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Helen E. DragasHistoric Appointment

For the first time, the Board of Visitors has elected a female vice rector. Helen E. Dragas (Col ’84, GSBA ’88) will succeed current rector John O.

The One and Only

The One and Only

As the country's only female head coach of a high school football team, Natalie Randolph (Col '02, Educ '03) has drawn a flurry of media attention.

Sorting Through Garbage

Sorting Through Garbage

As a country, the U.S. produces the most trash on earth. Where does your garbage go?

Go West, U.Va. Fan

More than 1,000 alumni, parents and friends gathered in Los Angeles for the first Western U.S. Alumni Weekend in September. In addition to faculty lectures and a beach barbecue,

Talking with Tom

Talking with Tom

For nearly a month, Thomas Jefferson was my only friend. I stumbled upon him on my very first day as a graduate student at the University of Missouri.

Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

It was at the University of Virginia that I learned that Chinese American families like mine could be happy.

My dad and four older brothers emigrated from

Five Alumni with Films at the 2010 Virginia Film Festival

Five Alumni with Films at the 2010 Virginia Film Festival

The Virginia Film Festival will run from Thursday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. Five alumni will bring their films to Charlottesville to screen at this year’s festival. 

Writing Home

Writing Home

A year ago, I was called upon to defend a grant application for a writing retreat. The retreat was to be hosted by The Door of Hope Writing Group,

U.Va. Magazine E-newsletter Awarded Top Prize

The University of Virginia Magazine e-newsletter received the top prize in the nation in the 2010 Circle of Excellence competition sponsored by CASE.

The e-newsletter, which is distributed

Singing Sailor

Singing Sailor

Michael Belinkie (Col ’98) finds his voice in the Navy Sea Chanters

On the Air

On the Air

Her Perspective: An alumna's career in radio

A Segregated Charlottesville

A Segregated Charlottesville

An alum reflects on his student experience during the early 1960s

Window Treatment

Window Treatment

The Empire State Building, the iconic skyscraper featured in movies from King Kong to Sleepless in Seattle, is going green.

How To: More helpful advice from alumni experts (and faculty)

How To: More helpful advice from alumni experts (and faculty)

In our fall issue, alumni experts offered advice about subjects ranging from renting an apartment to playing a harmonica. It comes as no surprise that our alumni have more

Drifters

Drifters

The band Birdlips records an album on the road.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Smart Money

    Professor Richard Netemeyer talks about the how and why of financial education, and offers a few tips to help with everyday financial matters.

  • Predicting Crime, 140 Characters at a Time

    U.Va. research professor Matthew Gerber has developed a computer program that uses Twitter to predict crime patterns.

  • Podcast People

    Alumna Lulu Miller (Grad '13) and Alix Spiegel have created a new National Public Radio show with a focus on how invisible forces influence human behavior.

  • Did You Know?

    Do you know which popular soft drink is named for a U.Va. alumnus? Or how about the top-secret military experiments conducted in the shadow of the Rotunda?

  • Admiral of the Antarctic

    Before embarking on a naval career that would send him to the North and South poles, Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd spent a year studying at U.Va.

  • What Lies Beneath

    Maintaining a 6-mile network of tunnels under Grounds is a never-ending job for U.Va.'s facilities workers. They spend every day of the year fixing valves, draining traps and conducting routine inspections on the pipes that heat the Grounds.

  • Better, Stronger, Faster

    U.Va.’s SPEED Clinic uses high-tech wizardry to help weekend warriors develop a better gait.

  • 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.