Impact Story: Horace Scruggs — Horace Scruggs is a skilled outdoorsman in Fluvanna County. He is working with our Virginia Folklife Program to pass along his skills in navigating the river to apprentices Hanna Scruggs (Horace’s daughter) and Niya Bates.
A National Arts & Humanities Month Op-Ed by Matthew Gibson – In a recent Washington Post article, Andrew Van Dam writes about the most-regretted college majors (spoiler alert: it’s mostly in the humanities). And because students leave college with more and more debt, we shouldn’t be surprised to see that in five, ten, fifteen years, the college majors that will continue their decline and the departments that will continue to shutter their doors will primarily still be in the humanities.
A National Arts & Humanities Month Op-Ed by Rishi Jaitly and Sylvester Johnson – October is National Arts and Humanities Month, the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation. During this time, it’s worth recalling — and rejoicing in — the shared sense of awe, wonder and purpose the arts, humanities — and technology — trigger in all of us.
Could a centuries-old curse be to blame for the infamous slap between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Academy Awards?
Veronica Jackson had over three decades of experience as an architect and exhibit designer when she decided it was time for a change. She closed up her Washington, D.C.-based design …
A National Arts & Humanities Month Op-Ed by Reed Dibich – The drive towards optimizing pre-professional pursuits in education is unrelenting: what exactly can you do with a humanities degree after graduation? Every October, as we celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month, I am reminded of these arguments. Why not study something useful like economics, data science, or engineering? What’s more, graduates in these fields appear to enjoy higher salaries in their first jobs. Are the humanities, therefore, a bad career move?
The consecutive terrorist attack on two mosques in Churchchrist, New Zealand was streamed live on Facebook. Within 24 hours, an AI tool was able to delete millions of copies of the footage. Ariel Pinto is working to further develop AI tools that find and delete terrorism online.
The dangers of industrial agriculture are no secret. Its harms – excessive water consumption, polluting fertilizers, monstrous carbon emissions, and unsustainable land use – are consistently written off in the …
It’s a wrap on Encyclopedia Virginia‘s first giving campaign, and we would like to thank everyone who made it a success. Whether you gave a gift, attended our EntryPoint event, told us why EV was meaningful to you, or simply visited the site, we are so grateful for your support and your role in our […]