Arts & Sciences Magazine

Spring 2010

Highlights in This Issue

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Evolutionary Road
Andrea Berardi, a second-year Ph.D. student in biology, dedicates herself to researching plants and teaching students, cultivating growth in both worlds.

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The Da Vinci Mode
Art history associate professor Francesca Fiorani’s work epitomizes a successful marriage of digital and traditional scholarship.

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Mapping Morven
U.Va.’s Morven Farm offers students and faculty of the College a chance to delve into history—firsthand.

More in This Issue

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Carter G. Woodson Institute
The Carter G. Woodson Institute director contemplates its upcoming 30th anniversary.

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Bringing Science to the Masses
Professor of astronomy Trinh Xuan Thuan recently won the illustrious Kalinga Prize.

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Rounding Out the Dean's Team
Associate dean of development Gene Schutt and associate dean of undergraduate studies Maurie McInnis join Dean Woo’s team.

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Wanderlust: Eight Thousand Miles
Fourth-year environmental sciences student Michelle Henry’s global travels lead to her life’s vocation.

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Boots Mead Remembers
Professor emeritus of music, Ernest “Boots” Mead spent more than 75 years at the College. This is an excerpt from a forthcoming book about his U.Va. experiences.

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Alumni Profiles
Michael Habib, Tabitha Brown, Locke Ogens, Richard Henry, and Kendall Singleton.

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Stretch Your Mind
Scared of spiders? Find out why what you’re seeing might be all in your head.