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Archive for October, 2004

The ABC’s and Adoption
October 30th, 2004 - (0 Comments)

Adoption is no longer hush-hush…celebrities like Mia Farrow and politicians like German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder have helped make inter-country adoption just another way to build a family. But what happens when these children get to school and later start dating? Education professors, Ruth Lyn Meese (Longwood University) and Elizabeth Dore (Radford University) have explored that question from a […]

What Good Are Elections?
October 23rd, 2004 - (0 Comments)

With presidential politics heating up, Fred Damon (University of Virginia) takes a cool look at elections through the trained eye of an anthropologist—as an American ritual, deeply embedded in the culture and history of the United States. He argues, therefore, that it is not a practice that would necessarily work in other countries. Also featured: Bob Holsworth (Virginia […]

Furious Flower Blooms
October 16th, 2004 - (0 Comments)

The Furious Flower Poetry Conference at James Madison University hopes to “re-generate the Black poetic tradition” and explore the direction African-American poetry will take in the next quarter century. Virginia’s newest Poet Laureate Rita Dove (University of Virginia) reads from her latest collection, American Smooth; emerging poet Kevin Young (University of Indiana) discusses his blues-based love poems from Jelly Roll: A Blues; and Joanne […]

Cheuse and Choose Wisely
October 9th, 2004 - (0 Comments)

With thousands and thousands of books published each year, it’s the job of the literary critic to sort through those millions of pages to help us find a book worth reading. Alan Cheuse (George Mason University) has been reviewing books for National Public Radio for two decades and in ninety-seconds he can distill a novel to its […]

The Field of Lost Shoes
October 2nd, 2004 - (0 Comments)

The Virginia Military Institute is rich in traditions that work to cement the bonds among the corps of cadets from the day they amble in the door to the day they march out into the world. Each fall, students re-create the Battle of Newmarket where ten VMI cadets lost their lives in the Civil War. Senior cadets march […]