Winter 2007

Winter 2007
Winter 2007

The Bore Hole: An Essay

What is clean water worth?

When Kenda Mutongi (Grad ’93, ’96), a history professor at Williams College, returned to her village in Kenya to organize the digging of a well, she met unexpected resistance.

Winter 2007

The First Book

We profile five emerging writers, all alumni of UVA’s creative writing program who are celebrating the recent publication of their first book.

UVA's creative writing program ranks in the top tier nationally. We profile five graduates of this esteemed program who are celebrating their publishing debuts.

Winter 2007

The Wired Mind

Plugging into the heart of the brain

James Coan probes how the mind reacts to emotional situations, from holding hands to being homesick. Barry Condron blazes trails with computer images of fruit flies.

Winter 2007

Blue, Orange and Green

The growing environmental sensibility on Grounds

Though the pace of change might not suit everyone, UVA is moving toward a greener future on many fronts.

University Digest

Winter 2007

No Laughing Matter

A cartoon in the Cavalier Daily this fall led to protests, a sit-in, an apology...

Winter 2007

Our Daily Bread

Glenn Gaeser's research suggests that a high-carbohydrate diet is not linked to weight gain.

Winter 2007

Bookmarked

UVA for Kids and Families www.virginia.edu/uvakids For little ’Hoos looking to...

Winter 2007

News Briefs

Holding Steady UVA remains the No. 2 public university in the 2008 edition of the U.S....

Winter 2007

On the Money

The nickel and the two-dollar bill now have some company—two new coins have...

Winter 2007

Rush-Hour Robotics

Tommy survived the grueling twists and turns of the Mojave Desert last year. This year,...

Winter 2007

Great Big Schoolhouse

Rising soon is a four-story building for the Curry School of Education that will nearly...

Winter 2007

A Musical First

Mary Simonson spent her childhood years in New Jersey doing normal kids’ stuff&mdash...

Winter 2007

The Last Laugh

When Tina Fey’s (Col ’92) maiden effort at a comedy series, 30 Rock, debuted...

Winter 2007

Verbatim

“I have done my best.” —Virginia Sen. John W. Warner (Law ’53)...

Winter 2007

Many Faces, One Body

Even before setting foot on Grounds this fall, the Class of 2011 made history. More than 33...

Winter 2007

Ghosts and Goblins

More than 1,000 local children descend upon the Lawn for an annual Halloween tradition. Although some...

Winter 2007

Honor Code

University of Virginia units from the Air Force, Army and Navy Reserve Officers’ Training...

Sports

Winter 2007

Making His Mark

The Fall 2007 issue of Virginia Magazine inadvertently omitted Mike Mitchell (Col ’07) from a list...

Winter 2007

Backcourt Chat

What motivates great players? What anxieties lurk in the shadows? Which Cavalier color do they...

Winter 2007

Femme Fatale

Vision. Maturity. Adaptability. They all are at Sarah Kirkwood’s elbow when she cocks...

Winter 2007

Bouncing Back

No athlete wants forced time off, but Shannon Foley (Col ’07) used a season on...

Arts

Winter 2007

Sex and the Female Mind

Professor Anita Clayton (Med '82) explores the psychological dimension of women's discontentment with their sexual experiences.

Winter 2007

Rail to Rail

The Whitelaw Hotel in Washington, D.C., was once a luxury hotel that served black...

Winter 2007

New & Notable

Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge: The Book of Mnemonic Devices Rod L. Evans (Grad ’81, ...

Winter 2007

The Right Hook

Jamie Howard (Col '90) uses techniques culled from television sports coverage to bring excitement to fishing films.

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Building on Rivalry

Building on Rivalry

UVA, Virginia Tech alumni join forces in Habitat for Humanity challenge in Richmond