Department: alumni spotlight

The Defense Rests

The Defense Rests

Leaving a career of standing alongside the indigent

James Hingeley, UVA Law School alum, retired this August after 25 years in public service. Here’s why he turned aside from his many opportunities at major NYC law firms.

Fall 2016

Going Home to Give Back

Going Home to Give Back

Alumna returns to the South Bronx to bring health education to schoolchildren

Jasmine Drake (Col ’13) entered UVA expecting to apply to medical school. After an Alternative Spring Break trip, she decided to give back to her community in the South Bronx.

Summer 2016

The Oxford Experience

The Oxford Experience

Alumna explores the history, architecture and scenery of Oxford University

A group of alumni explores the rich history, architecture and scenery of Oxford University.

April 8, 2016

Opening the Door to College

Opening the Door to College

Alumna creates largest adviser network in the nation

Nicole Hurd (Grad ’02) saw an opportunity to expand education to underserved populations. So she launched the College Advising Corps, now the nation’s largest college access program, here at UVA.

Spring 2016

Past, Present and Future

Past, Present and Future

In the White House and beyond, alumna Alex Arriaga works for human rights

Alex Arriaga (Col '87) has tackled issues of human rights violations around the world — from torture and ethnic genocide to forced child marriage and the systemic rape of women in war zones — for the past 28 years. "Human rights," shes says, "is in my DNA."

Winter 2015

Difference Maker:  Micaela Connery (Col ’09)

Difference Maker: Micaela Connery (Col ’09)

Alumna designed theater for students of all abilities

Alumna Micaela Connery had an idea in high school to offer a theater program open to kids of all abilities, including those with special needs.

Fall 2015

Difference Maker: Rob Marsh

Difference Maker: Rob Marsh

This “Country Doctor of the Year” winner cares for patients everywhere, from truck stops to their homes

Since leaving a career in the U.S. Army, Rob Marsh (Col '78) has devoted his life to serving as a country doctor in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

Summer 2015

Crisis in the Congo

Crisis in the Congo

Alumnus publishes work of historical fiction

James Bell's (Arch '80) new book, Crisis in the Congo, takes place in a 20-month period between November 1959 and September 1961, when the Republic of Congo gained its independence from Belgium, a time of great upheaval and uncertainty.

April 7, 2015

Difference Maker: Lauranett Lee

Difference Maker: Lauranett Lee

Alumna works tirelessly to bring the names of Virginia’s slaves out from the shadows

Alumna searches for references to enslaved people to add them to “Unknown No Longer,” a public database of enslaved Virginians who appear in inventories, bills of sale, wills and other records.

Spring 2015

The Remedy

The Remedy

Alumna publishes memoir about surviving sexual assault

H. Marie Williams (Educ '06) recently published a memoir about overcoming the trauma of sexual assault. She talked to Virginia Magazine about The Remedy and her hopes for improving awareness about sexual assault survivors on Grounds.

February 12, 2015

Unshackled

Unshackled

An alumnus describes his new book, influenced by his years working to integrate schools

June 17, 2014

The Slick Bib

The Slick Bib

An alumnus describes his new invention for runners

May 14, 2014

Christchurch

Christchurch

Read an excerpt from an alumnus' new book

April 17, 2014

Postscript to a Season

Postscript to a Season

Reflections on the 2013 UVA Women's Soccer Team

If you love sports, your heart eventually gets broken.

December 20, 2013

The Chosen One

The Chosen One

Read an excerpt from an alumnus' new book

Read an edited version of the first chapter of Fritz Franke's new book, "The Chosen One."

December 2, 2013

Incarnadine

Incarnadine

An interview with alumna poet Mary Szybist

October 4, 2013

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Highlights

Pop-Up Knowledge

Pop-Up Knowledge

Flash seminars are one-time discussion-based lectures, organized by students to engage their peers in discussion on a wide array of topics, from politics to philosophy to scientific findings.

Brady’s Go-To Man

Brady’s Go-To Man

An exclusive interview with Don Yee, the sports agent who helped sort out the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal in 2015.