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Mathematics Faculty Member Selected for Sloan Fellowship

Published February 27, 2017 in News

Thomas Koberda, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, is one of 126 scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada who were selected this month to receive 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships.

UVA Alumna’s Students Receive Largest Ever Gift on Ellen Show

Published February 27, 2017 in News

1993 College graduate Cheryl Lundy Swift was standing with the entire senior class of the school where she is principal when Ellen DeGeneres made the surprise announcement.

Meet Lecturer Kasey Keeler

Published February 24, 2017 in Faculty

A Native American Studies postdoctoral fellow, Kasey Keeler analyzes suburbs as historically Indian places. Her research focuses on a demographic analysis of U.S.

UVA’s Dance Minors Have a Remarkable History of Student Advocacy

Published February 22, 2017 in News

Ten years ago, students fought hard to revive a dance program begun shortly after women were admitted to UVA. Today, the dance minor is thriving, attracting students from all corners of the University. 

Meet Associate Professor Talitha LeFlouria

Published February 17, 2017 in Faculty

Specializing in the study of African-American women and convict labor in the post-Civil War South, Talitha LeFlouria is the author of Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South (UNC Press, 2015).

From ‘Iron Man’ to ‘Star Wars,’ How Hollywood Cashes in on China’s Box Office

Published February 16, 2017 in News
China’s current import quota of 34 films per year is posing industry challenges for Hollywood. Media studies assistant professor Aynne Kokas has a new book that demystifies the business dealings.

Novelist Junot Díaz Draws Crowds at Kapnick Events

Published February 15, 2017 in News
The fourth Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence earned glowing reviews for his three weeks on Grounds, which included well-attended events and intimate, one-to-one talks with aspiring writers.

These Alumni Are Fighting for Peace, One Cup of Coffee at a Time

Published February 14, 2017 in News

Good Grounds Coffee Co., founded by alumni Huw Rees-Jones and Mary Lansden Brewbaker, helps former fighters and war widows in the Congo lay down their weapons and make a living by farming and selling coffee.

Women, Gender & Sexuality Becomes UVA’s Newest Academic Department

Published February 14, 2017 in News
In 2015, the Arts & Sciences faculty voted unanimously to support the program’s move for departmental status. This year, the approval of the interdisciplinary program as a University department marked the culmination of a nearly two-year process.

Dreams and Goals: Leah Smith Reflects on Her Journey to Olympic Gold

Published February 9, 2017 in News
Before UVA honored her on National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the standout swimmer offered advice to youngsters who swim in her wake.

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