Department: arts

Required Reading: R. Jahan Ramazani

Required Reading: R. Jahan Ramazani

Professor R. Jahan Ramazani (Col ’81), chair of the English department, edited the Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, co-edited the 20th-century volume of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and published a book of poetry.

Winter 2009

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Professor interprets autism with music

Michael Rasbury is a sound designer, a composer and a professor of drama at UVA, and he co-wrote a play inspired by his son, a musical about a boy with autism named Max.

Winter 2009

The Philosopher Mechanic

The Philosopher Mechanic

Reassessing the value of working with one’s hands

Crawford argues that physical labor that offers tangible results—a motorcycle that starts, a plumbing system that doesn’t leak—provides satisfaction, both intellectual and psychic, that office work often lacks.

Winter 2009

New & Notable

New & Notable

Fiction for young and old, the race for the White House, collegiate a cappella and the hurricane that devastated the Gulf of Mexico 150 years before Katrina.

Fall 2009

All Fired Up

All Fired Up

DJ Enferno joined Madonna on tour

Eric Jao worked as a network engineer while moonlighting at D.C.’s hottest clubs, until he was discovered by Madonna. Watch a video of him DJ.

Fall 2009

Required Reading: Lois Shepherd

Required Reading: Lois Shepherd

Lois Shepherd explains how you might have misunderstood Catcher in the Rye, the enduring resonance of Crime and Punishment and how books confront death and dying.

Fall 2009

Every Picture Tells a Story

Every Picture Tells a Story

John Wright uses quiet approach to capture face of celebrity

Whether photographing Jessica Lange, Christopher Walken, Paul Newman or Al Pacino for Inside the Actors Studio or capturing Ella Fitzgerald performing at the Lincoln Center, Wright faces the challenge of reaching beyond a celebrity’s image and conveying a human being.

Fall 2009

Keeping it Reel

Keeping it Reel

Light House puts young people behind the lens

Young people are the largest consumers of digital media, films and TV. It’s a language they are taught to hear but not speak.

Fall 2009

New & Notable: The Thomas Jefferson Edition

New & Notable: The Thomas Jefferson Edition

Jefferson inspires these authors to rethink American culture and to untangle the facts from the mythology surrounding one of our nation’s most influential figures.

Summer 2009

Required Reading: Deborah Johnson

Required Reading: Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson teaches applied ethics in the Department of Science, Technology and Society in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UVA. She co-edited Technology and Society: Building Our Sociotechnical Future.

Summer 2009

The Shape of Art to Come

The Shape of Art to Come

New director for the UVA Art Museum

Bruce Boucher on Thomas Jefferson and the future of the University's art museum.

Summer 2009

Inside the Word

Inside the Word

Audio excerpts from the Virginia Festival of the Book, including novelists John Grisham, Mary Doria Russell and poet Debra Nystrom.

Summer 2009

Giving Us The Good Stuff

Giving Us The Good Stuff

Schuyler Fisk makes handmade folk-rock

Singer-songwriter Schuyler Fisk's (Col '06) debut album climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes folk charts.

Summer 2009

Poet Laureate of the Twilight

Poet Laureate of the Twilight

Charles Wright has been extolled as one of the best poets of his generation, a quintessential Southerner and a philosopher-poet.

Spring 2009

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Highlights

Water for the World

Water for the World

A new tablet, developed by UVA engineers, could hold the answer to clean water for millions.

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.