Winter 2006

Winter 2006
Winter 2006

Reflections of a Survivor

Movie conjures warm—and wrenching—memories for Mary Jane Tolley

We Are Marshall, based on a 1960 plane crash that claimed the lives of Marshall University's football team, brings many emotions to the surface again for Mary Jane Tolley (Educ '66), whose husband, Rick Tolley (Educ '64), was the team's head football coach.

Winter 2006

Into Africa

Lessons in cultural immersion

Seduced long ago by a lion's roar, environmental sciences professor Bob Swap introduces a new generation of students to a complex and changing Africa.

Winter 2006

The Experts

Alumni tell us how it's done

From training dogs to picking stocks, UVA graduates share advice on a variety of topics.

Winter 2006

Scripting History

Culture wars challenge historical museums

How do sites like Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello—even UVA—strike a balance between entertaining tourists and educating them? Anthropology professor Richard Handler and other scholars weigh in.

University Digest

Winter 2006

Circle of Life

The death of a paulownia tree, like the ancient one that stood near the East...

Winter 2006

Early No More

The University ends its early-decision program on the basis of evidence that the program is in conflict with efforts to make a UVA education accessible to low-income students.

Winter 2006

Finding Frost

In 1918, Robert Frost wrote a poem titled “War Thoughts at Home” shortly after...

Winter 2006

Khatami Visits Grounds

Under tight security, former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, the first high-ranking Iranian official to visit...

Winter 2006

Ready or Not

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

Winter 2006

Tempest in an Ink Well

Comics in the 'Cavalier Daily' lead to a national controversy and questions about free speech.

Winter 2006

News Briefs

Building the sciences An ambitious initiative to enhance UVA’s science and technology research...

Winter 2006

The World of Dante

Created by Italian professor Deborah Parker while a fellow with the University’s Institute...

Winter 2006

Open to Anomalies

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

Q&A: Kate Tamarkin

Kate Tamarkin recently became the third music director and conductor in the 32-year history of...

Winter 2006

Lessons in Democracy

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

Winter 2006

Home by the Sea

UVA environmental scientists have been doing critical research on Virginia’s Eastern Shore for...

Winter 2006

Verbatim

“If you want to find out who Tiki and I are, we are a 10...

Winter 2006

Taking it to the Streets

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

Homecoming

Charlottesville’s Dave Matthews Band performed two sold-out shows on Sept. 22 and 23 to officially...

Sports

Winter 2006

Heartfelt Gesture

A UVA grad and professional lacrosse player turns a losing season into a chance to do good.

Winter 2006

Going to the Mat

If you talk with Steve Garland (Col ’00), it’s clear that UVA&rsquo...

Winter 2006

World Class

Jamie Burke (Educ ’02, ’05) was wandering through the Student Activities Fair early in her...

Arts

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Almost All Air

Almost All Air

UVA scientists led by Professor Pamela M. Norris research aerogels, solids that are 98 percent air.

Naming Evil

Naming Evil

Professor Jennifer Geddes analyzes the use of the word "evil" in a forthcoming book.

Snap Judgments

Snap Judgments

The Implicit Association Test, developed by a team including UVA psychology professor Brian Nosek, shows the influence of unconscious attitudes on behavior.

Tight Quarters

Tight Quarters

A brief look at rules and regulations concerning student life in 1847.

Dorm Chic

Dorm Chic

Current students talk about the money and effort involved in making a dorm room a personalized space.