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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.