Summer 2009

Summer 2009

Making Movies

Alumni are making movies, short films, television shows and documentaries, from coast to coast.

Emerging talents in the entertainment industry reveal the grit and creativity behind the glamour.

Summer 2009

You Don’t Say!

A collection of quotations from some of the University’s most celebrated figures, compiled by Fred R. Shapiro, author of The Yale Book of Quotations.

Which well-known Mark Twain quote can be traced to Thomas Jefferson? What Tina Fey joke is often mistakenly attributed to a candidate for vice president?

Summer 2009

Dolley Madison Goes Digital

New version of former first lady's papers fuels scholarship

Dolley Madison was famous for being the ultimate hostess, and now a project headed by Holly Shulman uses the tools of the digital age to open new windows onto the life and times of the former first lady.

University Digest

Summer 2009

Academic Notes

Brain Drain? A new study indicates that some cognitive skills peak at the age of 22,...

Summer 2009

Monticello Sights and Sounds

With the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center now fully open for business, a visit to Monticello has become an even richer experience.

Summer 2009

News Briefs

Single Sanction Affirmed A proposal to create a multiple-sanction honor system was rejected by 70 percent...

Summer 2009

Honors

Former U.S. Senator John Warner (Law ’53) was made honorary Knight Commander by Queen Elizabeth II on March 17.

Summer 2009

Bennett Begins

Tony Bennett leaves Washington State University to become the new basketball coach at UVA.

Summer 2009

Vers Libre

Inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander visits the University.

Summer 2009

Dr. Nurse

In the process of achieving a milestone in nursing education, Amy Drake Boitnott (Nurs ’09)...

Summer 2009

Money Matters

The University took action this spring on two financial fronts, one to support building projects...

Summer 2009

Hungry for Answers

The statistics are staggering. Nearly a third of all children in developing countries suffer from...

Summer 2009

Portraiture in Spray Paint

James Dean Erickson (Col ’08) only paints people he knows. He paints them so large that their faces take up whole walls, their irises half a foot wide.

Sports

Summer 2009

By the Numbers

1,022 Number of career points scored by Mamadi Diane, making him the 42nd player in UVA...

Summer 2009

Sports Shorts

Rookie Sensation Sylven Landesberg (Col ’12), a first-year guard on the men’s basketball...

Summer 2009

New Uniform, Familiar Role

Angela Hucles made history at the University of Virginia, and she’s still making history as a professional.

Summer 2009

In a League of His Own

For his efforts over the years, Wilson has been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with former Bills defensive end Bruce Smith. Wilson’s contributions ranged from lending the Oakland Raiders $400,000 in 1962 to being a key voice in negotiations to avoid a players’ strike in 1977.

Summer 2009

The Need for Speed

John Sinders owns Khaleji Motorsport, which competes in the branch of auto racing that features cars like Porsche and Ferrari, and gets behind the wheel himself.

Arts

Summer 2009

Giving Us The Good Stuff

Singer-songwriter Schuyler Fisk's (Col '06) debut album climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes folk charts.

Summer 2009

Inside the Word

Audio excerpts from the Virginia Festival of the Book, including novelists John Grisham, Mary Doria Russell and poet Debra Nystrom.

Summer 2009

Required Reading: Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson teaches applied ethics in the Department of Science, Technology and Society in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UVA. She co-edited Technology and Society: Building Our Sociotechnical Future.

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July 4th: The Fourth of July Paradox

July 4th: The Fourth of July Paradox

The Fourth of July is a bittersweet anniversary at the University. It marks both great achievement and sorrow; it is the birthday of a nation, but the death day of Founding Fathers.

Speak Up

Speak Up

Public speaking doesn't have to be scary. Judith Reagan's class helps you overcome your fears.

Scenes from an Inauguration

Scenes from an Inauguration

On the morning of the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, I woke up next to Abraham Lincoln...

Black Alumni Weekend

Black Alumni Weekend

More than 1,200 members of the University community—alumni, faculty, students and friends—gathered in April for Black Alumni Weekend, making it the largest turnout in the event’s history.

Landlocked? No Problem, Dude

Landlocked? No Problem, Dude

There is little chance that six-foot swells would ever break in the Dell pond, but members of the Surf Club would be the first to catch them if they do.