VIDEO 9th Wonder – a Grammy Award-winning DJ and producer who has collaborated with the likes of Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige – packed performances, lectures and workshops into his weeklong UVA residency.
Mark Doty, an award-winning writer who has been hailed for crafting some of the most original and arresting work in contemporary poetry while drawing equal praise for his artistry as a memoirist, will spend the Fall 2017 semester at the University of Virginia as the Creative Writing Program’s fifth Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence.
Michael Allen works on religion, philosophy, and ecology in South Asia, drawing on both Sanskrit and vernacular sources. He specializes in Advaita Vedanta, with wider interests in other Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions.
Katya Gilbo, whose father had her study waves with cellphones and distill soft drinks, believes in sharing the wonders of science.
Politics professor Vincent Michelot explains why the French presidential election has captured the world’s attention this year and what its outcome may mean for the future of Western democracy.
UVA is at the forefront of a growing campaign to build awareness and action around the importance of reactive nitrogen as a lesser-known component of climate-forcing greenhouse gases and a major contributor to acid rain, dead zones and smog.
Zihan Chen already has one patent granted and five more pending, ranging from upgraded faucet designs to improved methods for authenticating pairing between electronic devices. He’s also developed several mobile games and learned to fly.
Lilly Crown will pursue her ambition to work in the Middle East – and seek direction for her graduate studies – with an assist from a Middle East and North Africa Regional Fellowship.
Jefferson Scholar and newly named Rhodes Scholar Aryn Frazier is using her leadership experience at UVA to plan for a future spent helping others.
A former postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego, Charles Machan is researching ways to develop new inorganic complexes and materials which incorporate co catalytic moieties, non-covalent secondary sphere interactions, and substrate relays as catalysts.