Research has shown that the study of art increases medical students’ capacity for reflection, tolerance of ambiguity and awareness of personal biases. The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA is putting that into practice.
As his friends gather this weekend to celebrate the poet-indie rock musician’s life, they took some time to share memories of their creative ringleader.
To celebrate fall on Grounds, UVA challenged followers on social media to submit their best photo of the season for a fall photo contest. They responded.
Professor Steven Warner and his M.F.A. students built special Halloween costumes for children with special needs. The project, sponsored by Children’s Assistive Technology Service and Bennett’s Village, is called Hallowheels.Bennett’s Village was started by Brian Gibney, whose son Bennett was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy as an infant and died in 2018. Before Bennett died, he had been working with Warner on a costume built around his wheelchair.“I wish my son was here to be a part of it, but to see the smiles on the kids’ faces is amazing,” Gibney said. “Watching their faces as they put their costumes on, it’s magic. You can’t describe it any other way.”
The 32nd annual Virginia Film Festival concluded Sunday after five days packed full of films and discussions, merging the best of Hollywood with many voices from around Grounds.
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This year’s festival will run from Wednesday through Sunday, bringing more than 150 films, plus actors, filmmakers and special guests, to Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.
In this moving “On Words” piece, hear from nursing professor Kimberly Acquaviva, who, along with her wife Kathy Brandt, recently gained national attention for documenting Brandt’s last days on social media. Brandt died of ovarian cancer Aug. 4.
Photographer Acacia Johnson, fresh off of shooting breathtaking photos of the Arctic, has taken up writing fiction at UVA.