Department: university digest

Shadows of the Past

Shadows of the Past

South Lawn to include memorial to African-American community

See how the South Lawn Project memorializes an African-American community.

Spring 2007

Lessons in Democracy

Lessons in Democracy

Summit draws teens from around the world

The International Youth Democracy Summit gives students the opportunity to engage with the American tradition of democracy.

Winter 2006

Open to Anomalies

Open to Anomalies

UVA professor leads one of the oddest scientific societies around

The Society for Scientific Exploration provides a forum for discussion of theories that mainstream scientific journals refuse to touch—from dowsing to UFOs.

Winter 2006

Ready or Not

Ready or Not

Third-year student takes on homeland security

Emily Hesaltine addresses flaws in the Department of Homeland Security's emergency preparedness website with a site of her own.

Winter 2006

Taking it to the Streets

Taking it to the Streets

Ross Baird asks what makes people vote

An undergraduate looks for causes of high participation in European democracy and points to better candidates as a possible solution to low turnout in domestic elections.

Winter 2006

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Highlights

Pigments of Your Imagination

Pigments of Your Imagination

Let our adult coloring book help you find your happy place. We have just the place in mind. A few of them, in fact.

Streak Show

Streak Show

An update on a running University tradition, stripped to its bare essentials.

Museum Man

Museum Man

The Fralin has a new director and chief curator. Michael McLendon will look to expand the museum’s influence with his strong background in both classical and contemporary art.

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.