UVa's Professor Rita Dove Lectures at NIH

May 1, 2013

On March 13, 2013, UVa’s Commonwealth Professor of English toured the Children’s Inn and a pediatric unit of the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and gave the NIH’s annual 2013 J. Edward Rall Cultural Lecture.  Speaking to a large auditorium of NIH employees and the public about her own discovery of and writings on the 18th-century violin prodigy George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower in her 2009 book, Sonata Mulattica, Dove also addressed the confluence of art and science and how imagination and a bit of poetry always seem to be involved in any kind of discovery—be it historical or scientific. For a review of Professor Dove’s visit and lecture at the NIH, go to http://nihrecord.od.nih.gov/newsletters/2013/04_12_2013/story1.htm. Listen to the Lecture:  The 2013 Rall Cultural Lecture is archived online at http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?17851.