By: Fariss Samarrai | University Communications
Gary McGraw describes himself as an “alpha geek.”
VIDEO | The Lawn and John Paul Jones Arena are two of Sarah Dodge’s favorite photo backdrops. “Being a UVA student is something I am extremely proud of, and to be able to combine that identity with my identity as a photographer is really satisfying,” she said.
As president of the Black Student Alliance, Miller has worked quietly to provide stability within the organization and establish lasting structures. She plans to bring that pragmatic approach to her work on the Board of Visitors.
“When someone dies, when we fall in love, when people get married – at moments of heightened feeling, we often turn to the compressed, memorable and vivid language of poetry,” says English professor Jahan Ramazani.
The 23rd annual Virginia Festival of the Book opens next week on March 22 and will feature five days of readings and panel discussions featuring authors ranging from bestselling authors to debut writers as part of an event that has become the largest community-based book event in the mid-Atlantic region. Arts & Sciences faculty will be featured prominently in a series of Festival events this year, both as authors of featured works and as moderators of panel discussions.
UVA has taken on the subject of black girlhood in several ways – on the academic front, through an emerging interdisciplinary field of scholarship, and in positive community engagement to help girls of color thrive.
Neuroscientists have found that healthy neurons receive messages from injured neighbors that can lead to death. If they can block these messages from getting through, they may be able to slow
Hint: UVA environmental sciences professor Stephen Macko has worked with both during a wide-raging academic career that has inspired hundreds of students to pursue careers in science.
Liya Yu, a lecturer who specializes in combining political philosophy and neuroscience, explains how involuntary brain functions impact our politics – and how we can use that information to improve political discourse.
In the second of two parts, we look at how two more recipients of UVA’s Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards are breaking new ground with their scholarship.