When Kenda Mutongi (Grad ’93, ’96), a history professor at Williams College, returned to her village in Kenya to organize the digging of a well, she met unexpected resistance.
James Coan probes how the mind reacts to emotional situations, from holding hands to being homesick. Barry Condron blazes trails with computer images of fruit flies.
Lou Bloomfield, who teaches the popular introductory physics course "How Things Work," explains the science behind objects that students see every day.
As revered as the University's traditions are, some change with the times and others fade away entirely. Here's a look at just a few.
Linda Fairstein (Law ’72) earned the nickname "Hell on Heels" during her 25 years as chief prosecutor for Manhattan's Sex Crimes Unit. Having helped reform a judicial system myopic about violence towards women, she's turned her talents to crime fiction.
Following a DNA study in 1998, many scholars believe that Thomas Jefferson likely fathered children by slave Sally Hemings. For others, the genetic findings deepen the mystery.
A small outfit with a big reputation, this UVA program dispels the notion that computer music is nothing but monotonous bleeps and bloops.
For the past 30 years, UVA psychiatrist Bruce Greyson has tried to reach a scientific understanding of the phenomenon known as the near-death experience.
After two tours of combat and a suicide bomber's attack that left him badly injured, Dan Glanz is walking the Lawn this spring.
He meant to take a year's vacation from his stressful job, but instead he found a new mission in the streets of Katmandu.
Always an integral part of life at the University, the Corner has been shaped by a colorful collection of characters and establishments.
A professor emeritus of psychiatry at UVA, Vamik Volkan occupies a rare niche in his profession, examining global politics and ethnic conflict through the prism of psychoanalysis.
In an era in which mudslinging has become a science, UVA offers a voice in the wilderness, calling for civility.
Go behind the scenes of the drama department's production of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, where students learn about collaboration and taking risks.
We Are Marshall, based on a 1960 plane crash that claimed the lives of Marshall University's football team, brings many emotions to the surface again for Mary Jane Tolley (Educ '66), whose husband, Rick Tolley (Educ '64), was the team's head football coach.
From training dogs to picking stocks, UVA graduates share advice on a variety of topics.
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.
Civil War scholar Gary Gallagher surveys the visual arts to show how attitudes toward the war continue to change.
UVA's admission deans clear away some of the misinformation and media hype that surround the process of getting into a selective university.
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.