Landmark faculty vote ensures innovative new curriculum for future A&S undergraduates
Students, the College and the art world benefitting from tireless work of celebrated art professor Kevin Everson
BY CAROLINE KETTLEWELL
RESEARCHERS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND OTHER A&S INITIATIVES ARE BRINGING NEW HOPE TO ENDANGERED COASTAL COMMUNITIES
By Russ Bahorsky
Photos by Molly Angevine
The history of Victoria Long’s family in North America reaches back to the founding of the Colony of Virginia in the early 1600s. A UVA graduate student pursuing her Ph.D. in environmental sciences, she represents the thirteenth generation of a family that has farmed the same land on Virginia’s Eastern Shore for over 400 years.
Since last October, faculty and alumni of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences have published dozens of highly anticipated books.
YOUNG A&S ALUMS MAKING THEIR MARK
The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences prides itself for not only providing its students a challenging and wide-ranging liberal arts curriculum but also for its long track record of arming them with the flexibility and critical-thinking skills needed to excel in a variety of career fields. There is no shortage of young alumni and recent College graduates who are already standing out in the arts, academia, the nonprofit world, corporate America and other ventures.
A&S STUDENTS EARN RHODES, MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS
Two fourth-year College students will continue their studies in the United Kingdom thanks to scholarships awarded by two of the world’s most celebrated international fellowship programs.
PROVIDING AN UNPARALLELED LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION
UVA’S DEMOCRACY INITIATIVE MAKES SIGNIFICANT STRIDES IN ITS FIRST YEAR
Since last year, the University of Virginia’s Democracy Initiative has launched four research labs led by some of the top Arts & Sciences faculty on Grounds. Private funding in excess of $50 million has been committed to support the Initiative’s aim to bring together a diverse range of scholars, government leaders, and practitioners to study and advance the prospects of democracy around the world.
Student researchers explore the Lawn for history of black students’ experience
A graduate student and an Arts & Sciences undergraduate conducted research in the University of Virginia’s historic Academical Village this summer, exploring the Lawn experience for black students and the history of the pavilion gardens.
Matthew Newton’s WUVA news team produced 17 videos in seven days after Final Exercises last spring.
Reporters from the University of Virginia’s student-run digital media outlet covered not only graduation weekend — which included a speech from Pharrell Williams and numerous events for the Class of 2019 — but also the Presidential Ideas Festival, which brought almost 100 White House veterans, including former president Bill Clinton, to Grounds.
“Together, we can better prepare UVA's next generation of citizen leaders and help solve some of the world’s most urgent problems. Please join us.”
-Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts & Sciences
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