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Nau Center To Explore America’s Defining Conflict

Published October 21, 2015 in News

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.

Wyatt Andrews '74, DuPont-, Emmy-Winning CBS Correspondent Joining College Faculty

Published October 14, 2015 in News

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.

Iranian-American Professor Devotes Teaching, Research to ‘Words, Not Swords’

Published October 1, 2015 in News

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.”

A Message from the Dean

Published September 30, 2015 in News
For the past year, I have had the honor of serving as your Dean, and I am deeply thankful for the guidance and unwavering support I have received from our alumni, parents and friends. With your help, we are building on the College’s reputation of excellence and stand poised to shape the future of liberal arts education.

U.S. Sen. Reid to Deliver Inaugural U.Va. Lecture on Religious Liberty

Published September 24, 2015 in News

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.

British-Caribbean Author Caryl Phillips Tapped as U.Va.’s Second Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence

Published September 23, 2015 in News

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.

You’ve Got to Have Soul, U.Va. Professor Mark Edmundson Says in New Book

Published September 21, 2015 in News

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.”

Alum Takes Storytelling from the Small Screen to the Big Screen, and Back Again

Published September 11, 2015 in News

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. 

From the Concert Hall to the Computer Labs

Published August 25, 2015 in News
A diverse group of U.Va. professors in the College's departments of Music, Media Studies, and American Studies are introducing an interdisciplinary focus to courses on the roots of popular music and the digital technology involved in composing it.

U.Va. Welcomes Class of 2019

Published August 23, 2015 in News
Two Days of Move-in Kick Off Welcome Week for New Wahoos. The University of Virginia’s first-year dorms were filled with joyful energy this weekend as approximately 3,700 new students arrived with colorful suitcases and helpful family members in tow.

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