Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are more than halfway through the fall term, and the cooler weather and the impending holidays signal to me a time to reflect. I believe we can all agree that the Fall 2016 semester has been memorable, particularly for its presidential surprises. By the time we all returned to campus, we had learned about the unexpected departure of our University President, Robert J. Jones, at the end of September. Two months later, we witnessed the unforeseen election of a U.S. President who – based on most polls – was not forecast to win. Yet, as disconcerting as abrupt changes in leadership and direction might be, I have observed how the College of Arts and Sciences thrives and moves forward, even in uncertain times. The source of our resilience is our dedicated corps of faculty, students and staff who carry out the College’s mission of excellence in the pursuit of knowledge each day. In doing so, they achieve noteworthy accomplishments, and I invite you to read about some of those accomplishments in our Fall 2016 newsletter.
I wish you a very productive and successful remainder of the semester and hope that it will be pleasantly unsurprising.
So You Think You Want to be an Author? Four Authors Offer Advice
appears in UVAToday
interview with Lydia Davis, Professor from the English Department.
There will be a memorial ceremony for Professor Edward Thomas on Saturday December 10th at 2:00pm in LC 18
France is giving citizenship to the African soldiers who fought its wars over 50 years ago
Quote from Richard Fogarty, history professor.
On November 3rd, the College of Arts & Sciences hosted its 14th Annual Faculty Dinner. See Images from the event.
Undergraduate students from 11 universities participated in the first Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biology sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences on Tues. Oct. 25, 2016.
Students delivered oral presentations and posters on their research projects and enjoyed a keynote symposium by Nobel Laureate, Thomas R. Cech entitled “How to win a Nobel Prize.”
Chemists Discover Why the Nose Is Hypersensitive to Sulfur Odors
Research by Eric Block, Chemistry Professor
Latest Dark Matter Searches Leave Scientists Empty-Handed
appeared in Science News
insight from Matthew Szydagis, Assistant Professor, Physics.
Prof. Londoño has been elected to serve as a member of the LatinoJustice PRLDEF Lideres Board. Since its founding in 1972, The Puerto Rican Legal Defense Education Fund (PRLDEF) has advocated for the equitable treatment of Puerto Ricans and Latina/os in the Northeast of the United States and beyond. Now known as LatinoJustice, it is one of the most respected organizations protecting Latina/o civil rights in the nation.
We would like to extend our congratulations to the newly tenured and promoted faculty members. See full list here.
Wednesday, December 7th
D'Ambra Auditorium, LSRB
Monday, December 12,
Futterer Lounge, PAC
Saturday, December 24th
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