Topic: Faculty

The Wired Mind

The Wired Mind

Plugging into the heart of the brain

James Coan probes how the mind reacts to emotional situations, from holding hands to being homesick. Barry Condron blazes trails with computer images of fruit flies.

Winter 2007

Required Reading: Lisa Russ Spaar

Required Reading: Lisa Russ Spaar

Lisa Russ Spaar (Col ’78, Grad ’82) is a poet and UVA professor of creative writing. Her upcoming books are Satin Cash: Poems and All That Mighty Heart: London...

Fall 2007

Sounding Off

Sounding Off

The Virginia Center for Computer Music is Making Noise

A small outfit with a big reputation, this UVA program dispels the notion that computer music is nothing but monotonous bleeps and bloops.

Summer 2007

Required Reading: Francesca Fiorani

Required Reading: Francesca Fiorani

A UVA associate professor of art history, Francesca Fiorani also directs two study abroad programs in Italy. She wrote The Marvel of Maps: Art, Cartography and Politics in Renaissance...

Summer 2007

Required Reading: W. Bernard Carlson

Required Reading: W. Bernard Carlson

A UVA professor of science, technology and society, W. Bernard Carlson’s seven-volume Technology in World History was published in 2005. He’s now finishing a biography of...

Spring 2007

Running on Respect

Running on Respect

UVA's Sorensen Institute wants to clean up politics

In an era in which mudslinging has become a science, UVA offers a voice in the wilderness, calling for civility.

Spring 2007

Into Africa

Into Africa

Lessons in cultural immersion

Seduced long ago by a lion's roar, environmental sciences professor Bob Swap introduces a new generation of students to a complex and changing Africa.

Winter 2006

Queen of Slag

Queen of Slag

Transforming Industrial Wastelands

Hailed as the toxic beauty queen of brownfield remediation, landscape architect Julie Bargmann is helping to regenerate forsaken sites and bring them back into the community fold.

Summer 2006

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Highlights

A Hat Tip to UVA

A Hat Tip to UVA

Other schools’ alumni love their alma maters too. But it’s just not the same. Here’s why.

Serpentine Timeline

Serpentine Timeline

Study up on the twists and turns of UVA's history, from the laying of the cornerstone to the inauguration of the ninth president.