Department: Arts

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

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

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Scaling Up

Scaling Up

A law school climb to Everest base camp could set a new baseline in global learning.