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Video: Preserving Life on a Sand Bar

Published September 19, 2017 in News

The University is taking a multi-pronged approach to solving difficult issues involving human interactions with the environment, especially areas along coasts and rivers.

Hip-Hop Professor’s New Album Mixes Literature and Art With Current Events

Published September 18, 2017 in News

A.D. Carson gained national attention for his dissertation, a 34-song hip-hop album, and has followed up with a new album of 12 songs that he wrote and produced this summer. 

Board Approves New Professorship in Honor of Revered Economics Professor

Published September 15, 2017 in News

Ken Elzinga has taught economics to more than 45,000 students in a University of Virginia career that dates back five decades, and the Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics’ classes remain among the largest and most popular on Grounds.

So Long, Cassini: UVA Astronomer Celebrates the Successes of Saturn Explorer

Published September 14, 2017 in News

Anne Verbiscer, a planetary astronomer who played a key role in NASA’s multinational Cassini mission to Saturn, is now watching its controlled demise. 

College Club Loyalty Society

Published September 13, 2017 in News

In recognition of the loyal commitment Arts & Sciences' donors make every year, we are excited to announce the College Club Loyalty Society. Donors are recognized as members of the College Club Loyalty Society for 2+ consecutive years of giving (by fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30).

The College is Changing How Students Engage in Their Learning

Published September 13, 2017 in News

The College of Arts & Sciences’ innovative curriculum presents a new first-year experience: a set of “Engagements” courses designed to help students flourish at UVA, in their chosen careers and as active citizens. 

Associate Dean Rachel Most Named 2017 Zintl Leadership Award Winner

Published September 11, 2017 in News

One University of Virginia colleague called Rachel Most one of the most powerful women on Grounds. College of Arts & Sciences Dean Ian Baucom said he could not be more pleased with her leadership as an associate dean serving more than 10,000 undergraduate students.

Here's What We Can Learn Today From Empires of Yesterday

Published August 30, 2017 in News

Krishan Kumar shows how each empire, like ancient Rome, saw itself as the carrier of civilization to the rest of the world, but had to accommodate other cultures and enlist those people to participate in their mission.

Honoring Civil Rights Hero, New House Bridges UVA, Local Neighborhood

Published August 29, 2017 in News

The five students living in Perkins House, named after civil rights leader John M. Perkins, aim to deepen ties between the University community and the nearby 10th and Page neighborhood. 

Not Quite a Total Eclipse at the Heart of Charlottesville

Published August 22, 2017 in News

While it wasn’t on the path of totality, the University was close enough that viewers were able to catch a partial eclipse from vantage points on Grounds. The Society of Physics Students and the Astronomy Club held a community viewing event on the Lawn.

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