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Exploring Podcasts: New Course Looks to Future of Digital Storytelling

Published May 31, 2017 in News

In a world dominated by digital media, a new University of Virginia course taught during the spring semester looked at podcasts as the possible future of storytelling. 

U2 Rocks a Rita Dove Poem in Pre-Concert Multimedia Show

Published May 25, 2017 in News

On U2’s tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of its “The Joshua Tree” concept album, one of Dove’s poems, “Wingfoot Lake,” is part of the tour’s pre-concert multimedia production. 

Class of 2017: Graduating Student Says He Owes it All to University Singers

Published May 12, 2017 in News

Coming from a low-income background, graduating student Walter Floyd found a variety of opportunities in the McIntire Department of Music. As a result, he hopes to use music to create opportunities for other low-income students after graduation. 

Meet Assistant Professor Xi Yang

Published May 12, 2017 in Faculty

An ecologist who studies how climate change influences forests, Xi Yang uses satellite remote sensing and other spectroscopic methods to research the climatic controls on vegetation photosynthesis and related plant functioning, the feedbacks of vegetation to the climate, and the impact of climate

One Last Work Of Art

Published May 11, 2017 in News

UVA’s fourth-year studio art students worked on their final projects for months on end, putting together an elaborate, four-week show that featured the best of their photography, paintings, sculptures, prints and films.

Class of 2017: Olympic Gold Medalist Smith Breaks Barriers in Women’s Athletics

Published May 10, 2017 in News

After competing at the Olympic Games in Rio, fourth-year Leah Smith came back with two medals and new perspective on her media studies major. After competing at the Olympic Games in Rio, fourth-year Leah Smith came back with two medals and new perspective on her media studies major. 

Peek Into UVA’s Irresistible Printmaking Studio

Published May 9, 2017 in News

Third-year studio art students Brenna Monk and Kaia Dunne spent all semester learning one of printmaking’s trickier techniques, and they let UVA Today follow along.

Class of 2017: Uskavitch Improved Student Experience for Black Men at UVA

Published May 9, 2017 in News

Jacob Uskavitch “has been a leader within and beyond the classroom in terms of his scholarship and his engagement with critical issues at the University,” his thesis adviser said. 

In Learning a Foreign Language, Being There Makes All the Difference

Published May 9, 2017 in News

This summer, five UVA College students and recent graduates will use Critical Language Scholarships to intensify their acquisition of languages the U.S. State Department has deemed to be crucial.

These Award-Winning Teachers Take Students on Life-Changing Journeys

Published May 8, 2017 in News

This year’s award-winning teachers act as intellectual travel guides, enabling students to take important steps on their individual journeys of self-discovery and academic success. 


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