Spring 2013

Spring 2013

Rethinking the Way We Learn

UVA psychologist debunks myths about how the brain works

Professor Daniel Willingham knows why students don't like school— it's all in how the brain works.

Spring 2013

War Stories

Generations of alumni reflect on military life

Generations of alumni reflect on military life over the past century, sharing stories of world wars and major American operations in Asia and the Middle East.

Spring 2013

What We Talk About When We Talk About Money

Alumna Logan Sachon writes about finances in a new way on The Billfold

Logan Sachon (Col '05) writes openly and honestly about finances, a subject once considered taboo, on the website The Billfold.

University Digest

Spring 2013

Links to Lincoln

Three members of the UVA community contributed to Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film.

Spring 2013

Value Propositions

The University's reputation as one of the best values among public institutions has received a slight uptick with the recent release of two lists measuring value.

Spring 2013

By the Numbers

Thousands of students from around the world have enrolled in UVA's MOOCs.

Spring 2013

The Early Results Are In

The Class of 2017 began to take shape when the University posted its Early Action admission results nearly three weeks ahead of its deadline.

Spring 2013

Head of the Class

Hilary Hurd (Col '13) and Joseph Riley (Col '13) have received two of the nation's highest academic honors.

Spring 2013

News Briefs

A roundup of some of the University's top news briefs.

Spring 2013

Understanding the SACSCOC Warning

In December, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges placed UVA on warning for one year. Here is an explanation of what that means for the University.

Spring 2013

End of an Era

The 123-year-old Cavalier Daily won't be publishing a print daily anymore.

Sports

Spring 2013

Unstoppable

Monique Merrill (Col '91), one of the world's top female outdoor endurance athletes, finally finds peace.

Spring 2013

On the Rise

Women's soccer beats Florida State and Maryland to win the ACC Championship.

Arts

Spring 2013

Required Reading

Christopher Sprigman discusses "The Knockoff Economy" and what he reads for inspiration.

Spring 2013

Perry’s Progress

Artist Lincoln Perry returns to Old Cabell Hall to complete a mural he began over a decade ago.

More Departments

The School of Athens

The School of Athens

One of Raphael's most famous frescoes has enjoyed its own renaissance at the University.

The Quality of Souls

The Quality of Souls

Alumna Audrey Davidow Lapidus writes about how a rare genetic syndrome has shaped her son's life as well as her own.

Make It Stick

Make It Stick

Physics professor Lou Bloomfield sets out to fix a wobbly table and discovers a substance that might do much more.

Blue Books

Blue Books

The agony and ecstasy of final exams (including excerpts from real blue book exams).