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Alum Takes Storytelling from the Small Screen to the Big Screen, and Back Again

Published September 11, 2015 in News

By: Diana Williams | UVAToday

Mark Pellington is a man you know, but you don’t know that you know him. More than likely, he was behind the camera for some of the most memorable visual experiences you’ve had in the last 30 years. 

From the Concert Hall to the Computer Labs

Published August 25, 2015 in News
A diverse group of U.Va. professors in the College's departments of Music, Media Studies, and American Studies are introducing an interdisciplinary focus to courses on the roots of popular music and the digital technology involved in composing it.

Meet Associate Professor Maurice Wallace

Published August 24, 2015 in Faculty
A scholar of African-American and American cultural studies, Maurice Wallace has a keen interest in the history of photography and its convergence with black freedom struggles, from abolitionism and emancipation to the U.S. Civil Rights movement and the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement.

Meet Assistant Professor Sally Pusede

Published August 24, 2015 in Faculty
An atmospheric chemist with broad interests in air quality and climate, Sally Pusede was a postdoctoral fellow at the NASA Langley Research Center before coming to the University of Virginia this year. As part of her research, Pusede has made atmospheric measurements at the Earth’s surface and from onboard aircraft in diverse locations, including polluted cities, agricultural areas, and within forest canopies. She has used these observations to study both the role of reactive nitrogen in chemical oxidation mechanisms and emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas.

Meet Professor Jerry White

Published August 24, 2015 in Faculty
Jerry White offered University of Virginia students an early preview of his new course on strategies for mobilizing social-impact networks to combat violence and promote peace during a public lecture on Grounds in April.

U.Va. Welcomes Class of 2019

Published August 23, 2015 in News
Two Days of Move-in Kick Off Welcome Week for New Wahoos. The University of Virginia’s first-year dorms were filled with joyful energy this weekend as approximately 3,700 new students arrived with colorful suitcases and helpful family members in tow.

Mellon Grant Supports Major New Global South Initiative

Published August 18, 2015 in News

By: Jane Kelly / University Communications

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Virginia $3.47 million to launch a major humanities initiative dedicated to the study of the Global South. The funding will go toward the creation of new courses and research focused on the connected histories and cultures of Africa, Latin America, South and East Asia and other world regions.

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will match the grant, making the initial five-year investment to launch the initiative about $7 million.

Julian Bond, Civil Rights Icon and Beloved Retired U.Va. Professor, Has Died

Published August 17, 2015 in News

By: Anne E. Bromley | UVAToday, Office of University Communications

H. Julian Bond, University of Virginia professor emeritus of history and one of America’s foremost civil rights leaders, died on Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Florida after a brief illness. He was 75.

Being Thomas Jones: U.Va. College Alumnus Talks Family, Football and Fame

Published August 7, 2015 in News

By: Diana Williams | UVAToday, Office of University Communications

The sounds of weights clanging together could make it nearly impossible for the average person to concentrate and hold a conversation, but for Thomas Q. Jones, it’s all in a day’s work. Jones is calling from the gym, where he’s squeezing in a workout (and an interview) before he begins another busy day.

Assistant Professor Jack Hamilton Delves Into Rock ’n’ Roll’s Identity Crisis

Published July 20, 2015 in News

By: Katie McNally / University Communications

Long before he ever stood in front of a University of Virginia classroom, wrote for Slate, finished grad school at Harvard, or even finished college himself, Jack Hamilton rocked stages across the United States and Europe as a member of the Mike Welch Band.


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