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This Student’s Superpower is Photography

Published March 20, 2017 in News

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.

Meet Associate Professor Jack Chen

Published March 17, 2017 in Faculty

Researching the literary and intellectual traditions of medieval China, Jack Chen has examined, among other topics, the history of information management in traditional China, gossip and cats.

Third-Year College Student Bryanna Miller Brings Vast Leadership Experience to BOV

Published March 15, 2017 in News

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.

UVA Center Explores Why Poetry Endures

Published March 15, 2017 in News

“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. 

College Faculty Featured in This Year's Virginia Festival of the Book

Published March 15, 2017 in News

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 Researchers Focus on What Black Girls Experience

Published March 14, 2017 in News

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.

Researchers Discover How Neurons Tell Each Other to Die Under Trauma, Disease

Published March 10, 2017 in News

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 

Meet Assistant Professor Alan O. Bergland

Published March 10, 2017 in Faculty

An evolutionary biologist, Alan O. Bergland studies the genetic basis of rapid and cyclic adaptation in the wild.

What Do Diane Sawyer’s Hair and Moon Rocks Have in Common?

Published March 9, 2017 in News

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.

This is Your Brain on Politics: The Neuroscience That Shapes Our Views

Published March 6, 2017 in News

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. 

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