October 17, 2012
The mark of true humility is found in a sincere lack of boastfulness about one’s achievements. When I met Anda Webb, upon congratulating her for her amazing career and achievements, she thoughtfully responded "I don't know how impressive I am." Anda Webb recently received the 2012 Zintl Leadership Award from the University
May 04, 2012
Claude Clayton Smith is a Professor Emeritus of English at Ohio Northern University, an author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, and the latest winner of our nonfiction essay contest. His winning essay, "Question Mark," caught our attention with its poignant descriptions of both the beginning and end of a relationship. The essay is featured in our Spring 2012 issue. Earlier this year, Iris connected with Claude via e-mail to ask him about his journey as a writer. Here's
April 14, 2012
The Arriaga Sisters show how to hold on to joy even as they fight on the front lines of the world’s cruelty.
Alexandra and Ximena Arriaga are sisters and activists in two of the bleakest areas of the cultural landscape—international human rights and domestic violence, respectively. Yet they are two of the most joyous women we’ve met.
April 10, 2012
Thursday, April 19 5:00 p.m.–6:15 p.m. U.Va. Women's Center Come Wish Print Iris Bon Voyage! To commemorate the release of the last Iris Magazine print edition, the Women’s Center is hosting a bon voyage party! Join us as we usher in the new digital era for Iris while mingling with other readers and enjoying delicious food and refreshments. Also, the Center’s very own Associate Director, Ginger Moran, will be reading from her new book, The Algebra of Snow.
February 24, 2012
Sharneé Zoll (CLAS 2008) made headlines and smashed records in her basketball career at U.Va. After college, Sharnee was drafted into the WNBA. Soon thereafter, Sharneé made the move to international basketball, playing for teams in Romania, Turkey and Poland, and continuing to make news with her impressive skills. Now, Sharneé plays for the CCC Polkowice
January 27, 2012
Former Iris intern and UVA alum Anushay Hossain is best-known for her work as a writer, cultural critic, and women's rights advocate. She has written for The Huffington Post and The International Herald Tribune, among other publications. She is also the woman behind the blog Anushay’s Point and has a regular spot on