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.
At the beginning of the school year, we’re all fired up and confident about our ability to handle the tasks that lay ahead but by the middle of the semester, life catches up with us and it can be difficult to stay organized and motivated.
For that reason, we’ve come up with a list of five apps that can help boost productivity and make your life a lot simpler:
Fall is fast approaching, and that means it is time for the 26th annual Virginia Film Festival!
In preparation for our Bad-A** Women in Sports panel October 28, I've taken a look at espnW's summer series called "Nine for IX." In honor of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, espnW worked with ESPN Films to recreate the series 30 for 30 but this time focusing on women athletes through the eyes of female filmmakers (Cingari).
When the academic year begins, the weather is nice, the workload seems manageable and the upcoming stress of exams feels so far away. Before long, however, we find ourselves in the midst of midterm season and, suddenly, even the smallest things feel overwhelming. We understand how intense this time of year can be for students and we’ve come up with some useful tips for self-care.
Charlottesville has scheduled to host a TEDx conference this coming November. They have a great line up of speakers, promising to tell us what difference they think will make the difference, as prompted by this years TEDx theme. This year however, they decided to give people the opportunity to submit their ideas and participate in a TEDx "open mic night". 30 speakers were chosen and given 2 minutes to pitch their TEDx talk idea to the public audience at the Jefferson Theater.
Who said learning had to be so daunting? It's time to evaluate the way we approach learning and our attitudes associated with it. Whether you are the independent scholar or the inquisitive at heart, these five apps are sure to help you get that quick fix while on the go.