Education

Folklife Showcase
Published on Aug 12th, 2010
0 comments Maggie Ingram PHOTO courtesy of the Virginia Commission for the Arts The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities hosts the seventh annual Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase at their office...
Love case prompts policy change at UVA
Published on Aug 6th, 2010
76 comments In the wake of the slaying of lacrosse player Yeardley Love, UVA students will now be required to actively report any arrests or convictions at registration, new UVA president Teresa Sullivan...
Chee Rickets offers one-day workshop, "The Magic of Watercolors"
Published on Jul 25th, 2010
0 comments Chee Kludt Rickets, "Autumn Sunflowers." The Arts Center in Orange hosts a one-day workshop, "The Magic of Watercolors," taught by artist Chee Kludt Ricketts, whose work is currently on view int the...
Final act: Casteen dedicates Bavaro Hall
Published on Jul 16th, 2010
21 comments UVA president John Casteen dedicates his final building. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR In perhaps his last public appearance as president of UVA, John Casteen today dedicated Bavaro Hall, the long-awaited $...
11-year-old local girl wins on Jeopardy
Published on Jul 7th, 2010
17 comments Jeopardy's Alex Trebek greets Millner. PHOTO BY JEOPARDY The Chalottesville-area girl who went to California to participate in Kids Week on America's longest-running game show came back with $15,000...
Thanks for donating! McDonnell appoints check writers to UVA BOV
Published on Jul 2nd, 2010
27 comments Biscuit run investors Hunter Craig (left) and DMB violinist Boyd Tinsley joined Governor Tim Kaine on last January 8 at the new Monticello Visitor’s Center to celebrate the state’s purchase of the 1,...
Jouett's poet: Kranish brings British invasion to life
Published on Jul 2nd, 2010
1 comments Kranish spent five weeks researching his book in Charlottesville. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Everyone knows what Thomas Jefferson did to make July 4 famous, but it's what he did–- and didn't do...
P.E. staff P.O.'d: Albemarle High School censors op-ed
Published on Jun 17th, 2010
58 comments Outgoing newspaper editor Sean Cudahy and incoming editor Ellie Leech learned the limits of student free speech after an offending editorial. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE In Texas, a high school newspaper...
Jefferson on beer
Published on Jun 15th, 2010
1 comments The restored beer cellar at Monticello. PHOTO FROM MONTICELLO WSEBSITE Did Thomas Jefferson have a special recipe for beer? If so, maybe someone could use it and make a fortune. But as Monticello’s...
Stopping bullies: The six million-dollar plan
Published on Jun 11th, 2010
10 comments How serious are local educators about stopping bullying? They're serious enough to have sought and won a four-year, $5.8 million federal grant to hire full-time anti-bullying professionals for a new...
Guilty plea: Crider charges could be dropped at 21
Published on Jun 9th, 2010
14 comments Attorney David Franzen and Patrick Crider leave court June 8 while the judge considered Crider's plea overnight. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE In a plea agreement that keeps him out of jail and allows the...
Charlottesville spends $16,200 per student
Published on Jun 6th, 2010
36 comments The per-pupil cost of education in the City of Charlottesville stood at $16,200 in 2009, or nearly double the typical cost of private school education, according to an op-ed column in the Sunday...
Mom blames teen's suicide on bullying
Published on Jun 3rd, 2010
30 comments York County teen Christian Taylor, 16, was found hanged in his bedroom May 31 after his mother complained to the sheriff's office about bullying, the AP reports. Authorities say they looked into the...
Billy Hunt and Nick Strocchia offer one-day "Photo Face Off" workshop
Published on May 28th, 2010
0 comments Photographers Billy Hunt and Nick Strocchia present "Photo Face Off," an afternoon workshop to introduce beginning snappers and accomplished shutterbugs alike to various techniques and approaches...
Face-off: Casteen to fight Cuccinelli climate inquest
Published on May 27th, 2010
81 comments Casteen vows to fight Cuccinelli's inquest. FILE PHOTOS BY LISA PROVENCE, CUCCINELLI CAMPAIGN Lamenting that the controversial climate inquest launched last month by Virginia Attorney General Ken...
Connect the 'Dots' at the City Market
Published on May 24th, 2010
3 comments Fresh strawberries at the 2010 City Market. PHOTO FROM CITY MARKET WEBSITE On Saturday, June 5 the Charlottesville City Market will host its first annual ââ?¬Ë?Dots Day’ forum, i.e. ââ?¬Ë?...
Casteen's final: Good, evil, Love, and 134 buildings
Published on May 24th, 2010
92 comments John Casteen bestowed degrees at his last graduation as president of the University of Virginia. PHOTO BY DAN ADDISON/UVA PUBLIC AFFAIRS After a 20-year tenure, the final exercises May 23 couldn't...
Snap o' the day: Final exercise
Published on May 23rd, 2010
0 comments There's one in every crowd. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Members of Darden's graduating class of 2010 listen attentively to President John Casteen's May 23 commencement address.
Slaying fallout: UVA, Casteen, lacrosse weathering a PR nightmare
Published on May 17th, 2010
158 comments UVA President John Casteen, Allen Groves, Craig Littlepage and Patricia Lampkin held a press conference two days after Yeardley Love's death. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER On May 2, the University of...
Campus violence: jealousy, stress, sexual aggression leading causes, says report
Published on May 13th, 2010
40 comments A newly released federal study on campus violence finds that most attackers are men, and that most attacks are against "intimate partners." PHOTO UVA SPORTS/POLICE In the wake of the Virginia Tech...
Sign or art? City cites camera shop for new mural
Published on May 12th, 2010
46 comments Sixteen students and two teachers from Tandem Friends School transformed the wall of Richmond Camera in late March. Now, the city is forcing the business to paint it gray once more. PHOTOS COURTESY...
The Darden school rocks...
Published on May 9th, 2010
8 comments Shepro got his profs moving for an annual show called Darden Follies, but now the world can watch. VIDEO Taking a cue from one of the most popular viral videos of all-time. the globe-trotting "Where...
Snap: Festival of Cultures
Published on May 8th, 2010
1 comments It was organized by the City school system. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The Festival of Cultures has drawn hundreds, and perhaps thousands of citizens to downtown Charlottesville's Lee Park on Saturday,...
Miller Center: Executive Compensation: Challenges and Pitfalls
Published on May 8th, 2010
0 comments Wall Street banks and other businesses that received federal bail-out funds predicted that their top executives would quit if they weren’t paid lavishly. Now, Kenneth R. Feinberg, the “pay czar” who...
Love's injuries: And why witnesses might have been confused
Published on May 6th, 2010
90 comments Yeardley Love shared an apartment with two roommates, who discovered her unresponsive and called 911. PHOTO: DAVE MCNAIR/UVA SPORTS Among questions swirling in the wake of the so called UVA lacrosse...
PCA hosts lunch seminar: Art Presentation for Artists
Published on Apr 30th, 2010
0 comments The Piedmont Council of the Arts presents a Brown Bag Lunch Seminar entitled, "Art Presentation for Artists," led by independent curator and art advisor Leah Stoddard, who will discuss matting,...
PCA hosts lunch seminar: Managing Art Images
Published on Apr 30th, 2010
0 comments The Piedmont Council of the Arts hosts a Brown Bag Lunch Seminar entitled, "Managing Art Images," led by independent curator Leah Stoddard and photographer Stacy Evans, who will discuss digital...
PCA hosts lunch seminar: "Websites & Social Media for Artists"
Published on Apr 30th, 2010
0 comments The Piedmont Council of the Arts holds a Brown Bag Lunch Seminar entitled, "Websites & Social Media for Artists: Purpose, Content, and Keeping it Fresh," led by independent curator and art...
Peace and Parking: Local films flying high at festivals
Published on Apr 26th, 2010
5 comments World Peace and other 4th Grade Achievements and  The Parking Lot Movie were the subject of the Hook's February 18, 2010 cover story. HOOK COVER IMAGE One month after two local movies premiered at...
Hammer time: Peter (but no Paul or Mary) comes to UVA
Published on Apr 23rd, 2010
15 comments Peter Yarrow, one third of the historic folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, will speak on the music of the 1960s at Old Cabell Hall on Wednesday April 28 at 8pm to kick off the Golden Anniversary Series...