Topic: College of Arts & Sciences

Change of Course

Change of Course

College experiments with major curriculum reform

Next year’s entering class will be piloting the new curriculum design, the first major change at UVA in over 40 years. Here’s the breakdown of what to expect.

Fall 2016

Top 5 Schools by Percentage of Total Alumni

Top 5 Schools by Percentage of Total Alumni

 

  College of Arts & Sciences:  41.5% Education:  11.1% Engineering:  10.6% Graduate Arts & Sciences:  7.9% Law:  7.4%

Data are current through June 2015<...

June 3, 2015

Galactic Bones

Galactic Bones

A UVA undergraduate’s research is helping to reveal the Milky Way’s “skeleton.”

Catherine Zucker (Col '15) conducts research that is helping to reveal the Milky Way’s “skeleton.”

April 13, 2015

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

News Briefs

News Briefs

After 20 Years, a New General Counsel for UVA; UVA Provost to Lead Lehigh; Rankings Roundup; On the Money

Winter 2014

Making the Case for College

Making the Case for College

A conversation with Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, believes that UVA can provide leadership in reframing the role of higher education in America.

Winter 2014

We Come from Old Virginia

We Come from Old Virginia

Faculty members look back on their years at UVA and give advice for the future

Eight longstanding faculty members look back on their years at the University.

November 14, 2014

What Your Smart Phone Photos Can’t Do

What Your Smart Phone Photos Can’t Do

Photography art students learn that film and prints still matter

Art professor William Wylie talks about the work of his advanced photography students.

May 16, 2014

R&D: The Brain

R&D: The Brain

Three different research teams at UVA turn their attention to the brain

UVA researchers look at genetic variation among brain cells; top-of-the-tongue phenomena; and a new method for diagnosing traumatic brain injuries.

Spring 2014

World Changers

World Changers

Faculty members receive Commonwealth’s highest honor

Professors Linda Columbus and Dr. William Petri receive the Outstanding Faculty Award.

Spring 2014

Verbatim

Verbatim

"All good things must eventually come to an end."

Spring 2014

Two for  the Rhodes

Two for the Rhodes

Honor Committee chair and Cavalier Daily editor win scholarships

Fourth-year students Evan Behrle and Charles Tyson have received Rhodes Scholarships.

Spring 2014

Beloved professor Ernest Mead, 95, passes away

Beloved professor Ernest Mead, 95, passes away

Ernest Mead, renowned music professor and University alumnus, passed away Thursday evening from congestive heart failure. Mead, a graduate of the class of 1940, was 95.

February 18, 2014

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Highlights

Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

Sandy Liss (Grad ’14, ’19), Sabrina Stierwalt and Chris Wiens’ (Col ’17) findings could give astronomers new data about how galaxies formed.

North of Eden

North of Eden

Old vs. new, UVA past vs. UVA future: North Grounds gives a nod to Jeffersonian design, but at a distance.

Politics, by Any Other Name

Politics, by Any Other Name

Coy Barefoot (Grad '97) recounts how the University had to overcome determined opposition to come into existence.