Anchored by a single powerful verse from Rita Dove’s poem, “Testimonial,” the new mural is the latest addition to this lively stretch of University Avenue, offering a bright, colorful welcome to new and returning students.
Visiting Scholar Jacob Sonin traveled 9,000 miles to Charlottesville to help Associate Professor Lise Dobrin and her students preserve Cemaun Arapesh, an endangered language spoken by a shrinking number of villagers on the north coast of Papua New Guinea.
The Global Covenant of Religions puts Charlottesville at the center of an international network of 400-plus diplomats, scholars, religious leaders and students dedicated to addressing one of today’s most urgent issues.
William Faulkner once famously wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” So it is with the American Civil War, and our new center will examine the conflict in all aspects – and how it continues to influence us today.