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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.

Wyatt Andrews '74, DuPont-, Emmy-Winning CBS Correspondent Joining College Faculty

Published October 14, 2015 in News

By: Lorenzo Perez, Senior Writer - College of Arts & Sciences

Wyatt Andrews, an award-winning journalist who covered presidential campaigns, the U.S. Supreme Court, the first Gulf War and historic summit meetings between the United States and the Soviet Union during his 34-year career with CBS News, is joining the Department of Media Studies faculty.

Iranian-American Professor Devotes Teaching, Research to ‘Words, Not Swords’

Published October 1, 2015 in News

By: Anne E. Bromley | University Communications

University of Virginia Professor Farzaneh Milani says the common theme in her teaching and scholarship is “the genuine belief in the power of words, the conviction that while violence begets more violence, words are mightier than swords.” In fact, her 2011 book is titled “Words Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and Freedom of Movement.”

A Message from the Dean

Published September 30, 2015 in News
For the past year, I have had the honor of serving as your Dean, and I am deeply thankful for the guidance and unwavering support I have received from our alumni, parents and friends. With your help, we are building on the College’s reputation of excellence and stand poised to shape the future of liberal arts education.

U.S. Sen. Reid to Deliver Inaugural U.Va. Lecture on Religious Liberty

Published September 24, 2015 in News

By: Lorenzo Perez, Senior Writer, College of Arts & Sciences

Addressing the intersections of religion and politics, U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid will deliver the University of Virginia’s inaugural Joseph Smith Lecture on Religious Liberty on Sept. 26.

British-Caribbean Author Caryl Phillips Tapped as U.Va.’s Second Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence

Published September 23, 2015 in News

By: Anne E. Bromley | UVAToday

An award-winning writer of transatlantic literature will visit Grounds in April as the University of Virginia’s second Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence.

You’ve Got to Have Soul, U.Va. Professor Mark Edmundson Says in New Book

Published September 21, 2015 in News

By: Anne E. Bromley, University Communications

In this pragmatic, materialistic world, there scarcely seems room to follow the quest for truth, or to live a life devoted to compassion, or courage. But these ideals ought to be as important now as they ever were, according to Mark Edmundson’s latest book, “Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals.”

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