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Raising Readers

Three things you can do to raise kids who read.

Secrets of the Spring Skies

In many cultures, from the Navajo to the Australian aborigines to the Aztec, stars not only represented glittering mythological stories, they also signaled the appropriate time to sow and to harvest, to celebrate or hunt.

Keeping U.Va. Safe

Making U.Va. safe will require partnership among faculty and staff, students, parents, police and community business leaders—as well as alumni.

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.

New & Notable

Six recent book releases from U.Va. alumni and faculty.

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.

U.Va.‘s Leadership DNA

In the spirit of springtime revival, says Teresa Sullivan, we are moving forward in the new semester with great optimism about what we can accomplish together.

Arts Briefs

News from the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra and Charlottesville's newest comics and art shop.

Bestsellers at the U.Va. Bookstore

See which titles are flying off the shelves at the U.Va. Bookstore

Sadness Like Moonshine

Why has Breece D'J Pancake’s work seen a revival in recent years? Professor John Casey offers up a simple reason: “The stories are just so damn good.”

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.

The Shocking Truth

U.Va. psychology professor Timothy D. Wilson conducted a study that found that people would rather be shocked than be alone with their thoughts.

New & Notable

Eight new books by U.Va. alumni

Bestsellers at the U.Va. Bookstore

See which titles are flying off the shelves at the U.Va. Bookstore

Arts Briefs

Kevin Spacey visits U.Va.; an alumna screens her new short film; fiction and screenwriter James Salter is U.Va.'s current writer in residence

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

  • Guilty Pleasure Reads

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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Capital Replacement

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

  • 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.

  • Sexual Assault and U.Va.

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

  • Love Among the Equations

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

  • Follow That Book!

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

  • 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.