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The Good Life: Philosopher Explores the Varied Human Condition

Posted: September 9, 2016, 10:03am

Elizabeth Barnes, an associate professor of philosophy, has spent most of her academic career questioning social norms and what it means to be “other.” (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)There are many University of Virginia students who would tell you that their time on Grounds is preparing them to “live a good life.” But what does that mean? Is there any universal measurement of “good”? Elizabeth Barnes wants to know. The associate professor and director of graduate admissions for UVA’s Corcoran Department of Philosophy challenges her students to go beyond their preconceived notions about what is good and valuable in life. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Katie McNally)

Equity in Sports: UVA’s Bonnie Hagerman Explains the Impact of Title IX

Posted: September 9, 2016, 12:00am

 A History of American Female Athletes” at UVA. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)“Playing like a girl” has lost its negative connotation, but nearly 45 years later, what is the lasting impact of Title IX? UVA Today posed that question to Bonnie Hagerman, a lecturer and director of undergraduate programs in the Women, Gender and Sexuality program who has taught “Women, Gender, and Sport: A History of American Female Athletes” on Grounds since 2008. Currently working on a book version of her Ph.D. dissertation, “Skimpy Coverage: Female Athletes in Sports Illustrated, 1954 to the Present,” Hagerman was one of several speakers commenting on a current exhibit at UVA, “Victorious Secret: Noticing Elite Sports for Women, 300 AD,” by artist Angela Lorenz. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)

Alumna Lands Book, Movie Deal for Untold Story of NASA Mathematicians

Posted: September 2, 2016, 12:00am

A still shot from the upcoming movie “Hidden Figures”, which is based on Shetterly’s book and features a star-studded cast.When she graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce in 1991, Margot Lee Shetterly went to work on Wall Street with little idea that she would later write a book and see her characters grace the silver screen.Twenty-five years later, Shetterly’s new book, “Hidden Figures,” tells the true story of a cadre of African-American women whose work as NASA mathematicians helped launch John Glenn into orbit and put America ahead in the space race. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Caroline Newman)

hen she graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce in 1991, Margot Lee Shetterly went to work on Wall Street with little idea that she would later write a book and see her characters grace the silver screen.

Twenty-five years later, Shetterly’s new book, “Hidden Figures,” debuts Tuesday, telling the true story of a cadre of African-American women whose work as NASA mathematicians helped launch John Glenn into orbit and put America ahead in the space race.

2020 Vision: A Look at the Class of 2020 and the Many Perspectives They Bring to Grounds

Posted: August 24, 2016, 12:00am

The number of first-year students from ethnic and racial minority groups has increased from 26.5 percent to 31.9 percent in last five years with more than 1,175 members of the Class of 2020 self-identifying as minorities. Within the new class, there was also an increase in the number of students who self-identified as African-American, Asian or Hispanic over the previous year. (READ MORE

Source: UVA Today (Katie McNally)

Patriarchy and the Plow

Posted: August 23, 2016, 12:00am

UVA sociologist Rae Blumberg’s studies of women’s roles and economic development have taken her to 47 countries.UVA sociologist Rae Blumberg's research digs into gender inequality, economic development, and armed conflict in the Middle East and North Africa while showing the benefits of women's labor participation in Southeast Asia. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)

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