Department: Quotes

The first-ever collisions of beams marks the true beginning of an adventure into an unknown realm of physics.

Brad Cox, one of several UVA physicists involved with the Large Hadron Collider outside Geneva. The facility, designed to increase knowledge about the beginnings of the universe, recorded its first collision of protons recently.

A new idea doesn’t come from a committee. It comes from an individual with an idea. I consider myself a small scientist. There still is space for a small scientist with a good idea.

Nobel Laureate Oliver Smithies speaking to a group of UVA bioscience leaders and students in the Rotunda

We hate to see our kids suffer and be in pain, but pain is a feature to learn from. What young people need is the chance to struggle with challenges. We need to let them be adults.

Joseph Allen (Col ’80), professor of psychology and director of clinical training at UVA. He and his wife, Claudia Worrell Allen (Grad ’96), are coauthors of a new book, Escaping the Endless Adolescence.

People are expecting a high level of fulfillment in marriages, and it’s difficult to sustain that day in and day out. That has increased the fragility of marriage in the U.S.

W. Bradford Wilcox (Col ’92), director of the National Marriage Project at UVA, speaking about recent trends in marriage

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Highlights

Museum Man

Museum Man

The Fralin has a new director and chief curator. Michael McLendon will look to expand the museum’s influence with his strong background in both classical and contemporary art.

Business, Anyone?

Business, Anyone?

“Maximizing Leadership Potential in Sports and Business,” a unique seminar for second-year M.B.A. students, is co-taught by a Darden dean and a men’s tennis coach.

Home to the Struggle

Home to the Struggle

Several UVA alumni were instrumental in the establishment of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Hear their stories.

Pop-Up Knowledge

Pop-Up Knowledge

Flash seminars are one-time discussion-based lectures, organized by students to engage their peers in discussion on a wide array of topics, from politics to philosophy to scientific findings.