• The Robots Are Coming for Your Job

    Big changes are coming with artificial intelligence. Darden School of Business professor Edward D. Hess tells us how to get ready.

  • Look Ma, No Batteries

    By combining the capabilities of the Internet, an expanding wireless network and ever-shrinking electronic devices, the Internet of Things is connecting devices and people in ways that could change our lives.

  • Do the Robot

    In her lab in U.Va.’s Olsson Hall, Amy LaViers, assistant professor in systems and information engineering, can make robots dance.

Fall 2014

Fall 2014

A look at the inner workings of a Cavaliers football game; U.Va.'s Center for Design and Health is working to improve environments around the world; challenge yourself with a Wahoo-worthy workout; and more.

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October E-newsletter: The Technology Issue

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The Honor Committee chair says that the Informed Retraction option, introduced in April 2013, has been a success. What’s your opinion on the addition of Informed Retraction?

  A needed change that has improved the Honor System
  A mistake that has harmed the Honor System
  Too soon to know what the effect will be

Highlights

Any Given Saturday

Any Given Saturday

Go behind the scenes at Scott Stadium for a look at the inner workings of a Cavaliers football game.

Better Living Through Architecture 2

Better Living Through Architecture

The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.

The Voice of His Generation 5

The Voice of His Generation

Since launching Reddit.com with his dorm mate Steve Huffman (Engr ’05), Alexis Ohanian (Com ’05) has emerged as the face and voice against government restrictions on the Internet.

Sustainable materials, such as those shown here, make up the Materials Collection.

The Tactile Library

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library...

Is Winning Everything?

Is Winning Everything?

Media studies professor Shilpa Davé looks at ideas of competition, from The Hunger Games and America's Got Talent to college admissions and spelling bees.

God Is in the Details 1

God Is in the Details

A visiting professor points out a curious feature of the Jefferson statue, and lecturer W. Scott Harrop investigates its meaning.

Southern Sensibility

Southern Sensibility

Charles Wright, professor emeritus of the U.Va. English department’s Creative Writing Program, is 2014-15 Poet Laureate of the United States.

Alumni Spotlight

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Nathan Johnson (l) and James Bash,  founders of the Curry School Desegregation Center, in 1967. Photo courtesy U.Va. Special Collections Library

Unshackled

J. Roy Vorhauer (Educ '67, '77) worked for 27 years as teacher, coach, principal, and professor, trying throughout...

The Slick Bib

During my undergraduate studies at U.Va. I strengthened a habit and a mindset of...

The List

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Video

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Do the Robot

Do the Robot

In her lab in U.Va.’s Olsson Hall, Amy LaViers, assistant professor in systems...

Ringing the Carillon

Ringing the Carillon

Jared Loewenstein (Col '66, Grad '68, '92) shows how the University Chapel bells keep chiming. ...

Photo Gallery

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There're some really terrible moments ahead of you all, but life, all and all, is spectacularly good and if this were not so, none of us my age and older would be so desperately trying to fend off our impending demise.

The late Andy Rooney in his valedictory address to U.Va.'s graduating class on May 2, 2000.