Department: arts

Imagination Without Limits

Imagination Without Limits

Fri Forjindam works hard at helping others have fun

Alumna Fri Forjindam imagines the fantastic, then brings it to life at amusement parks.

Fall 2015

Nesting

Nesting

Inspired by bird dwellings, architecture alumnus envisions lofty homes

Architecture alumnus Michael Perry draws inspiration from birds to design new homes—that attach to the sides of other buildings.

Fall 2015

Arts in Brief

Arts in Brief

An award-winning filmmaker gives a master class on Grounds; an alumnus finds his niche in comedy.

Summer 2015

The Sounds of the City

The Sounds of the City

Architecture professor records sounds of New York

Architecture professor Karen Van Lengen launches a virtual library of New York City sounds.

Summer 2015

New & Notable

New & Notable

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

Six recent book releases from UVA alumni and faculty.

Summer 2015

The Force Is with Her

The Force Is with Her

Alumna writes new Star Wars and Star Trek stories

New York Times best-selling author Christie Golden has written dozens of novels, many based on licensed properties, including Star Wars and Star Trek, and created fantasy fiction's first elven vampire.

Summer 2015

New & Notable

New & Notable

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

Six recent book releases from UVA alumni and faculty.

Spring 2015

Arts Briefs

Arts Briefs

News from the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra and Charlottesville's newest comics and art shop.

Spring 2015

The Faces of Ebola

The Faces of Ebola

Alumna journalist documents the human side of the disease

Alumna and journalist Carielle Doe has been documenting the Ebola outbreak and its aftermath in Liberia.

Spring 2015

Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

Nelson Saiers graduated with his doctorate in math at 23. Now he wants to use math to explain the world—through art.

Nelson Saiers wants to use his art—and math— to build awareness around issues he observed firsthand growing up in war-torn regions of the world.

Spring 2015

Sadness Like Moonshine

Sadness Like Moonshine

The Legacy of Breece D’J Pancake

Why has Breece D'J Pancake’s work seen a revival in recent years? Professor John Casey offers up a simple reason: “The stories are just so damn good.”

Spring 2015

New & Notable

New & Notable

Eight new books from UVA alumni

Eight new books by UVA alumni

Winter 2014

Arts Briefs

Arts Briefs

Kevin Spacey visits UVA; an alumna screens her new short film; fiction and screenwriter James Salter is UVA's current writer in residence

Winter 2014

Book Traces

Book Traces

New digital project brings hidden messages in old books to light

UVA English professor Andrew Stauffer is on a national mission to encourage readers to take a closer look at what's scribbled in the margins of books.

Winter 2014

Before Batman

Before Batman

Alumnus Ben McKenzie stars in new television series Gotham.

Ben McKenzie (Col '01) stars as a young Commissioner Gordon in FOX's new television series Gotham.

Winter 2014

New & Notable

New & Notable

Nine new books from UVA alumni

The hidden life of flowers; the man who revolutionized the Internet; a young sea turtle's journey; and more.

Fall 2014

Puzzle Master

Puzzle Master

Second-year student’s crosswords published in the New York Times

New York Times puzzlemaster Will Shortz (Law '77) calls Sam Ezerskey's (Engr '17) crosswords "fresh" and "interesting."

Fall 2014

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Highlights

Museum Man

Museum Man

The Fralin has a new director and chief curator. Michael McLendon will look to expand the museum’s influence with his strong background in both classical and contemporary art.

Sensors & Sensibility

Sensors & Sensibility

At what point do wearable health sensors dehumanize patients? Learn about the abilities and limitations of these advanced detection methods through the eyes of science and sociology.

Unquoting Jefferson

Unquoting Jefferson

At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.

’Hoo Are You?

’Hoo Are You?

The University of Virginia has more than 230,000 living alumni. Take a look at how alumni demographics have changed over the past six decades, as well as where alumni live and what they do professionally.