Frankenstein and Dracula: Separated at Birth—and Not Dead Yet 10/31/09 - Who are Frankenstein and Dracula and why do we love to fear them? Stephen Arata, Professor of English, and Susan Tyler Hitchcock, former U.Va. faculty and nonfiction author, teamed on up Halloween to tell Frankenstein and Dracula’s long, strange and intertwined life stories.
Abraham Lincoln and William Shakespeare2/23/09 - WILLIAM LEE MILLER is Scholar in Ethics and Institutions at the Miller Center. From 1992 until his 1999 retirement, he was Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of Political and Social Thought and Director of the Program in Political and Social Thought at U.Va. A speechwriter for Adlai Stevenson's 1956 presidential campaign and a contributing editor and writer for The Reporter magazine, he was the founding director of the Poynter Center on American Institutions at Indiana University. He is the author of eight books, including Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography (Knopf, 2002).
Architectural Historian and Museum Curator Bruce Ambler Boucher Appointed Director of the University of Virginia Art Museum1/29/09 - Bruce Ambler Boucher, who has divided his career between education, scholarship and museum administration, will become the director of the University of Virginia Art Museum on March 1. He currently is the curator of European sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, a position he has held since 2002. Boucher was introduced to a group of gathered U.Va. administrators, faculty, museum staff, students and friends in the museum on January 29, 2009.
Christian McMillen, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia1/23/09 - McMillen currently has an article in Bulletin of the History of Medicine titled "'The Red Man and the White Plague': Rethinking American Indians, Tuberculosis, and Race, 1890-1950." He is also working on a book on global TB control with the support of the Center for Global Health at the University of Virginia, the Welcome Trust in England and a year-long fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He spoke at the Miller Center on January 23, 2009.
A Conversation with Pat Oliphant1/22/09 - Called "the most influential cartoonist now working" by the New York Times, Pulitzer Prize-winner PAT OLIPHANT is the most widely syndicated political cartoonist in the world. Oliphant has been the recipient of numerous other awards in addition to the Pulitzer, including two Reuben Awards and a Best Editorial Cartoonist Award from the National Cartoonists Society. He spoke at the Miller Center on January 22.
Edmundson's January Term Class Offers the Gift of Poetry1/8/09 - It takes only seven days to begin to learn to read poetry well, said U.Va. English professor Mark Edmundson. He is teaching the January Term course, "How to Read a Poem" for the second time. Listen as he reads and talks about Robert Frost's poem,
Bill T. Jones Interviewed by Deborah McDowell - The Interview11/11/08 - Tony Award-winning dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones will be Artist in Residence along with his Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at the University of Virginia from Nov. 9 through 15. Here he is interviewed by Deborah McDowell in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom on November 11, 2008.
Bill T. Jones Interviewed by Deborah McDowell - Deborah's Intro11/11/08 - Tony Award-winning dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones will be Artist in Residence along with his Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at the University of Virginia from Nov. 9 through 15. Here is Deborah McDowell's introduction in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom on November 11, 2008.
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