Department: arts

New & Notable

New & Notable

Explore ten new books from faculty and alumni.

Winter 2008

Required Reading: Vanessa L. Ochs

Required Reading: Vanessa L. Ochs

Vanessa L. Ochs is a UVA associate professor of religious studies and author most recently of Sarah Laughed and Inventing Jewish Ritual, which won the 2007 National Jewish Book Award in the category of contemporary Jewish life and practice.

Winter 2008

So Modern

So Modern

Dance students take the stage

Aerial balletics were on display in one of the many arrestingly choreographed pieces in "Strands in Motion," a fall dance concert that showcased original work by both faculty and students.

Winter 2008

Miniature Literature

Miniature Literature

The Small Library's big collection of little books

The Miniature Book Society defines a miniature book as any book less than three inches on each side. Historically, such tiny books served a purpose.

Winter 2008

Comic Wizard

Comic Wizard

Adam Beranek's breakout graphic novel

He points out the stigma attached to comic books—that it’s for geeky kids with Coke-bottle glasses and pocket protectors—is out the window.

Fall 2008

Mom's the Word

Mom's the Word

A magazine devoted to mothers attracts a strong following

They just felt compelled to create a magazine that, as thinking mothers, they would want to read.

Fall 2008

A Long Paper Trail

A Long Paper Trail

UVA Library acquires the papers of poet Anne Spencer

A 40-year effort by UVA to acquire the papers of Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Spencer finally met with success in June.

Fall 2008

Required Reading: Michael J. Klarman

Required Reading: Michael J. Klarman

A leading authority on the history of civil rights law, UVA law professor Michael J. Klarman won the 2005 Bancroft Prize for his book From Jim Crow to Civil Rights.

Summer 2008

Heating Up

Heating Up

Sparky's Flaw on the rise, on the road

Sparky’s Flaw is a classic story of a high school garage band made good, and is as homegrown as they come.

Summer 2008

Carnival Atmosphere

Carnival Atmosphere

A photographer's inside look at Cape Town minstrels

Since 2006, John Mason has been using his skills with a camera to capture the spirit and color of Carnival in Cape Town.

Summer 2008

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Highlights

Engineering Entrepreneurship

Engineering Entrepreneurship

New efforts at the School of Engineering encourage engineering students to approach problems from an entrepreneur's perspective.

From Bosnia, With Love

From Bosnia, With Love

A stint in Sarajevo inspired Katie Gar Ward (Col ’08) to do something for the country's many street dogs.