April 17, 2014
The conference began with opening remarks from Deborah Johnson, co-director...
April 02, 2014
FINALLY. That’s how I feel about "Broad City". Finally, there is a television show that portrays the friendship between two ladies in their 20’s in a realistic and relatable way. The show started as a successful web series created by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, two alums from the Upright Citizens Brigade. Picked up by Comedy Central and produced by “Parks and Rec” star Amy Poehler, “Broad City” debuted this past January with great success. “Broad City” depicts what it’s...
March 12, 2014
Can’t wait for the Bad A** Women in Media Panel on March 20? Neither can we! Get to know our amazing panelists and check out the Facebook event for more details.
Professor Vaidhyanathan will stand as our moderator for the panel. Current Chair of the Department of Media Studies and Robertson Professor, Siva Vaidhyanathan is a distinguished scholar of intellectual property and it’s place in contemporary culture. He...
January 31, 2014
“In a rape culture, both men and women assume that sexual violence is a fact of life, as inevitable as death or taxes. Much of what we accept as inevitable is in the fact the expression of values and attitudes that can change.”
- Emilie Buchwald, Transforming a Rape Culture
There is a very distinct rape culture in America.
Much of what generates and facilitates this culture is the media’s...
November 27, 2013
The Ruffin Distinguished Artist in Residence is an annual position established by an endowment from the Peter B. and Adeline W. Ruffin Foundation. The first artist selected to hold this position is Cindy Bernard. Coming to the home of the cavaliers from Los Angeles, Cindy Bernard will be spending time working with fifth year students in the distinguished major program, as well as fifth year fellows.
When asked what brought Bernard to Charlottesville and how she found the Ruffin position, she told me that she is always looking for residency positions. Having lived in Los Angeles for...