Judith Shatin, professor of music and founding director of the Virginia Center for Computer Music, was awarded an invitation-only McKim Commission from the Library of Congress. She will compose a piece for violin and piano, which will premiere in a December 2008 concert at the library. The McKim Fund was established in 1970 in recognition of Leonora Jackson McKim (1880-1969), one of the first American women concert violinists to achieve international fame.
A team of UVA students is headed to Northern Virginia for a regional “hackathon,” delving into the issue of veteran suicide.
A delegation of student leaders visited the General Assembly to make connections with alums who are now delegates and senators. Talk was of the importance of higher education in Virginia and the need for civic engagement.