Jane Goodall is known around the world for her work with chimpanzees, redefining the relationship between humans and the natural world. The conservationist and animal rights advocate spoke at Hollins University this week to a large, inspiration-seeking audience.
Hours before Jane Goodall prepared to speak at Hollins University, hordes of people lined up to hear her lecture.
Music festivals, art shows and cooking competitions are commonplace in this country, but a Charlottesville man may have the ticket to something bigger – a week-long event that celebrates all of those things and the quality that connects them.
After the tragedy at Virginia Tech eight years ago today, people all over the world sent messages of sympathy: handmade cards, letters, mementos and more. A new web documentary explores this modern mourning ritual, that’s becoming part of our culture. It’s called, “The Story of the Stuff.”
Ashley Maynor was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech. Now a filmmaker and digital librarian at the University of Tennessee, she was on campus in Blacksburg when the sympathy cards and gifts – more than 90 thousands packages from 80 countries, started coming in.
The Virginia Historical Society is preparing to take people back in time through their taste buds with an unusual spring fundraiser.
Once upon a time, colonial women depended on a book called the Complete Houswife - a compendium of advice on how to clean your house, prepare food and make cider. That, says Virginia Historical Society CEO Paul Levengood, was critical to keeping families alive.
A state court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 related to the announced closing of Sweet Briar College. Amherst County attorney, Ellen Bowyer, will ask the judge to issue an order blocking the closure of Sweet Briar College for one year. However, Attorney General Mark Herring says Bowyer has just limited authority to intervene. Sweet Briar's closing will have a yet unknown impact on an internationally recognized artist community on property owned by the college.