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In her book, “Credulity: A Cultural History of U.S. Mesmerism,” assistant professor of English Emily Ogden employs new research about the popular phenomenon to explore ideas about science and religion, reflected in literature and other documents. more >
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Benjamin Hays, architect Doug Harnsberger and 15 students used Thomas Jefferson’s notes to build to-scale replica of the original wooden dome that was destroyed when the Rotunda burned in 1895. more >
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Already, the writer, journalist and collector has acquired an edition of “Sense and Sensibility” signed by Jane Austen’s best friend, a first edition by the first black female novelist published in South Africa, and much more. more >
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Jack Hamilton discusses the “Curious Case of Bryan Colangelo and the Secret Twitter Account,” a story centered on the alleged fake Twitter accounts of the Philadelphia 76ers’ executive. more >
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On Friday, The Oratorio Society of Virginia premiered a special choral piece based on the inspiring words of English professor and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove’s poem, “Testimonial.” more >
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Since joining the faculty in 1979, Judith Shatin, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Music, has contributed to several decades of impressive growth in the department and its computer music program, her brainchild. She is retiring this month. more >
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Lauchlan Davis took a leave of absence from UVA to explore the Appalachian Trail, came away with greater self-assurance – and still managed to graduate with her entering class. more >
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The urban planning student has been in a wheelchair for as long as he can remember. He is using that firsthand experience to make homes, buildings and communities, including UVA, more accessible for those who will come after him. more >