Spring 2009

Spring 2009

In Pursuit of Happiness

Psychologists explore everyone's favorite emotion

How would you reply if a psychologist asked how satisfied you were with your life? A trio of UVA professors delve into what makes us happy.

Spring 2009

Into the Wild

The call of the wild beckons in many ways

A passion for the outdoors inspires the lives of many alumni. Some explore it, some guide others through it, some teach about it and others work to protect it.

Spring 2009

Shedding Light on a Shadowy Figure

Though mystery lingers, library exhibit brings Poe's legacy into sharp focus

Who was Edgar Allan Poe? An upcoming exhibition explores the author’s life and dispels many of the lurid myths about the American man of letters educated at UVA.

Spring 2009

This Old Academical Village

Preserving a national treasure

A comprehensive effort to preserve the University’s historical places is under way.

University Digest

Spring 2009

Making a Nation Safe

President-elect Barack Obama outlined a daunting set of challenges for Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (Law ...

Spring 2009

Election Season

In the John Paul Jones Arena, a crowd of approximately 3,000 people watched the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.

Spring 2009

Verbatim

“People whose ambitions may have been limited to, say, the McDonald’s counter...

Spring 2009

Historical Modern Dance

During a week as an artist in residence at UVA, Tony Award-winning dancer and choreographer...

Spring 2009

In Office

UVA alumni won gubernatorial and congressional races in the November elections. Congress also saw the...

Spring 2009

Best Bang for Your Buck

According to “Best Value Colleges for 2009” rankings released in January by The Princeton...

Spring 2009

News Briefs

Animal Rights Bob Barker, longtime host of the game show The Price is Right and...

Sports

Spring 2009

Comings & Goings

Stepped Out Jacob Thompson: The winningest pitcher in UVA history with 27 victories (27-8 record) for...

Spring 2009

Fast Company

Emil Heineking (Col ’11) made Cavalier history with his showing at the NCAA cross-country championships...

Spring 2009

Sports Shorts

Greats Acknowledged Lacrosse great Tom Duquette (Col ’75) and football coach George Welsh have been...

Spring 2009

Return to Wimbledon?

Dominic Inglot sprinted across the grass on Centre Court at Wimbledon, lunged to reach a...

Arts

Spring 2009

Poet Laureate of the Twilight

Charles Wright has been extolled as one of the best poets of his generation, a quintessential Southerner and a philosopher-poet.

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A Million Stories to Tell

A Million Stories to Tell

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.

Here and Now

Here and Now

Susan Stone believes that the quality of your life depends on where you focus your attention.

A Smarter Dummy

A Smarter Dummy

Engineers at UVA’s Center for Applied Biomechanics are working on a new “virtual” crash-test dummy, existing entirely on computer and better simulating the intricacies of the body than a traditional dummy ever could.