It is not often that one gets the opportunity to explore the inquisitive mind of one of their favorite artists. Luckily for me, one of mine happens to be a professor of the University’s McIntire Department of Art. Lydia Moyer is an artist that has been screened nationally and internationally and has worked in all mediums of studio art from sculpture to printmaking. She gave me the pleasure of an interview to further explore her artistic perspectives, desires, and projects, as well as thoughtful, honest advice for our generation.
Brave Miss World tells the inspiring story of Linor Abargil, Miss Israel who was brutally abducted, raped and stabbed in Milan, Italy. A mere six weeks after the rape, the 18-year-old went on to win the Miss World title.
Space movies have been sparking the interest of audiences for years but one recent film is making quite an impression. Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity had an explosive debut at the box-office and has been hailed for the inventive storyline and incredibly realistic visual effects.
On Monday, October 28th, 2013, the Iris team collaborated with several coaches from the University of Virginia athletics department to host a fabulous event: Bad-A** Women in Sports! These coaches provided their unique insight into the realm of female athletics, and afforded us an interesting opportunity to examine the position of women in a male-dominated industry.
Social media is an inevitable part of life in the 21st century, and owning a smart phone keeps us plugged in at all times. If you find yourself spending the better part of your day browsing the Internet from your iPhone, delving into your inner-shopaholic is now easier than ever. The combination of shopping and social networking makes perfect sense for the young woman who wants to stay in style!
For this month’s Faculty Spotlight, an Iris initiative aimed at acknowledging distinguished female faculty and staff of the University, Iris magazine wishes to recognize Ann B. Loper, Professor of Clinical Psychology within the Curry School of Education’s PhD program.
Since Professor Andrea Press arrived at the University of Virginia in 2006, the Media Studies department has transformed from a "program" to a expansive department. Coming from the University of Illinois, home to one of the oldest, most influential media studies programs in the country, Professor Press was well equipped to shape the way media should be studied at the home of the Cavaliers.
By now, you’ve seen the headlines - a woman successfully swam the choppy waters from Cuba to Florida. At any age, this would be quite a feat but, for a woman in her 60s, it’s absolutely bad-a**!
In preparation for our “Bad-A** Women in Sports” Panel coming up on October 28th, I met with our three speakers, all current UVA coaches, to try and tease out which “Bad-A**” female athletes they may talk about. However, I soon discovered that all three coaches were so Bad-A** themselves that they deserved to have Iris readers learn about their personal accomplishments first.
During my first year of college, if I had been asked whether or not I wanted to study abroad, my answer would have been no. In my second year of college, you probably would have gotten the same answer. By my third year of college, and rather late in my academic career, I realized that I had developed a passion for the Spanish language. As a non-major, the best option for continuing my education was to study abroad. I researched programs, applied, and was accepted to the Valencia program here at UVa. In July of 2013, I took the 7-hour flight to Valencia, Spain.
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