their contributions to nitrogen overload and suggests ways to mitigate them.


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