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Julian Bond (1940-2015) - Civil Rights Leader, Legislator, and UVA History Professor

Published February 9, 2016 in News

Honor the legacy of Julian Bond by supporting the Julian Bond Professorship of Civil Rights and Social Justice. With less than one million dollars needed to fully fund this professorship, your gift will help advance civil rights teaching and scholarship at UVA for generations to come. Please give today.

Now 105 Years Old, Darden's Founding Faculty Member Inspires A&S Writing Seminar

Published January 21, 2016 in News
The John D. Forbes Seminar for Career Focused Writing and Communications will emphasize oral and written communications in the interest of preparing Arts & Sciences students for leadership roles in a variety of careers.

Smithsonian Launches Exhibition Inspired by Prof. Olivier Zunz's Book

Published December 17, 2015 in News
The exhibition, "The Power of Giving - Philanthropy's Impact on American Life," was inspired in part by Zunz's book, and he was joined at the Smithsonian by legendary philanthropists David Rockefeller, Jr., Warren Buffett, and David Rubenstein.

Media Studies Alumna Shares New Success After Surviving 'Shark Tank'

Published December 16, 2015 in News
Desirée Davis Stolar (Interdisciplinary-Media Studies '07) shares what’s happened with her company, Unshrinkit, after its success on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and the surprising twist to the investment deal she struck with Mark Cuban.

"Spiritual but not religious.” Millennials Are Leaving Religion But Embracing Spirituality.

Published December 14, 2015 in News
Religious Studies Prof. Matthew Hedstrom has spent a lot of time asking why. He’s finding answers in today’s consumer capitalist culture.

Honors Politics Major Russell Bogue Among 2015 Class of Rhodes Scholars

Published November 23, 2015 in News
Russell Bogue, a fourth-year honors politics student in the College who also is studying Mandarin Chinese, is the University of Virginia’s 51st Rhodes Scholar.

College Faculty Lead Global Effort to Combat Religious Violence

Published November 20, 2015 in News
Last spring, Professor of Practice Jerry White founded the Global Covenant of Religions with Religious Studies Professor Peter Ochs and David Ford, a professor at the University of Cambridge.

Fourth-Year Photographer Logan Dandridge Captures More Than Meets the Eye

Published November 3, 2015 in Students
Fourth-year student Logan Dandridge hopes his new “Beyond Skin Deep: The UVA Experience” art installation outside Garrett Hall prompts passers-by to look up from their screens and discover the people around them.

Nau Center To Explore America’s Defining Conflict

Published October 21, 2015 in News

By: Matt Kelly / University Communications

In the pantheon of American events that charted the course of the nation, almost nothing comes close to the Civil War.

Maybe nothing at all.

The war was all things at once: Horrific. Historic. Gripping. Confounding. Liberating. Endlessly fascinating. Supercharged with characters and complexities, it would reverberate for decades and across generations.

English Ph.D. Student Annie Galvin Turns Her Critical Eye – and Ear – to Country Lyrics

Published October 16, 2015 in Students
When Grammy Award winner Kacey Musgraves takes to the Paramount Theater stage in Charlottesville on October 16 to perform her “Country & Western Rhinestone Revue,” Annie Galvin, a doctoral student in English will be there – not just to enjoy the young singer-songwriter’s music, but also to critique her song lyrics.

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