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Faculty Discuss Talking About Hate Events With Students on First Day of Classes

Published August 22, 2017 in News

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.

In Memoriam: Former Arts & Sciences Dean, French Historian Alexander Sedgwick

Published August 9, 2017 in News

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.

Prominent Environmental Scientists Join UVA’s Resilience Initiative

Published July 27, 2017 in News

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.

New Anthology Celebrates 15 Years of the Area Program in Poetry Writing

Published July 25, 2017 in News

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.

UVA Psychologist Calls Reading 'Miraculous.' His New Book Explains Why

Published July 3, 2017 in News

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.

Imagining a New Curriculum

Published June 26, 2017 in News

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.

U.S. Presidential Scholars Foundation Honors Poet and UVA Professor Rita Dove

Published June 22, 2017 in News

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.  

Meet A.D. Carson, UVA’s Professor of Hip-Hop

Published June 22, 2017 in News

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.

Biologist Probes How Stubborn Malaria Bug Adapts to Evade Drug Treatments

Published June 21, 2017 in News

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. 

Alumna Has Big Plans to Build a Community That Includes People with Disabilities

Published June 14, 2017 in News

UVA alumna Micaela Connery has dedicated her life to finding solutions to issues faced by those with disabilities.


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