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In 1814, a mastodon skeleton lured streams of visitors to Baltimore’s Peale Museum. Today, audiences are returning to the long-vacant museum for Submersive Productions’ “most unusual and unique experience of a lifetime.” more >
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Several new studies in UVA’s Curry School of Education are parsing the effects of race and ethnicity in the classroom to help teachers promote higher achievement for all students. more >
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Margot Lee Shetterly’s book inspired a blockbuster film with the untold stories of three African-American women who played a critical role in John Glenn’s successful space launch. Now, she’s turning her attention to two more “hidden figures.” more >
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To capture some sense of the self at this post-modern moment, several contributors take on various cultural perplexities bound up with some of our widely shared attitudes, preoccupations and often-unrecognized norms. more >
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Religious studies professor Vanessa Ochs explains why we depend on rituals and how they have evolved to include more women, welcome the LGBTQ community, and accommodate those who declare themselves “spiritual but not religious.” more >
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Speaking before thousands at UVA’s John Paul Jones Arena, Bryan Cranston told stories from the hit show, offered advice for aspiring artists and reflected on the transformative power of the arts. more >
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The award-winning “Breaking Bad” star will take the stage on Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena for the annual UVA President’s Speaker Series for the Arts, discussing his career and the impact of the arts. more >