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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.

College Faculty Lead Global Effort to Combat Religious Violence

Published November 20, 2015 in News
Last spring, Professor of Practice Jerry White founded the Global Covenant of Religions with Religious Studies Professor Peter Ochs and David Ford, a professor at the University of Cambridge.

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.

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