Summer 2007

Summer 2007
Summer 2007

Sounding Off

The Virginia Center for Computer Music is Making Noise

A small outfit with a big reputation, this UVA program dispels the notion that computer music is nothing but monotonous bleeps and bloops.

Summer 2007

The Accidental Altruist

Why Conor Grennan started an orphanage

He meant to take a year's vacation from his stressful job, but instead he found a new mission in the streets of Katmandu.

Summer 2007

Promises Kept

Wounded Army veteran battles back

After two tours of combat and a suicide bomber's attack that left him badly injured, Dan Glanz is walking the Lawn this spring.

Summer 2007

Altered States

Scientists analyze the near-death experience

For the past 30 years, UVA psychiatrist Bruce Greyson has tried to reach a scientific understanding of the phenomenon known as the near-death experience.

University Digest

Summer 2007

Engineering Change

One of the first women to graduate from the University’s School of Engineering...

Summer 2007

News Briefs

Honored Renowned economist and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, visionary architect Zaha Hadid and...

Summer 2007

Biking to Uganda

During the first week of April, students on stationary bikes pedaled the equivalent of more...

Summer 2007

Off to the Races

A sellout crowd of close to 23,000 revelers attended the 30th annual spring running of the...

Summer 2007

Opening Up the Web

The University’s Web pages are becoming much friendlier for those with disabilities. An...

Summer 2007

History of Giving

$100 million from Frank Batten Sr. Read article here » $64 million from David A. Harrison...

Summer 2007

Great Dishonors

“Santa Claus, Philly cheese steak sandwiches, Native Americans, Detective Andy Sipowicz of the television...

Summer 2007

Saving the Life of a Dummy

The UVA School of Medicine employs sophisticated simulations to train third-year medical students for trauma scenarios.

Summer 2007

A Foot in the Door

This spring, 5,154 students received the good news that they had been admitted to UVA, chosen...

Summer 2007

Leading the Way

The largest single gift in the history of the University will create the first new...

Summer 2007

Missed Fortune

An experiment in risk and randomness ended badly for first-year Darden student Hideki Inoue. Identified...

Summer 2007

Mach 5 or Bust

New York to Los Angeles in 40 minutes? A team of UVA aerospace engineering students don...

Summer 2007

United in Grief

The morning after a Virginia Tech student shot and killed 32 fellow students and faculty on...

Summer 2007

Verbatim

“Here at UVA it makes us forget our rivalry with Virginia Tech and instead...

Summer 2007

Wind Chill?

Rick Webb finds himself in the paradoxical position of opposing both fossil fuels and wind as energy sources for electricity production.

Summer 2007

Bald is Beautiful

St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally observed by the wearing of the green. But...

Sports

Summer 2007

What’s Cooking?

Brandon Carter (Col ’10) was having a hard time adjusting to college-level track and field...

Summer 2007

The Big Rebound

Dave Leitao was far from home, and farther from comfortable. His UVA men’s...

Summer 2007

Hard-core Softball

For one weekend in the spring, the complex of athletic fields known as “The...

Summer 2007

Grand Tour

Steve Marino (Col ’02) chased a spot on the PGA Tour for four years. The...

Summer 2007

Good Sports

If you’ve recently meandered along Rugby Road past Madison Bowl, you may well...

Summer 2007

Beyond All-American

Jamshid “Jim” Bakhtiar’s performance on the football field earned him All-America...

Arts

Summer 2007

It’s in the Mail

The News On May 11, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new 41-cent stamp to...

Summer 2007

New & Notable

The Explorer King: Adventure, Science, and the Great Diamond Hoax—Clarence King in the...

Summer 2007

Klezmer Calling

“I have Yiddish music in my background,” says the bearded, soft-spoken Los Angeles...

Summer 2007

Something Popular

On their first day of law school at UVA in the fall of 1994, Erinn Robinson...

Summer 2007

A Sure Bet

Gambling. Race fixing. Doping scandals. Pop culture too often depicts horse racing’s dark...

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