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The Events of August 11th and 12th: A Historian’s Brief Reflections on Charlottesville

Written by Derrick P. Alridge, Professor in the Curry School of Education at the University. His research foci include African American educational history and civil rights.   In the days leading up to August 11 and 12, 2017, when white nationalists and white supremacists converged on Charlottesville, Virginia for the Unite the Right Rally, I […]

The New College Curriculum: Notes from the Field

  Written by Sarah Betzer, Associate Professor of Art, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences   The New College Curriculum is live! I have had the privilege of working together for the past 18 months with the group of faculty charged with launching the new curriculum, and we have long anticipated the moment […]

Link Lab: A Visionary Laboratory

Written by Kamin Whitehouse, Link Lab Director and Commonwealth Associate Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science   Society’s biggest grand challenges today — energy, health, transportation, and environment — can only be addressed when scientists and engineers from different disciplines work together. However, interdisciplinary research and training is harder to do […]

The Equifax Breach: Protecting Your Information

Written by Angela Orebaugh, Statewide Program Director for Cyber Security Management and Information Technology at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and Jason Belford, Chief Information Security Officer. Join Orebaugh, Belford, and McIntire School of Commerce Associate Professor Ryan Wright speak on Paranoia and Trust in the Cyberworld at More Than the Score on […]

Back to School: Lessons After #Charlottesville

  Written by Deborah E. McDowell, Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences   I greet you at the beginning of a new semester, ecstatic to announce that this past June, after decades of petitioning, the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African […]

Dealing with the Aftermath

Written by John Schorling, Professor and Head of the Section of General Medicine in the Department of General, Geriatric, Palliative, and Hospital Medicine in the School of Medicine at UVA, in response to the alt-right demonstrations on August 11-12, 2017. The events of August 11 and 12 in Charlottesville continue to impact many individuals as […]

Senate 2018: Republican Edge Runs Up Against Trump, History

Reposted with permission from Sabato’s Crystal Ball. Beyond president’s poor numbers lies difficulty of beating out-of-power party incumbents Kyle Kondik, Managing Editor, Sabato’s Crystal Ball August 24th, 2017 Ever since Donald Trump won the presidency, 2018’s race for the Senate seemed to pit two powerful, competing forces against one another: the Republicans’ long and enticing […]

Tools of Displacement

Originally published in Slate Magazine, June 23, 2017. Written by University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Ph.D. candidates Sophie Abramowitz, Eva Latterner, and Gillet Rosenblith. Reposted with permission. Sophie Abramowitz specializes in 19th Century American, 20th Century American, African American, Cultural, and Sound Studies as a Ph.D. candidate in the […]

My Violent “Welcome” to Charlottesville

  Chinwe Oriji loves God, loves people, and hates oppression. She is a Woodson Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia and a PhD candidate in African and African Diaspora Studies at UT-Austin. She is also the founder of a race and immigration platform at unispora.com and you can follow […]

Between the Right and a Hard Place: How JFK Pivoted to Righteousness

Written by Barbara Perry, White Burkett Miller Center Professor of Ethics and Institutions and Presidential Studies Director at UVA’s Miller Center. Follow her on Twitter @BarbaraPerryUVA.   We don’t typically think of John F. Kennedy and Donald J. Trump as leading comparable presidencies. Yet they both faced a right-wing faction of their party over the […]