Letters et cetera
Arts & Sciences Welcomes Editorial Advisory Board
Arts & Sciences gratefully announces its new Editorial Advisory Board, composed of alumni who are volunteering their time and expertise to help move the magazine forward. Members are:
Bruce Brandfon (English Language and Literature ’69), publisher, Scientific American
Gene DeRose (English Language and Literature ’86), founder and former chairman and CEO, House Party; founder, CEO and chairman, Jupiter Communications
Beth Kseniak (Government ’79), executive director of public relations, Vanity Fair
John (Jay) Morse Jr. (College ’68), vice president, finance and chief financial officer, The Washington Post Company, and president, the College Foundation of the University of Virginia
Alexis Ohanian (History and Commerce ’05), founder of Reddit
Matt Paco (Foreign Affairs ’95), reporter for MTV and on-air promos producer for Nickelodeon
Kristin van Ogtrop (English Language and Literature ’86), managing editor, Real Simple
Julia Wilkinson-Gallagher (English Language and Literature ’87), author and former writer/manager, AOL
The Big Question: You Spoke
Thank you for your many responses to “The Big Question.” We’ve received lots of food for thought as we plan our editorial line-up for the coming year. Many of your responses fall under the umbrella of environmental concerns, along with globalization, health care, economic well-being and character.
One of the most provocative responses came from a current student, Benjamin Radburn Mayo (College ’10):
The Big Question facing society today is whether the society is a group of individuals, or a thing unto itself, and what each of those answers means in its full consequence.
Read other responses.
Find It Here
U.Va. alumni gain new online research tools.
Through HoosOnline, University of Virginia alumni now have access to three vast research databases.
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It features a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines and newspapers.
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The journals cover all major clinical and health-care disciplines, including cardiovascular diseases, pediatrics, neurology, respiratory diseases, dentistry, anesthesiology and others.
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“We’re pleased to provide this lifelong educational resource to our alumni,” says Cindy Frederick, assistant vice president of the U.Va. Office of Engagement.