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What’s So Funny? New Professor Explores What Comedy Tells Us About Ourselves

Published January 25, 2017 in News
“Comedy allows us to talk about really hard things,” said Katelyn Hale Wood, an assistant professor of theater studies who joined the University of Virginia’s Department of Drama this fall. She’s teaching “Performing Race and Citizenship in 21st Century USA” this semester, as well as courses on theater history and modern drama, and “Comedy and Protest” next fall.

Q&A: A&S Expert Offers Helpful Insight Into Future of U.S.-Russia Relations

Published January 19, 2017 in News
History professor Jeffrey Rossman analyzes relations between Russia and the United States, which have had low points in the past. What will happen after the leadership change in Washington?

Award-Winning Junot Díaz Visits UVA This Month as Writer-in-Residence

Published January 18, 2017 in News
In addition to leading master classes and meeting with M.F.A. and undergraduate prose writers, MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz will give a reading and two talks during his residency.

Brain Institute Has UVA Well-Positioned in Hot Field of Neuroscience

Published January 17, 2017 in News
The University of Virginia’s new multidisciplinary Brain Institute, established last spring, already has begun establishing the University as a national and state hub for basic and clinical brain research and education, and as a treatment center for brain diseases and disorders.

Ellen DeGeneres Had A Big Surprise for UVA’s ‘Two Blind Brothers’

Published January 9, 2017 in News
The talk show host shared a lot of laughs – and one very generous surprise – with Bradford Manning (COM '07) and Bryan Manning (COL '13), who founded a clothing company to raise money for blindness research.

A&S Scientists Develop Early-Warning System for Toxic Algae Blooms

Published January 5, 2017 in News
Environmental sciences chair Michael Pace conducted an experiment on ways to stop toxic algae blooms in their tracks.

Tocqueville Skewered His Contemporaries With a Sharp Pen

Published January 5, 2017 in News
Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville, who helped define America, wanted his own people to understand their politics and revolution, but only after he was dead. UVA history professor Olivier Zunz has edited a translation of the politician’s “Recollections.”

College Alumnus Recalls Five Years of Speechwriting in Obama’s White House

Published January 3, 2017 in News
In the twilight of the current administration, Kyle O’Connor – one of the youngest presidential speechwriters in history – reflects on his rise from a fresh-out-of-UVA campaign intern to deputy director of speechwriting.

College Alumna Leads World’s First Forest-Warming Experiment

Published January 1, 2017 in News
Forest Service ecologist and UVA environmental sciences alumna Tana Wood is leading a unique climate-change experiment in Puerto Rico that involves erecting space heaters in a tropical forest.

This A&S December Grad Builds Up Fencing, Breaks Down Barriers to Good Health

Published December 21, 2016 in News
Although Emma Kyono won’t walk the Lawn to officially signify her status as a UVA alumna until May, she is one of more than 500 undergraduate and graduate students who completed their coursework this month.

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