UVA TODAY: SYMPOSIUM TRACES HISTORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY
UVA TODAY: HOW DO WE INTERPRET OBAMA'S VICTORY?
November 7, 2008 — In the days since Barack Obama's election, arguing over how to interpret the victory and what it means has become a national pastime. On Thursday evening, an "Election Post-Mortem" panel sponsored by the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute joined the debate that has filled countless hours of news and talk shows.
UVA TODAY: ART ISN'T JUST THE PURSUIT OF BEAUTY, ACCORDING TO BILL T. JONES
November 13, 2008 — In the artistic projects he takes on, award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones said he wants his dance company to become an engine of change, both in the creative process and in the resulting performance.
NATIONAL PROGRAM BRINGS DIVERSE FACULTY FELLOWS TO ARTS & SCIENCES
October 10, 2011 — A specialist on African women writers and an interdisciplinary scholar of literature, music and history are new faculty members in the University of Virginia's College of Arts & Sciences, thanks to a program sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies.
UVA TODAY: PANEL WILL DISCUSS 'POLITICS OF THE DEBT CEILING CRISIS' ON SEPT. 22
September 13, 2011 — If there is a cap on eligibility for unemployment benefits, who will feel the impact and its reverberations most acutely? If food stamps are reduced, who will feel the greatest impact? And what about Pell Grants for education? Or health insurance for the children of the poor and the working poor?
UVA TODAY: ACTIVIST ANGELA DAVIS TO HEADLINE CONFERENCE ON PRISON POPULATIONS, SPEND A WEEK IN RESIDENCE
April 13, 2009 — An estimated 32 percent of black males will enter state or federal prison during their lifetimes, compared to 17 percent of Hispanic males and 5.9 percent of white males, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
UVA TODAY: HOW A SUMMER INTERNSHIP HELPED ME FIND MY CALLING
Cameron Brickhouse is a fourth-year University of Virginia student majoring in African-American and African Studies. Her essay appears in the fall e-newsletter from the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies.
UVA TODAY: TWO TEAMS GARNER FIRST U.VA. ARTS IN ACTION PROJECT GRANTS
December 6, 2011 — The Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts at the University of Virginia has awarded the first Arts in Action Project Grants to two collaborative teams of faculty artists.
UVA TODAY: SPEND AN EVENING WITH POET NIKKI GIOVANNI FEB. 13
As part of the University of Virginia’s Black History Month celebration, acclaimed poet and activist Nikki Giovanni will give a talk, free and open to the public, on “The Politics of Love, Defining the Need for Student Activism.” The talk will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Newcomb Theater.
UVA TODAY: U.VA. SYMPOSIUM WILL EXAMINE HAITI SINCE 2010 EARTHQUAKE
The University of Virginia will hold a symposium April 29 and 30 to examine the situation in Haiti more than a year after it was struck by a deadly earthquake.