Department: features

The Experts

The Experts

Alumni tell us how it's done

From training dogs to picking stocks, UVA graduates share advice on a variety of topics.

Winter 2006

Into Africa

Into Africa

Lessons in cultural immersion

Seduced long ago by a lion's roar, environmental sciences professor Bob Swap introduces a new generation of students to a complex and changing Africa.

Winter 2006

Shades of Blue and Gray

Shades of Blue and Gray

The Civil War in art and film

Civil War scholar Gary Gallagher surveys the visual arts to show how attitudes toward the war continue to change.

Fall 2006

College Bound and Determined

College Bound and Determined

Finding balance in the admission process

UVA's admission deans clear away some of the misinformation and media hype that surround the process of getting into a selective university.

Fall 2006

After the Storm

After the Storm

Documenting the damage of hurricanes Katrina and Rita

After hurricanes ravaged an already fragile Gulf Coast, documentary filmmaker Christina Melton set out to tell the story from the viewpoint of those most affected.

Fall 2006

Clock Work

Clock Work

Exploring the essence of time

From atomic clocks to circadian rhythms, time is relative. Authorities across a range of disciplines explain how they measure its passage.

Fall 2006

Aiming High

Aiming High

Campaign chair Gordon Rainey on the University's $3 billion future

Excellence comes with a price: in the University's case, $3 billion. The chairman of the capital campaign explains what it's all about.

Fall 2006

The Art of Giving It Away

The Art of Giving It Away

Metal worker Gary Rosenthal trades profits for mitzvot

A leading designer and purveyor of Judaica, this Darden grad follows an equally creative business plan.

Summer 2006

The Master Builder

The Master Builder

Completion of the John Paul Jones Arena caps Dick Laurance's remarkable career

For the past 18 years, this construction wizard has steered UVA's highest-profile projects on time and on budget, smiling all the way.

Summer 2006

The Cerenkov Blue

The Cerenkov Blue

When UVA went nuclear

In 1960, UVA was on the vanguard of the emerging field of nuclear energy. Then came Three Mile Island.

Summer 2006

Queen of Slag

Queen of Slag

Transforming Industrial Wastelands

Hailed as the toxic beauty queen of brownfield remediation, landscape architect Julie Bargmann is helping to regenerate forsaken sites and bring them back into the community fold.

Summer 2006

Ultimate Questions

Ultimate Questions

The Debate Over Intelligent Design

Two centuries after the founding of Thomas Jefferson's university, students and faculty are still exploring the interplay among science, religion and the state.

Summer 2006

Restoring Honor

Restoring Honor

Perspectives on an imperiled institution in a changing world

UVA's cherished Honor System is facing major challenges, not the least of which is students' reluctance to participate. Six people with an interest in the future of honor share their thoughts.

Spring 2006

Once and Future Plague

Once and Future Plague

Coming to grips with a pandemic

Will avian flu be the next plague? Medical experts and scholars at UVA assess the past for clues and weigh in on the consequences of an influenza pandemic.

Spring 2006

Plunder

Plunder

The theft of the Morgantina silver

In 1984, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a dazzling new acquisition of silver vessels from the third century B.C. But one question wouldn't go away: was it looted?

Spring 2006

The Power of Two

The Power of Two

The parallel lives of Tiki and Ronde Barber

Tiki and Ronde Barber are in the midst of record-setting careers in the National Football League. Their lives off the field are equally impressive.

Spring 2006

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Highlights

Business, Anyone?

Business, Anyone?

“Maximizing Leadership Potential in Sports and Business,” a unique seminar for second-year M.B.A. students, is co-taught by a Darden dean and a men’s tennis coach.

’Hoos in the NBA

’Hoos in the NBA

Get to know some of the UVA athletes who trained with Coach Tony Bennett and went on to play professional basketball.

Home to the Struggle

Home to the Struggle

Several UVA alumni were instrumental in the establishment of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Hear their stories.

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.