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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

From Parking Lot to Landmark

From Parking Lot to Landmark

Many students graduate from the University with dreams of one day giving back to the school, once careers have developed or resources are available. Since I graduated two years

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guilty Pleasure Reads

    Recommended beach reads from U.Va.'s literati.

  • Room of Errors

    The "room of errors" is a new training tool a U.Va. nursing professor uses to get everyone from interns to nurses to therapists thinking more about reducing medical errors.

  • 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.

  • A World of Change

    To find out exactly how a changing climate affects us, U.Va. professors have undertaken studies that span the globe—from Virginia to the Arctic and beyond.

  • Follow That Book!

    How does a book get from the Ivy Stacks to you? Follow a book along its journey.

  • 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?

  • The Case for Compassionate Policing

    U.Va. law professor Josh Bowers advocates for a shift in the ways police officers see people and people see police officers. We are all human, he says, and entitled to dignified treatment.

  • A Civil Occupation

    One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, the Union army marched into Charlottesville. Somehow, U.Va. was spared from its torches.

  • Sexual Assault and U.Va.

    An overview of how the University is responding to this issue.

  • Capital Replacement

    Here’s how 16 intricately carved blocks of marble—each weighing more than three tons—were swapped out.

  • Love Among the Equations

    Two U.Va. economics professors find proof of love in their research.