Education

Literary wizardry: Church hosts novelist Marilynne Robinson
Published on Apr 2nd, 2010
0 comments Marilynne Robinson PUBLICITY PHOTO Distinguished visiting authors tend to arrive in Charlottesville via the UVA’s Creative Writing Program, The Miller Center, or the Virginia Festival of the Book,...
DM eat: Best of What's a Food Hub
Published on Apr 1st, 2010
1 comments The greenhouse at Maple Hill Farm. PHOTO BY EMILY MANLEY Best of What’s Around, Dave Matthews' vision for an organic farm operation serving the local community, began as a CSA in 2002, but last...
KO'd in Texas: Why new textbooks may shun Jefferson
Published on Mar 19th, 2010
16 comments Will Texas push Jefferson back to Monticello? FILE PHOTOS BY HAWES SPENCER Because one influential education board is swayed by Christian fundamentalists, all American students may soon receive a...
Western Albemarle teen out on bond
Published on Mar 18th, 2010
2 comments Patrick Crider, 18, the former Western Albemarle High student who was arrested January 14 for allegedly threatening on Facebook to kill four other Western students, was released on a $5,000 bond...
VFH sliced, but survives state budget
Published on Mar 15th, 2010
10 comments Virginia Foundation for the Humanities president Rob Vaughan will not have to announce the demise of the Book Festival this year. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities...
Surplus possible: And schools chief would spend it
Published on Mar 14th, 2010
9 comments Albemarle Supervisor Dennis Rooker, who has advocated for higher taxes and for building questionable water infrastructure, appears to have transformed himself into a voice of thrift. However, this is...
Snap: Sunset at Crozet Library
Published on Mar 14th, 2010
1 comments The Crozet Library gleams in the afternoon light of February 28. For a while, there was a plan to replace the former railroad depot with a mammoth new library nearby. Although a house was demolished...
Camino seafood dinner for the Bay
Published on Mar 5th, 2010
0 comments Camino's Sean Thomas, Drew Hart, and Matt Turner. STAFF PHOTO On Tuesday, March 9 Camino Restaurant on Market Street is offering a $30 prix fixe menu designed to bring awareness to the plight of...
Big Read, great gumbo: A recipe before reading
Published on Mar 1st, 2010
1 comments Gaines PUBLICITY PHOTO As part of the Big Read’s promotion of Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying, the folks at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library are turning fiction into fact, or rather...
VFH could lose all state funding
Published on Mar 1st, 2010
21 comments The budget crunch could mean that the Charlottesville-based Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, a major catalyst for preserving cultural heritage and the instigator of such programs as the...
Snap: Kids on the Mall
Published on Feb 26th, 2010
24 comments Kids returning from a field trip throng the Charlottesville Downtown Mall as buses arrive to whisk them back to Albemarle on Friday at 11:49am. The youths from Agnor-Hurt Elementary were watching a...
Leading Fluco thrown out of school over toy
Published on Feb 26th, 2010
40 comments An airsoft gun, a popular sport toy for teens and pre-teens (and less powerful than a BB gun), has apparently run afoul of "zero-tolerance" weapon rules and ended the high school career of Justin...
Grim budget: Albemarle picks austerity to hold tax rate
Published on Feb 25th, 2010
67 comments After years of boom times, Albemarle County Executive Bob Tucker presents a diminished budget for the second year in a row, this one 12 percent less than two years ago. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE With...
Another 4th-Grade Achievement: sell-out
Published on Feb 23rd, 2010
17 comments It's a small local film made on a shoe-string budget, but World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements, one of the subjects of the Hook's February 18 cover story, made a big splash in a sell-out...
Snap: Sutherland Middle in the snow
Published on Feb 15th, 2010
2 comments A giant swath of snow hangs off the roof of Sutherland Middle School February 13, two days before students returned after a nearly two-week, snow-induced hiatus. Albemarle students got zero...
PCA, SSG, and the VMFA offer educator workshop, "Manual Alvarez Bravo: Photographer of Mexico's Soul"
Published on Feb 13th, 2010
1 comments Frida Kahlo photographed by Manuel Alvarez Bravo. The Piedmont Council of the Arts, Second Street Gallery, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts present an educator workshop, "Manuel Alvarez Bravo:...
Snow may help farmers
Published on Feb 12th, 2010
6 comments According to the lead paragraph (the rest of the story is hidden behind a firewall) of an article in the Harrisonburg newspaper, the snowfall that's vexing school systems may end up benefiting the...
Corks $ Curls: How did the death of a 119-year old UVA tradition go unnoticed?
Published on Feb 10th, 2010
12 comments How did Corks & Curls disappear without anyone noticing? COVER DESIGN BY ALLISON SUMMERS After a 119-year run, Corks & Curls, the student yearbook first published in 1888, disappeared without...
CCS still has spaces for 'Venice'
Published on Feb 10th, 2010
1 comments The Charlottesville Cooking School tells us there are a few spaces left for this Saturday's 4pm class with Marisa Catalano called “Flavors of Venice.” For $70 per person you’ll cook and eat Risotto...
Learn more about Lincoln
Published on Feb 9th, 2010
0 comments Connecticut College history prof Michael Burlingame, an Abraham Lincoln scholar, discusses the life of the famous President at the Miller Center on February 15 at 11am. He is the author of author of...
Understanding capitalism with Bruce Scott
Published on Feb 9th, 2010
0 comments Paul W. Cherington Professor of Business Administration at Harvard. Bruce R. Scott, explores how public policy has effected the business environment in the last several years...and how a...
Snap: UVA students defy the snow
Published on Feb 3rd, 2010
17 comments UVA students defied an overnight snowfall of three or four inches to attend their classes on Wednesday morning. So why can't the other Charlottesville and Albemarle students?
A Cultural Workshop on Russian Food and Drink
Published on Jan 29th, 2010
0 comments From Speak! Language Center: The stereotypical Russian is most often associated with vodka. Is this accurate? What is the history of drinking in Russia? What is the current attitude in Russia...
Spaar racks up another award
Published on Jan 27th, 2010
1 comments UVA English professor and poet Lisa Russ Spaar is one of 12 Virginia higher-ed teachers to receive a 2010 Outstanding Faculty Award. Recipients are chosen by the State Council of Higher Education for...
Unfriended: UVA's Corks & Curls yearbook out of business
Published on Jan 25th, 2010
6 comments No more Corks & Curls? From right to left, the 1928, 1930, 2007, 1908, and 1913 editions of the yearbook. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR After a nearly 120-year run, there’ll be no University of Virginia...
Albemarle schools closed... for flooding
Published on Jan 25th, 2010
32 comments The Mechums River closes Browns Gap Turnpike in Crozet. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Albemarle County public schools–- which delayed their opening by two hours for threatened-but-undetermined ice on...
No ice, but Alb schools two hours late
Published on Jan 22nd, 2010
14 comments It was a multi-pronged assessment of potentially hazardous road conditions that led top Albemarle school administrators to delay the opening of the public school system by two hours Friday, January...
Historical feast at Michie Tavern
Published on Jan 19th, 2010
3 comments Picket's Charge from the point of view of the Confederates. PAINTING BY EDWIN FORBES In February, feasting meets history at the Michie Tavern when award-winning author, writer and lecturer, Rick...
Madame president! Sullivan to take UVA reins
Published on Jan 11th, 2010
83 comments A smiling Teresa Sullivan, current provost at the University of Michigan, greets future colleagues in the Rotunda at an event announcing her hiring as UVA's eighth president. PHOTO BY COURTENEY...
Peter and the Wolf
Published on Dec 30th, 2009
0 comments The Charlottesville High School Orchestra presents Peter and the Wolf, a narrated musical tale designed to introduce children to the transporting sounds of the orchestra. Bob Chapel, Artistic...