Two Creative Writing MFAs Honored by the National Book Foundation

Greg Jackson and Thomas Pearce were each named among this year’s acclaimed “Five Under Thirty-Five” for their debut collections of short stories.

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New African American Museum

A "Musical Crossroads" of Community and Creativity

Music PhD candidate Steven Lewis assisted in curating a 400-year timeline of African-American musical expression, achievement and influence as a research assistant at the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Relationships and Drinking

A study led by clinical psychology PhD candidate Diana Dinescu detailing the effect of marriage on alcohol consumption has been published in the Journal of Family Psychology.

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History Hits Broadway

One PhD Alum’s Contribution to the Hamilton Craze

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Big Problems Need Bigger Data

Doctoral students in English, Music, Psychology and Statistics partner with peers in Engineering to identify data-driven solutions to real-world problems.

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Lights Out

Environmental Sciences PhD candidate Ariel Firebaugh studies the negative impact of light pollution on fireflies’ mojo at UVA’s Blandy Farm.

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Applied Storytelling

After completing his master’s in English literature, James Perla launched a podcast series that explores environmental and cultural conservation in the Amazon and is now working on a digital archive of the Civil Rights Movement.

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