Department: first person

Witness to Revolution

Witness to Revolution

Surviving the April 2010 coup in Kyrgyzstan

Jia Tolentino (Col '09), member of the Peace Corps, survives the April 2010 coup in Kyrgystan

Fall 2011

Super Powers

Super Powers

Surviving two bouts of cancer means embracing—and resisting—change

Surviving two bouts of cancer means embracing -- and resisting -- change

Summer 2011

At History's Elbow

At History's Elbow

Relief reigns after Japanese surrender aboard USS Missouri

An alumnus travels back to Japan where he fought on the USS Missouri

Spring 2011

Terrorism on Trial

Terrorism on Trial

Lawyer represents defendants in U.S. and at Guantanamo

Over the last year, Edward B. MacMahon Jr. (Col ’82) has been working as a defense attorney in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Winter 2009

Heroes of a New World Economy

Heroes of a New World Economy

Development up close and personal in Kenya

Imagine a global economy that provides people affordable goods and services that allow them to solve their own problems.

Fall 2009

Scenes from an Inauguration

Scenes from an Inauguration

Patient people, poetric address part of historic ceremony

On the morning of the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, I woke up next to Abraham Lincoln...

Summer 2009

A Million Stories to Tell

A Million Stories to Tell

Service in Iraq motivates veteran to study Arabic, pursue journalism

I moved to Egypt in August to study Arabic at the American University in Cairo. I came by way of UVA, but more by way of Iraq, a place I’ve never left far behind. I was a soldier there from 2004 to 2005, and I feel compelled to re-engage the Middle East on civilian terms.

Spring 2009

A Run to Remember

A Run to Remember

Beijing native bears Olympic torch in China

Thousands of my friends have asked me one question: How did I get that special honor as a torch bearer? That’s a long story to tell.

Winter 2008

Crossing the Aisle

Crossing the Aisle

Background as a journalist helps effort to untangle political gridlock

Virginia was a smaller state in 1968, and its politics had been one-party Democratic for the previous swath of the 20th century.

Fall 2008

Cuba from the Bottom Up

Cuba from the Bottom Up

After Fidel, life's little struggles go on

Nowhere has news of what was, by all accounts, one of the most anticipated transitions of power been received with more yawning than in Cuba itself.

Summer 2008

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Highlights

Unquoting Jefferson

Unquoting Jefferson

At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.

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.

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.

’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.