By: Matt Kelly / University Communications
In the pantheon of American events that charted the course of the nation, almost nothing comes close to the Civil War.
Maybe nothing at all.
The war was all things at once: Horrific. Historic. Gripping. Confounding. Liberating. Endlessly fascinating. Supercharged with characters and complexities, it would reverberate for decades and across generations.
By: Lorenzo Perez, Senior Writer - College of Arts & Sciences
Wyatt Andrews, an award-winning journalist who covered presidential campaigns, the U.S. Supreme Court, the first Gulf War and historic summit meetings between the United States and the Soviet Union during his 34-year career with CBS News, is joining the Department of Media Studies faculty.
By: Anne E. Bromley | University Communications
University of Virginia Professor Farzaneh Milani says the common theme in her teaching and scholarship is “the genuine belief in the power of words, the conviction that while violence begets more violence, words are mightier than swords.” In fact, her 2011 book is titled “Words Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and Freedom of Movement.”
By: Lorenzo Perez, Senior Writer, College of Arts & Sciences
Addressing the intersections of religion and politics, U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid will deliver the University of Virginia’s inaugural Joseph Smith Lecture on Religious Liberty on Sept. 26.
By: Anne E. Bromley | UVAToday
An award-winning writer of transatlantic literature will visit Grounds in April as the University of Virginia’s second Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence.
By: Anne E. Bromley, University Communications
In this pragmatic, materialistic world, there scarcely seems room to follow the quest for truth, or to live a life devoted to compassion, or courage. But these ideals ought to be as important now as they ever were, according to Mark Edmundson’s latest book, “Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals.”
By: Diana Williams | UVAToday
Mark Pellington is a man you know, but you don’t know that you know him. More than likely, he was behind the camera for some of the most memorable visual experiences you’ve had in the last 30 years.