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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.

Mission of Mercy

Mission of Mercy

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Dr. Trent Douglas (Col ’91) recently completed a humanitarian and civic assistance mission aboard the USNS Mercy hospital ship. The mission brought together an international

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Examining Slavery at the University

    In October, U.Va. hosted a national symposium that brought together experts from various schools to discuss issues related to the history of slavery at institutions of higher education.

  • The People’s Historian

    As chief historian for The History Channel, Libby O'Connell (Grad ’79, ’87) makes it her mission to engage the public in history.

  • The Facts of the Matter

    More than 25 years after publishing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, E.D. Hirsch is seeing the teaching philosophies he's championed for becoming a basis for curriculum changes across America.

  • 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.

  • Computer cluster opens new research possibilities

    Nearly 55 years later after U.Va. got its first computer, a new computing cluster will provide a significant boost to data-intensive research at the University.

  • Making the Case for College

    Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, believes that U.Va. can provide leadership in reframing the role of higher education in America.

  • New Cabell Is New Again

  • Book Traces

    U.Va. English professor Andrew Stauffer is on a national mission to encourage readers to take a closer look at what's scribbled in the margins of books.