By: Jane Kelly / University Communications
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Virginia $3.47 million to launch a major humanities initiative dedicated to the study of the Global South. The funding will go toward the creation of new courses and research focused on the connected histories and cultures of Africa, Latin America, South and East Asia and other world regions.
The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will match the grant, making the initial five-year investment to launch the initiative about $7 million.
By: Anne E. Bromley | UVAToday, Office of University Communications
H. Julian Bond, University of Virginia professor emeritus of history and one of America’s foremost civil rights leaders, died on Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Florida after a brief illness. He was 75.
By: Diana Williams | UVAToday, Office of University Communications
The sounds of weights clanging together could make it nearly impossible for the average person to concentrate and hold a conversation, but for Thomas Q. Jones, it’s all in a day’s work. Jones is calling from the gym, where he’s squeezing in a workout (and an interview) before he begins another busy day.
By: Katie McNally / University Communications
Long before he ever stood in front of a University of Virginia classroom, wrote for Slate, finished grad school at Harvard, or even finished college himself, Jack Hamilton rocked stages across the United States and Europe as a member of the Mike Welch Band.
By: Caroline Newman / University Communications
In a Gallup survey examining the long-term success of college graduates across the country, University of Virginia alumni surpassed national averages in employment, engagement at work, well-being and attachment to their alma mater.
The University of Virginia celebrated its 186th Final Exercises over the weekend. Take a look back at some of the moments captured over the two days of graduation ceremonies and celebrate with the Class of 2015. For more videos, pictures, stories and more from Final Exercises, click here.
By: Lorenzo Perez, Senior Writer
A University of Virginia astronomer and a former Ph.D. student from the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Astronomy are playing key roles in an international effort to dramatically extend the reach of discovery for the next generation of Extremely Large Telescopes.