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Professor Gregory Orr featured on PBS NewsHour
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Professor Gregory Orr discussed his latest collection of poems, River Inside the River, on the PBS NewsHour. Read the full article and listen to excerpts from Professor Orr's interview here.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Professor Lisa Russ Spaar was awarded the 2013 Jefferson Scholars Faculty Prize.

In 2005, in connection with its 25th anniversary, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation created the Jefferson Scholars Faculty Prize. The award is meant to foster an ongoing dialogue about Jeffersonian ideals and recognizes and celebrates the commitment of outstanding U.Va. faculty members to leadership, scholarship and citizenship, the criteria for the selection of Jefferson Scholars. It includes a $5,000 stipend to support future research and inquiry and the opportunity to address the U.Va. community on the ideals of leadership and citizenship as related to the recipient’s field of scholarship. The prize is awarded every other year by the Alumni Advisory Committee.

Past recipients of the Jefferson Scholars Faculty Prize:

Jahan Ramazani, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Postcolonial Literature (2005)
James Childress, Professor of Ethics and Medical Education (2007)
Kenneth Elzinga, Professor of Economics (2009)
Louis A. Bloomfield, Professor of Experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (2011)

 

Commonwealth Professor Rita Dove Releases Poetry Anthology
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Commonwealth Professor Rita Dove’s paperback edition of The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry will be released on September 24, 2013.

Commonwealth Professor Rita Dove publishes new poem, "Trayvon, Redux"
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Commonwealth Professor Rita Dove published her new poem "Trayvon, Redux" on July 16, 2013 in the online magazine The Root.

Mark Edmundson on the Ideal English Major, CHE
Thursday, August 8, 2013

Professor Mark Edmundson's piece on the "Ideal English Major" was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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