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UVA Conference Tackled Ethics of Big Data

UVA Conference Tackled Ethics of Big Data

The University recently started a Data Science Institute, and one area the institute hopes to tackle is the ethical and legal implications of mass data collection

April 15, 2014

Beloved professor Ernest Mead, 95, passes away

Beloved professor Ernest Mead, 95, passes away

Ernest Mead, renowned music professor and University alumnus, passed away Thursday evening from congestive heart failure. Mead, a graduate of the class of 1940, was 95.

February 18, 2014

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Highlights

Creating quite a racket

Creating quite a racket

Squash occupies a peculiar spot in the collegiate athletic firmament—make that the athletic firmament, period. But it’s caught on at UVA, and the team is building its reputation one elite player at a time.

Saying Sorry Matters, Study Says

Saying Sorry Matters, Study Says

Psychology graduate student Marissa Drell wanted to know: Does an apology help a child feel better? She set up an experiment to find out.

Resident Life

Resident Life

For physicians in training at UVA’s School of Medicine, no two days are the same. Over many years and thousands of cases, they learn to be ready for anything.

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

In the 1990s, Gilbert Bland Jr. stole rare maps from libraries across the country. This is the story of how a UVA investigator brought him to justice.