Nyong’o’s “Sulwe,” tells the story of a girl who wishes her skin were not the color of “midnight.” The star chose UVA alumna and bestselling writer and illustrator Vashti Harrison to do the artwork from among several other artists.
The new book, “Educated in Tyranny: Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s University,” published by University of Virginia Press, presents a detailed case study of how slavery functioned in the institution’s first 50 years.
Enjoy the third installment of “On Words,” a new series in which faculty members take a crack at evocative words. Today brings you commentary from Jack Hamilton, assistant professor of American studies and media studies and the pop critic for Slate Magazine.
The Heinz Family Foundation just named beloved film professor Kevin Everson the recipient of its prestigious Heinz Award in the Arts & Humanities, noting his 170-plus films and powerful portrayals of working-class African Americans.
The Academy of American Poets selected Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor of English, for its Wallace Stevens Award, and Kyle Dargan, a 2002 alumnus of the Area Program in Poetry Writing, for its Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.
Welcome to the second installment of a new, occasional series in which UVA faculty members riff on evocative words. As parents move their students into dorms this weekend, psychology professor Robert Emery, an expert on family dynamics, reflects on the meaning of “family.”