Assistant media studies professor Elizabeth Ellcessor says disability underrepresentation in mainstream media is still a problem, but there has been an uptick in addressing or challenging stereotypes.
Students curated an exhibit, “Extinction in the Archive,” to accompany the symposium, “Burning the Library of Life: Species Extinction and the Humanities,” held as part of UVA’s Environmental Humanities Week.
Beattie, whose latest novel is “A Wonderful Stroke of Luck,” will give a reading Oct. 17 and two subsequent lectures as part of the Kapnick residency.
Workers on Wednesday placed the first stone in the circle of the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers.
Students in UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development spent a Saturday at James Madison’s home, talking about how to teach the legacies of freedom and slavery.
Craftsman Bob Donahue and his assistant Kelly Potts spent last week doing repair and preservation work on the statue of Homer on the Lawn, and things got a little heated.
The 32nd annual Virginia Film Festival, led by UVA and the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts, has more than 150 films planned for Oct. 23-27.
Michael Bérubé, who earned his Ph.D. in English from UVA, looks at what literature and popular culture reveal about our society’s ideas and treatment of disability.