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Administration »

Faculty Update

Meet the new deans at the School of Architecture and the Batten School, and the Medical Center's new CEO.

News Briefs

Recent news from around Grounds.

Darden Dean to Step Down

After nearly a decade as dean of the Darden School of Business, Robert F. Bruner will return to the faculty.

Darden Dean to Return to Faculty After Two Successful Terms at Helm

Robert F. Bruner will return to the faculty of the Darden School of Business upon the completion of his second term as the school’s dean in 2015.

Your Soundtrack to Spring

Listen to spring playlists from Akil Mitchell, the Hullabahoos, Dean Groves and others—guaranteed to improve your mood.

Admissions »

Help for AccessUVa

Grant will launch new scholarships and fuel financial aid endowment.

Aristocracy of Talent

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses plans for recruiting and supporting a more economically diverse student body.

U.Va. Answers Frequently Asked Questions About AccessUVa

Answers to some of the more common questions about the changes made to AccessUVa, the University's financial aid program.

Advice From the Experts

Advice From the Experts

From getting in to getting a job, tips and services for life's big moments.

Admission Advice

The Alumni Association’s Admission Liaison Program provides a point of contact and a source of information for alumni families who have children applying to U.Va. Here are

Alumni »

Alumnae Alumni Association Regional Clubs

Bestsellers at the U.Va. Bookstore

See what students, faculty and staff are reading around Grounds.

New & Notable

The hidden life of flowers; the man who revolutionized the Internet; a young sea turtle's journey; and more.

The Science of Data

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses the new Master of Science in Data Science program, and explains the growing importance of Big Data.

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.

Puzzle Master

New York Times puzzlemaster Will Shortz (Law '77) calls Sam Ezerskey's (Engr '17) crosswords "fresh" and "interesting."

Architecture »

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 Tactile Library

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library collection is growing. The room’s shelves are lined with boxes of

New Discovery Quenches Thirst for History

The discovery of a 6,500-gallon brick-and-cement cistern next to the Rotunda sheds new light on some of the history of the Grounds’ construction.

The Future is Now

A look inside the new, eco-friendly, amenity-filled, dorms on Alderman Road.

A Place for Kids

The Battle Building at UVA Children's Hospital will open its doors in June 2014.

Arts & Entertainment »

Books Dance Film Music Television Theater Visual Arts

Bestsellers at the U.Va. Bookstore

See what students, faculty and staff are reading around Grounds.

New & Notable

The hidden life of flowers; the man who revolutionized the Internet; a young sea turtle's journey; and more.

Puzzle Master

New York Times puzzlemaster Will Shortz (Law '77) calls Sam Ezerskey's (Engr '17) crosswords "fresh" and "interesting."

The Tactile Library

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library collection is growing. The room’s shelves are lined with boxes of

Ringing the Carillon

If you thought the sounds of the University Chapel's bells are made by an expert ringer toiling inside the steeple, think again.

Career »

How to Start a Company Without Losing Your Shirt—or Your Sanity

Joyce Franklin (Com '87) CPA, CFA, shares her wisdom.

The Slick Bib

During my undergraduate studies at U.Va. I strengthened a habit and a mindset of constantly identifying inefficiencies in products, processes and systems and working to come up with unique

Peace, Love and Understanding

U.Va. is among the Peace Corps' top volunteer-producing colleges and universities.

Finding Your Passion in Five Questions

Finding your passion can feel like an overwhelming task. Where do you even begin? Christie Mims offers five simple questions to jump start your search.

The Deadly Sins of Public Speaking

Actor and public speaking expert Rob Biesenbach (Col '85) shares a handful of the more common offenses.

Education and Learning »

The Science of Data

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses the new Master of Science in Data Science program, and explains the growing importance of Big Data.

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 Tactile Library

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library collection is growing. The room’s shelves are lined with boxes of

How to Take Your Kids Into the Wild and Live to Tell About It

Patrick Sweeney (Darden '10), dad and expert outdoorsman, shares his knowledge.

Unshackled

J. Roy Vorhauer (Educ '67, '77) worked for 27 years as teacher, coach, principal, and professor, trying throughout his career to improve race relations in schools. At U.Va. he was

Faculty »

Bestsellers at the U.Va. Bookstore

See what students, faculty and staff are reading around Grounds.

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 Wake of Watergate

Gerry Warburg shares lessons learned from Nixon's registration in 1974, including how voter participation can inspire bipartisan action.

Faculty Update

Meet the new deans at the School of Architecture and the Batten School, and the Medical Center's new CEO.

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.

Grounds & Buildings »

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 Tactile Library

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library collection is growing. The room’s shelves are lined with boxes of

Ringing the Carillon

If you thought the sounds of the University Chapel's bells are made by an expert ringer toiling inside the steeple, think again.

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.

New Discovery Quenches Thirst for History

The discovery of a 6,500-gallon brick-and-cement cistern next to the Rotunda sheds new light on some of the history of the Grounds’ construction.

Health »

How to Train for a Triathlon

Triathlete Alyssa Godesky (Col ’08) offers pro tips.

A Place for Kids

The Battle Building at UVA Children's Hospital will open its doors in June 2014.

A Real Lifesaver

During a training session at U.Va.’s School of Medicine last spring, medical student Ryan Jones (Col ’09, Med ’14) examined Jim Malloy, a “standardized

Finding Your Passion in Five Questions

Finding your passion can feel like an overwhelming task. Where do you even begin? Christie Mims offers five simple questions to jump start your search.

Everyday Mindfulness

Learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday routine to defuse stress and lead a healthier, happier life.

History »

The Wake of Watergate

Gerry Warburg shares lessons learned from Nixon's registration in 1974, including how voter participation can inspire bipartisan action.

Ringing the Carillon

If you thought the sounds of the University Chapel's bells are made by an expert ringer toiling inside the steeple, think again.

New Discovery Quenches Thirst for History

The discovery of a 6,500-gallon brick-and-cement cistern next to the Rotunda sheds new light on some of the history of the Grounds’ construction.

James Hay Jr.‘s Pocket Knife

Take a look at the pocket knife of James Hay Jr., author of "The Honor Men."

Unshackled

J. Roy Vorhauer (Educ '67, '77) worked for 27 years as teacher, coach, principal, and professor, trying throughout his career to improve race relations in schools. At U.Va. he was

International »

Home Cooking

In the kitchen at U.Va.’s Lorna Sundberg International Center, students and community members come together to share home-cooked meals.

Winning the Inside Game

Winning the Inside Game

He has been called a street fighter, a skilled advocate, and a shape-shifter who is as comfortable testifying before Congress as he is leading a chant through a bullhorn, but

Vanishing Cultures

Vanishing Cultures

Alumnus Taylor Weidman works to safeguard indigenous communities through photography.

Lean on Me

Lean on Me

The Young Women Leaders Program, which pairs middle school girls with college women mentors, goes global.

Cavaliers in the Olympics

Cavaliers in the Olympics

The first Cavalier to medal at the Olympics was James Rector, who won silver in the 100-meter dash at the 1908 Games in London.

Politics »

The Wake of Watergate

Gerry Warburg shares lessons learned from Nixon's registration in 1974, including how voter participation can inspire bipartisan action.

Getting Involved

Getting Involved

Ten years after graduation, I’m on the board of two major non-profit organizations. I was recently elected president of a national political organization, and I’m in

The Kennedy Effect

The Kennedy Effect

Larry Sabato examines JFK's enduring influence on American politics.

New & Notable

New & Notable

Five new books from U.Va. alumni.

“The Hand That Held the Dagger”

“The Hand That Held the Dagger”

FDR delivers his famous "hand that held the dagger" speech in Mem Gym.

Research »

The Science of Data

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses the new Master of Science in Data Science program, and explains the growing importance of Big Data.

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 Tactile Library

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library collection is growing. The room’s shelves are lined with boxes of

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.

Trouble in Kindergarten?

Kindergarten today isn't what it used to be, according to a study by two U.Va. researchers.

Schools & Departments »

Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy College of Arts & Sciences Curry School of Education Darden School of Business Law School Library McIntire School of Commerce Medical School School of Architecture School of Engineering School of Nursing U.Va. Health System

The Science of Data

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses the new Master of Science in Data Science program, and explains the growing importance of Big Data.

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 Tactile Library

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library collection is growing. The room’s shelves are lined with boxes of

The Wake of Watergate

Gerry Warburg shares lessons learned from Nixon's registration in 1974, including how voter participation can inspire bipartisan action.

Faculty Update

Meet the new deans at the School of Architecture and the Batten School, and the Medical Center's new CEO.

Science »

Biology Engineering Environment Physics Psychology

The Science of Data

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses the new Master of Science in Data Science program, and explains the growing importance of Big Data.

Tracking Racial Bias in Children

A graduate student's research potentially identifies the nexus point for future biases seen in adults.

Stem Cell Breakthrough

The research is the first to show that a group of embryonic cells can be directed to grow in a particular way by stimulating only two signals that govern cell development.

U.Va. Conference Tackled Ethics of Big Data

The University recently started a Data Science Institute, and one area the institute hopes to tackle is the ethical and legal implications of mass data collection

‘Professor Lou’ Explains Science Behind the Puck on Washington Capitals TV

If you’ve ever been to a Washington Capitals hockey game, you’ve probably seen physics professor Lou Bloomfield on the Jumbotron explaining the physics of hockey.

Sports »

Alumni in Sports Baseball Club Sports Cross Country Field Hockey Football Golf Lacrosse Men's Basketball Men's Soccer Men's Tennis Swimming & Diving Track & Field Volleyball Women's Basketball Women's Rowing Women's Soccer Women's Softball Women's Tennis Wrestling

Sports Briefs

A roundup of recent sports stories.

On the Brink

The Cavalier baseball team during the last 12 years has gone from near extinction to one of the top programs in the nation.

How to Take Your Kids Into the Wild and Live to Tell About It

Patrick Sweeney (Darden '10), dad and expert outdoorsman, shares his knowledge.

How to Train for a Triathlon

Triathlete Alyssa Godesky (Col ’08) offers pro tips.

What Are the Chances?

Two U.Va. statisticians explain how close, and yet, how far, the Cavaliers were to winning the 2014 College World Series.

Staff »

The Science of Data

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses the new Master of Science in Data Science program, and explains the growing importance of Big Data.

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 Tactile Library

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library collection is growing. The room’s shelves are lined with boxes of

Faculty Update

Meet the new deans at the School of Architecture and the Batten School, and the Medical Center's new CEO.

Hoop Dreams

Photos from the history-making men's basketball season.

Students »

The Science of Data

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses the new Master of Science in Data Science program, and explains the growing importance of Big Data.

Puzzle Master

New York Times puzzlemaster Will Shortz (Law '77) calls Sam Ezerskey's (Engr '17) crosswords "fresh" and "interesting."

The Tactile Library

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library collection is growing. The room’s shelves are lined with boxes of

Sports Briefs

A roundup of recent sports stories.

On the Brink

The Cavalier baseball team during the last 12 years has gone from near extinction to one of the top programs in the nation.

Technology »

The Science of Data

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses the new Master of Science in Data Science program, and explains the growing importance of Big Data.

Capital Improvements

A close look at the preparations for phase two of the Rotunda renovation project.

U.Va. receives $10M gift for Data Science Institute

Investor Jaffray Woodriff pledged $10M toward the creation of an endowment for the University’s newly formed Data Science Institute.

U.Va. class building satellite for NASA flight

MOOCs going mainstream? This may be the year

Thomas Jefferson »

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.

New Discovery Quenches Thirst for History

The discovery of a 6,500-gallon brick-and-cement cistern next to the Rotunda sheds new light on some of the history of the Grounds’ construction.

Back to the Future

Only some of Manning's ideas came to be, but he defined a way of thinking about growth at the University and raised important questions about building values.

A Different Kind of Red Brick

An engineering student creates a Lego masterpiece using Jefferson's original plans.

Start Celebrating

You might think that U.Va. was founded in 1819, but that's not the whole story.

U.Va. Tradition »

Honor Code Secret Society

Ringing the Carillon

If you thought the sounds of the University Chapel's bells are made by an expert ringer toiling inside the steeple, think again.

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.

New Discovery Quenches Thirst for History

The discovery of a 6,500-gallon brick-and-cement cistern next to the Rotunda sheds new light on some of the history of the Grounds’ construction.

James Hay Jr.‘s Pocket Knife

Take a look at the pocket knife of James Hay Jr., author of "The Honor Men."

Object Lesson

Telling the history of U.Va. one piece at a time.

University News »

Budget Philanthropy Rankings

The Science of Data

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses the new Master of Science in Data Science program, and explains the growing importance of Big Data.

Sports Briefs

A roundup of recent sports stories.

Faculty Update

Meet the new deans at the School of Architecture and the Batten School, and the Medical Center's new CEO.

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

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Alumni Tell You How To:

    Survive in the wilderness (with kids), make ice cream with a law degree, train for a triathlon and more.

  • Letters to the Editor

  • The Wake of Watergate

    Gerry Warburg shares lessons learned from Nixon's registration in 1974, including how voter participation can inspire bipartisan action.

  • Puzzle Master

    New York Times puzzlemaster Will Shortz (Law '77) calls Sam Ezerskey's (Engr '17) crosswords "fresh" and "interesting."

  • Punching Out

    Lukas Tamm and his small team of researchers at U.Va. are making strides in figuring out how the Ebola virus works.

  • Work Out Like A Wahoo

    U.Va.'s strength and conditioning team shows you how to work out like a Wahoo.

  • New Discovery Quenches Thirst for History

    The discovery of a 6,500-gallon brick-and-cement cistern next to the Rotunda sheds new light on some of the history of the Grounds’ construction.

  • Ringing the Carillon

    If you thought the sounds of the University Chapel's bells are made by an expert ringer toiling inside the steeple, think again.