The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Virginia $3.47 million to launch a major humanities initiative dedicated to the study of the Global South. The funding will go toward the creation of new courses and research focused on the connected histories and cultures of Africa, Latin America, South and East Asia and other world regions.
The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will match the grant, making the initial five-year investment to launch the initiative about $7 million.
A diverse group of U.Va. professors in the College's departments of Music, Media Studies, and American Studies are introducing an interdisciplinary focus to courses on the roots of popular music and the digital technology involved in composing it.
By: Anne E. Bromley | UVAToday, Office of University Communications
H. Julian Bond, University of Virginia professor emeritus of history and one of America’s foremost civil rights leaders, died on Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Florida after a brief illness. He was 75.