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New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Six new books from alumni and faculty, plus a look at the bestsellers at the UVA bookstore.

Winter 2016

Breakout Artist

Breakout Artist

Lolita Foster turned her walk-on in prison dramedy Orange is the New Black into a two-year role

Lolita Foster, whose passion for theater began at the University, turns a walk-on role into a two-year gig with Netflix's popular show, "Orange is the New Black."

Winter 2016

’Hoo You Gonna Call

’Hoo You Gonna Call

Alumnus James Maxwell brought real science to Ghostbusters

Alumnus and nuclear physicist James Maxwell was doing research at MIT when Columbia Pictures approached him about props for a new movie.

Winter 2016

The Many Roles of Teddy Sears

The Many Roles of Teddy Sears

Alumnus actor goes where his characters take him

School of Commerce alum Teddy Sears turned from his family’s athletic dynasty to pursue a business career, but somehow found himself acting instead. Here’s why.

Fall 2016

New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

A sampling of recently published books by UVA alumni and faculty, available for purchase at the UVA bookstore.

Fall 2016

Fixer of Books

Fixer of Books

Book conservator keeps UVA’s most rare resources intact

Eliza Gilligan’s job is to keep the University’s vast treasure trove of scholarly materials “usable, movable, durable [and] functional” for future students and researchers.

Fall 2016

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Excerpts of new work by graduates of UVA’s creative writing program

Excerpts from the first pages of eight new books by alumni of UVA’s Creative Writing program.

Summer 2016

Radio Music Society

Radio Music Society

Students in UVA’s Radio Music Society arrange pop songs for string quartets. From arrangement to final performance, see one group interpret Major Lazer’s “Be Together.”

Summer 2016

The Crazy Human Heart

The Crazy Human Heart

A critic’s thoughts on reviews and taste

Literature critics Daniel Mendelsohn (Col ’82) and Mythili Rao (Col ’05) discuss the critic’s role in society.

Summer 2016

New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty.

Summer 2016

In the Beginning

In the Beginning

UVA artists on their earliest influences

Hard work and innate talent help make an artist. But the artistic mind must also allow itself to be inspired, and to recognize inspiration in everyday life. Six UVA artists share what influenced them.

Spring 2016

The Story is the Thing

The Story is the Thing

From MTV to Hollywood, alumnus filmmaker has style all his own

Filmmaker Mark Pellington (Col ’84) has directed music videos for U2, Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi and Michael Jackson, among others. His latest project is NBC’s Blindspot.

Spring 2016

New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

Six new books from alumni and faculty.

Spring 2016

Discovery and Loss

Discovery and Loss

Alumna documents Monticello’s changing landscapes through Instagram

Eleanor Gould delights in sharing glimpses of Monticello's biodiversity and inspires her Instagram followers to see the flowers and insects, fruits and vegetables, sun-dappled trees and sweeping vistas with fresh eyes.

Winter 2015

The Moviegoers

The Moviegoers

Inside UVA’s OFFScreen Film Society

The OFFScreen film series, run by UVA students, draws viewers to Grounds to catch offbeat films in Newcomb Hall Theater.

Winter 2015

New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

Six recent book releases from UVA alumni and faculty.

Fall 2015

Imagination Without Limits

Imagination Without Limits

Fri Forjindam works hard at helping others have fun

Alumna Fri Forjindam imagines the fantastic, then brings it to life at amusement parks.

Fall 2015

Nesting

Nesting

Inspired by bird dwellings, architecture alumnus envisions lofty homes

Architecture alumnus Michael Perry draws inspiration from birds to design new homes—that attach to the sides of other buildings.

Fall 2015

Arts in Brief

Arts in Brief

An award-winning filmmaker gives a master class on Grounds; an alumnus finds his niche in comedy.

Summer 2015

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Highlights

Shoot to Thrill

Shoot to Thrill

UVA sports photographer Matt Riley shares some of his favorite photographed moments from the past decade.

Why UVA Is All They Ever Talk About

Why UVA Is All They Ever Talk About

Economics Professor Kenneth G. Elzinga reflects on the characteristic of UVA graduates who seem to keep talking about their University experiences even after entering the workplace.

’Hoo Are You?

’Hoo Are You?

The University of Virginia has more than 230,000 living alumni. Take a look at how alumni demographics have changed over the past six decades, as well as where alumni live and what they do professionally.

Breakout Artist

Breakout Artist

Lolita Foster, whose passion for theater began at the University, turns a walk-on role into a two-year gig with Netflix's popular show, "Orange is the New Black."