Education

Med school dean does GQ
Published on Jun 5th, 2009
0 comments Fashion house Geoffrey Beene LLC is trying to make science sexy. Thus the "Rock Stars of Science" spread in the June GQ that features UVA medical school Dean Steven T. DeKosky (third from left) and...
Albemarle high schools first to stream
Published on Jun 4th, 2009
0 comments When graduates at Western, Monticello and Albemarle highs get their diplomas on June 5 and 6, the commencements will be streamed live on the Internet on the county schools' website, a first in...
Bus wreck: Carrier failed four of five inspections
Published on Jun 2nd, 2009
5 comments Accidents on May 22 and 29 caused 39 injuries. PHOTO BY KATIV It's a risk nearly all parents take when they send their children off to school, but on the morning of Friday May 29, risk became unhappy...
New Presidential Library chief in Staunton
Published on May 26th, 2009
0 comments Say hello to Dr. Don Wilson, new director of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton. In the Presidential library biz, Wilson (no relation to Woodrow) appears to be a whiz,...
Dozier picked for Emily Couric award
Published on May 18th, 2009
1 comments The 2009 Emily Couric leadership scholars are: (front) Lily Erb, Tandem; Allie Cooper, Monticello High; Effie Nicholaou, Western Albemarle; Emma Yackso, winner of the $15,000 scholarship,...
Snap o' the Day: Jefferson's spread
Published on May 12th, 2009
0 comments Tourists at the Monticello Visitors Center study a bronze topographical relief model of Jefferson's 5000-acre plantation as it existed in the 19th century. The model, partly based on Jefferson's own...
MBAs will work for nonprofits
Published on May 5th, 2009
1 comments A dearth of summer internships has Darden MBA students offering up their high-priced biz school skills to local nonprofits as part of the school's Social Enterprise Initiative. For a team of interns...
Snap o' the day: Prom time at AHS
Published on Apr 14th, 2009
2 comments We're not sure what the theme is for Albemarle High's April 18 prom, but one message seems pretty clear from this crashed carcass of a car in front of the school: Don't drink and drive.
Free Angela Davis... from questions about the past
Published on Apr 14th, 2009
17 comments Angela Davis wants to dismantle the "prison-industrial complex." PHOTO BY STEPHANIE GARCIA To those of a certain age, "Free Angela Davis" evokes memories of an outspoken Black Panther/Communist with...
UVA Thomas Jefferson Foundation lecture by artist Robert Irwin
Published on Mar 28th, 2009
0 comments Robert Irwin, "Getty Central Garden." Photo by Marshall La Plante © J. Paul Getty Trust. World-renowned installation artist Robert Irwin, recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship among numerous...
UVA Art lecture by Elizabeth Cooper, "Portraying Beauty: Parmigianino's 'Antea'"
Published on Mar 27th, 2009
0 comments Parmigianino, "Antea." The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Art presents a lecture by the National Gallery's Elizabeth Cooper, who will discuss "Portraying Beauty: Parmigianino's 'Antea...
Teen escapee: Unidentified, even when on the lam
Published on Mar 27th, 2009
6 comments The rest area on I-64 west is where the teen jumped out the window and escaped. PHOTO COURTESY VDOT The teen inmate who escaped from custody at the Ivy rest area March 26 was apprehended on his 17th...
Teen inmate escapes at Ivy rest stop
Published on Mar 26th, 2009
7 comments The escape of a teen inmate this morning that prompted the exterior doors of six Western Albemarle schools to be locked raises a profound ethical question: Should juveniles, normally afforded privacy...
Controversial sex show returns to William & Mary
Published on Mar 23rd, 2009
4 comments A year after the traveling theatrical production embroiled the campus in controversy, the Sex Workers' Art Show returns to the College of William & Mary tonight, the Associated Press reports. "...
The Science & Art Project presents "The Art of Diagnosis"
Published on Mar 20th, 2009
0 comments Image by Brydie Ragan. The University of Virginia's Science & Art project presents "The Art of Diagnosis: What can Abstract Art Tell Us about the Anatomy of Disease?," an exhibition of 400...
Snap o' the day: Letters still being written
Published on Mar 18th, 2009
0 comments Buford Middle School student Charlotte Keeley, right, is one of three Virginia winners in the Letters about Literature national writing contest, in which students write to their favorite author. The...
SSG Artist Forum and Workshop: Warren Craghead III
Published on Mar 15th, 2009
28 comments Warren Craghead III, "This is a Ghost." Artist Warren Craghead III, co-curator of the current Second Street Gallery exhibition, "Impera et Divde," will lead a discussion as the guest speaker of SSG'...
Kluge-Ruhe presents Patrick McConvell lecture, "Dreaming and Language in Indigenous Australia"
Published on Mar 11th, 2009
0 comments The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Colection presents "Dreaming and Language in Indigenous Australia," a lecture by Patrick McConvell, research associate at Australian National University, who will...
Henley's germs keep 20 percent home
Published on Feb 24th, 2009
12 comments Covenant and St. Anne's-Belfield have both closed temporarily in recent weeks because of sick students, but rampant infection isn't limited to private schools. Henley Middle School had 153 students...
First Covenant, now STAB closes from germs
Published on Feb 20th, 2009
2 comments A week ago, the Covenant School shut down temporarily when lots of students were sick. Now, St. Anne's-Belfield is doing the same thing. NBC29 has the story.
Flu outbreak lengthens Covenant winter break
Published on Feb 11th, 2009
0 comments School is canceled Thursday, February 12, at Covenant Lower School because 25 percent of the students have the flu and were out Wednesday, February 11, according to an NBC29 report. Students already...
Sprout Film Festival at MLK, Jr. Performing Arts Center
Published on Feb 11th, 2009
4 comments Still from Hands Away. In celebration of Developmental Disabilites Month, 10 films from the touring Sprout Film Festival, which showcases films and videos about individiuals dealing with...
Did Obama comment open C'ville schools?
Published on Feb 3rd, 2009
2 comments An inch or two of snow fell overnight–- the first accumulation of the season–- and yet Albemarle (which has already racked up two "snow days") is merely delayed this morning....
CCDC offers symposium, "Free Range Neighborhoods: Designing Everyday Natural Places to Motivate Outdoor Play in a Risk Averse Society"
Published on Jan 28th, 2009
0 comments Artwork created by a participant in the "Children at Play" project. In conjunction with its "Children at Play" exhibition, the Charlottesville Community Design Center and Stonehaus present a full...
SSG hosts educators' workshop
Published on Jan 18th, 2009
0 comments Second Street Gallery, in collaboration with the Piedmont Council for the Arts and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, hosts a workshop, "“A Horse of Course: The Equine Image in Art." Taught by the...
UVA's Miller Center presents a conversation with Pat Oliphant
Published on Jan 9th, 2009
0 comments Patrick Bruce “Pat” Oliphant, Australian, b. 1935 A Secretary of State (Condi), 2007 Monotype on archival paper 29 1/2 x 37 1/4 inches (plus frame) ©Pat Oliphant, courtesy of the Susan Conway...
CCDC: "Energy Matters"
Published on Jan 5th, 2009
10 comments The Charlottesville Community Design Center, in conjunction with its Spark! program, presents "Energy Matters," an exhibition examining practical things Charlottesville residents can do to use...
Cho's VT writings now online
Published on Dec 19th, 2008
2 comments Hundreds of pages of internal university documents released to the families of the victims of the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech are now online. Among the papers posted by the Tech's...
Pianta's ploy: Catch the teachers who pay attention
Published on Dec 18th, 2008
7 comments Robert Pianta studies "withitness," even if he doesn't call it that. UVA PHOTO BY DAN ADDISON What if classroom size, education spending, and even school quality aren't really important? What if all...
Francoise Dussart lectures at Kluge-Ruhe Collection
Published on Dec 17th, 2008
0 comments Francoise Dussart University of Connecticut anthropologist Francoise Dussart, who specializes in Aboriginal women's studies, will present a lecture at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection about its current...