As the first days of the fall semester’s classes begin, UVA faculty members shared ideas of how to address the violent events on Grounds and in the city of Charlottesville.
Alexander Sedgwick was one of those University of Virginia faculty members who felt a responsibility – one colleague described it as a calling – to serve UVA in several ways during his long tenure on Grounds. The former dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and University Professor Emeritus died July 22 in Charlottesville. A professor in the Corcoran Department of History who specialized in early modern French history, Sedgwick came to UVA in 1963 and stayed for 34 years.
A pair of renowned environmental scientists will soon join the University of Virginia faculty, helping to propel forward a series of new interdisciplinary research initiatives on Grounds.
Compiled, designed, and edited by an undergraduate student in the program, the anthology features poems on love, loss, anxiety about the state of the world, and hope.
In “The Reading Mind,” cognitive psychologist Daniel Willingham shows reading is more than decoding letters and words. The mind enters an unfathomable world where context is everything.
While successfully educating generations of UVA students, the Arts & Sciences general education curriculum has remained nearly unchanged for more than four decades. For several years, a committee of College faculty has been exploring new concepts and potential new academic requirements for undergraduate students.
Dove was honored with the inaugural U.S. Presidential Scholars Award, along with one-time Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland and Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, for their accomplishments and contributions to society.
A.D. Carson read his first poetry book as a fourth-grader in central Illinois, when he asked his teacher if he could make his writing assignment rhyme. Decades later, Carson – now a University of Virginia professor of hip-hop and a prolific rapper – still loves writing rhymes.
Malaria remains a deadly problem in equatorial regions of the world as the chameleon-like parasite that causes the disease develops resistance to multiple drugs.
UVA alumna Micaela Connery has dedicated her life to finding solutions to issues faced by those with disabilities.