UVA Wins 3 National Arts Grants | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

UVA Wins 3 National Arts Grants

Play associated audio

The University of Virginia is being awarded three National Endowment for the Arts grants to help support creative arts programs on campus, including moves toward mobile technology.

The grants have been given specifically to the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Fralin Museum of Art and a collaborative multimedia project between poet Rita Dove and the school's McIntire Department of Music.

University officials say the Virginia Quarterly Review received $10,000 to support artist and graphic design fees for the journal and to forward the publication of e-books.

The review's publisher Jon Peede said the first series of e-books will be launched next summer on topics ranging from literature to environmental reporting.

The new multimedia performance work called "The Ceiling Floats Away" received $30,000. The project will feature music, poetry, projections and a free mobile app.

NPR

Remembering The 'Short And Tragic Life Of Robert Peace'

Robert Peace, a 30-year-old African-American, was a Yale University graduate and an almost straight-A student in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. He also dealt marijuana.
NPR

Starbucks Tests Drink That Tastes Like Stout Beer

The Dark Barrel Latte is topped with whipped cream and a dark caramel sauce, but contains no actual alcohol. The beer flavored coffee is only available in a few places.
NPR

House Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On White House Security Issues

New details are emerging about Friday's incident when a man scaled a fence and reached the White House before the Secret Service subdued him. The incident is prompting questions about lax security.
NPR

Some Tech Firms Capitalize On Privacy

Steve Henn of NPR's Planet Money team profiles some entrepreneurs who are working on a novel business model to start up a new tech company. It's pay for service. What a concept.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.