Department: features

Adjusting the Prescription

Adjusting the Prescription

The School of Medicine overhauls its century-old educational approach

The School of Medicine overhauls its century-old educational approach

Spring 2011

Physical Science

Physical Science

John Brenkus (Col ’93) explores the physics—and aches and pains—of athletics

John Brenkus, creator and host of ESPN's Sport Science, explains the physics and physiology of four UVA athletes.

Spring 2011

Welcome to Virginia

Welcome to Virginia

In her first months on the job as president of UVA, Teresa Sullivan is proving that she's up for the challenge.

Winter 2010

The Voice of Reason

The Voice of Reason

Former FBI agent Gary Noesner set the standard for hostage negotiation

In October 1982, a man held his sister and her children at gunpoint in a train. Just another day at the office for hostage negotiator Gary Noesner.

Winter 2010

The One and Only

The One and Only

Natalie Randolph coaches football, her way

As the country's only female head coach of a high school football team, Natalie Randolph (Col '02, Educ '03) has drawn a flurry of media attention.

Winter 2010

Sorting Through Garbage

Sorting Through Garbage

UVA professor tackles the complexities of transporting trash

As a country, the U.S. produces the most trash on earth. Where does your garbage go?

Winter 2010

The Trouble with Civilization

The Trouble with Civilization

Ancient cities reveal the vulnerabilities of modern societies

Civilizations rise and fall. Why do they disintegrate? Is it better to live a "civilized" life?

Fall 2010

The Strength of One

The Strength of One

Cheryl Mills helps Haiti's recovery working under the U.S. secretary of state

How can the U.S. help in Haiti's recovery? Cheryl Mills, the 2010 Alumna of the Year, knows the situation on the ground, she has Washington on her side and she has a plan.

Summer 2010

Memory

Memory

Researchers explore how we remember, what we remember and why we forget

Researchers explore how we remember, what we remember and why we forget.

Summer 2010

The Builder

The Builder

John Casteen retires after two decades as UVA President

After a stint as dean of admission and a lengthy run as president, John Casteen has helped create a University that's much different than the one he first came to as a student.

Summer 2010

Famous

Famous

A brief history of celebrity

How celebrity and the media have changed over the past 300 years as told by the American History Guys from the radio show Backstory.

Summer 2010

Making Sense of Business

Making Sense of Business

Margaret Brennan (Col ’02) ascends to job as anchor at Bloomberg Television

Margaret Brennan (Col ’02) combines a passion for international affairs with a journalist’s insight at Bloomberg Television.

Spring 2010

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

Former professor’s vision inspires designers from Culbreth to Broadway

Admire rare and beautiful items of clothing from the 1790s to the 1950s that are held in the Collection of Historic Dress.

Spring 2010

Reinventing Life

Reinventing Life

The strange and wondrous science of biological technology

Students at the University are creating new organisms by splicing DNA. How does synthetic biology work? What are its dangers and benefits? And how might it change the world?

Spring 2010

Then and Now

Then and Now

An illustrated journey through time

This illustrated journey through time provides a revealing perspective on UVA history.

Spring 2010

How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here?

A quick guide to the health care debate

A “pocket guide” to why this debate is happening and what circumstances have propelled reform initiatives, as told by UVA faculty experts.

Winter 2009

Bringing the Hospital to the People

Bringing the Hospital to the People

800 medical professionals. 1,800 volunteers. 2,700 patients. 1 weekend of free health care.

Inside beige tents, medical staff from the University of Virginia provide free health care to anyone who comes to the Wise County Fairgrounds. Meet a few of the people who depend on the Remote Area Medical clinic for medical treatment, as well as those who volunteer their services.

Winter 2009

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Highlights

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

Alumnus brought his Broadway talents to Charlottesville to direct and choreograph A Chorus Line.

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.