Religious studies professor Vanessa Ochs explains why we depend on rituals and how they have evolved to include more women, welcome the LGBTQ community and accommodate those who declare themselves “spiritual but not religious.”
Although he’s earned many titles and honors for his advancements in molecular research, Brooks Pate sees himself first as a citizen-scientist. The University of Virginia’s William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Chemistry is committed to conducting basic research for the public good.
Arts & Sciences faculty will be lending their creative talents to next month’s Tom Tom Founders Festival. The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is a Signature Event Partner for the seventh annual festival, which begins Monday, April 10 and runs through April 16. The Tom Tom Founders Festival celebrates the work of artists and innovators and is scheduled to feature more than 60 bands, 200 speakers and 400 community organizations in a variety of outdoor spaces, theaters, galleries and concert venues.
Astronomy department chair Michael Skrutskie has established his department as a leader in instrument design and deployment, enabling headline-grabbing discoveries in astronomy.
Students selected a special mark commemorating UVA’s upcoming bicentennial that will decorate graduation gowns this year as the University prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary.
The actor, director, producer and writer will take the stage on Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena for the annual UVA President’s Speaker Series for the Arts, discussing his career and the impact of the arts.
The U.S. government just added a bumblebee species to the endangered species list. UVA environmental scientist T’ai Roulston, who nearly three years ago sighted one of the last specimens of the bee in the east, provides insight.
UVA’s regular admission decisions are out and social media is buzzing with the excitement of newly admitted Wahoos. Find out more about who will make up the Class of 2021.
U.S. News & World Report recognized six Arts & Sciences graduate programs this month in its annual national rankings of the top social science and humanities doctoral programs.
By: Fariss Samarrai | University Communications
Gary McGraw describes himself as an “alpha geek.”