My favorite UVA memories are running with President Ryan and the UVA running club and being at the Final Four watching the Hoos win the National Championship.
Thank you to all the Black professors and professors of color for being a reminder that there is space and room to excel here!
Warmest congratulations on your graduation!!
I decided to take Speaking in Public in the fall of 2018 to fulfill my practice of media requirement. I hated public speaking so I figured it was a good change to try and change that, or at the very least get better at it. Looking back, it definitely made the top three for my favorite classes at UVA. Not only did I end up getting much better at public speaking, I actually like it now. As the very shy person I am, I never in a million years imagined myself saying that. I can't thank Colleen Kelly enough for making that class what it became for me!
The garden behind Pavilion VII. It's seen me at my best and worse. It's been there for me throughout all of my years at this wonderful university.
Walks at night from the library made better by passing the rotunda on the way home.
Hanging out with friends on the lawn when it was a nice, sunny day outside!
Life simply won't be the same without sunny afternoons on the Lawn with my friends.
I am on leave this year, but I truly miss the warm smiles and bright insights of the media studies students. The vibrant energy of the UVA media studies community brings me tremendous joy, from reading remarkable papers to learning about cool new media from students and faculty. Don't hesitate to connect on [email protected]. I look forward to staying in touch!
Aynne Kokas in The Wire.
Chinese social media shutdown of LGBT student groups ‘highlights backlash against Western influences’
Aynne Kokas in the South China Morning Post.
David Nemer for the Social Science Research Council.